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Why is Copper in Sleep Products?

When you think of copper, you probably don't think of a good night's sleep. Did you know that it has some amazing benefits that you may not have considered when used in mattresses? Check out just a few of the many incredible and surprising benefits of copper.
From Ancient Remedy to Modern Medicine

Copper Throughout History

While we know copper is an essential nutrient, the reported benefits of copper date back centuries.

Ancient Egyptians used copper to sterilize drinking water and disinfect wounds. The Aztecs used copper compounds to treat headaches, ear infections and burns. Hippocrates used a copper paste to treat skin infections. Babylonian soldiers placed copper in wounds to reduce infection. Wearing copper to ease arthritis pain dates back hundreds of years. Today, copper is an essential component in traditional Ayurvedic and folk medicines. It is also believed by some today to assist in connecting the spiritual plane to the physical.

Skeptical about ancient remedies and the metaphysical? Having copper in your diet helps prevent bone and cardiovascular diseases. This nutrient also helps in the formation of red blood cells and contributes to iron absorption.

Personal Testimonials Credit Copper for Healing

Reported Benefits of Copper

  • Prevents joint damage
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases energy and stamina
  • Improves circulation
  • Eases arthritis pain
  • Improves the look and feel of skin
  • Alleviates muscle cramps
  • Promotes deep, restorative healing
  • Improves the look and feel of skin
  • Improves blood flow
  • Reduces buildup of lactic acid
  • Speeds recovery
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Improves oxygenation
  • Detoxifies

Other mattress companies will suggest their copper infused products will cure any ailment. While we won’t insist copper infused sleeping products will heal your pain, thousands of personal testimonials credit copper for relieving aches and pains. Copper is amazing – we just don’t have enough evidence to back up those claims.

So for now, let’s stick to claims backed up by plenty of studies.

Antimicrobial and Antibacterial

Modern technology confirms the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of copper. Copper is hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and kills some viruses, molds, and fungi that build up from sleeping. Copper’s antiviral and antibacterial properties also benefit sleepers with allergen sensitivities.

With regular use, mattresses accumulate bacteria over a period of time. Studies, such as this one by The American Society for Microbiology, show live organisms cannot survive on copper for prolonged periods of time. Copper destroys harmful microbes and bacteria, including E-coli, various fungi, and other bacteria. Copper ions also prevent the production of bad odors and bacteria stains. Plus, less build-up means a longer lifespan for your mattress!


Copper isn’t only for preventing bacterial growth in your mattress – it’s thermoregulating!

Trapped body heat makes it difficult to get a great night’s sleep. Enjoy cooler, more comfortable sleep all night long with copper’s temperature regulating properties. This heat-conductive magnet whisks away excess body heat and sweat while releasing moisture. Our copper mattresses use this property to regulate body temperature and promote sounder sleep.

Our Cool to the Touch Mattress Just Got Cooler

Copper Infused Hybrid Mattresses

If you’re tossing and turning from sleeping hot, Glideaway’s copper-infused mattresses will keep you cool. Our ultra cooling hybrid mattress collection features thermoregulating copper and cooling TruGel memory foam. Available in Plush, Semi-Firm, and Firm.

This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.