MATTRESS 101: KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

THE MATTRESS INDUSTRY WAS BROKEN,
SO WE FIXED IT

THE MATTRESS
INDUSTRY WAS
BROKEN…
SO WE FIXED IT


BOB RASMUSSEN–FOUNDER OF INTELLIBED – I am an engineer; a fixer and designer with 30-years’ experience in high-tech cushioning. The mattress industry is broken, and I wanted to do something about it. Take ten minutes and read this – you will understand what is broken and how IntelliBED fixed it.




In 1991, I helped found an R&D company and the products the company developed led me initially to the wheelchair industry. I helped develop a new line of wheelchair cushions designed to prevent decubitus ulcers and this launched me into the field of high-tech cushioning. During the development and testing of these products, I consulted with leading doctors and therapists throughout the US and learned the difficult challenge of properly supporting and cushioning the human body. My passion for understanding these challenges, combined with my engineering and business background pushed me to start intelliBED in 2000.

I believe our intelliBED engineering team has created the best line of mattresses ever made, and if you take the time to read this, I think you will agree!



THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING THE IDEAL SLEEP SURFACE



Before you can determine which mattress is best, you must understand what the body requires when lying down. Structurally, our bodies need two things – good back support so that our skeletal structure is aligned in its least stressful state; and pressure relief on our sensitive hips and shoulders so we don’t toss and turn all night.





WHAT IS GOOD BACK SUPPORT?

We all understand the importance of sitting and standing straight. We must also sleep straight! But here is the problem. Our lower torso is the heaviest part of our body and naturally will sink deeper into the mattress. Our mattress must prevent this from happening. The mattress must push the hips up so that our spine does not sag into a hammock shape. Poor support from our mattresses is a leading cause of back pain, and if you are waking up with back pain, it indicates you are not being supported properly.

What is pressure relief?

Most mattresses rely on foam to cushion the body, however, when you compress foam it creates a hard surface. So as your hips and shoulders press into the mattress it creates uncomfortable pressure points. Excessive pressure on the skin cuts off blood flow to the tissue, the brain knows this and will wake us up from the deeper stages of sleep, so we can turn over. Tossing and turning fragments our sleep and robs us of our most healing and restorative sleep.



TRADITIONAL MATTRESS MAKE US CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER



In short the problem with the mattress industry–no mattress provides all of the components of healthy healing sleep. So we took matters into our own hands, we defined what is needed to enable the best sleep possible. These are the the five pillars of healthy sleep: support, comfort, safety, durability and temperature.



FIVE PILLARS OF HEALTHY SLEEP


SUPPORT

Superior spinal alignment reduces back pain

COMFORT

Better pressure relief minimizes tossing & turning

SAFETY

Intelli-Gel. 100% non-toxic & hypoallergenic

Durability

Intelli-built for lifelong comfort & support

Temerature

Intelli-Gel maintains the perfect sleeping temperature


WHICH OPTION IS BEST AT
ADDRESSING THE FIVE PILLARS?



  • FOAM // LATEX
    • SUPPORT
    • COMFORT
    • SAFETY
    • DURABILITY
    • TEMPERATURE
  • MEMORY FOAM
    • SUPPORT
    • COMFORT
    • SAFETY
    • DURABILITY
    • TEMPERATURE
  • AIR CHAMBER
    • SUPPORT
    • COMFORT
    • SAFETY
    • DURABILITY
    • TEMPERATURE
  • PILLOW-TOP
    • SUPPORT
    • COMFORT
    • SAFETY
    • DURABILITY
    • TEMPERATURE


intelliBED IS the ideal Sleep Surface!



While working for the earlier mentioned R&D Company, we set out to invent a replacement material for foam in mattresses. Introducing Intelli-Gel advanced cushioning material. Intelli-Gel has several distinct advantages over foam, and it’s what makes intelliBED the ideal sleep surface:

1. Intelli-Gel is the most pressure relieving material ever created! The co-polymer gel material is formed into a gel comfort-grid that enhances the cushioning ability of the material. Instead of just compressing like foam, the gel grid collapses under the hips and shoulders allowing just those areas to sink deeply into the mattress with no pressure points. As the hips and shoulders sink in, support is transferred to the broader areas of the body – the back, side and legs, equalizing the pressure across the body and eliminating uncomfortable pressure points. Pressure map testing shows intelliBED mattresses featuring Intelli-Gel to be up to 80% more pressure relieving than memory foam, latex or polyurethane foam!

2. Intelli-Gel is almost indestructible. In durability testing, intelliBED mattresses soften less than 5% over the life of the mattress. I have been sleeping on my own intelliBED, one of the first ones ever made for going on fifteen years and it is not showing any signs of breaking down. More important, I am extremely active and my back is very sensitive to misalignments, and I have absolutely no back pain! It is the reason we are very comfortable with our industry leading 30-year limited warranty.

3. Intelli-Gel is completely non-toxic. I have measured the toxicity of our production line where we produce Intelli-Gel using a hand-held toxicity meter. The toxicity level there is actually less than the readings I got using the same device in my office. It has been thoroughly tested using standard cytotoxicity and hemolysis tests and found to be among the safest materials used in mattresses. The raw material has been approved to be used in baby bottle nipples!

4. Intelli-Gel sleeps temperature neutral – it won’t trap body heat against your body, nor will it soak the heat out of your body.

intelliBED solves the support vs. pressure relief dilemma!
• All intelliBED mattresses use a tempered-steel innerspring for maximum back support (with the exception of the Gel+ model).
• All intelliBED mattresses use Intelli-Gel as their main cushioning material for maximum pressure relief. They are so comfortable to sleep on!

intelliBED mattresses are durable. They maintain consistent support and pressure relief for years!
• Because these beds don’t break down like those beds that rely on foam for cushioning, you can rest assured (I know, right) that you will have years of deep, healing sleep.

intelliBED mattresses are safe.
• Steel springs don’t off-gas. Intelli-Gel is non-toxic and the small amount of foam we use is all CertiPur US certified to be free from the flame-retardants and other harmful chemicals traditionally found in foam. And we don’t use spray-on chemicals to make our beds fire retardant. Instead we use a silica mesh barrier that does not off-gas!


ENGINEERED FOR BETTER SLEEP

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