The surest gateway to a wonderful dream and a rested night is a cool, soft, and comfortable mattress. When exiting that dreamland as sunshine illuminates through our windows, we want to be left with a soothing, blissful feeling. No terrible headaches, shoulder pains, or back aches to greet us in the morning.
The revolutionary technology of memory foam transport is the key to that much needed and well-rested sleep. The new Modway Aveline Mattress is your way towards the beautiful, ethereal land of the Sandman.
A Short History of Mattresses
The story of having a good night’s sleep comes a long way. It’s no surprise, however, that the first snoozes were probably nightmarish when compared to our modern standards of comfort. At the dawn of time, early humans slept inside cold, damp caves using the hard ground as beds and large flat rocks as pillows. Don’t forget “friendly” critters their cave crickets, snakes, and bats that accompany them in their sleep. Can you imagine large, multi-legged bugs crawling on you while you’re sleeping?
Those who were unfortunate enough to find themselves stranded outside, perhaps unable to return to their cave dwellings after a hunting trip, were in a much more uncomfortable situation. Often with only a ragged blanket to protect their backs from the cold, wet ground, they were at the mercy of Nature’s harsh elements. Worse, they had to deal with dangerous nocturnal predators that can actually eat them—panthers, cougars, jaguars, snakes, even scorpions.
Things went from a drastic and vastly improved turn when humans began to build roofs over their heads. No longer at the mercy of elements, people can now sleep safely. But that doesn’t mean they enjoyed a comfortable sleep. Far from it! They still slept on hard wooden beds or even on hay-covered floors (which is often not changed for months at a time and crawling with all kinds of vermin).
It was the Arabs who actually made the first rudimentary mattresses that we know of today. In fact, the word “mattress” comes from the Arabic word “matrah.” This literally means “something thrown down.” Arabs practiced the method of dozing off on cushions that were placed on the floor. During the Crusades in the 10th to 12th centuries when Latin Church went to war against Islamic rule, the European crusaders embraced the Arabs’ way of sleeping on cushions. Eventually, the word “materas” squirmed its way into Middle English via Roman languages. The mattress was born.
However, early mattresses were not as comfortable as you think. Standard ones were made of itchy hemp or leather canvas and filled with straw or horse hair. The people in royalty and nobility opted for a slightly more comfortable mattress filled with feathers. In any case, the material was a ripe dwelling place for bed bugs, and people had to live with an itchy bed. It would be a few centuries later, specifically during the first half of the 20th century, before the modern mattress was made in North America.
The modern mattress usually consists of a wooden or metal frame with an inner spring core. These springs support an upholstery cushion filled with cotton batting, fiber fill, or sponge. Later, some mattresses began to feature stuff like insulator pads over the coils.
In 1899, a Canadian engineer and machinist named James Marshall pioneered the Marshall coils. These are spring coils that are individually wrapped with textile. The design allowed better support and comfort for the sleeper. The design was so successful that little has changed over the basic design since then.
But as technology advances and market preference changes, change is inevitable. Today, there are many revolutionary mattress designs. Some are hybrids, featuring spring coils as well as high-end foams. Others have foam and latex cores, and these have become popular among Europeans.
Memory Foam: High Tech Comfort
One of the biggest buzzwords in the world of furniture is ergonomics, or the application of physiological and psychological theories and practices to the design or engineering of products, services, systems, and processes. It is an attempt to improve the physical and psychological interaction between a human being and the item. Ergonomic furniture, therefore, means that the unit is designed in such a way that it enhances the physical and psychological safety, comfort, productivity, and natural posture of a person.
When it comes to ergonomic cushions, memory foam is probably one of the most popular and high–tech materials. Believe it or not, it was originally developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Ames Research Center. The goal was to create temperature-sensitive foam that helps improve the safety of aircraft and spacecraft cushions. Basically, this involves having a gas injected into a polymer matrix. The foam’s open-cell solid structure is designed in such a way that it matches the pressure of the gas. Yet, it is pliable enough that it gradually springs back to its original shape.
In the early 1980s, NASA publicly released its memory foam, and manufacturers of related industries were quick to jump on the new tech bandwagon. Initially, memory foam was prohibitively expensive for commercial use. Gradually, it became cheaper; and soon, later commercialization found memory foam in many products and industries, from X-ray table pads to football helmet liners.
But what is memory foam? It is a revolutionary type of foam that is composed of low-resilience polyurethane and other chemicals that boost its density and viscosity. In its natural state, the foam’s microscopic air pockets are open, which creates a medium in which air can freely move. When subjected to pressure or body heat (e.g., a person touches the foam), the foam reacts by becoming soft, allowing it to form a mold to a warm body. Once the temperature goes back to normal (e.g., the person stands up), the foam reverts to its original shape.
