Sleep Engineering

‘The practical application of knowledge and scientific principles in the design, construction and selection of products, materials and environments that enhance human sleep’.   

In mastering Sleep Engineering we determined that in addition to the practical and technical, our definition needed to go further. Including a further critical element that is so relevant to sleep and yet so difficult to define. Luxury.

That soothing feeling of mental and physical indulgence; enveloping oneself every night in wonderful luxuriating comfort. We believe it is part of the totality of sleep. Just as we regard, sound, smell and the creation of your bedroom sanctuary as core elements to the notion of Sleep Engineering. 

The essence of Sleep Engineering is to find and utilise those materials that advance the quality of our sleep experience. Whether those materials are from natures finest, or advanced technology, it is the users physical experience that defines them as best in class.

Innovation is key, and so is recognising that sometimes the wheel does not have to be reinvented in order to excel. Quality counts and is essential when creating optimised sleep.

Use our iconography below to explore and learn about the innovations, materials, functions and technology of Sleep Engineering that allow us to deliver better sleep to you.  

Ergonomic Adjustability

Our world of Sleep Engineering introduces advanced ergonomic adjustablity to your bedroom. The benefits are clear. Health, Wellbeing, Comfort, extended lifestyle usage, and of course, better sleep. Whichever of those is important to you, hopefully all of them, ergonomic adjustablity transforms your bed into something more, and brings a flexibility and range of uses to that will change your sleep and bedroom lifestyle for the better. This key technology represents a new age and a new perception of what a modern bed can be.A technical evolution to suit modern lifestyle.

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back sleeper

Choosing the right pillow is one of the most important aspects of creating the best possible sleep for you. It is not only a matter of comfort preference; the right pillow also depends on what position you most commonly sleep in, and the metrics of your individual sizing, particularly neck length and shoulder width. When we assist our clients in finding the right pillow, achieving spinal alignment is paramount, as is maximising your airflow for healthy comfortable sleep.
If you are a back sleeper, we salute you! Back sleeping is widely acknowledged to be the best position for long term sleep and wellbeing. Optimised breathing, spinal care, and pressure reduction are all benefitted by back sleeping. It is something we should all try and do, so the question really is why don’t we? The answer is because it is not comfortable enough for most of us, which in our opinion is a result of improper mattresses, pillows, and bed bases. The key to using a pillow for back sleeping is that it has to support your head upwards (ever tried lying flat on your back without a pillow? Ow!), but it must not take your head too far upwards. It has to be just right. So there is no, ‘one size fits all’, and as with most pillows, it is a function of your size, and your comfort preference for firm, hard, or responsive cushioning.

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box spring

It is commonplace to focus attention in terms of sleep comfort entirely on the mattress. In reality the feel of the mattress is significantly determined (and can be transformed) by the base upon which it rests. The Box Spring is a Continental classic, the norm across Europe. It provides an additional layer of springs within the base, allowing for your chosen mattress to work in harmony with the bed base for complete contouring and responsiveness.

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colour range

Creating the perfect bedroom environment is a very important part of the totality of your sleep experience. At Rested every bed frame that we offer is available in an extensive choice of fabrics, extending across colour, texture and feel. In most cases we offer the chance to detail your bed with multiple fabrics, piping options and even customised embroidery. We are also able to upholster all of our beds and sleep systems in client provided fabrics. To try and keep our selection process as efficient as possible, we have worked with our partner brands to offer all of the fabric ranges without alteration to the price. So that you can choose whatever inspires you on aesthetics alone.

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comfort zones

The logic of Sleep Engineering dictates that regardless of whether you sleep on your front, back or side, we create a 'pressure' map on the mattress. Greater pressure is naturally exerted at our hips and shoulder zones; which needs to be reduced for comfort, but it is those high pressure zones that also require the greatest underlying support in order to achieve spinal alignment. Our advanced mattresses and beds have been created with this zonal approach. This means differentiating the materials, firmnesses and construction techniques used in defining those zones so as to provide dynamicsleep systems that suit the contours of the body, and are individualised to your size and weight.

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dunlop latex

Dunlop Latex is the long established industry standard for quality latex manufacture. We utlitise it in our pillows because it has very different feel to Talalay Latex, that is through our research, more commonly found to be preferred for pillow use. It is less bouncy, and firmer than Talalay, but provides the support, quick response, and resilience to make it a fantastic material for your 'mattress of the head'. In addition as a material, it is more easily manipulated to allow us to create our signature shapes and designs which accentuate your personal comfort and the uniqueness of our pillows. Dunlop latex is well known for its durability, breathability, and of course that is naturally hypoallergenic, and antimicrobial.

