Why do we sleep? It never struck me to wonder why until I asked my manager at work on some tips to improve my thinking “out-of-the-box”. Background on this, I was at this point in my work life that I decided I need to be more creative and the answer he gave me was, sleep more.
He also asked me to read the book by Matthew Walker titled ‘Why We Sleep’. A couple of chapters in, I realized just how important sleep is. Literally every seconds you sacrifice your sleep, you’re actually slowly killing your cells and yourself effectively. This really scares me especially given how often I’d chose something else instead of sleeping.
It’s extremely crucial to get between 7-8 hours of sleep and one that includes sufficient ratio of deep sleep and light sleep. Ever since, I’ve been looking for various ways to improve my sleep quality and that starts from the bedroom itself. I’ve explored different techniques from using scented candles to essential oils diffuser to a mattress topper!
When I first moved to Singapore, I had trouble trying to fall asleep. I suspected this was probably due to various factor but mainly, just missing my bed in Malaysia! To start out with, my mattress back home had more support and was firmer than the one I had in Singapore. Thankfully, not long after my move, Sleep Wiz | MattressTopper.sg reached out to me offering to review their star product ErgoLush™ Gel-infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper.
ErgoLush™ Gel-infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper
As what the name suggest, a mattress topper is what you actually place this right over your mattress. The idea is that with this topper, you’re able to refresh your old mattress or if you’re like me, realises that the mattress you have lack the firmness or support. This is a good alternative, as opposed to having to fork out more money to purchase a new one.
What is it?
It is made from viscoelastic memory foam, which is developed by NASA and have since been used extensively in the mattress industry. This memory foam is unlike your typical version, where it combines a gel-infusion technology with the inclusion of air vents and open cell structure. The thermally conductive gel and the air vents help keep your body cool through the night. After using the topper, I was able to fix my air-con room temperature fixed at 24-25 degrees Celcius instead of the usual 19 degrees.
Another feature of the vicsoelasticity memory foam is its ability to absorb motions from your partner’s movement. Whilst I have only had a couple of friends over before, I didn’t have the opportunity to experience it first hand, I can say that the motions are less obvious than if compared to a normal mattress.
The size of the mattress topper was actually slightly larger than the usual mattress size. When I inquired with the team of Sleep Wiz, I was informed that it was actually intentional, the reason being was that it would ensure that the mattress topper sufficiently covered the mattress below.
That made sense but it ended up having the topper curved downwards at the end of my bed. Despite this, it actually stayed in place which I was amazed. This is contributed to a combination of factor. The first being that the mattress topper is actually pretty heavy, weighing 6.75kg. The second is that is there are elastic at the four corners of the topper to help you secure it down.
In terms of the comfort level, I definitely love having that extra layer which meant that it’s higher than the level of most mattress. Not excessively though as it’s only 2 inches in height but what it does is that it redistribute pressure equally across your body. The resulting effect is that you’ll feel as though you’re floating on clouds. Coupled with the smoothest bedsheets ever, bedtime have now became my favourite part of the day.
Where to buy?
If you would like to try this product, you can shop them from this link here >> ErgoLush™ Gel-infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper. The prices varies depending on the size chosen. There is a Super Single size for S$87.90, Queen size for S$119.90 and the last one is S$189.90 for King size.
You’ll be pleased to know that there is a 7-Night free trial, for you to try and if you don’t love it, Sleep Wiz will give you back a full refund! On top of that, there is a also free shipping to all address within Singapore. 🙂 There is definitely even more reasons to buy or even just try the mattress I would say.