When you think of copper, you probably think of pennies and not much else. But did you know that copper is an element necessary for human health? According to Livestrong.com, copper has been used since 400 B.C. to treat a variety of disorders. PerformaSleep has taken this ancient metal and infused the top layer of our mattress to ensure that our sleepers get the best benefit for their active lifestyles.
Copper is antimicrobial and antibacterial
Copper has been used in healthcare settings, as doorknobs, and to store water in places that contain bacteria, because of its natural antimicrobial properties. Our team has taken this principal to the mattress, knowing full well how rife with bacteria and microbes our mattresses get.
This could benefit you greatly if you check out just how germy your mattress can be if it’s even just a few years old. According to this article in Business Insider, researchers have identified that we share our beds with millions of fungi and bacteria, including even sometimes horrible ones like e.coli.
According to the same article, here’s a list of things that could be lurking in your mattress every night(!):
· Allergens: Dust mites; cat, dog, and cockroach dander
· Fungal spores: Penicillium, Cladosporium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus
· Bacteria: Skin, oral, intestinal/fecal, genital, including Staphylococcus, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus
· Skin cells
· Sweat: Up to 26 gallons per year
And if you really want to nerd out on this – like us – check out this video of a researcher in England showing the rapid way that copper kills nasty bacteria.
It is important to replace your mattress a minimum of every five years and make sure you are sleeping on a clean surface. The PerformaSleep top copper layer ensures that you are using some of the best technology available to maintain a clean, healthy sleeping surface.
Check out the other layers we’ve designed and consider buying Performa for a cleaner, cooler sleep experience with copper!