The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress has been designed and constructed to provide a memorable sleep for anyone and creates a sleep surface with balanced support regardless of tossing and turning. The mattress distributes the weight of the body evenly throughout the surface of the mattress and relieves pressure points like hips, shoulders, heels, etc. The mattress is also body-conforming and provides excellent motion isolation for sleep partners. In case, one sleep partner moves or gets up from the bed; the other partner would not be disturbed. The foams used in this mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, and the mattress also conforms to the federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633. It is delivered to the purchaser in a compressed and rolled form in a vacuum-sealed pack to allow for convenience.
Materials and Construction
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Matters comprises of a soft knit fabric cover which is breathable and allows for an air circulation through it that wicks away the sweat and moisture from the body as well as the mattress. It is also comfortable to lie on and provides a soft sleep surface which is dry and keeps the body cool. Due to its breathability, it is temperature regulating and manages the moisture as well. The heat from the body is dissipated through this soft knit fabric cover, and it serves to off-gas the mattress as well during its initial days. This cover is not removable and cannot be washed separately either. Inside this mattress cover, the mattress contains two layers of foam. The topmost layer is a 4-inch layer of memory foam while the layer at the bottom is an 8-inch layer of high-density support foam which serves as a base of the mattress. Thus, the mattress provides breathability through the soft knit cover, memory foam body conformance, and pressure relief through its top memory foam layer and ultimate support through the bottom layer of high-density foam which serves as a support base.
The top foam layer of this mattress is a 4-inch memory foam layer. In the last 20 years or so, memory foam has become a very popular alternative to the traditional spring beds, and it is also quite affordable. This type of foam offers comfort based on technology that it employs and is initially developed during the 1960s when there was a space race going on between the United States and the Soviet Union. Memory foam was one of the products that were developed among many, which later proved quite beneficial on a commercial scale as well. It is also referred to as viscoelastic foam and was developed by NASA in 1966. It exhibited qualities of cushioning and being able to deflect gravitational effects which caused a lot of stress for astronauts as they took off in their spacecraft or re- entered the atmosphere. Very soon, a lot of medical and commercial applications where discovered, and memory foam was sold to a public company which introduced it in mattresses in the 90s.This was a watershed moment for the mattress industry as it had remained quite the same for at least the last one hundred years.
With a rise in its popularity, this innovative product started to reach many homes across the United States and abroad as more and more people realized its amazing benefits. Many manufacturers started making it, and at present, at least 20% of the total mattress sales account for memory foam mattresses, and this is growing at a fast rate. Memory foams beneficial in many respects, and the foremost is pressure point relief. Initially, this characteristic of memory foam had enabled its use for medical applications to cushion and provide comfort to patients in Intensive care Units (ICUs) at hospitals and was also used to make wheelchair cushions. When a person lies down on a mattress, the gravity pulls him/her downwards, and an upward force is applied to balance the gravitational pull. This leads to severe pressure on the soft human tissue which can suffer possible damage and can also affect blood circulation. Memory foam relieves these pressure points and provides comfort while minimizing pain in the most sensitive areas.
The top layer of memory foam in this mattress adjusts to the shape of the body and does not force the body to contour to it. It also does not place additional upward pressure on the body and does not push back like the traditional spring beds. It supports every part of the body individually ad distributes the body weight evenly across the entire surface of the mattress. It supports the lower back and allows the spine to stay in a neutral position, which is the desired position for the spine. On traditional beds, the weight of the body gets exerted on hips, shoulders, and heels and these come under severe pressure. This leads to less than adequate support for the lower back for side and back sleepers, causing muscular tension as well as pain. Memory foam layer takes care of such issues. People with fibromyalgia and arthritis can benefit a lot from this mattress as it supports correct spinal alignment and adjusts to body shape. Reduced pain would lead to a very comfortable sleep.
This layer of memory foam enables the mattress to allow people with all types of sleep styles a perfect sleep surface. Whether they sleep on their back, sides of the stomach, the memory foam layer cradles to every part of their bodies and lets each part settle down on the mattress in the most comfortable position. No pressure points are formed. The mattress curves along the spine for back sleepers and provides lumbar support. For side sleepers, it supports the waist and takes the pressure off the hips and the shoulders. For stomach sleepers, it prevents pressure points and keeps their back in proper shape.
The memory foam layer absorbs motion and does not transfer it. This is great for sleep partners, especially those who have separate sleep schedules. When one sleep partner moves or gets up from the bed, the other sleep partner is not disturbed. On traditional spring beds, this is not possible. Traditional beds also house up to a million dust mites as they have space within them where they can thrive. Indoor allergies are caused due to these even though; they might be harmless. The memory foam layer, as well as the higher density support foam base, are too dense for the dust mites to live and thrive in. Simply vacuum cleaning would allow this mattress to remain free of dust mites leading to an allergy-free sleep environment. The breathable knit cover also contributes to keeping the mattress clean and sanitary in this respect.
