Our mission is to improve how the world sleeps, one night at a time.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Emma Sleep, we’ve been tirelessly working to improve people’s quality of life through better sleep. Through our extensive research and sleep expertise, Sleep Science is our avenue to provide you with valuable information on anything sleep.
Sleep is one of the biggest components of our everyday lives – by the time we are 90, we will have slept for over 30 years. It is through sleep that we can boost the knowledge we have acquired throughout the day, consolidate valuable memories, and understand complex experiences. On the other hand, lack of sleep diminishes critical aspects of cognitive function such as attention, reasoning, and problem solving. That’s why the first step to a more productive, healthy, and joyful life is as simple as getting enough sleep.
MATTRESS TESTING METHODOLOGY
We acknowledge that there is an inherent bias to our own products, however, we made sure to test all mattresses with the same methods and scoring criteria to ensure objectivity. These mattresses are tested at our state-of-the-art mattress testing facility in Frankfurt, Germany based on industry standard practices.
EASE OF USE
Ergonomics is the measure for how much comfort and support is provided by each mattress. This criterion is comprised of three test methods – Point Elasticity, Zoning, and Stabilization.
Point Elasticity is how good a mattress is in isolating motion on a single side. This is measured by the mattress’ ability to compress in a very small area without affecting the area beside it. This means that best mattresses can allow individual parts of your body to sink into a comfortable position without compromising support for your other body parts.
Zoning tests how good the support zones of a mattress are in adapting to the body to ensure spinal alignment. The purpose of the test is to check how the body sinks along the mattress and to obtain a curve showing the number of zones. The best mattresses can support different sleeping positions such as back and side lying.
Stabilization tests how well a mattress can withstand sudden movements. This is assessed by how much vibration is transmitted across the mattress. The best mattresses can settle down without too much bounce.
Durability measures the firmness and cohesion of a mattress over time.
To test this, a rolling mill continuously rolls heavy barrels over the mattress for several hours to stimulate body movement comparable to 4-5 years of usage. Afterwards, a test bench measures the hardness of the mattress after the rolling cycles. The best mattress would retain the same initial characteristics and provide the same support — even after several years of use.
A sturdy, well-made mattress cover adds to the longevity of a mattress and keeps it in good condition. To test this, each cover is washed according to the manufacturer's care instructions and measured by the level of shrinkage the cover had.
EASE OF USE
Ease of Use measures the ease of moving, rotating, or carrying the mattress. To test this, the weight and ease of turning are evaluated according to the mattress’ heaviness, as well as the presence and position of handles for ergonomics.
EASE OF USE
After conducting rigorous tests on each mattress, the results are scored and evaluated on a range of criteria based on what brings the most benefit and satisfaction to customers. We follow the scoring criteria above.