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Binaural Beats and Brainwaves

Binaural beats are the physiological process of sending different sound frequencies to each ear at the same time. This process was first discovered by Prussian physicist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839. However, it wasn’t until 1973 that Dr. Gerald Oster introduced binaural beats to the mainstream with his paper titled “Auditory Beats in the Brain.” Since then, binaural beats have been studied at great length and the results are very positive with many proven benefits like improved sleep.

How do binaural beats work?

To get a better understanding of how binaural beats works, there are some key brain functions that we must first discuss:

Brainwaves – neurons within our brains communicate to each other by synchronized electrical pulses known as brainwaves. These patterns of electrical communications between neurons can change depending on our thoughts, feelings, and actions. The speed of these brainwaves are measured in Hertz (Hz) and monitored via an EEG.

Brainwave Entrainment – is the external method of stimulating the brain into a certain state. This stimulation can be done via a rhythmic sound, electromagnetic field or light. For this article, we’re focusing on sound as the source of stimulation. When listening to sounds at a specific frequency, our brainwaves will naturally synchronize with that frequency.

Binaural beats send two slightly different frequencies into each ear at the same time, causing the brain to make up the difference in the frequencies.

For example, a 300 Hz sound frequency is sent to the right ear and a 310 Hz sound frequency is sent to the left ear at the same time. The brain will then perform the following functions:

  • Process the two frequencies
  • Identify a new frequency at 10 Hz
  • And then follow along at the 10 Hz frequency

This new frequency of 10 Hz will influence our brainwaves to follow at the same rate and entrain our brains into a specific state.

5 different binaural beats brainwave states

Binaural beats are used to entrain the brain into one of 5 different brainwave states, with each state having its own unique set of benefits:

Delta (0.1-4 Hz) – anti-aging, deep sleep, pain relief, healing

Theta (4-8 Hz) – deep relaxation, inner peace, meditation, REM sleep, creativity

Alpha (8-14 Hz) – stress relief, positive mindset, increased learning

Beta (14-30 Hz) – focused, increased thinking and problem-solving, increased energy

Gamma (30+ Hz) – high level of mental activity, peak awareness, peak performance, heightened senses

How to use Binaural Beats for improved sleep

Binaural beats have become an increasingly popular option for individuals suffering from sleep impairments. They are a safe alternative for those not wanting to try sleep medication. As described above, there are two specific states that help put our brains into a sleep mode:

Delta – this is the lowest frequency and it helps put the brain into a state of deep sleep. This is the type of sleep that aids in restoring the body and doesn’t involve dreaming.

Theta – Lower theta frequencies are used to help individuals get into a drowsy, relaxed state which eventually leads to REM sleep and dreaming.

It’s important to note, that binaural beat is a method that requires consistent training. This means that you should be using this method over several days to remap the brain and entrain it into the Delta or Theta state. Also, it’s recommended that individuals start listening to binaural beats roughly two hours before bed.

For example: if you go to bed at 9:30 pm then start listening to Theta binaural beats at 7:30 pm and progress to Delta binaural beats at bedtime.

Sleep Technology for Binaural Beats

Modern sleep technology makes it easier than ever to listen to binaural beats at bedtime. One of the best options on the market today is theZEEQ Smart Pillow. This comfortable memory foam pillow has eight built-in speakers that allow you to stream binaural beats by wirelessly connecting to Bluetooth devices like smartphones or tablets. With a remote control or smartphone, you can control the volume of the binaural beats for a more customized sleep environment. Additionally, the ZEEQ Smart Pillow can be used to track and analyze your sleep, relieve snoring and wake you up at the optimal time.

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How to Win Spring Cleaning

When planning your spring cleaning, you need to place a priority on your bedroom. This is because you rely on your bedroom to provide you a peaceful, restful, and (most importantly) allergen-free place to sleep and rejuvenate. Without this sleep enhancing environment, it will be harder to perform at your best.

