Results are in…

Does the Tanda mattress really work? It claims cool, but does it deliver? Here at Tanda, we put this to the test using thermal imaging software so you can see the difference. The Seek ThermalTM camera measures temperature and displays the varying levels of heat using a color coding system.  This was the perfect tool, not only to see the level of heat retention on a Tanda but how it would fare against a mattress competitor.   On the left you can see one test subject lying down on the competitor mattress, while on the right another subject is lying down on the Tanda mattress.

You will notice that the subject on the left is slightly heavier than the subject on the right. This would lead the viewer to assume that the subject on the left would emit more body heat. However, as the video goes on and the two subjects lay on the beds, you can see a visible shift in color.  This shows that no matter what the body size, our bodies naturally expel heat particularly when we come in contact with another surface.  After fifteen minutes of laying on the mattresses, both subjects get up and you can clearly see the difference in the amount of heat retention that is on the mattress. The Tanda mattress stays cool (indicated with the blue and green color) while the competitor mattress gets hot from the heat emitted from the body (indicated with yellow and orange color).

The new Tanda mattress  pulls cool air from the surrounding room and transfers it directly to the body, keeping you cool all night long. After a thermal test, the answer is clear, Tanda is one cool mattress!

The results were quite clear that the Tanda was far cooler and retained much less heat than a competitor.

For additional information, check out this study on the importance of staying cool at bedtime.

 

 

Sleep Positions

Did you know that how you sleep in bed says a lot about you? Learn about it below

  1. Fetus

The most popular position where people sleep in a curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to sleep like this and said it was their most common sleep position. They are said to have a tough exterior but still sensitive, appearing shy but warming up quickly.

  1. Log

Sleep on your side with both arms down? You are a social, easy going person who is trusting but sometimes to the point of being gullible so watch out! Continue reading Sleep Positions

How to Sleep with Sunburn

Sunburn occurs when we are overexposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, which causes our skin to not only appear red but become swollen that is hot to the touch. In addition, it can be painful, tight, and itchy, and severe burns can cause even more symptoms like headaches, fever, and chills, making it even more difficult to fall asleep.

Now while the first thing to do once you are burned is to get out of the sun, here are some tips to help you feel a little better, and maybe a bit better rested.

Moisturize

  • We’re not just talking about lotion here; after a cool shower, pat your skin and apply some aloe vera (moisturizer with vitamins A and E work as well)—it is both moisturizing and cooling. Helpful tip when looking for and applying aloe vera, find one that is 100% and chill it in the refrigerator for some extra cool relief.

Drink Plenty of Water

  • This might seem like an obvious one but it is important. Sunburn draws fluid to the skin, increasing your chances for dehydration so drinking plenty of water throughout the day tends to be a good idea.

Wear Loose, Breathable Clothing

  • Wearing constrictive clothing can cause you more pain so it generally helps to wear clothing made from cotton.

Apply Hydrocortisone

  • If you have itchy, swollen skin, hydrocortisone will definitely help relieve those symptoms and they come in convenient applications such as ointments, creams, sprays, and lotions.

Take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen

  • These anti-inflammatory medications can help to reduce swelling, redness, and discomfort. (Follow the label for all directions and side effects when taking this medication).

Don’t Rub Ice on Your Skin

  • We get it, you’re hot, ice is cold, and it should cool you down. But don’t do it! Putting an ice cube on the sunburnt part of your skin can cause more damage. Experts say to stick to a cool bath or shower or a cool compress to help reduce the pain.

Got any more helpful tips and tricks? Leave it in the comments below!