With technology at the tip of our fingers, most of us are always on the go and not getting enough sleep. We’re checking our phones, computers, tablets and have a hard time putting these devices down to unwind before bed. Whether we like it or not, the unhealthy habit of being unable to unplug also affects our sleep health. If we continue to keep this up, it’ll cause detrimental effects on both our mental and physical health. Since we only have one body, it’s up to us to keep it healthy and provide it with adequate rest.
While detoxing from technology would certainly help in improving our sleep health, there are also other factors that come into play. Selecting a good mattress plays an instrumental role in restful and restorative sleep. Most individuals may not be aware that a mattress that’s way past its due date would cause more harm than good. You’ll wake up with aches and pains and feel like you haven’t gotten enough sleep. Investing in a good mattress that suits your individual needs is crucial to getting the rest that you need.
Pros and Cons
When selecting a mattress, it can be overwhelming as there are so many different types of mattresses on the market. Companies are also constantly innovating to cater to different needs. In the past, most mattresses were only made of one material. However, as of late, companies are producing mattresses that are made with a combination of material to provide added comfort and support. Both the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress and the Casper Original Mattress are two mattresses that are popular on the market and are made with a combination of different materials. Here, we’ll give you further insight into both, so you can decide which mattress would better suit your needs.
A Breakdown of the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress
The Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress is constructed with both memory foam as well as pocket coils. This unique blend aims to be able to provide individuals with restful sleep every single night. The Nest company’s foam is also different from traditional type as their memory foam is infused with copper – providing you with a multitude of benefits. Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest’s Mattress will also contour to your body type and help to relieve both pains as well as pressure points.
The individual coils also provide support for the back and a sturdy foundation for the bed. To keep you nice and relaxed throughout the night, the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress also comes with fabric that has a thermic phase-change quality. This will prevent you from feeling stuffy or overheating during the night.
Since the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress is made of both durable and long-lasting materials, you can be assured that it’ll provide you with comfort for many years to come.
Top Layer – Soft Memory Foam Cover Infused with Gel and a Temperature Regulating Fabric
Either than being supremely soft and providing you with ultimate comfort, this uniquely constructed fabric also helps in regulating temperature to prevent you from overheating during the night. With the addition of this cover, you’ll be sure to fall into deep slumber quickly.
Second Layer –Endurance Foam with Unique TitanChil Feature
The endurance foam that the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress uses will be sure to keep you nice and relaxed throughout the night. As the foam used is lighter than traditional memory foam mattresses, it’ll help to facilitate airflow that will direct away heat – also known as the TitanChil feature. Great for those who deal with night sweating. The endurance foam will also assist in providing added support to your body while targeting pressure points.
Third Layer –Energex Foam that has been Copper-Infused
The Energex Foam layer differs depending on the type of firmness level you decide to select. While all three firmness levels come with a 1.5-inch layer of foam, the density is different depending on the firmness that’s selected. The firmer the option, the higher the density of the foam. For the luxury firm option, it comes with a 4.5-pound foam. The medium firm option, on the other hand, comes with a 3.5-pound foam and the plush choice comes with a 2.5-pound foam.
While the density layers may differ, all firmness levels come with the same feature of being infused with copper. Since the Energex foam is infused with copper, you’ll benefit from copper’s cooling properties along with its antimicrobial function. The Energex foam also provides some bounce and support, so you won’t sink too far into the memory foam.
Fourth Layer –Support Foam
The fourth layer is a transition layer that sits in between the support coils and the copper-infused Energex foam. As the name suggests, it’s made of foam that helps to support the mattress. Since it’s a transition layer, it also helps to get your body acclimated to the mattress and ensure that there’s a balance between the memory foam and the individual coils. The support foam is also made of punched foam to facilitate air flow – keeping you feeling cool throughout the night.
Fifth Layer – Support Coils
The final layer is made up of individual coils that serve as foundational support for the bed while also adding a touch of bounce along with a springy feeling. Since the support coils are made of solid material, they help to lift the body and prevent it from sinking too far deep into the memory foam. The support coils also help with motion isolation as they help to absorb movement. With the help of these support coils, you don’t have to worry about changing sleep positions at night and disturbing your partner.
The Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress comes in three firmness levels and ranges from plush to luxury firm. While most other mattress companies usually only have one or two firmness levels, this mattress has three different firmness levels to cater to individual sleep positions.
For example, if you tend to sleep on the side, the plush option would be suitable for you. If you prefer to sleep on your back or stomach, the luxury firm option would be a more suitable pick since it provides your body with additional support. On the other hand, if you sleep in all positions or have a tendency to be a side sleeper, the medium firmness level would be your ideal pick. You no longer have to worry about picking the right firmness level to suit your sleep position.
There are differences in the feel of the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress depending on the firmness level that you decide to go with. If you choose the plush option, it’ll sink in a little more in comparison to the luxury firm option that has added support. Overall, however, the mattress strikes a perfect balance between a mattress with ideal support along with the sink in feeling that you usually get from a traditional memory foam mattress. Regardless of the firmness levels, you’ll encounter the soft and comfortable cover before sinking in a little into the mattress while still feeling support from the coils.
While most mattresses have traditional memory foam, the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress has been infused with a copper-filled gel foam to provide additional benefits. As copper has antimicrobial properties, it allows the mattress to be suitable for individuals suffering from allergies or have sensitive skin. Due to its cooling properties, copper will also help to ensure that you’re not feeling stuffy – which can happen with a traditional memory mattress – throughout the night.
A Breakdown of the Casper Original Mattress
While the Alexander Signature Hybrid Nest Mattress is made of a dual material, the Casper Original Mattress is made up a total of four different types of foam. While it does contain memory foam, it’s also made up of a unique blend that not only provides supreme comfort, but it also caters to the preferences of different individuals.
For example, the Casper Original Mattress has a comfort foam that has cooling properties while also providing sufficient support and just the right bounce. The transition layer, on the other hand, targets specific areas of the body that are more prone to injury and provides those areas with the necessary support.
Top Layer – Soft Cover
The top layer of the Casper Original Mattress is soft to the touch and provides extra comfort. It’s made up of a polyester blend that’s both custom-designed and sewn by hand. Either than being soft, it also has a removable zipper so that you can easily throw it in the wash. The soft cover is also thicker than usual covers so it won’t bunch together and fall off your bed while you’re moving around in your sleep.
Second Layer – Comfort Foam
The first layer of the Casper Original Mattress is made of a latex foam-like material that provides the mattress with a little bit of bounce. Latex is also known to be cooler than memory foam; hence, this latex foam-like material will prevent the mattress from overheating – keeping you cool throughout the night. The Comfort Foam will also provide your body with the necessary support and responds quickly to pressure – so you can slowly sink into this supremely comfortable foam while getting pressure relief.
Third Layer – Memory Foam
After the latex foam-like material, you get a layer of memory foam for a touch of that sink in feeling. Don’t be fooled, however, this memory foam will also provide you with support and contours to your body type. The memory foam layer will also help with pressure relief.
Fourth Layer – Transition Foam
The transition foam is the Casper Original Mattress’s special layer as it helps to distribute the weight of each individual evenly on the mattress while providing optimal comfort. This unique layer is made up of two different types of foam that are purposely placed in different locations. The softer foam is constructed near the end of the bed, and the firmer foam is incorporated into the center of the mattress. The foams were built in this manner to provide zoned support to specific parts of the body and to allow further relaxation.
Fifth Layer – Support Foam
The final layer forms the foundation of the mattress and is constructed with heavy-duty foam to maintain the mattress’s structure. The support foam also helps to ensure that your body doesn’t sink into the mattress completely.