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A Better Night’s Sleep: Yogabed

posted by gumptiongear July 12, 2016 0 comments

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“Your future depends on your dreams. So go to sleep!” – Mesut Barazany.

While sleep and its impact on athletic performance is still being researched, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you’re not getting the sleep your body needs, then you aren’t providing your body with the proper rest and recovery necessary to perform at your best.

The Quality Sleep Quandary…
Getting enough rest can prove to be a daunting task on its own accord. As we’ve all experienced, we’re just not as adept at anything in our lives if we don’t sleep well. Without proper sleep, there are substantial effects on mood, mental and cognitive skills, and motor abilities. Add in the demanding toll of physical activity associated with training, competing or your weekend-warrior routine, and we go from ‘normal’ to ‘zombie status’ in a frighteningly short period of time.

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So let’s assume for a moment that in fact, sleep is the best form of recovery. If that is the case, then it’s fair to ponder the importance of slumber’s prime accessory, the mattress. After all, better sleep makes for better living, and what is a mattress if not our most important nighttime equipment? Thankfully, a handful of smart kids in the sleep industry have recognized this reality and kickstarted a revolution putting comfort and convenience, rest and recovery, at the forefront of your sleep experience.

Offering advanced technologies developed by a  team of mattress manufacturing experts with over 40 years of industry experience, Yogabed mattresses take inspiration from the pressure-relieving aspects of yoga to deliver a cool, comfortable sleep. Sound too good be be true? Hang in, because we’re just getting started.

MV3A1125Admittedly, picking the right mattress is a little bit of a Goldilocks situation: A mattress that’s too firm applies too much pressure to certain points of the body. By contrast, a mattress that’s too soft can contour too much, failing to provide adequate support resulting in its own set of issues.  Either way, you’re body doesn’t get the full rest it needs. Of course, “just right” bed firmness is a subjective thing about which opinions will vary wildly – but the reality is that about 85% of us sleep within the same comfort range.

Enter the secret to the Yogabed mattress – the Yoga Comfort System. An advanced layered system specifically designed to optimally support the body by dispersing weight evenly and reducing pressure points that cause tossing and turning. In essence, it’s a ‘Goldi-locks design’ that lands right in the sweet spot of comfort for the vast majority of people, including our own athletes, and it’s one of the major features that sets Yogabed apart from the crowd.

Part of that layering system is the Yoga Instant Response Foam which comprises the top layer on every Yogabed mattress. Why are we singling out this particular feature? Here’s why; traditionally the biggest knock on memory foam has always been that while comfortable, it was hot. More than just an annoyance, a “hot” mattress can actually be a significant issue for athletes who need to keep their bodies cool due to increased metabolic activity.

MV3A1136Designed to retain the best qualities of memory foam, latex foam and gel foam, all-in-one, the Yoga Instant Response foam virtually eliminates the ‘hot bed’ issue providing a cool comfortable sleep night in and night out. 

Another design feature that we appreciated was the removable cover. Simply unzip the top cover, machine wash it, and then zip it back up with the same ease with which it was removed. Gone are worries about dust mites, bed bugs and other creepy crawlies that haunt your dreams. And let’s be honest, it’s also the perfect solution for the athletes who sometimes knock out from exhaustion before getting in that shower.    

With Yogabed, not only do you get a great mattress, but a completely redesigned shopping experience. Rather than wandering a warehouse shifting through fifty different mattress styles and features,Yogabed simplifies the buying process by selling just one type of mattress. Whether you go with the twin which retails for $574 or the California King which retails for $974 you get the same blissful night’s rest.

MV3A1122Simply pick your mattress size and the Yogabed mattress is compressed, boxed and shipped for convenience to your home. It sounds crazy, but we can attest to the fact that it works. That being said, we know that finding the perfect mattress is largely about personal preference, which is why it’s a significant bonus that Yogabed lets you test out their sleep experience in the privacy of your own home. No awkward showroom shopping experiences, no wondering if you should have upgraded. Just an amazing mattress, shipped for free.

Notes from the Slumber…
After spending four months with the Yogabed mattress, we can confidently say that Yogabed ensured every night was sated with slumber. Even more amazing than the impressive and restorative sleep offered from Yogabed is their industry leading money-back trial which is a full  365 days, not 75, 100 or 120 days. Moreover, every Yogabed comes with the peace of mind of a 10 year best-in-class warranty. Right about now you should be getting the picture that there’s no reason for you not to try out Yogabed.

For those looking to complete your sleep system in proper fashion, considering the
 Yogabed Pillows is a must. As someone who has literally spent hundreds of dollars endeavoring to find the perfect pillow, I can attest to the fact that these pillows are about as good as it gets. They bring the same incredible cradling comfort of your mattress into your pillow. They are so good in fact, we might be ordering an additional set.

Bottom Line…
Sleep better. Feel better. Live better. From the online shopping experience to the bedroom slumber, Yogabed has your sleep experience dialed in and perfected.

*Gumption Gear Review received the product sample from Yogabed at no cost, and receives no monetary compensation for this or any related review. The items featured were provided solely in return for our honest views and opinions.

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