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Designed and engineered exclusively for Rested, our signature ‘Equilibrium’ pillow cover blends the elegance of true luxury with advanced technology. We wanted to create a product that can positively improve our clients sleep experience. The result is a direct reflection of our core values: an equilibrium of luxury, technology, and nature, working together for better sleep.
Luxury: The outer fabric is an exceptional combination of the majesty of pure silk and the advanced luxury of Micro Modal. Presented in a unique flowing design, the feel of the cover is sublime against the skin, responding with indulgence and pure pleasure.
Technology: Behind the surface, ‘Equilibrium’ incorporates a woven carbon yarn known as ‘Intense’. It is woven within the fabric and naturally captures and diffuses your body’s daily electrical charge and eliminates static. The diffusion allows your body to reach a neutral electrical equilibrium, in harmony with the earth, that is scientifically linked to a reduction in cortisol and tension, thereby increasing sleep quality, duration, and daily recovery. In addition the pillow is completely anti-static and actively repels dust and bacteria.
Nature: Each Equilibrium pillow is finished with a natural probiotic treatment that eliminates allergens, and prevents the production of bacteria and harmful organisms.

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Your headboard is visually the most dominant feature of your bedroom. It plays a significant role in the aesthetics of your sleep environment. In each of our ranges we offer significant numbers of headboard designs so that you can choose a look and ambience that are relevant to the improvement of your sleep. Dimensions and fabric selections affect the feel and texture of your sleep experience and a well designed headboard can contribute to both the physical and mental aspects of sleep perfection. We welcome custom designs and part of our service is to ensure that we can create the headboard of your dreams.

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high resilience

The resilience of a foam implies how much pressure is required to compress it, and how fast it bounces back. High Resilience foams require higher pressure to compress and have strong force in their rapid bounce back. As such, they are the perfect material to provide underlying support to mattress structures. By contrast, a visco elastic (memory foam) would be termed low resilience. Where our suppliers utilise HR foams it is generally either in the base layers of mattresses, or combined with other softer foams to create progressive support structures that create the marriage between support and comfort.

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hybrid pocket

Principle support and body contouring is provided by the core element of responsive pocket springs. What makes a 'hybrid' is that the pocket springs are sandwiched with various performance materials for additional comfort to your mattress and to add further qualities to your sleep experience. Necessarily you wouldn't sleep on a naked spring, so all pocket sprung mattresses have a top layer of some form. What therefore defines a hybrid is that the top layers are not there to cover the springs, but to introduct a second technology of benefit to your mattress. Much like a hybrid car that uses two sources for power, your mattress combines two (or more) technologies for an optimised sleep experience.

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There is a lot of terminology banded around regarding the 'allergen' performance of mattresses. What we know is this: dust mites like to live in warm dark places, in moisture filled, closed environments. Latex mattresses afford no such opportunity, and neither do truly ventilated mattresses. Hypo-allergenic means 'less allergen likely than others', which is the truth of the matter and why we use that statement for mattresses to which it applies. In addition to a materials specific properties and the ventilation of mattresses to reduce allergens, most of our mattresses also have removable washable covers, which is a significant step in terms of being able to regularly wash away any dust, skin cells or allergens that are either airborne or may accumulate through your use of the bed.

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Lyocell is a botanic fibre derived from tree pulp. We use it because it has 50% more moisture absorption than cotton. It is moisture and humidity that are the principle factors in temperature control, hence Lyocell takes moisture away from you keeping you both dry and cool. In its finest forms, Lyocell is produced with a truly silken feel. This is because under a microscope, Lyocell fibres are completely smooth, unlike Cotton. It has a luxurious, beautiful, smooth finish that is kind to your skin, and yet is also completely washable. Our unique 100% Lyocell Gold quilt covers are a true pleasure with advanced performance.

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memory foam

Visco-elastic, 'memory foam' is well known for its pressure reduction and cushioning effects. It comforts and envelopes, moulds and conforms, making it a unique and wonderful material for the bedroom environment. New generation memory foams have addressed previous issues of lack of ventilation, and heat retention, so that the benefits can be accessed without the negatives. The skill of incorporating memory foam into sleep products is something that comes from experience, and there is great technicality as to the different types, densities, response rates, and function. We work with the best in the industry to ensure that our memory foams are best in class and have been utilised for performance and quality rather than marketing and words.

