The Benefits of Copper

 

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We’ve built the PangeaBed mattress with the most innovative materials to provide you a cleaner and healthier night’s sleep. This is why we’ve chosen to incorporate copper as one of its key components. Though foreign to many, copper’s unique characteristics have played a significant role in human health, and even the development of civilizations, throughout history.

This guide will explain copper’s historical relevance, several of its extraordinary benefits, and the science behind why we use it within our mattresses.

The Importance of Copper Throughout History

Copper is one of the oldest metals known to man, and has been used for more than 10,000 years.

Since it can naturally occur in pure forms, it was easy for humans to discover, and thus became a vital factor in the development of ancient civilizations. Due to its malleability and early societies’ inability to combine metals, early peoples such as the Mesopotamians and Native Americans utilized copper for decorative items and ornaments. Eventually, societies began to produce alloys by heating copper and combining it with other metal. It could then be molded and casted into various objects, enabling people to enjoy its many positive properties.

The Benefits of Copper

Copper has many unique properties that make it such a a vital element to human health and manufacturing of various products.

Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
One of copper's most astounding properties is its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, harmful fungi and microbes. Copper even acts as an algaecide, and plays a critical role in the purification of water.

It’s Natural
In order to replicate copper’s inherent antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-corrosion characteristics, some products must resort to harmful chemicals for the same effects. These can be detrimental to human health, and unlike copper, will lose their powers over time. Copper is all-natural, so it’s healthy for the environment, and will never lose its positive benefits!

No Resistance
No microorganisms have developed a resistance to copper, which is why it has been used for centuries—and through today. None are immune to its healing abilities!

Unique Heat-Dispersion Properties
According to the Copper Alliance, a network of pro-copper associations and industry trade groups, this all-important element is also an excellent thermal conductor. “Copper heats up and cools down quickly and provides the ideal thermal management solution," declares its website.

It Can Act As An Anti-Inflammatory

Since copper is an essential element in the formation of connective tissue, it is also used to alleviate aching joints, and has even been found to aid in reducing inflammation and arthritis.

Can Improve Your Blood Circulation

Copper aids your body in the absorption of iron from the food that you eat, and releases iron when your essential organs need it. Copper also works to maintain the iron levels in your blood, which can improve circulation.

Some fun copper factoids include the following:

  • Ancient societies including the Egyptians and Romans used copper tubes for conveying water. Copper kept their water fresh, while also inhibiting the growth of pathogens.
  • The Egyptians performed complex medical operations using copper-alloy instruments and tools. Copper in its various forms was a staple in their medicine chests.
  • The first navigational instruments were made of brass and copper, due to their resistance to corrosion. (Even the instruments Christopher Columbus took on his legendary voyage to the Americas were made of copper!)
  • Copper was used in the very first battery.
  • Copper played a vital role in the understanding of electromagnetic rotation, and creation of electrical generators.
  • In the 19th Century, this extraordinary metal was utilized by telegraphs to send electrical signals along copper wires—enabling a message to be transmitted instantly across continents, for the very first time!
  • Copper wire was used in the first telephone, too.

Today, copper is valued due to its high thermal and electrical conductivities, and resistance to corrosion and harmful bacteria. Thanks to these unique properties, copper has played an important role in advancing communications, transportation, renewable energy, health, and sanitation.

By what fascinating biological mechanics could this multi-purpose super-metal accomplish such an extraordinary feat, you might ask!?

 

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First, the positively charged copper ions attract harmful bacteria that are negatively charged.

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Then, copper ions work to break through the bacteria’s cell wall.

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Lastly, copper inhibits the bacteria from executing vital biochemical reactions, which kills the cell and stops the cell from duplicating! (Whoa!)

How Does Copper Kill Bacteria?

Copper is an extremely effective antibacterial element. Studies have shown that using a copper alloy on a regularly touched surface can reduce live bacteria by 90% and reduce infection rates by 58%. 

