How Copper Helps You Sleep

How Copper Helps You Sleep

It may be known as just the stuff that goes into pennies and electrical wiring, but the element copper can also be surprisingly beneficial for catching zzz’s.

More than we may realize, copper (yes, the same stuff that pennies are made of) serves a lot of purposes in the world around us. That’s because this amazing element has some truly outstanding natural properties. And guess what? Turns out those properties can do some pretty revolutionary things for your sleep. So move aside pipes and electrical wiring! Copper’s found a new home nestled into our marshmallowy soft Zinus memory foam.

Why copper?

Our reputation of crafting toppers and mattresses with natural ingredients that promote better, sounder, more restorative sleep is one we’re quite proud of. From green tea to charcoal to olive oil, we’re fanatics about finding natural additives that put your mind and body at ease. Because of this wholesome philosophy, copper is a no-brainer.

In its natural state, copper is:

  • An impressive conductor of heat, second only to silver
  • Antimicrobial and resistant of bacteria and other harmful organisms

Thermal conductivity - why your bed needs it

While your body winds down for the night, it begins to cool to start the process of powering down. And if your body temperature is too warm, your ability to fall and stay asleep can be affected. Enter copper, the heat conductive magnet that sucks up and whisks away your excess body heat. And in addition to promoting sounder sleep, the more comfortable feeling copper leaves you with has a trickle-down effect. For one, your mattress and bedding will no longer absorb the extra sweat produced from overheating (and psychologically, you’ll feel better knowing what’s not left behind). And less sweat means no lingering odors. Cooler, dryer and less offensive to your nose - we call that a great start.

But copper is great for more than just keeping things cool and fresh.

A bacteria-fighting super ingredient

Whoever coined the term “don’t let the bed bugs bite” might have been in on the copper secret. Turns out, copper does an amazing job at killing bacteria on contact. From microscopic organisms to slightly larger parasites like mites and bed bugs, this metal is the enemy of tiny, hard-to-spot critters that like to make mattresses their home. This antimicrobial quality, when laid down like a defensive barrier over your mattress, ensures a bed that is truly clean from the inside out. And again, cleaner sleep is odor-free sleep - kind of like a two birds, one stone situation. Or in copper’s case, many birds, one powerful stone.

Pretty impressive, right? So it only makes sense to infuse this dynamic element with what we do best at Zinus - creating soft-as-a-cloud memory foam. And that’s exactly what we’ve done.



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Copper meets memory foam

When all-natural copper and our soft, cradling memory foam come together, amazing things happen. Our selection of cozy, scientifically-sound copper toppers could be the best thing to happen to your mattress, and your sleep.

Looking to add this ultra-cool bacteria-fighting layer to your setup? Start with our Antimicrobial Copper Memory Foam Mattress Topper, which comes in three different profile heights to suit your preferred level of comfort. Packed with sleep enhancing benefits, it’ll leave you wondering how you never knew that metal could be this comfortable.

If you’re looking for something with even more cooling potential, our Cooling Copper Swirl Convoluted Memory Foam Mattress Topper has you covered. Engineered with cooling curves to stimulate airflow, this comfort-boosting topper is a friend to your body’s natural contours and your internal thermostat.

And if hot sleeping is the number one thing keeping you up at night, we suggest dialing up the cooling factor all the way. Our Cooling Copper Convoluted Memory Foam Mattress Topper is packed with not only thermoregulating copper and an airflow-stimulating design, but also cooling gel to ensure that absolutely no excess heat sneaks by.

Think of these carefully developed toppers as a premium upgrade for your bed’s comfiness, coolness and cleanliness at a not-so-premium price. Research made it supportable, copper made it comfortable, and we made it affordable. In other words, the periodic table has your back, and we’ve got your wallet.

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Antimicrobial Copper Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Cooling Copper Convoluted Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Cooling Copper Swirl Convoluted Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Antimicrobial Copper Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Cooling Copper Convoluted Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Cooling Copper Swirl Convoluted Memory Foam Mattress Topper