When you lie down on a Tempur-Pedic Swedish mattress it contours to your unique shape by responding to body heat. It softens to the point where it 'flows' around your body. But while temperature sensitivity gives Tempur-Pedic a unique, oozing feeling, it is also the source of a great deal of comment among consumers, even those who did home trials.
A Tempur-Pedic mattress is made of good quality, high density memory foam. But all mattresses, be it Tempur-Pedic or other brands, have one thing in common.
The number one complaint about any memory foam mattress is heat. Foam is a material that generally traps heat well and dense foams trap it even better which can be a problem. Visco elastic foam is much denser than conventional foam. Tempur-Pedic Swedish foam also is up to twice as dense as cheaper, discount memory foam. But while warmth is directly related to density, there are three other reasons why these mattresses may sleep hot.
The technology behind Tempur-Pedic foam is quite unique. When you lie down on one of their Swedish mattresses, the unsealed cells tend to 'collapse' under your body's own weight. They compress fully and spread air pressure to adjoining cells resulting in better weight distribution over a wider area.
Unfortunately, while this custom moulding effect is responsible for relieving pressure, and in turn, for reducing tossing and turning during the night, it also means that your body makes 30% more body contact with the mattress.
Tempur-Pedic Swedish mattresses are also made of heat-responsive memory foam which, on body contact, results in even better contouring and weight distribution. Coupled with the shaping effect of visco foam cells, Tempur mattresses make, therefore, even more body contact.
The drawback is that more body contact means more of your skin touching the Tempur-Pedic Swedish mattress instead of being exposed to air. Evaporation causes cooling and the areas touching the visco foam mattress cannot benefit from this. The mattress may feel even hotter. Moreover, Evaporation is partly dependant on movement.
Tempur-Pedic Swedish foam mattresses can reduce tossing and turning during the night by as much as 90%. That much less movement will, in some people, result in the mattress feeling too warm. One way to tell if the mattress feels too warm is a memory foam home trial.
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