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The latest model in a new line of mattresses for commercial vehicles designed to enhance comfort and ensure restful sleep was featured at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 4.

Discovery MattressThe “Discovery,” a 10-inch latex foam mattress, is the newest member of the Somnum line from Lippert Components Inc.

“Discovery” pairs a thick polymer, spring base core with a natural latex upper core to maximize support, according to the company, which showcased the mattress at the Georgia World Congress Center. Lightweight, eco-friendly and meant to be durable, the mattress addresses areas such as hips and shoulders.

“A comfortable mattress is a relatively small investment to a truck’s sleeper,” said Mike Padrnos, business development manager at Lippert. “A quality bunk mattress may entice a driver to join your company, stay with your company and might deter them from leaving. It’s certainly an important factor for drivers who spend 200-plus nights on the road every year.”

Other Somnum line mattresses include the 5-inch “Traveler,” a dual-sided, lightweight model featuring Indura Spring core for support and durability. The 7-inch “Journey” features plush foam layers and topped with a soft and breathable knit cover and an insulation pad to achieve a quiet night’s sleep. And the 10-inch “Escape” features high-density foam core to offer a supportive sleep surface. It has an extra layer of quilted foam.

Using the ideal mattress has been linked to wellness, and considering sleeping styles is good practice when shopping for mattresses, according to Consumer Reports.

“The best mattress for side sleepers maintains the horizontal alignment of the spine while lying on your side,” Consumer Reports determined in 2018. “For back sleepers, the mattress that provides the best support maintains the natural curve of the spine while you’re on your back.”

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