Our bedding products utilize Outlast® technology, a unique material that absorbs, stores, and releases excess heat helping you get the best sleep possible. But “how exactly does it work?” we hear you say. Read on to find out about this Certified Space Technology™.
How Will Outlast® Technology Benefit Me?
Before we geek out on the tech stuff, we thought it might help you to know how the use of Outlast® technology in our cooling bedding products will help you get a better night’s sleep.
- Our cooling bedding reduces sleep disturbances caused by being too hot or too cold
- Outlast® manages heat build-up under the covers to prevent overheating and perspiration
- Fabric containing Outlast® adapts to continuously changing skin temperatures to keep you “thermo-neutral”
- Night sweating associated with overheating is reduced
- Thermally incompatible couples enjoy better sleep
- Hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause are reduced so you sleep cooler and drier
Cooling Bedding…The Geeky Stuff
Outlast® technology utilizes phase change materials that absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort. Outlast® technology is comparable to ice in a drink; as it changes from solid to liquid, it absorbs heat and cools the drink, keeping that drink at the desired temperature for longer. Outlast® phase change materials work in the same way, but are microencapsulated to be permanently enclosed and protected in a polymer shell. The microencapsulated phase change materials are called Thermocules™.
This encapsulation process makes the Thermocules™ exceptionally durable for many applications, especially cooling bedding. Thermocules™ are incorporated into Slumber Cloud bedding fabrics and fibers, giving our pillows, mattress pads, and sheets the capacity to absorb, store, and release excess heat. The result? Our products continually regulate your skin’s microclimate. As your skin gets hot, the heat is absorbed, and as it cools, that heat is released.
It is important to note that Outlast® technology is not a wicking technology, but one that prevents you from sweating in the first place, proactively managing heat while controlling the production of moisture. This is a huge advantage for our cooling bedding as it helps prevent you from sweating in the first place.
Tested in Space…Certified Space Technology
In 2003, Outlast® technology was designated a Certified Space Technology™ by the Space Foundation*, a national non-profit dedicated to promoting space endeavors. As the developer of Outlast® technology, Outlast received this prestigious seal of approval for the way in which its space technology enhances the lives of consumers.
Outlast® technology is the only phase change material that carries the Certified Space Technology™ seal of approval. Outlast® technology was originally developed for use in space gloves to protect against extreme temperature fluctuations. Outlast has continued to develop and test phase change materials and applications to make this Certified Space Technology™ available to more consumers around the world. Currently Outlast holds more than 96 patents with 59 pending.
At Slumber Cloud, we are really proud to use Outlast technology in our cooling bedding. We want everyone to experience the feeling of waking up feeling fresh and ready to take on the day. So what are you waiting for? Check out our bedding products and start getting your best, most technologically advanced sleep yet! To keep your mind at rest, we also offer The Slumber Cloud Promise (a 30-day money back guarantee) on all our products.
* The Space Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. For more information about the Space Foundation, visit www.spacefoundation.org.