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A tale of two hormones
The alternation of the hormones cortisol and melatonin is crucial for our body’s natural day-night rhythm. Cortisol is also known as the ‘stress hormone’ and keeps us active during the day. Melatonin on the other hand, is the hormone that helps us to fall asleep at night.
BalanceIn a normal, healthy rhythm, these two hormones engage in a balanced dance over the course of a 24 hour period. When cortisol is rising, melatonin lowers and vice versa. A disturbed balance can cause sleepiness during the day and insomnia during the night.
Body voltage and cortisol
The human body is a big electric field, charging up to high voltages (up to 30.000 Volt). Research has shown that high body voltage stimulates the production of cortisol. High cortisol levels cause insomnia and sleep disruption. High cortisol levels cause insomnia and sleep disruption which results in fatigue during the day.
How Intense solves this problem
The Intense mattress fabric uses a carbon fiber thread to capture the electrons and releases them into the air at low voltage (without grounding the mattress). The voltage and tension literally flow away from the body, resulting in a lower cortisol level for a deeper and more relaxing sleep.