Are you waking up with back or body pain? Are you feeling hot at night or sweating? Are you feeling drained of energy even after waking up? Do you toss/turn a lot at night?

So how do we know which one is a right mattress for our body?

Is it soft? Is it hard? Is it orthopaedic? Which brand?

So many questions and so many brands and so many options!

The answer is simple – a good or a great mattress should be able to adapt to the natural shape our body. Which means, it should support the spine keeping it straight while at the same time, should be able to provide comfort to high pressure points like hips & shoulders.

What options do you have?

Now let’s see options in the market and their pros & cons to select the best mattress for your health and body.

Soft Mattresses (Memory Foam & Soft Foam)

These mattresses feel comfortable as they cuddle the body, however they are not able to provide support to the spine and hence can lead to back pain problems over time

Hard Mattresses (Coir, Rebounded & Orthopaedic)

We all know what doctors or adults in family would say – sleep on hard mattress if you got back pain!

It happens as it provides support to spine to keep in natural shape. Similarly most Orthopaedic mattresses have a medium soft comfort layer, however a very firm transition and support layer which again leads to discomfort and no relief to high pressure points like hips and shoulders. These are curvatures in our body which need the mattress to take its shape to get the plush and comfort feel.

Smart Grid Mattresses

Mattress technology has not changed in India in the last many years. Hence The Sleep Company set itself on the mission to really step-change the quality of sleep for each one of us with the launch of it’s Smart Grid mattress.

It is outcome of years of research with each layer created with SLEEP SCIENCE as the foundation.

It is not a memory foam, spring or latex mattress, but one that intelligently adapts to every human body type no matter what your weight is or sleeping position is.

Smart Grid is made from a hyper elastic polymer gel material which has properties of absorbing pressure and providing comfort to the different body part. The Grid has been designed to give a SOFT feeling on body curvatures like hips, shoulder while a FIRM feeling on back. This helps to reduce and avoids back pain and other body pains over time.

  1. 2X more back support & comfort: The Smart Grid given the column structure intelligently adapts to your body shape. These walls buckle down on smaller body parts like hips, shoulders to CUDDLE them while the walls stay FIRM under bigger body parts like back to keep spine straight. This ensure more support vs. an orthopaedic mattresses while giving plush and cozy feeling
  2. Zero Partner Disturbance: The Smart Grid Layer isolates the motion so that even if your partner could dance the conga, while you’re fast asleep besides them
  3. Air Flow Technology: The open gird structure of the patented Smart Grid layer promotes air flow, it does not trap your body heat, and does not make you feel hot and stuffy at night.
  4. Non-toxic & Hypoallergenic: The Smart Grid is made from food grade polymers and uses non-VOCs (unlike foam) and is completely safe and healthy for you and your family.

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How is Smart Grid different from Other Regular Mattresses?

Let’s first see what are foams are memory foam made of: they are mainly made of polyurethane. Memory foam has some additional chemicals to increase its density and viscosity (the sinking feeling we all hear about or see).

What are the big cons of memory foam mattresses?

Sleeps Hot: Memory foam given highly dense material (very little pores for air circulation) retains the body heat and hence starts feeling very hot over time.

Sags over time: Memory foam and most other foams even if stretched little bit will break and they sag over time / forms impressions under heavy body parts like hips and shoulders.

Whereas Smart Grid is not like any existing material – it has been developed from a food grade hyper elastic polymer which has pressure absorbing and weight distribution properties. It is the first mattress to have a grid structure – which helps ensure the mattress can take the shape of your body giving a FIRM feel under your back and SOFT feel under your hips/shoulders.

Mattress takes all the pressure and not your body. So no more tossing or turning!

Relieves Pain Point: Intelligently designed Smart grid is soft at hips and shoulders while being FIRM at back.

Sleeps Cool: The Smart Grid with grid structure promotes air circulation and hence no sweating at night.

Promise Not To Break Away: The Smart Grid can be stretched to more than 1000% retaining its original shape. Hence no more sagging or sinking over time.

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Pressure Mapping Testing – Smart Grid Mattress vs. Memory Foam

The pressure mapping shows how your body parts receive pressure when lying down on a mattress. The scale has colors from blue (lowest pressure) to reds (highest pressure). If we see The Sleep Company mattress test results show mainly blues and green which means it create no pressure as the Smart Grid distributes weight. However if we see other memory foam mattresses, we mainly see yellow and red which shows the pressure created on different body parts.

Happy & Healthy Sleep!

About the Author

Priyanka Salot, Co-founder, The Sleep Company. She graduated from IIM Calcutta in 2009 , worked in the industry for a decade mainly with P&G as India head for detergents and diaper business. She left the company to start The Sleep Company – where they have launched first of its kind Smart Grid mattress in India. Its a patent pending technology developed by their team of scientists to provide way more support than an orthopedic mattress and comfort.