Spring Cleaning Your Bedroom to Achieve Optimum Sleep

For the ultimate sleeping environment, you need not only cleanliness but also order organization and regulation of air quality. You can provide all of this and more by focusing on the following areas:

Remove Clutter

Put away clothes piled on dressers, and shoes lying on the floor. If possible, remove items not directly related to sleep, such as the TV, computer, desk, or exercise equipment. Arrange the furniture in a logical way so that both sides of the bed can be easily accessed and both bed partners have access to their own nightstand. Decorate the room sparingly and don’t place too many knick-knacks on shelves and furniture. The goal is to create a relaxing environment devoid of visual overstimulation that could interfere with your rest.

Store Winter Items

If you have a large walk-in closet, you can skip this step. But otherwise, consider packing away puffy winter coats and bulky winter boots. This way, your closet and drawers are not overstuffed with items you won’t be using anytime soon. You will further reduce clutter, and make it easier to quickly find the items you will be needing over the spring and summer.

Minimize Allergens

To help reduce allergy symptoms when sleeping, thoroughly dust the dresser, shelves, blinds, and baseboards. Vacuum carpets and rugs (using a HEPA-equipped vacuum, if possible). Steam clean carpets, upholstered furniture, and rugs. Mop hardwood floors. Wash all bedding in the highest allowable temperature, and tumble dry for at least 30 minutes. If your HVAC filter is due for replacement, replace it, and with a HEPA filter if possible. Performing these steps in the spring can help reduce seasonal allergies like hay fever.

Control Air Quality

Maintain an indoor humidity between 30% and 50% and an indoor temperature at or below 67 degrees. This will help prevent allergy symptoms from mold and dust mites.

Rid Your Bedding of Allergens

Updating your bedding will not only provide enhanced comfort, but also a cleaner and healthier environment.

Specifically, unprotected mattresses and pillows can host a concentration of allergy inducers like dust mites, pollen, and mold.

Options include installing a mattress protector and pillow protector to seal in allergens so they can no longer bother you, as well as sealing out new allergens, preventing them from settling into the mattress and pillow fibers.

For a complete solution, consider installing the mattress protector on a new, high-quality memory foam mattress. Memory foam offers inherent qualities that prevent allergens from infiltrating the mattress materials. And for the ultimate in comfort, plus heat and moisture management, consider hypoallergenic Tencel sheets as well.

The following products are some of the most effective at reducing allergy symptoms caused by seasonal allergies such as hay fever:

Sleep 400 12-Inch Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress – As it adapts to the shape of your body, it provides customized support, while keeping you cool. The three layers of quality memory foam are naturally resistant to bed bugs and allergens, helping you to maintain a clean and discomfort-free sleep environment. The cooling gel-infused layer mattress disperses away body heat.

Energize Collection – 300S Series Sheet Sets – Featuring a soft silk-like feel, these Tencel sheets keep you cool, manage moisture, resist bacteria, and are non-allergy inducing.

Energize Collection – 400K Series Bedding Protection Kit – A 360-degree solution to protect your mattress and pillow from bed bugs, dust mites, allergens, mold, sweat, spills, stains, and more. Preserves the peak performance of your mattress and pillow and makes them last longer, too.

Spring cleaning your bedroom will pay dividends in terms of restful sleep. That’s because taking steps to provide a clean, uncluttered, and comfortable environment will help ensure more energy and productivity in the morning.

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ZEEQ on Fox & Friends – Going to Bed with These Could Make You Sleep Better

Read more and watch the video at The Cyber Guy’s site.

Zeeq Smart Pillow

Inside this generously sized standard pillow are eight speakers, a microphone, gyroscope and battery surrounded by memory foam comfort filling. The pillowcase is washable, but don’t let a dumb move to the washing machine happen to this smart pillow. While this is made for a home sleep environment, I couldn’t help wonder how great it would be when traveling on long-haul flights. I get the benefit of sleeping with noise canceling headphones when onboard but wake with sore ears from the headphones pressing into my noggin. If you have snoring spouse, this could be the perfect solution. Zeeq nudges a snorer with a subtle vibration when it detects snoring which helps with switching positions without waking.  Zeeq Smart Pillow $199

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Sleep: The #1 Way To Fight Colds and Flu

As the saying goes: “There’s no cure for the common cold.” While it’s true that a number of remedies can ease symptoms, for the most part, you’re stuck waiting it out.

