RTHE DAILY GLEANER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 9 Need sleep? Try these mattress options By ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN ing that emits a lavender scent. The smell of reduces overheating, perspiration and lengths that penetrate any fabric, such as Scripps Howard News Service lavender is said to be relaxing and, in turn, chills and also adapts to the body’s thermal sheets or pajamas, and stimulates blood can help the body needs. cells to increase oxygenation. It’s time to talk about a good night’s get into sleep mode. “Park Place also produces a heat- Oxygen Therapy is The eco-therapy mattress is made with sleep. Upcoming models yet another mattress bamboo yarn and latex. Bamboo yarn With all the stress we are subject to, a will offer vanilla therapy mattress. This mattress uses product designed for is said to have natural antibacterial and peaceful, relaxing sleep is health-restoring and country-linen temperature-regulating technology better sleep. It utiliz- moisture-managing properties. The tick- and rejuvenating. scents. The aromas called Outlast that balances the es Holofiber, a ma- ing is soft as cashmere and silk, but durable There are some innovative mattresses are said to last three terial that has been like cotton. The bamboo yarn also acts as a available to help achieve blissful sleep. to five years. sleeper’s temperature continuously proven to increase deodorant, keeping the mattress fresh. Let’s explore. Park Place also during the night. NASA actually uses blood-oxygen levels Finally, there’s the Magnetic Therapy A company called Art Van (www.artvan. produces a heat- this temperature-regulating technol- in the body. This is mattress, which embeds magnets in the com) boasts a Sleep to Live diagnostic bed therapy mattress. good for those who ticking. Magnets are said to improve blood that includes an intuitive computer sys- This mattress uses ogy for astronauts’ gloves. Outlast go to bed aching flow, cure a number of ailments such as tem. It uses data gathered from millions of temperature-regu- reduces overheating, perspiration from hard labor or joint pain and migraines, and, of course, body profiles to help the consumer deter- lating technol- and chills and also adapts to the extensive body work- provide healthful sleep. mine the right sleeping surface for his or ogy called Outlast outs. The increased All of these mattresses retail at about her body type. that balances the body’s thermal needs.” blood-oxygen levels $999 to $1,999 and sound blissfully relax- Another company called Park Place fea- sleeper’s tempera- in the body allow for ing. Good night. tures an entire line of mattresses called ture continuously during the night. NASA faster recovery and ease of muscle use. The Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Sleep Therapy. One of the options is an actually uses this temperature-regulating means by which Holofiber does its magic Naples, Fla., is author of Mystery of Color. For design inqui- aromatherapy mattress that features tick- technology for astronauts’ gloves. Outlast is through the ticking, which emits wave- ries, write to Rosemary at DsgnQuest@aol.com.