When it comes to mattresses, providing comfort is of paramount importance. We have traversed a long way from the coir mattresses to spring and memory foam.
As the technology keeps improving, so do the comfort levels. Until recently, memory foam was considered the ultimate in luxury. Today, you have technological innovation, the Smart grid mattress concept that provides the luxury of memory foam, the bounciness of a spring mattress, and the sturdiness of a coir mattress, all rolled into one.
Let us understand the grid mattress concept and compare it with memory foam.
The Smart Grid Concept – The Origins
Memory foam technology has its origins in NASA as it was developed to enhance seat cushioning and provide crash protection for airline pilots and passengers. It has been adapted to provide comfort while sleeping. However, it has a significant disadvantage because memory foam provides similar comfort across all areas. Our body structure is such that some parts need more support, whereas some require less. Memory foam cannot provide this diversity. Hence, it led to an invention, the smart grid concept.
The Smart Grid – Design
The USP of the smart grid concept is that it provides the right level of support to different body parts. The exciting feature is that it is not memory foam, latex, or springs. In contrast,
The smart grid comprises an adaptive polymer made from hyper-elastic gel capable of absorbing pressure and providing comfort to different body parts.
Thus, this design provides firm support to the back and offers a soft feeling to our hips, shoulders, and neck. In addition, it ensures that the spine remains straight under all circumstances.
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The Smart Grid Mattress – The different layers
The smart grid mattress has several layers to offer comfort to specific body parts while providing ample support to the spine.
- The top layer is a super soft 550 GSM knitted fabric covering protecting the mattress from dust. Hence, it becomes easy for us to clean the bed.
- The second layer is the smart grid comprising evenly spaced square grids that stretch according to your body shape and relieve pain.
- The soft proprietary transition foam forms the third layer to enhance re-bounce and provide the perfect transition to the high-density foam for strong support.
- The premium high-density foam forms the fourth layer and provides the required firmness and support to the mattress.
These four layers are enclosed in a breathable and stretchy cover for comfortable airflow.
Smart Grid Mattress – Features
The features of the smart grid mattress are as follows.
- 2x more back support – The Smart Grid mattress has a grid column-like structure that intelligently adapts to your body shape. The grid pattern ensures that the walls buckle down on the hips and shoulders to cuddle them. At the same time, it remains firm, provides support to the back, and keeps the spine straight. Thus, it provides better support than the orthopedic mattress to give a plush and cozy feeling.
- Motion Isolation – The smart grid mattress supports motion isolation to ensure that the twisting and moving of your partner does not affect your sleep.
- Air Flow – The Smart Grid mattress comprises an open grid structure comprising 2500 air channels to allow comfortable airflow. Thus, it does not trap body heat and provides maximum comfort.
- Hypoallergenic – The Smart Grid mattress is manufactured using food-grade polymers and does not use volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Hence, it is non-toxic and safe for all family members, including the elderly and children.
Smart Grid Mattress – Advantages
The Smart Grid mattress has its advantages over memory foam and spring mattresses. It has the properties of a latex foam mattress while providing the sinking feeling of a memory foam bed.
- Air circulation – The open grid structure ensures proper air circulation to remove body heat and maintain optimum comfort levels while sleeping. In addition, the gel present in the grid material is responsible for maintaining the temperature neutral.
- Flexibility – The grid layer is medium-firm to soft. Hence, movement on one part of the bed does not affect the other grids. The grid mattress sinks and bounces like rubber to allow your shoulders and pelvic area to sink. Simultaneously, it is firm enough to maintain your spine in a straight position.
- Adaptability – The flexibility of the Smart Grid mattress makes it adaptable to all sleeping positions. A soft grid allows you to sleep on your back or sides with equal comfort.
- Support – The Smart Grid mattresses come in varying density levels. The soft grid provides higher comfort levels, whereas the firmer grids provide better support.
- Bounciness – The Smart Grid mattress is similar to the latex beds. Hence, the mattress provides the right bounciness while allowing the objects to sink.
- Ideal for all ages – The Smart Grid mattress is ideal for all ages. However, if you have chronic joint pains, it is better to choose an orthopedic mattress because they offer specialized support for the joints.
Smart Grid Vs. Memory Foam – Which is the better option?
Memory foam beds have been available for nearly fifty years now. When it comes to providing comfort, memory foam beds are excellent. However, they have their disadvantages.
The primary drawback of memory foam beds is that they allow the body to sink in completely, thereby not providing the ideal firmness required for our back.
The Smart Grid mattresses are better in this regard. Let us compare both these beds and learn which the better option is.
- Memory foam beds do not dissipate body heat because it does not allow air circulation. On the other hand, the Smart Grid concept allows free circulation of air to provide greater relief. In addition, it has nearly 2500 air channels that ensure not to trap body heat.
- Memory foam beds sink uniformly when you sleep on them. As a result, your spine remains in a curved position that is not advisable. In contrast, the Smart Grid beds allow the shoulders and other joints to sink in, whereas the spine remains in the straight position. Therefore, the Smart Grid mattresses are better for maintaining your posture.
- Memory foam beds sag over an extended period, whereas the Smart Grid mattresses retain their position for more than ten years.
When it comes to durability and providing better support to the back, the Smart Grid mattresses are better than memory foam.
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The Egg Break Test
The Sleep Company is the only manufacturer of Smart Grid mattresses in India. The company conducted a unique Egg Break Test to confirm the mattress’ flexibility. The test involves tying a couple of eggs to a volunteer’s body and dropping the person from a specific height on the mattress. The results were astonishing because the eggs did not break. The mattress absorbed the person’s weight while proving delicate enough not to break the eggs.
A similar test conducted using memory foam mattresses resulted in the breaking of the eggs and splashing of the yolk all over the place.
This test proves that the Smart Grid mattress is better than memory foam.