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Tempflow Mattress and My Sleep Experiment
I take sleeping very seriously. As the days get longer and the nights get increasingly shorter, the time I have to sleep becomes more precious every day. If I don’t get a solid six hours of quality sleep a night I am irritably, groggy, sore, and basically a drain upon society. That is why choosing a mattress can become a monumental challenge. If I don’t choose a good mattress then I can say ‘good night’ to a good night’s rest, and that does not sit well with me (or my wife for that matter). So when Relief Mart contacted me about testing and reviewing the Tempflow Mattress for RVs and home, you can imagine my hesitation. Before I even took the mattress out of the packaging, I wrote up a list of the qualities I wanted in a mattress, and I decided right then and there that for me to recommend this Tempflow mattress, it would have to meet all these criteria.
I have had my run-ins with lumpy, droopy, hard-as-rock mattresses in the past, and they were not pleasant experiences. So right off the bat, I wanted to make sure that this Tempflow Mattress had the right amount of support so I don’t fold in half, but also have enough to provide comfort. Experts at the Spine Universe research firm state that a mattress should allow the spine to assume its natural curve. Too hard a mattress, and the spine is forced into an unnatural position, but too soft, and the spine sags, and you can experience painful back aches.
Tempflow Mattresses are made from a special Biogreen Memory foam, which cradles you body, and keeps your spine in a natural position. My wife and I laid on the bed, and instantly the memory foam took an impression of our shape, and we sank in. The mattress supported all the bumps, bulges, and curves of our bodies, and it eliminated the rebound pressure of hard springs or rubber that is in a lot of other mattresses. We both laid on mattress for a good bit, and then we both rolled over and said ‘Wow…This is comfortable!”
Many good quality memory foam mattresses are made from very dense foam that doesn’t breathe well, due to its heavy weight and compact cell structure (that is why many foam mattresses feel so ‘dense’ when you lay on them). This leads to ‘night sweating’, of which I am not a fan. I hate waking up in the middle of the night feeling like I just ran the Boston Marathon. So I needed to test whether this Tempflow Mattress with Biogreen memory foam could keep me cool at night. Researching the mattress I discovered that Tempflow mattresses are covered in these little cells that use a patented airflow circulation technology that expels body heat out of the mattress, and circulates cooler air though the layers of the mattress. The mattress even has a bamboo fabric cover that further increases breathe ability.
And those little cells really work! Even though it was memory foam, the mattress stayed cool throughout the night, and we didn’t break a sweat!
My third criterion for the Tempflow mattress was more of an ascetic one. Not only do I want a mattress that is comfortable, but I also want to know that by buying one I am doing right by the environment. I want to be confident that the products I buy will not harm me or harm the environment 20 years from now.
On the ‘green’ front, Tempflow mattress came out on top. The Biogreen Memory Foam contains no harmful chemicals like:
- PBDE (Harmful fire retardant)
- TDI (can cause asthma)
- Boric Acid (Harmful industrial cleaner)
- Bromine (an oxidizing agent)
All the Tempflow mattresses are hypo-allergenic, environmentally friendly, and non-toxic. Even better, Tempflow is 100% American made. Many other mattress companies say they are ‘American Made’ but purchase their foam or other products from over-seas manufacturers because it is cheaper. But Tempflow uses high-quality American Foam to build a high-quality product. Tempflow is so sure about how the build their mattresses, the offer a LIFETIME warranty on them. A LIFETIME! That is quite a long period of time (unless you like to sky dive or bungee jump a lot). The fact that Relief Mart—who is an industry leader in pain relief, comfort management, and memory foam products—carries Tempflow mattresses also gave me piece of mind about the product as well.
I admit that at first, I was incredibly skeptical about replacing my old mattress with any ‘new’ mattress. But I had to eat humble pie this time, because the Tempflow mattress was one of the most comfortable mattresses I have ever slept on. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. Be warned though—you will fall in love with this mattress!