The ability to keep allergens away makes this mattress hypoallergenic as well. People who have allergy issues can feel very comfortable omit. Allergens such as pet dander and mold are repelled by this mattress. People who have allergies from feather, wool, and fiber, etc. can use this mattress as well. Memory foam and high-density support foam layers of this mattress require the least maintenance. Simple occasional vacuuming is usually enough to keep this mattress clean and odor-free. This is unlike traditional spring beds which require monthly rotating or flipping the mattress and springs can bust as well. The memory foam layer is also less likely to sag as compared to spring beds over long periods. Thus, it provides a lot of comfort to the body ad stays clean and sanitary leading to purchaser satisfaction.
The 8-inch support foam layer provides ultimate support to the body, ensuring that it would not get the sinking feeling. It also ensures that due to the dense structure of the support foam base, dust mites do not live and thrive in it. The density of the support base foams is usually greater than 5 lb./ft3, and this means that one cubic foot of the support base foam is heavier than 5 lbs. With this density, it serves to provide a lot of support to the body and keeps it properly aligned. An adequate level of support is necessary under the memory foam to ensure that the body sleeps comfortably and sleeps fully supportive throughout the night. The combination of the memory foam and high-density support base foam ensure this, and the soft, breathable knit cover ensures cool and dry sleep throughout the night.
|Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||10-year limited warranty.|
|Type:||All foam Mattress (Memory Foam and Support Foam|
|Ideal for:||All types of sleepers but especially for back and side sleepers. People with allergies as well as couples.|
|Sizes available:||Twin, Full, Queen and King|
|Quality of Materials:||Conformance to federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633 safety standard. CertiPUR-US certified foams|
|Differentiators:||Firm, moisture-wicking, temperature regulating, body-conforming, pressure-relieving, and supportive. Prevents motion transfer|
|Comparable Mattresses:||Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress|
Comfort & Ergonomics
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress provides comfort in a variety of ways. The comfort starts with the soft, breathable knit cover which ensures that the body remains dry and cool as it enables the wicking away of sweat and moisture from the body due to the airflow that goes through it due to its breathability. The sleep microenvironment created on the top of the mattress as a result of this is crucial in giving a very soft, comfortable, dry, and cool feeling to the body.
The comfort level is further enhanced as the memory foam layer cradles the body and adjusts to its shape. It curves along the curves of the body. Unlike a traditional bed, it relieves pressure points, which can result due to the mutual action and reaction of the gravitational and the upward force applied by the mattress. The memory foam layer does not push back the body, and this relieves pressure points which would otherwise have been created on traditional bed. The weight of the body is also evenly distributed across the entire surface of the mittenlike a traditional bed where it would be concentrated on the hips, heels, and shoulders leading to sore muscles and a feeling of numbness in the legs.
When sleep partners lie on the memory foam layer of the mattress, the memory foam under their bodies gets compressed while the part of the mattress which is not under any weight would stay in its original shape. When one sleep partner moves or gets up from the bed, the memory foam layer area under him/her would regain its shape quickly, and thus, the motion would be absorbed. The other sleep partner would not be affected by this movement and would continue to sleep comfortably. This is a remarkable difference from a traditional bed which would cause the sleeping partner to be jolted and awakened. Thus, this ability of the memory foam layer in this mattress leads to a lot of comfort for the sleep partners.
The excellent ergonomics created on the memory foam layer in this mattress allows for a very comfortable and sound sleep. The body conformance and pressure relieving properties of memory foam are instrumental in enhancing this comfort level to new heights. As the memory foam layers molds to the body and cradles it, the sleeper is protected from rolling on the mattress and stays in place nicely and firmly. This mattress has got a firm feel, and it is preferred by those people who like their mattress to be firm so that it can support their spine properly and relieve muscular tension and pain. The pain-relieving properties of this mattress are an additional source of comfort to people who have conditions like arthritis, etc.
The ability of both the memory foam layer, as well as that of the high-density support foam layer to keep dust mites and allergens way from the mattress, leads to a lot of comforts as well. The memory foam structure is quite dense and is in sharp contrast to the empty spaces that are found in traditional spring beds. Dust mites and allergens like pet dander, etc. can easily get into the empty spaces in the traditional spring beds and thrive there. The memory foam and high-density support foam structures are too dense for this penetration to take place. These two foam layers do not allow the dust mites or allergens to get in and thrive. This makes this mattress very comfortable for people who have allergy issues or skin sensitivity They would not wake up on this mattress with stuffed noses or skin irritations and would feel very comfortable, energetic and fully rejuvenated when they wake up in the morning after a deep night’s rest on this mattress. The mattress guarantees a sleep environment which is cool, comfortable, moisture-wicking, temperature regulating, and supportive besides being allergen and dust mite free. This sleep environment ensures a high level of comfort.