So how, exactly, does copper destroy harmful bacteria and other microbes? It’s called the oligodynamic effect—the toxic ramifications of its ions on living cells, molds, fungi, viruses, algae, and prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms.

According to the Copper Development Association—the self-described “market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry," according to its website—“Science suggests that Antimicrobial Copper kills bacteria with a multifaceted attack."

While there are other metals and alloys that also exhibit the ability to reduce harmful bacteria, they are less effective than the mega-squashing powers of copper, that’s for sure.

Astonishing research by Gregor Grass, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, cited in an article by the American Society for Microbiology, discovered that copper has the ability to kill harmful bacteria within mere minutes!

In fact, within 30 minutes, copper worked to effectively destroy 99.99% of all harmful bacteria and microbes!

How Copper Can Improve Your Sleep

While copper is essential to human health, it can also improve your sleep when infused into your mattress.

 

Cleaner

Believe it or not, your mattress is the perfect environment for the procreation of millions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. (Yup, millions! Yuck!) In fact, a newer mattress holds about three million colony-forming units of bacteria, while a 7-year-old mattress is home to more than 16 million.

Once they’ve moved in, it’s crazy difficult to convince these creepy critters to move on out.

Sleeping on a copper mattress provides you with a cleaner sleep, since it’s naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial. This means it inhibits the growth of the aforementioned bacteria, viruses, harmful fungi, and other microbes—leaving your mattress cleaner and healthier for you and your family!

 

Cooler

Sleeping on a mattress that has copper can help you sleep cooler, too, and contribute to the all-important goal of achieving a quality night’s rest.

Thanks to its unique heat-dispersing properties, copper works to wick heat away, maintaining the perfect temperature while you sleep.

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5 Reasons You Need a Copper-Infused Mattress

As outlined, this powerhouse element is incredibly beneficial to your sleep.

 

 

1. A Cooler Sleep

Copper transfers heat, keeping you at the perfect temperature while you sleep.

2. Copper Is Antibacterial

Copper has antibacterial properties that prevent and destroy the growth of harmful bacterial.

3. Copper Is Antimicrobial

In addition to the millions of bacteria residing in your mattress, there’s also various types of fungi, molds and viruses hiding out in there that can also make you sick. Copper works to inhibit the growth of these harmful organisms and get them running for the hills.

4. Copper Is Healthy

By inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microbes that can harm your body and make you sick, copper ensures a healthy night’s rest.

5. Copper Won’t Lose Its Many Phenomenal Benefits

It’s a natural antibacterial element, which means it does not possess or exude any chemicals that can be harmful to your health, and will not lose its healing properties over time.

 

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Discover What's So Great About The PangeaBed Copper-Infused Mattress

The PangeaBed mattress is designed to deliver you the best night’s sleep and is made with a layer of copper-infused Talalay latex. This provides a cleaner, cooler, and healthier sleeping experience that you’ll likely be raving about!

Since copper also possesses unique heat-dispersion properties, the PangeaBed Copper-Infused Mattress maintains a neutral sleeping temperature—so you can say goodbye to uncomfortably warm nights.

Most importantly, our mattress is extremely comfortable. The Talalay latex contours to the unique shape of your body to provide you the proper support for back, stomach, and side sleepers, alike!

Rolled up to fit into a box, our mattress is shipped right to your front door. With our 100-day sleep trial, you can test out our mattress all you like, and if you don’t absolutely love it, you can get a full refund.

 

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PangeaBed Copper Pillow

We didn’t stop at creating a healthier and cleaner mattress, however. We also designed a very special pillow that incorporates all of copper’s extraordinary properties, too!

Since pillows are equally susceptible to the growth of bacteria and other harmful microbes, copper provides the perfect solution as well. Preventing harmful bacteria from growing is better than simply tossing your pillow into the washing machine, by a longshot.

Made with 100% pure copper-infused Talalay latex, our pillow boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial abilities, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, viruses, harmful fungi, and other microbes. It’s also designed to keep you cool, since copper provides the ideal thermal management solution and heats up and cools down, quickly.

 

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