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merino wool

Natural, sustainable, thermo regulating. Merino Wool is regarded as the highest tier of 'wool' due to its finesse and crimping. Capable of absorbing 35% of its own weight in moisture, it has the ability to keep you at just the right temperature throughout the night. Microscopic cuticles open and close to regulate moisture and temperature. It is naturally resistant to dust mites, mould and mildew. Wool is a product that excels in all aspects, and we have carefully selected our Merino wool to create duvets that perform and feel soft and supple with excellent drape.

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mesh base

Auping's mesh base is a critical element to their sleep systems and provides many major advantages. 85% open, it provides total support and total airflow/ventilation for healthy sleep. Each connection acts like a spring, meaning that the user benefits from 10,000 pressure relieving joints that contour to the pressure of your body. The mesh base is guaranteed for life and provides total peace of mind that you have a bed frame of exceptional longevity and performance that exceeds any other type.

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Ethically sourced, softest Pyranean Duck Down of the highest quality. Sourced from one of the coldest mountain environments imaginable, Coze have commissioned what is in their opinion the best down filling available in terms of performance, warmth, feel, and quality.

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removable washable

At Rested, we have been quick to state that removable washable covers are an important feature that all highest tier mattresses should benefit from. We wash our sheets with great regularity, so why would we accept a mattress fabric that we can not also wash? Improving your hygiene and sleep environment (and therefore your sleep quality), reducing allergens, and preserving the longevity of your mattress, we believe it to be a feature that is a mark of quality. We also feel that it gives our clients confidence and peace of mind to see inside their mattress, and the craftsmanship and materials used in the creation of the worlds best mattresses.

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We offer various different slatted bases in our range. Using slats is a common 'support' technique that allows for ventilation by design, and when tensioned, for the whole bed surface to respond to your body and pressure map. Slats come in all manner of materials, but at Rested we are focussed on utilising slats that have been designed with longevity in mind. So whether they are aluminium, or carbon fibre, we know that what defines quality is their ability to last.

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slide back system

As you raise the back adjustment of an ergonomic bed, typically this will move your body forwards and away from your headboard and bedside table. Recognising that it would be an 'enhancement' if this could be improved, many of our beds incorporate a 'slide back' system that automatically moves your bed platform backwards whilst it rises, thus ensuring that you stay next to your bedside tables, and to your partner.

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talalay latex

We believe in Talalay Latex as the ultimate sleep material. As a material it is capable of delivering superior performance by way comfort, support, health & hygiene, and longevity. Which are all factors that matter for us in the creation of better sleep.

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total ventilation

Good ventilation is at the heart of healthy revitalising sleep. Where we mark our products as 'total ventilation' it indicates that every aspect of the product has been considered with ventilation in mind, and therefore every material, surface, and construction has been provided with total breathability and complete airflow. Not only is total ventilation the easiest way to regulate temperature, but it is also the best way to decrease microbial/allergen/dust/mites activity.

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truly bespoke

Create the bed of your dreams. Literally. In our Truly Bespoke ranges, we present options and ideas but these are for inspiration only. The possibilities are endless. Whether you wish to present your own bed or headboard design, fabrics, dimensions, technical features or even personalised monogramming, anything is possible. We provide a unique opportunity to create one off pieces for those clients looking for something truly special.

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tussah silk

Known also as Wild Silk, Tussah Silk is known for its durability, heavenly feel and outstanding 'drape. Unlike Mullberry Silk, the Tussah silk worm is capable of surviving in the wild. Our quilt is 100% Tussah silk filled and provides the important qualities of natural temperature regulation, moisture absorption, breathability, and a luxurious feel. What is most evident to any user is that the duvet is lightweight and floaty, but drapes around you and has a performance that seems magical and unexpected relative to its weight. To describe the duvet as cool in the summer and warm in the winter would not do it justice. As a natural temperature regulator we have found it to be just perfect for all conditions.

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zero gravity

Imagine a position, where all the stress of the day melts away. Weightlessness. Tension and pressure are released from your back, your legs are elevated and rested, blood flow and circulation is optimised. Your muscles relax, your heart and mind relax. Zero Gravity is both total relaxation and the prelude to falling sleep.

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