With cold season and flu season in full swing, it’s important to know that through better sleep and proper sleep health, you have the ability to shorten the time spent sick. Here are some reasons why:

  • As Everyday Health writes, sleep helps your body to fight the infection that’s causing you to feel ill.
  • An article published by Inside Science backs up this claim, and also cites a study which showed a special protein is produced during our sleep that speeds up recovery.
  • Finally, ABC News reported about a study that found “…those who slept eight hours a night on average produced twice as many antibodies against the flu shot as individuals who got only four hours of sleep on average.”

But just spending time in bed isn’t enough. For truly restful sleep, you need to create the ideal conditions.

How to Create a Positive Sleep Environment

For optimum rest, it is typically recommended to keep a bedroom temperature around 67 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity between 30% and 50%.

When sick, you may find congestion relief by running a humidifier. 50% RH is still an ideal indoor humidity, but anything between 40% and 60% is likely acceptable.

To minimize allergens that can irritate your already sensitive respiratory system, a thorough cleaning and dusting of your bedroom will help.

How the Pillow and Mattress Improve Sleep

In addition to plenty of blankets on hand to put on or peel off as you vacillate between feeling hot or cold, you will want a quality mattress and pillow. This is because they can work together to minimize pain and discomfort, helping to ensure you have the best chance of a restful night. Quality bedding will typically address the following:

  • Support – A supportive mattress will prevent the heavier parts of your body from sinking, causing poor spine alignment and ultimately discomfort and pain…a supportive pillow will ensure your head and neck stay aligned as well.
  • Conformity – A mattress and pillow that shape themselves to the contours of your body will provide uniform support for better comfort
  • Weight dispersion – When the mattress and pillow evenly distribute support, it prevents pain caused by excess pressure on a few areas of your body
  • Motion separation – This is particularly helpful when sleeping with a bed partner, as it helps prevent you from being disturbed when he or she moves
  • Added comfort benefits – The highest quality mattresses also help enhance sleep through innovative materials that help regulate heat and wick away moisture

The Prevention of Allergens

If left unprotected, a bed is a haven for allergens like dust, pollen, and dust mites. Having these sleep inhibitors inches from your nose and mouth is the last thing you need when you’re already coughing and sneezing.

Installing mattress protection/mattress encasement as well as pillow protection keeps these particles from collecting on your bedding, reducing the number of allergens your respiratory system is exposed to at night.

Protection in Case of Spills and Accidents

A spilled glass of water may not seem like a big deal, but any liquid that seeps into your mattress could lead to mold.

Like other allergens, mold can exacerbate your cold or flu symptoms. In some cases, it’s possible that symptoms of a mold allergy can be mistaken for cold or flu symptoms. Fortunately, many of the same mattress encasement and pillow encasements that protect you from allergens also guard against spills and accidents.

Better Health in Bed

Once you’ve achieved a healthier sleep environment, the next step is adopting sleep health habits to ensure the time you spend in bed is beneficial to recovery. Here are some examples:

  • Getting to bed on time the night before
  • Using a smart pillow to help ensure a deep sleep
    • Stops sleep-robbing snoring
    • Tracks sleep to help identify daytime habits that affect sleep health
    • Plays soothing sounds or music to help you rest
    • Can control lights and thermostat to optimize indoor sleep conditions

There are many quality products on the market today that can help ensure better sleep for quicker recovery from illness as well as illness prevention. The following are some of the most effective:

ZEEQ Smart Pillow – This industry-first smart home compatible product not only analyzes your sleep through REM-Fit’s proprietary smartphone app, it helps you stop snoring through a gentle vibration that stimulates the need to shift positions. It also streams music, sets an alarm, can turn off lights and adjust the thermostat, and is breathable so that you can enjoy a cool pillow all night long. It’s an all-in-one device that encompasses everything REM-Fit knows about achieving restful, deep sleep.

Sleep 200 8-Inch Cooling Memory Foam Mattress – As it adapts to the shape of your body, it provides customized support, while keeping you cool. The two layers of quality memory foam are naturally resistant to bed bugs and allergens, helping you to maintain a clean and discomfort-free sleep environment.

Energize Collection – 300S Series Sheet Sets – Featuring a soft silk-like feel, these Tercel sheets keep you cool, manage moisture, resist bacteria, and are non-allergy inducing.

