PRODUCT FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Mattresses manufactured by Sleeptronic include a variety of components that deliver real, tangible benefits for consumers. These features are specifically selected for each product we manufacture to meet the comfort and support needs of differing consumers. At Sleeptronic we strongly reject the "One Mattress for ALL" approach that many online focused mattress marketers have adopted.
Select models in the Dream Dynamics® collection are hand tufted! Decorative rosettes help anchor a tufting cable that runs completely through the mattress, anchoring all materials in place and preventing migration of the comfort and support layers. A sign of a truly handcrafted mattresses, hand-tufted mattresses are compressed before tufting, eliminating the false loft found in some over sized mattresses which can lead to body impressions. With all cushioning materials locked firmly in place, the sleeping surface remains uniform for the life of the mattresses, guarding against the development of a hump in the middle of the mattresses which can develop over time, particularly in king size.
INNERSPRINGS - THE FOUNDATION OF SUPPORT
Chiro Coils® - Do you wake up frequently in the night when your partner turns over, or moves in and out of the bed? The Dream Dynamics® collection is comprised exclusively of mattresses that feature fabric-encapsulated coils. Chiro Coil fabric encapsulated coils also are integral to the support systems found in select Chiro Beauty® two sided models.Mattresses featuring individually pocketed innerpsrings transfer motion down, into the mattress when a partner moves or enters or exists the bed, especially in comparison with exposed "open" wire coil systems found in less advanced models. The focuses on reducing motion transfer helps assure a great night’s sleep by minimizing or eliminating partner disturbance. Because the coils respond in an individual manner to pressure producing zones in the shoulders and hips, overall pressure pinch points are reduced. Chiro Coil spring systems are the standard by which other products are measured in both traditional and Hybrid construction mattresses.
Quantum® Edge - The leading innerspring manufacturer and innovator in the United States is Leggett and Platt, and Sleeptronic® is proud to feature many of their advanced coil designs in our mattresses. One of the most advanced is the Quantum Coil, which appears in the Edge Series and in our PostureGel® line of roll-packed mattresses. Mattresses featuring Quantum Edge Coils are specifically designed to conform and flex and used on an adjustable foundation. Extra coils concentrated around the perimeter of the mattress provide a firmer and more supportive edge which prevents the all too common "falling out of bed feeling" that many budget mattresses produce. Quantum Edge Steel Perimeter bends and average of 24% more easily than foam encasement, which means less wear and tear on moving parts and a more “friendly” performance on adjustable bedbases. Quantum Edge Steel Perimeter outperforms foam encasement, offering 26% more durable comfort life and better support while reducing the feeling of roll-off.
Si x-Way Foam Encasement® provides support all of the way to the edge of the bed, essentially increasing the effective
sleeping surface of each mattress while preventing that awful “falling out of bed” feeling that can occur with lesser sets.
COMFORT AND SUPPORT LAYERS
Polyurethane Foam - Many mattress manufacturers use polyurethane foam in the quilted layers and as the comfort layers of both Spring + Foam and All-Foam mattresses. With the advent of roll-packed mattresses, polyfoam is often used as a base layer in their mattresses instead of using spring coils. Several different varieties and densities of polyurethane foam are available. Higher density polyurethane foams are more durable than lower density foams. Many advanced features are available in poly-foam layers including convolution, and varying densities and softness ratings. High quality polyurethane foams carry the Certi-PUR US emission certifications. Consumers are often familiar with polyurethane foam as the type of foam used in sofa cushions or encounter polyurethane foam when shopping for mattress toppers, including “egg crate” mattress toppers. Polyurethane foam is comprised primarily of petrochemicals. In addition to being both durable and comfortable, polyurethane foams can be shaped and modeled and cut into specific pressure relieving designs.
ViscoElastic Foam – Also commonly referred to as “Memory Foam,” viscoelastic polyurethane foam is a type of polyurethane foam that contains added compounds which change the way it responds to pressure and which makes it reactive to changing temperatures. Chemists have engineered Memory Foam for additional conformance and pressure relief, which often results in slower recovery. For example, Memory Foam continues to display a handprint for a few seconds after a hand is removed. Memory Foam is usually denser and more expensive than regular polyurethane foam. Memory Foam is also temperature reactive, which means it absorbs heat and softens as it becomes warmer. Newer versions of Memory Foam known as “Open Cell” visco foams are designed to dissipate heat once absorbed. Many Memory Foams will become firmer in cooler environments and are not recommended for environments where the temperature often dips below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. As with polyurethane foam, Memory Foam is made up primarily of compounds derived from petrochemicals.
Latex Foam - Latex foam is one of the most durable types of foam available. Latex reacts instantly when pressure is applied and the support it provides changes with your every move. Latex foam does not “sink in” either initially or during the night and maintains constant support regardless of temperature. The responsive nature of latex facilitates easy movement throughout the night, without producing sleep interruption. Latex foam can be produced with predominantly natural latex which is harvested from rubber trees, or from synthetic latex, which is an engineered produced from petrochemicals, or can consist of a blend of both natural and synthetic latex elements. Most latex utilized in American made mattresses are of the blended variety. The two dominant methods used in manufacturing latex are "Talalay" vulcanized and vacuum sealed molds which are used for products with high natrual latex content, and "Dunlop" or line poured latex which is often mostly synthetic. "Talatech" latex utilizes the "Talalay" process for blended latex that contains both natural and synthetic components.
Infused Foams – The chemists and engineers who work for foam manufacturers are on a constant quest to create new types of polyfoams and latex foams that can deliver unique comfort, support, and performance properties. Many natural and synthetic additives are now commonly found in the comfort and support layers of modern mattresses. These include cooling gel, copper, and graphite. Each type of infusion offers one or more specific benefits for the consumer. New and innovative foam products are periodically introduced to the market, and are too numerous to detail here. If you find that a mattress contains an infused polyfoam, typically that signifies a more advanced product. To find out more about these products, a google search will yield the most up to date information.