The New Technology That's Helping People Sleep

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Technology can do a lot to help you sleep at night. Blue light filters can stop all the screens of 21st century life messing with your internal clock, and there are even gizmos that help you de-stress and nod off at the end of a long day. But there’s a different kind of technology and engineering that’s helping people get a good night’s rest, and it’s one you’re probably not expecting.

With the kind of extensive testing and engineering Casper has put into developing its foam mattresses, it’s hard not to think of them as a technology in their own right. Here’s everything you need to know about these incredible mattresses.

Support for all Body Types

Mattresses are a very unique experience, and what’s right for one person might not be right for another. The challenge the Casper engineering team took on 4 years ago was creating one that was universal, and offers what everyone wants out of their bed. Something that works for everyone, regardless of their respective shape, size, or sleeping preferences.

Casper's mattresses utilise memory foam for high levels of support and comfort as well as a breathable latex top layer to help regulate your temperature and make sure you don't over or underheat.

Sleep Engineers and Their Memory Foam

To go a little deeper into Casper's highly engineered materials, which are deliberately designed to aid a good night's sleep, here's more about their different layers. Each one is made with Polyurethane foam (also known as memory foam), with an incredible and unique molecular structure.

The foam is made up of tiny little microscopic cells that are filled with air and vary in both size and shape. Each cell is made up of struts, which offer support, and windows that take up the space between each strut. Each window can be open, closed, or somewhere in between, due to the fact air is pushed out of the cells when they’re compressed.

Not only does this mean you can get a 10-inch thick mattress into relatively small packaging, it also means that the foam is able to spread your weight across a much larger surface area - rather than a few specific points like you’d find with a spring mattress.

Casper's research shows that mattresses using a single piece of material only have the qualities of that one material. That's why Casper uses four different types of foam, so it combines all of their complementary qualities for optimum design.

The four layers react to you when you lie on it, with your body experiencing each one simultaneously. Each layer is slightly different, with increasing layers of rigidity, which means you’ll get the comfort and support that you need but without the sinking feeling some people experience when they use memory foam.

The whole idea behind Casper’s approach is to ensure that the final product is the very best it can be, and it does that with a mix of design and constant feedback from a group of over 400,000 customers. There are also countless tests and grading processes that the mattresses go through, and with the changes that get tested and implemented every single day you know you’re getting the very best mattress money can buy.

To buy a Casper mattress for yourself, or find out more about this innovative company and the experts that work to engineer a perfect mattress, visit: casper.com.

Casper is providing Gizmodo UK readers with a special discount code for its mattresses. To apply your discount, visit Casper, just choose your mattress and apply the code gizmodo50 at the checkout for £50 off.