After 30 years of study, product development and result experience gained from my customers, I believe that, on the basis of the present scientific knowledge we have on the subjects of sleeping and base materials, I can define the ideal bed as follows.
The ideal bed has you sink sufficiently so as to obtain an optimal pressure-reducing contact plane with your body in all possible recumbent postures. At the same time, it gives optimal support in all possible recumbent postures so that the position of the spinal column does not at all encounter permanent muscle tensions or hinders self-recovering regeneration and purification. In addition, the ideal bed is made of non-toxic, healthy and durable ecologically sound base materials.
As we turn over several times a night so as to avoid pressure injuries, it is impossible to set a bed to one dominant recumbent posture.
So, the ideal bed has to adapt to all postures, but shall offer optimal support in the position you take when falling asleep and to which you preferably return after turning over to take off pressure. As we already mentioned, each person has a genetically determined dominant posture. So, it has been found that over 70% of the women are side sleepers, while more than 70% of the men are side/belly sleepers. You can try to sleep in the ideal supine position, which is theoretically the ideal position in terms of contact plane, but one subconsciously returns to his dominant posture.
So, such an ideal bed…
- is sufficiently large.
- offers optimal support, but is as soft as possible. In addition, it should absorb as good as possible and allow the body to breathe.
- preferably is made of healthy non-toxic materials, manufactured with heart and soul for nature and men.
"When scribbling down this definition in 1992, I had to forget everything I developed in the past. I had to give up machines and even high-tech materials we were so proud to have developed before. New base materials and production techniques had to be developed. The most recent materials were compared and tested. Much to my great surprise, natural organically cultivated base materials that were transformed in an ecologically sound way seemed to be superior to man-made foams and textiles. A new chapter had begun and it became… Green Sleep."
Georges Lambrecht, president and founder of Green Sleep