Rest Collection – 300 Series Adjustable Pillow – Customizable to provide optimal head and neck alignment. Manages moisture and temperature, resistant to allergens and bed bugs, and breathable.

Energize Collection – 400K Series Bedding Protection Kit – A 360-degree solution to protect your mattress and pillow from bed bugs, dust mites, allergens, mold, sweat, spills, stains, and more. Preserves the peak performance of your mattress and pillow and makes them last longer, too.

By utilizing REM-Fit sleep technology to optimize your rest, you can spend a cold season and flu season healthy and active.

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REM-Fit Partners With TGen In New Study

REM-Fit has announced a partnership with leading neuroscientists at the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, to merge DNA analysis with sleep quantitation driven by data from REM-Fit’s ZEEQ Smart Pillow.

“The ZEEQ Smart Pillow offers a unique opportunity for us to characterize a person’s sleep patterns in a very low impact way. Measuring the parameters of sleep in a person’s own bed and across many months greatly increases our ability to accurately assess that individual’s sleep style,” said Dr. Matt Huentelman, a professor in TGen’s Neurogenomics division. “Combining this in-depth individual sleep data with information about that same person’s genetic code is an exciting way to efficiently study the factors that may affect sleep in the general population. We are thrilled to have REM-Fit as our first partner in the sleep industry and to offer ZEEQ users the opportunity to seamlessly participate in scientific research that could potentially uncover new information about sleep.”

The partnership between REM-Fit and TGen offers ZEEQ Smart Pillow users an easy way to share their anonymous sleep data with the simple click of an opt-in option in the ZEEQ app. A good night’s sleep is important. Research has shown the average adult requires seven or more hours of sleep to feel rested. Optimal sleep also plays a role in the bodies control of weight, overall physical health, and mental acuity.

The data collected through the app will enable researchers to identify those individuals who sleep less than six hours each night. For less than three percent of the population, known as natural short sleepers, this is normal. For the average adult, however, follow-up DNA analysis would separate the short sleepers from those who simply lack sleep and — hopefully — identify why.

“The science of sleep and relation of genetics to it is a largely unexplored topic and one we feel provides an opportunity for ZEEQ users to advance the science of sleep through a unique, first-of-its-kind collaboration,” said Warrick Bell, vice president of product at REM-Fit. “Of course, we are pleased that TGen believes ZEEQ can add value at the research bench as well.”

The ZEEQ Smart Pillow provides sleep-tracking data through both physical and auditory sensors; it enhances sleep through streaming music to built-in speakers, helps eliminate snoring with its integrated Snore Alarm, and connects to other smart devices through connected services like IFTTT and Amazon Alexa.

For more information, please visit zeeqpillow.comrem-fit.comtgen.org.

About REM-Fit: REM-Fit is an active lifestyle bedding and technology brand focused on driving the development of sleep technology introduced in 2014. With offerings that include activity and sleep trackers, recovery-enhancing mattresses, high-quality bedding and ZEEQ, the world’s first smart pillow, REM-Fit provides full sleep systems designed to improve rest and recovery.

About TGen: Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. 

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TechCrunch – The ZEEQ smart pillow tracks sleep, plays music and more

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It’s 2018, so it’s high time pillows gain a bit of technology. Rem-Fit’s Zeeq pillow is packed with the goods to, hopefully, improve a person’s sleep in various ways. Some people need music to fall asleep while others need help with snoring and analyzing sleep patterns.

The pillow comes in three different flavors. The snore pillow features a vibration feature that gently encourages the sleeper to change position to hopefully reduce snoring. The tunes pillow has the ability to play music from a connected smartphone through eight speakers placed throughout the pillow. The company says only the user will hear the music. The tracker pillow is loaded with sensors and uses analytics to give sleepers insights into patterns, which offers users suggestions into improving sleep.

It seems the Chicago-based firm thought through a lot of these features. The sleep function has a timer on it so Frank Ocean won’t play the whole night. There is even an alarm built into the pillow that will wake the sleeper. The pillows also work with IFTTT, Alexa and Google HealthKit in various ways.

