The benefits of copper have been known for thousands of years. It’s not just an attractive metal, but a highly versatile one as well!
The first use of copper in objects happened between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. By 1500 B.C., Egyptians were using copper on burns, to sterilize wounds, and to ease headache pain. Today, it’s used extensively in home heating systems and car radiators because of it’s excellent ability to conduct heat.
It’s only natural, then, that we should be looking at ways to use copper’s unique attributes to improve products we use on a daily basis.
Which brings us to the topic of mattresses. But why in the world, you may ask, would anyone put copper in a memory foam mattress? Read on, because we have some answers that might surprise you!
Copper is Antimicrobial and Antibacterial
You’ve probably been hearing for years about the need to regularly replace our mattresses because they’re huge collectors of dust and bacteria. Not only do we shed about eight pounds of skin every year, it’s estimated that 1.5 million dust mites, which feed on dead skin cells, live in our mattresses. Yuck.
Enter copper. Copper is known to kill bacteria when it comes in contact with it, including E. Coli. Gregor Grass of the University of Nebraska, who authored a study on copper’s effect on bacteria, said, “when microbes were exposed to copper surfaces, we observed contact killing to take place at the rate of tens to hundreds of millions of bacterial cells within minutes.”
It makes sense that copper would be the perfect ingredient to add to mattresses, where we spend so much of our time, and leave so much behind!
Dust mite waste contains a protein that provokes allergic reactions in people. If you get rid of the dust mites, you can alleviate the allergic reactions they cause! Because copper kills dust mites, it eliminates a major cause of allergies in your bedroom!
Copper Keeps You Cool!
Memory foam mattresses, while comfortable, have had a reputation of being pretty hot. The foam itself collects and traps body heat. Enter copper. Metal in general is an excellent conductor of heat, meaning it attracts heat well. Copper, because of its structure is one of the best, which is why it’s so often used in car radiators and hvac systems.
Which makes it great for mattresses as well. Copper in mattresses pulls all of the body heat collected in the memory foam away from you, leaving you feeling much cooler, and cooler means better sleep.
Recognizing the unique benefits of copper, Zonkd infuses all of its talalay latex mattresses with a memory foam top layer that’s infused with copper gel. As the closest layer to your body, the copper kills bacteria and dust mites, and does an excellent job of drawing heat away from your body for a refreshingly cool sleep.
If you’re still unsure about the benefits of copper, give us a try. Because we offer a 110 night risk-free trial, you just can’t lose when you #chooseyoursnooze.