Durability and Warranty
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress is highly durable, and it is due to its excellent build quality as well as the high quality of materials employed in constructing it. The manufacturer employs expert artisans and engineers to manufacture the mattress and relies on its research and development, and innovative technology. AS far as the materials are concerned. The mattress has been equipped with high-quality foams which are CertiPUR-US certified. This certification is done after third party independent laboratory testing. This certification relates to both the content of the foams as well as their performance. Thus, the CertiPUR-US certification guarantees the performance of the mattress over the years of its use. The certification ensures that the foams used in this mattress are free of any harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, PBDEs, mercury, lead, other heavy metals, ozone depletes, phthalates, flame retardants, etc. The emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are also well within acceptable limits and are under control. This provides satisfaction to the purchaser that the air in the bedroom where the mattress is placed is going to be clean. The CertiPUR-US certification goes a long way in conveying information about the content and performance of the mattress.
The mattress also conforms to the United States Federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633. The full name of this standard is ‘ Title 16 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1633,’ and it is an act of the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC and the United States Congress. AS such, it is an official and has to be adhered to. It has been effective since July 1, 2007 and its stated purpose is attempting to reduce the number of injuries or deaths which are in any way linked to fires caused in mattresses by limiting the size of the fire which is generated in a test by a mattress set. This test is conducted for 30 minutes. Conformance to this test ensures safety of life and property and also allows businesses and organizations to protect themselves against liabilities. The organizations which use mattresses in their premises are responsible for any injury or death that might occur due to such fires. They could face serious financial liabilities or even complete shutdown in case of a fire incident. Conformance to this standard gives them satisfaction and assurance as well.
The memory foam and the support foam both have high densities, and the support foam has higher amongst the two. The dense structure of the foams ensures high quality as the higher the density of the foam, the higher is its quality. The breathable knit cover, the top memory foam layer and the support foam base are very durable and last for a long time. The durability of the mattress is also dependent upon the way its kept and maintained. It should be vacuumed occasionally, and if it gets a large spill, it can be spot cleaned with water-based products. If the spill is large, a piece of cloth can be used by applying pressure to ooze out the spilled liquid. The mattress can then be air-dried. Heat should not be applied as it would affect the pressure-relieving properties of the memory foam layer. As such, electric blankets, as well as heating pads, should not be used on this mattress.
The mattress needs to be kept on a solid bed frame base or foundation, ensuring that it is not allowed to sag. The bed frame or the foundation should also hold the mattress properly and ensure that it does not wobble or slide. The mattress must be protected from sharp objects, and no bleach or chemicals should be used to clean it. With such proper care, the mattress would last for a very long time. It must be remembered that the cover cannot be removed or washed. Only spot cleaning is applicable. After the mattress arrives, it must be aired in an airy place preferably with the fan turned on for a few days. This process lets it off-gas its process air which gives odor and replaces it with cleanroom air. No bedding should be put on it during these initial few days.
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress is warranted by Dorel Home Products (DHP) which provides an a10-year limited warranty on this mattress as a part of its Mattress Warranty Program. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship and does not cover such defects which arise due to mishandling or during transportation. Burns, wear and tear, cuts, etc. are not covered either. The manufacturer would replace the mattress within the warranty period without any replacement cost. There would, however, be a $75 charge for shipment and handling. Warranty can be claimed by the production of the original receipt of purchase.
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress is a 12-inch high mattress, and when the total height of the sleep system needs to be determined, this height needs to be added to the height of the bed frame base or the foundation vase. If the total height appears to be too much, a low foundation or a bed frame could be used. The mattress is available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes. The Twin size is 75 x 39 x 12 inches and weighs 40.9 lbs. The Full size has got dimensions of 75 x 54 x 12 inches and weighs 53.5 lbs. The Queen size weighs 68.2 lbs., and its dimensions are 80 x 60 x 12 inches. Finally, the King size is available in dimensions of 80 x 76 x 12 inches and weighs 83.6 lbs.
Who is it Ideal for?
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress can be used by all types of sleepers whether they sleep on their back, side, or the stomach. Side and back sleepers tend to be highly satisfied with this mattress. It provides excellent pressure point relief to these sleepers. People with allergy issues can use it to and stay protected from dust mites and allergens. It is very well suited for couples or sleep partners, and especially those who have separate sleep schedules.
- The mattress has a soft, breathable knit cover.
- The mattress takes the shape of the body.
- The mattress relieves pressure points.
- It is especially suited for side and back sleepers.
- It contains CertiPUR-US certified foams.
- The mattress conforms to the United States federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633.
- The mattress distributes weight over the entire surface of the mattress.
- It provides adequate support to the body and keeps the spine aligned.
- It is hypoallergenic as it repels dust mites and allergens.
- It is not suitable for those who prefer very soft mattresses.
- People who mistakenly remove the cover (it is not supposed to be removed) get fiberglass all over their room.
The Signature Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress is a firm mattress and suitable for those who prefer firm mattresses. It provides a cool, soft and breathable sleep surface. It is moisture-wicking and temperature regulating and distributes weight evenly throughout the surface of the mattress. It is body-conforming, and pressure-relieving and repels dust mites and allergens. The foams are CertiPUR-US certified, and the mattress conforms to the United States federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633 against fire protection. It is well suited for side and back sleepers as it relieves pressure points like hips and shoulders. It is good for couples as it prevents motion transfer.