One of the earliest problems with memory foam was that it was too effective in retaining heat. That comes as no surprise considering that it was designed for spacecraft where internal temperatures can drop really low. To alleviate the problem, manufacturers of third-generation memory foam infused gel particles to hasten the release of trapped body heat. Later, other materials such as activated charcoal and green tea extract to create even more “exotic” cushions.
Features of the Aveline Mattress
Reading all that information above, you would now be tempted to get a high-tech memory foam mattress for a really nice and comfortable sleep. When it comes to an affordable memory foam mattress, nothing beats the superb Aveline Mattress by Modway.
The Modway Aveline Mattress is a gel-infused memory foam mattress that promises high-quality and utmost comfort. Just check out these features:
Soft Knitted Cover
The story of comfort for Aveline mattress truly begins at its top memory foam layer. The high-quality memory foam conforms to every contour of the person’s body, hugging the sleeper in ultimate coziness. The material’s slow response to pressure enables the person to sink into the cushion, providing excellent relief especially at the hips and shoulders.
The foam also adapts and retains shapes excellently. Thus, whatever the position the sleeper is in, he or she is assuredly snuggled in utmost comfort and relaxation, giving him or her with the best sleep each night.
Most memory foam mattresses have an inherent problem of retaining heat. This means that it can be quite warm for the sleeper. That’s good during the cold or wet season, but the heat could become unbearable during the hot, summer season.
Not the Modway Aveline Mattress. That’s because it is lined up with a 3-inch memory foam filled with cooling gel. The gel helps disperse heat and body pressure, ensuring a comfortable level of sleep.
Support Foam Layer
Below the soft and comfortable memory foam is a sturdy 7-inch high-density poly foam that gives the mattress a perfect degree of rigidity, stability, and shape. Because it provides a fast response to pressure, it helps keep the mattress’s shape even when subjected to a heavy weight. The support layer also helps mitigate body pain thanks to its optimal level of firmness.
The mattress is manufactured only with CertiPur-US certified materials. That means, the foam doesn’t contain ozone depleters, heavy metals, formaldehyde, flame retardants, and other hazardous materials. In addition, it doesn’t have phthalates, which are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Finally, emission tracking reveals that Aveline Mattress has negligible emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) at less than 0.5 parts per million.
The Aveline mattress comes with a range of sizes—Full, King, Queen, and Twin—to fit any size preference.
Performance of the Modway Aveline Mattress
- Motion Isolation
- Temperature Regulation
Sleeping together with a partner is cuddly and warm. But memory foam mattresses have a tendency to shift to one side towards the heavier person as he or she moves while sleeping. The shift causes the lighter person to “slide” uncomfortably towards the heavier one. That is quite annoying for someone who wants to have a good night’s sleep.
The Aveline mattress lacks any motion isolation feature. However, the memory foam dampens and absorbs movement across the mattress. As such, even if one person tosses and turns around, the movements are relatively undetectable for the other.
Frequently Asked Questions
A brand new Aveline mattress comes with a knitted cover to protect the layers. The cover can be removed and washed normally. It provides ample protection for the foam layers, but the use of a waterproof mattress protector is highly encouraged to protect the foam from stains. Note that Modway warranties do not cover damage due to stains
The Aveline mattress does not have a feature that isolates movements. However, the combination of low and high-pressure reactions of the memory foam and the support layer is enough so that you won’t shift to your spouse’s side. Note that although the mattress supports all body weights, you might find it a little bit difficult to sleep on your side, especially if you’re a heavyset person.
Memory foam mattresses can range to a thousand dollars. With a price range ranging from $200 to $600 dollars, the Modway Aveline mattress is fit for all kinds of budgets. How much you pay depends on the size of the mattress you want to buy. Rest assured though that you are getting quality for your money!
Our Thoughts About The Aveline Mattress
We all want to have a restful evening’s sleep after a hard day’s work.
The Aveline mattress provides the comfort that we seek every night. The gel-cooled memory foam luxuriously hugs any sleeper while ensuring his or her body remains in its most natural sleeping position. A natural sleeping position induces a deep and restful sleep while, at the same time, reduces the chance of having headaches, shoulder pains, or back paints from occurring upon waking up.
Also, the combination of the cooling gel and air holes prevents overheating. Sleeping during summer time is now bearable.
For first-timers, sleeping on memory foam can be uncomfortable as it makes the sleeper feel as if he or she is sinking into the bed. The Aveline mattress relieves that uneasiness with its adequate firmness and quick-shape retention capabilities.
Finally, for all the product’s cool features, its price is actually surprisingly affordable. Surely, it’s a sound investment in exchange for a great sleep.
Is a restful, peaceful night’s sleep eluding you for the longest time? Are you experiencing horrible body aches the moment you wake up? Then maybe it’s time to change your old spring mattress with a new, high-tech memory one that is made of memory foam.
If so, consider purchasing the dependable Modway Aveline Mattress. It is chock full of features based on the latest generation of memory foam technology. It’s a revolutionary space-age mattress for an age-old human desire! Sleep away and sweet dreams!