The Top Modern Bed Maker In The Bay Area
People have been sleeping on beds for centuries, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new under the sun. Like smartphones and driverless cars, bedding technology is changing the way that we live (and sleep) on a daily basis. Getting one of these cool modern beds can help you sleep better, too.
So what goes into a modern bed that makes it so much better for sleeping?
Old manufacturing techniques meant that, to turn a profit, mattress companies had to make the same bed thousands of times over in a production line in order to get an economy of scale. This meant no customization and little by way of options for the end consumer.
We’ve taken this model and turned it on its head. We can now create a bed to your custom specifications, and do so at a cost that is the same or less as mass-manufactured name brands.
Importantly, a custom bed will help you sleep better, depending on your specific needs and sensitivities. If there’s no other reason to love modern technology possible, modern custom beds could be it.
Modern Mattress Materials
In the olden days, craftsmen made beds from whatever material was around: Straw, feathers, cotton, even rope! While these materials did the job, they weren’t the most comfortable or healthiest things on which to sleep.
Today’s material science gives us a host of better things to sleep on:
- Gel Infused Memory Foam. Memory foam responds to heat and pressure, conforming to your body for better comfort and all-around support. Older memory foams tended to “sleep hot,” but newer gel-infused foams can help dissipate heat better.
- Polyfoam. Polyfoam compresses under pressure, but does not conform to your body the way memory foam does. This makes it a better supporting layer.
- Talalay Latex. Latex rubber is a naturally occuring substance, though most modern latex is a blend of natural and synthetic latex. The Talalay process is a newer process that where wet latex foam is poured into a mold, leaving air or space at the top. The mold is sealed and vacuumed to remove the air, causing the foam to expand and fill the space inside. This makes for bedding that is softer, springier, and more elastic than earlier latex bedding materials. Latex mattresses generally are antimicrobial and dust-mite resistant, making them a great choice for allergy sufferers.
- Pocketed Coils. Most people are familiar with coil beds. Beds with pocketed coils, however, have independent coils that are individually encased in fabric pockets. These allow the coils to move independently, which decreases motion transfer and enhances comfort.
- Natural Materials. Natural materials are, by themselves, not new-- they’ve been found in nature for centuries! But with newer technology, we have found ways to use all natural materials in a way that still yields a comfortable, hypo-allergenic mattress.
Modern Bed Styles
From modern wood beds to frameless beds, from modern platform beds to creative hide-away beds, designers are always looking to create something that’s trendy and stylish. A bed, after all, isn’t just a place to sleep: It’s a a reflection of your tastes and style.
Most cool modern beds are custom jobs to begin with. And they usually come with a hefty price tag; they can start anywhere from $2,000 on up to $8,000. Some really luxurious beds cost as much as $25,000!
At the end of the day, if you’re spending good money on a bed, it should give you a good night’s sleep. Comfort trumps style, especially after you’ve slept on something for a few months. Our advice is to get the mattress and bedding that will give you the best sleep, and then get a frame and/or boxspring that lets your personality and taste shine through.
Yeah, people might talk more about a bed that levitates, or looks like a car. But, at the end of the day, wouldn’t you want a cool modern bed that does it’s job as a bed, as opposed to something that borders on ridiculous? Of course you would.
Knowing What to Look for in a Modern Bed
If you are ready for that bespoke bedding experience, we recommend you ask about the following. (Then come on in to our Bay Area showroom to have us create a custom bed for you!)
- Are the materials natural and high quality?
- How should it feel when you first sleep on it? A week later? Two months later?
- Which materials are right for the way you sleep?
- Would you be better off with innerspring, memory foam, or a hybrid of the two?
- What about motion transfer? Heat transfer?
- Is there a warranty and a comfort guarantee?
If you’re ready, we’re ready. In fact, we’ll make your decision easier: