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How Your Mattress May Affect Your Relationship

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Many couples’ romantic problems may be easier to solve  than they think. That’s because the trouble, if it’s an intimacy  issue, may be due to nothing more than their mattress.

The Problem

A recent study by independent research group POCO Labs, evaluating the  performance of memory foam mattresses vs. those made of fabric-encased  innersprings plus foam, gel or latex (called Ultimate Hybrid), showed a  consumer preference for the Ultimate Hybrid mattress for both sleep and  intimacy. The research also uncovered consumer issues regarding intimacy on  memory foam mattresses. People described the experience as being “stuck  in quicksand,” “uncomfortable,” “difficult” and  even “horrible.” The study also indicates that many memory foam  owners are less intimate.

Data shows most consumers buying mattresses do not evaluate them for  intimacy, instead focusing only on sleeping comfort and support. A recent  Consumer Reports mattress test found “about 40 percent of buyers had  regrets about their purchases” and recommended “You can do better  than foam,” ranking the top three innerspring mattresses above the best  memory foam mattress.

Michael Magnuson, founder and CEO of, an independent mattress  guide for consumers, says, “The bottom line is, mattress shoppers are  very confused about choosing the right mattress for their needs. There is  certainly a large percentage of people for whom a hybrid mattress would be a  great match but currently very few of these people know they should be  looking for one.”

An Answer

Such mattresses are available, and are often made with Leggett &  Platt’s Comfort Core fabric-encased innerspring technology paired with  the latest innovations in specialty sleep materials for a best-of-class  hybrid that offers the favorable aspects and benefits of foam, gel or latex  without the downside found in mattresses predominantly made of those  materials. In fact, the Consumer Reports article gave an Ultimate Hybrid  mattress a “Best Buy” rating and found “three memory foam  models could make changing positions a challenge.”

Explains Dr. Caleb Browning, a physicist at Leggett & Platt,   “Comfort Core innersprings are individually wrapped and guard against  motion disturbance from your partner during sleep but still provide a  critical return of bounce, whereas memory foam really sinks the body and  absorbs energy, which makes any movement like changing positions difficult.  Memory foam consumes you, rather than working and moving with you like  innersprings.”

Designed to provide unprecedented comfort and support, these Ultimate  Hybrid mattresses are offered by many of the world’s leading brands in  a variety of styles and price ranges.

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