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Sleep Study by Stanford Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology Laboratory Presented at Asian Sleep Research Society Congress
- Research on Sleep Quality Difference between High Rebound Mattress Pad (airweave) and Low-Rebound Mattress Pad -
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 14, 2012 12:01 AM
KODA, Japan, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- airweave inc. has been pursuing better sleep by verifying the effect of its highly-resilient mattress pad "airweave" on sleep from a scientific point of view under the company's basic policy of "The Quality Sleep". The company started selling "airweave" in 2007. As part of this effort, sleep research with SCN lab*, one of the most prestigious research centers in the world, was conducted last year. The result of the study was presented at the 7th Asian Sleep Research Society Congress, held in Taipei from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. In the presentation, it was shown that "airweave" had induced better quality of sleep due to a more effective and natural heat loss during the initial phase of sleep.
- Joint Research with SCN lab
- Research Methods and Results
Subjects fell asleep rapidly with both mattress pads. Interestingly, the core body temperature rapidly and continuously decreased with airweave and reached the nadir (36.0 C) at 2:00-3:00, while a decline in the temperature with a low-rebound mattress pad was modest and remained 0.4 C higher than that with airweave between 1:00 to 2:00. Since a significant difference in the core temperature was observed in the initial phase of sleep, PSG data was also analyzed, and a significant increase in Stage 4 sleep was found with airweave.
In general, it is said that a rise and fall in the core temperature when falling asleep is important for sleep quality, and a sudden and deep decline in the core temperature induces better sleep.
As mentioned above, airweave induces better quality of sleep due to a rapid and continuous decline in the core body temperature. The increased amount of deep sleep occurred in association with changes in the core temperature observed.
Note 1: Compared the high rebound "airweave" and a typical low-rebound mattress pad
In general, it is said that good-quality sleep has a strong effect on the secretion of growth hormone. It is also a common understanding that growth hormone promotes skin and cell repair, recovery from fatigue and growth of young children. airweave inc. will continue the sleep research, including studies like the one in this release, and contributing to the comfortable life of everyone.
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