Reducing Motion Transfer with Your Mattress

Reducing Motion Transfer with Your Mattress

If you have someone that you sleep next to on a regular basis, whether a spouse, significant other, or even a child or a sibling, you probably know that on a traditional mattress your ability to sleep is often dependent on their ability to remain relatively still throughout the night. If the person next to you is tossing and turning, it can become very difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep. Fortunately today there are many options for mattresses that reduce motion transfer, and 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah has a wide selection for you to choose from.

What is Motion Transfer for Mattresses?

If you have a mattress made of springs and coils, they are all connected below the surface of your mattress. When there is a disturbance in one area of the mattress, that movement often causes the other springs and coils to move as well because they can’t absorb the energy, so they transfer it to the other side of the bed. The result is a restless night of sleep for both people who are sharing the bed, because every time one person moves, the other person feels the residual movement effects.

Reducing Motion Transfer
Today’s mattress technology has come a long way since the early days of innerspring mattresses. Today you can get a comfortable mattress from 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah that is made of a material designed to reduce the amount of transfer within your bed.

The Original Memory Foam
The most popular type of mattress to reduce motion transfer is a memory foam mattress. The technology is probably most famous for having originated as a material used by NASA for protective cushioning for space travelers. When it was released to the public in the 1980s, one company developed what is today the most widely known memory foam mattress – the Tempur-Pedic. That is no longer the only memory foam mattress you can choose from, and they all share some common properties.

Memory foam is made of an open-cell polyurethane foam that has the capability to match pressure when it is applied, and when the pressure is no longer there, the foam will bounce back to its original shape. The tiny cells that make up the mattress all absorb movement, so motion cannot travel farther than just a couple of inches and there is no residual motion transfer to other parts of the bed where someone else is sleeping. Today you can also get memory foam accessories to enhance your sleep experience, such as pillows, blankets, and mattress toppers.

AirCool Memory Foam

This material has several properties in common with traditional memory foam, such as reducing pressure points and distributing weight evenly so your spine, hips, and shoulders remain in good alignment throughout the night. It also offers anti-microbial and anti-dust mite properties for better sleep. This new technology has some added benefits, such as the ability to respond to pressure more quickly so it contours the body without feeling like “quicksand”, plus an open cell structure that enables air to flow through, so less heat is retained and you can sleep at a more comfortable temperature.

Gel Foam
Gel foam is another relative newcomer to the memory foam scene. It has the same anti-microbial and anti-dust mite properties as the others, and is designed to reduce pressure points and eliminate most motion transfer. The difference is that the material inside is similar to gels found in shoe soles or sports equipment, which has the added benefit of being more durable and feeling very supportive as you sleep.

No matter what kind of memory foam mattress you choose from 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah, you should be able to get better sleep even with a partner who is tossing and turning all night. As an added bonus, the comfort and support of these mattresses may even reduce the tossing and turning by providing a solid, comfortable sleep surface all night.

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