The engineers behind the Zeeq stopped by TechCrunch’s CES 2018 booth to talk about their pillow. I didn’t get a chance to try it out, though I really needed a nap. The guys point to the Zeeq’s Kickstarter success as affirmation of their product. They say the community on the site helped them hone the feature set into the final product.

There are downsides here. The pillow needs to be recharged every two weeks. The pillow also needs to be connected to a Wifi network, which is something I never thought was going to be a thing.

The pillows are available now and cost $200 during the current sale.

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5 Morning Rituals for Success

With all the responsibilities life piles on us, it’s imperative to hit the ground running the moment we wake up. Unfortunately, a less than ideal morning routine can lead to a sluggish start, and by lunchtime, we’re hopelessly behind on our task list.

For better results, we suggest a set of healthy daybreak habits that can help maximize productivity. Following are our top 5 morning rituals: 

Track and Analyze Your Sleep

While many of us religiously watch our “steps” throughout the day, keeping tabs on our sleep can be just as (if not more) beneficial.

Why? By gauging the quality of our sleep (how many times we wake up, how often we are in sound sleep vs. restless sleep, etc.) we can then make correlations to our activities from the previous day. These could include when and how we exercised, what we ate, alcohol intake, etc.

If you analyze your sleep before you start your day, you can take mental notes of things from the previous day that may have helped (a morning run), or hurt (a late night slice of pizza) and make corrections to your activities in real time.

And the best tool for tracking sleep? A smart pillow. In addition to industry-leading sleep sensors and app-based sleep monitoring, it can stop you (or your partner) from snoring, play soothing music or sleeps sounds, and remotely control your lights, thermostat, and locks.

Stretching

It’s likely many of us only stretch before or after a workout. As it turns out, stretching each morning can ease the pain of sore back muscles. Stretching also is said to promote circulation, improve your posture, provide a boost in energy, and even enhance balance, helping you avoid an accidental fall.

Exercise

This may require some extra discipline, particularly if mornings involve getting kids ready for school. But if you can make time, many believe there are real benefits to a morning workout over one in the evening. These can include a boost in productivity, focus, and energy throughout the day, a curbed appetite, and (believe it or not) better sleep that night…which can help ensure enhanced productivity the next day.

Meditation

Whether seeking a spiritual connection, mental well being, or a way to tap into your “beast mode” when you get to the office, people meditate countless ways and for any variety of reasons. And while there is some debate on how exactly meditation helps, there’s fairly universal agreement that it does. As such, taking a few moments each morning to clear your mind of “noise” from a busy life can help you better focus on what the day will bring.

Breakfast

It’s fairly common to discuss breakfast with respect to boosting metabolism, regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and other health benefits. Many also believe that a healthy breakfast improves concentration and memory, and also provides the energy needed to complete tasks. There is a heated debate over whether it’s best to eat breakfast before or after your morning workout, but most whichever you choose, make sure to eat a healthy morning meal.

Planning

Between our jobs, kids, home improvement projects, fitness, and saving for the future, there’s an awful lot to manage during a typical day. This can seem overwhelming at times, causing you to bounce around between tasks and not really getting anything done. One of the most important morning rituals you can have is planning. There are a variety of different methods that can span from using a sophisticated time management tool on your phone, to simply putting a “to-do” list down on paper. Whatever you do, the simple act of identifying and prioritizing your tasks can make a huge difference in what you get done.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Granted, this isn’t technically a “morning” ritual, but even the best morning tips will be ineffective if you don’t wake up rested. To that end, we recommend:

  • Getting to bed on time the night before
  • Setting your thermostat and lighting for optimum sleeping comfort
  • Using a quality mattress
  • Equipping your mattress with a mattress encasement
    • Minimizes allergens
    • Fights dust mites
    • Prevents bed bugs
  • Using a smart pillow to help ensure sound sleep

There are many quality products on the market today that can help ensure better sleep. The following are some of the most effective:

ZEEQ Smart Pillow – This industry-first smart home compatible product not only analyzes your sleep through REM-Fit’s proprietary smartphone app, it helps you stop snoring through a gentle vibration that stimulates the need to shift positions. It also streams music, sets an alarm, can turn off lights and adjust the thermostat, and is breathable so that you can enjoy a cool pillow all night long. It’s an all-in-one device that encompasses everything REM-Fit knows about achieving restful sleep.

