According to the Better Sleep Council, temperature is one of the top 4 factors, among mattress comfort, light and noise that attribute to a good night’s sleep cycle. A sleep environment that is too warm or too cool can disrupt sleep. While you’re tossing and turning, you’re depriving yourself of valuable sleep.
In our climate controlled laboratory in Golden, Colorado, Outlast recorded infrared images utilizing a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) Systems PM 675 Thermal Imaging Camera. As shown in Fig. 1, the female sleeper (left) is a much warmer sleeper than her male partner. If covered up with a traditional bedding ensemble, the heat generated by her body would become trapped under the covers, causing her to overheat, migrate to her cooler partner and create an uncomfortable sleeping climate for both sleepers.
Bedding components made with Outlast® technology have the ability to manage the build-up of heat by absorbing excess heat and allowing your bed to maintain a more balanced temperature under the covers. Fig. 2 shows how the Outlast® technology in the mattress pad has adapted to each individual’s temperature as evidenced by their unique temperature signatures.
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