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The Science of Comfort: Thermal Effusivity
How Thermal Effusivity Tests Work
To conduct the tests necessary to measure just how well these pads regulate temperature, Thermal Effusivity sensors are used that work like your fingertips. They rapidly determine the rate of heat flow from one material to another. Like your fingertips, the sensors supply the heat source as well as detect the heat flow.
In a test of the materials used in our Bamboo Mattress Pad versus Tencel®, Organic Cotton, Nylon, and Polyester, our eLuxury® patented knit fabric used in the Bamboo mattress pad offers the best “Cool to the Touch” material.
Our Mattress Pads are Cooler
In the test, eLuxury® Rayon from Bamboo is 60% Cooler than Polyester, 15% Cooler than Organic Cotton, 14% cooler that Cooling Nylon, and 8% cooler than Tencel. As you can see in the chart above, Tencel is also an extremely cool to the touch material and many of our customers will agree after purchasing our New Tencel Mattress Pad.
If you are looking for a mattress pad to help keep you cool at night, we have the science to prove that one of our Bamboo Mattress Pads or Tencel Mattress Pads will be cool to the touch and help keep you cool all night.