microclimate to help you feel cooler when you sleep
TEMPUR® high performance sleep technology continues in 2014 with our latest innovation. TEMPUR Breeze mattresses feature new proprietary TEMPUR Climate Material™ and a unique cover created to wick away excess moisture. By reducing relative humidity and promoting airflow, Breeze optimises the micro-climate to help you to feel cooler when you sleep. Breeze models are available in Original, Sensation and Cloud collections in 22cm and 27cm heights so that you can find the right mattress for your comfort.
How it works
Breeze mattresses feature TEMPUR Climate Material™ or TCM in the core combined with a 3D cover to help manage the micro-climate around you as you sleep. Any humidity is able to pass easily through the 3D cover and away from the body. Then a layer of TCM with thick open cell walls allows faster and more efficient moisture movement and breathability through the material leaving you with the sensation of sleeping cooler and more comfortably.
With Daylight Saving Time just around the corner several questions are asked every year; what time of year do clocks go forward? What time of year do they go back? What is the history of Daylight Saving? Why is it called DST? How can I prepare for the clock change? We’ve answered all of these questions and have also included some tips to make sure you are prepared for the leap forward and to make sure you adjust to the shorter nights ahead.
Daylight Savings, where did it all begin?
1784: The idea of Daylight saving time was first thought up by American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin - His main motive then was not (as it might be now) saving energy or prolonging daylight hours. Rather, he wanted to reduce the need for people to spend money on candles
1897: An entomologist in New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society outlining a daylight saving scheme
1907: In The Waste of Daylight keen horse-rider William Willett first introduced the idea of British Summer Time (BST), also known as Daylight Saving Time
1916: Britain finally caught onto the merits of BST, and making the most of morning sunshine, by adopting BST a year after Willet’s death
Epitaph on Willet’s memorial - “Horas Non Numero Nisi Aestivas” (I only keep the summer hours)
1968-1971: Known as the ‘permanent summer’, Britain stayed one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time for 3 years.
Daylight Savings around the world
DST is now used in over 70 countries worldwideDaylight Savings around the world
DST is now used in over 70 countries worldwide
Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialised countries that do not have some form of daylight saving
In Russia DST was abolished in 2011
Only parts of Brazil observe DST and they include: Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's electric utility estimates that DST saves some U.S. $200 million a year
Equatorial countries, where the sun rises and sets at largely the same time each do not observe daylight savings, as there is little difference throughout the year.
China has had a single time zone since May 1, 1980
They had summer DST from 1986 to 1991 but they do not have DST now
From 2002 onwards, in every Member State, the summer-time period shall begin at 1.00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on the last Sunday in March, and shall end at 1.00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on the last Sunday in October
How to prepare for the leap forward
Wake up 30 minutes earlier on Saturday and Sunday than you need to in preparation for the early start on Monday
Eat a decent-sized breakfast
Go outside in the sunlight in the early morning
Exercise in the mornings over the weekend
On March 14 2014 we celebrate the benefits of healthy sleep with World Sleep Day. At Tempur we recognise that Sleep is essential for your health and wellbeing, so why not give yourself the best sleep possible?