How Mattress Technology Is Changing The Way Your Sleep

Mattresses have come a long way since they were first created. They aren’t all just made of fluff and springs anymore. Today, they are made of all kinds of fancy materials that can help you sleep better by keeping you cool, offering you pain relief, orthopedic support, some of them have personalized comfort levels for each side and so much more. The amount of technology that has gone into today’s mattresses is just unbelievable.

Mattresses Technology For Pain

I have seen a lot of mattresses in my day, more than I can count, and I can’t believe how much technology goes into just one of them that claims to reduce pain. There are beds out there that are filled with therapeutic gel that offers support and pressure relief. You can also adjust certain bed bases to provide decompression for pain relief. Certain mattresses offer you relief from pain associated with:

  • Scoliosis
  • Acid reflux
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lumbar issues
  • Herniated discs
  • Neck problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Certain beds have technology that allows it to sense a pressure point and relax it by allowing the sore area to sink in the mattress and redistribute the pressure. You can read through some comparisons to see which technology is best for you and the pain that you are suffering from.

Cooling Technology

This is something that I look for when shopping around for a new bed. Cooling technology is the big thing in today’s day and age. These are some of the different types of cooling foams that offer a decent amount of cooling technology for those who may sleep warm.

Avena Foam: This foam is like latex foam because of how well it cools you Down. It’s usually the top layer of the mattress followed by the traditional memory foam layer to prevent heat retention issues.

Leesa Mattress Using Avena Foam

Coils: Coil technology has come a long way. Springs aren’t uncomfortable anymore and they’re also very cooling because it’s mostly air inside of the mattress. This means that you’ll stay naturally cool throughout the night.

Saatva materials

Elastic Polymer: Elastic polymer is being used in certain beds because it doesn’t absorb much heat. It also has a very unique grid design that allows for more airflow throughout the mattress. Since this layer is on the top, it means the user is closer to the cooler part of the bed.

Microcoils: Microcoils are found in a lot of hybrid mattresses. This layer is mostly air, allowing for great amounts of breathability. The layer on top of this is usually some kind of foam with an open cell technology for breathability as well.

Built-in Fans: Yup, it’s come as far as beds having built-in fans. These beds come with remotes that allow you to control how cool or warm your sleeping surface is. You can raise the temperature by 30 degrees or lower it by 10 degrees.

Cooling Covers: A lot of mattresses now come with covers that have Celliant technology. This allows the cover to be breathable rather than the foam itself. The cover is closest to the body, so it makes sense.


Okay, so the technology in beds aren’t as fancy as those that may be in computers, tablets, and phones, but it’s still pretty advanced from what it was just a few years ago. I’m rather impressed with how far they have come and how well they help people with certain health issues sleep at night.