The Love Mattress: Modern Sleeping Solutions for Couples
Sleeping entwined with another is a novel concept, but there's always the problem of that extra arm. Where does one put it? Mehdi Mojtabvi's Love Mattress offers a simple solution for the chronic limp arm that often results from sleeping while wrapped in a prolonged embrace.
Mojtabvi has studied the embracing styles of couples while in bed and has confirmed what we all know -- that having your arm flattened under your partner's body for prolonged periods of cuddling isn't exactly comfortable. What's more, it may even prove detrimental to your health! Technically speaking, it puts abnormal pressure on the muscles, blood vessels and nerves, and over time can result in a condition termed "radial neuropathy," whose symptoms include weakness in wrist dorsiflexion and finger extension.
Finally, an answer to this age-old predicament has arrived! Winner of the red dot design concept award in 2007, the idea of the Love Mattress is simple: A solid unit makes up the middle portion of the bed, with several adjoining strips of foam connected at either end. Between these slats one can drop their shoulder or arm, allowing for a much more comfortable sleeping position while remaining all snuggled up.
Each polyurethane-injected foam strip is covered with a smooth fabric which allows for easy sliding, and after assembly the whole mattress can be covered with a standard bed linen. Not only is it good for sharing with another, but it also works for other positions, like stomach sleeping, where you can let your foot dip into the gaps.
So, say goodbye to that slack arm. Right now it's still only a concept, but if the Love Mattress hits production mode you'll be good to go for hours of fine spooning action.
Found at red dot (site page no longer available).