Sleep 200 8-Inch Cooling Memory Foam Mattress – As it adapts to the shape of your body, it provides customized support, while keeping you cool. The two layers of quality memory foam are naturally resistant to bed bugs and allergens, helping you to maintain a clean and discomfort-free sleep environment.

Energize Collection – 300S Series Sheet Sets – Featuring a soft silk-like feel, these Tercel sheets keep you cool, manage moisture, resist bacteria, and are non-allergy inducing.

Rest Collection – 300 Series Adjustable Pillow – Customizable to provide optimal head and neck alignment. Manages moisture and temperature, resistant to allergens and bed bugs, and breathable.

Energize Collection – 400K Series Bedding Protection Kit – A 360-degree solution to protect your mattress and pillow from bed bugs, dust mites, allergens, mold, sweat, spills, stains, and more. Preserves the peak performance of your mattress and pillow and makes them last longer, too.

By utilizing REM-Fit sleep technology to optimize your rest, you can make the most of your morning rituals.

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The ultimate last minute gift guide for presents people will actually like

Excerpted from Vancouver is Awesome

ZEEQ Smart Pillow

Perfect for the insomniac in your life or anyone who just loves sleeping. This special pillow has built-in sensors that track movements, sending data to your smartphone to help you keep tabs on your sleep quality. It even detects snoring and vibrates to make you change your sleeping position. It also comes equipped with built-in speakers to allow you to enjoy audio books, sleep music, and more without disturbing your partner. Find out more here.

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15 Useful Tech Gifts for Women

Excerpted from Crooked Brains

Looking for the best tech gifts for women? Look no further; we have the most ‘Useful Tech Gifts for Women’ from all over the world.

Zeeq Smart Pillow: A good night sleep is a must for an active day and if one disturbs the other person sharing the bed, Zeeq Smart Pillow can make things a lot comfortable. Zeeq Smart Pillow plays music that makes it easy for one to fall asleep, monitors the sleep and reacts by gently buzzing. It analyzes the sleep and intelligently wakes one up. This app enabled pillow records sleep movements that can be viewed on the smartphone. Now one can sleep smarter with Zeeq Smart Pillow. Buy Now.

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Review: REM-Fit Sleep 400 Mattress Review

Excerpted from WhatCulture
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A mattress is a strange thing to review being that, unlike most essential items in your house, the user experience hasn’t changed since… well, since they were invented. You find a bed you like, place it in the bedroom and then adorn it with something soft to sleep on.

The Egyptians filled their with palm leaves, the victorians used wool and, for the last 150 or so years, we’ve all had coil springs. But towards the end of the last millennium, the space-age concept of memory foam (after all, it was invented by NASA) started to invade the common consciousness without ever really invoking a mass change in our sleeping habits. If it ain’t broke, as they say, don’t fix it, and by and large the bed-buying public didn’t feel like it offered a genuine step up from the mattresses they’d grown up with.

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However that may be set to change with the release of the REM-Fit Sleep 400, a mattress that combines the obvious advantages of memory foam with pocket springs for additional comfort and, crucially, a gel layer. A gel layer might should like an odd throwback to the days of water beds, but the science behind it is what might help memory foam make the leap from ‘luxurious alternative’ to ‘consumer standard’. Foam, as good as it is for reducing noise and helping with motion, does also lead to a lot of retained heat and, since their arrival on the market, many people have complained that memory foam mattresses can lead to you getting too hot in your sleep.

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The gel layer adapts to your bodies own temperature and dissipates the excess heat, which is very clever. However what it does is, of course, not as important as how it feels and – once you’ve gotten over how weirdly different it is to slowly sink into a mattress rather than bounce around a bit – the overall feel is incredibly comfortable.

Taking around about an hour to properly warm up the foam, there’s no sense of being sunken into it, and the level of yield it offers to the body feels just about right. Overall this is a product that does feel like a noticeable step-up from the current standard of the market and, for a change, not priced at a level that makes it impractical for the majority of us. Memory foam might still have some way to go to establish itself as “just what’s in a mattress” but like palm leaves and grass before it, the time might just be right.

You can buy the mattress and sleep tracker today from the REM-Fit Website.

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