Sleep really is your most important tool in staying healthy and happy. As we celebrate World Sleep Day on 17 March 2023, we chatted to the Founder of Sloom – a producer of adjustable memory foam mattresses in South Africa. They’ve recently launched the biggest bed in SA – The Cape Town King – so we’d say they know sleep. Rudo Kemp, founder of Sloom, listed the top 5 things you need to look out for when investing in your mattress.

“We often find that consumers don’t want to spend so much money on a mattress, but the reality is, we spend more on technology – which actually inhibits us from having a good night’s rest. We need to be more mindful about supporting our sleep patterns with high-quality products such as a memory foam mattress which you will have for 10 years. My goal is to encourage more people to see the value of quality sleep and caring for themselves – it is the highest level of self-care you can do for yourself…and your family.” says Rudo.

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam moulds to your body in response to pressure, evenly distributing body weight, allowing everybody to be taken care of when laying down to rest. This type of memory foam also offers incomparable durability and longevity.

Adjustable, personalised, comfort

Not every(body) is the same and that applies to your sleep environment as well. Some bodies prefer more support than others – due to factors like age or personal preference. Sloom’s split comfort offering – allows each individual to adjust their preferred comfort. You simply unzip the cover, adjust the layers to meet your needs and zip it closed.

Cool Room and Mattress

“I know foam!” laughed Rudo. “I used to be a Manager at a foam factory years ago and learned every single thing there is about it. We use next-generation foam that has major improvements in better airflow, longevity and durability compared to your traditional foams used in the industry.” says Rudo.

Natural Fabrics

Cotton is a natural fabric that allows for breathability and better temperature regulation, providing a cooler night’s rest. “Look for cotton products that comply with the BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) which means the cotton is responsibly sourced; supporting communities while protecting and restoring the environment.” says Kemp.

Buy it online and try it out

Sloom offers you the opportunity to buy, try and keep your bed without ever leaving your house. Gone are the days when you have to awkwardly try out each bed in a store with 30 people watching you. You can now click, pay, and receive your bed – in a box – within days. Sloom also offers a 100-night trial – if you hate it, you can send it back for a full refund.

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