The Science of Sleeping

We want to make the world a better place by making it possible and accessible for people, you, to sleep in one of the best beds in the world for the rest of your life. One of the most heard questions from our customers: how can I find the best bedding system, helping me to improve my sleeping, and resting? 

Over the years, there have been many development in box spring bedding systems, those developments have been driven by the research studies which gave more insight our natural sleeping behaviour of the human body at different stages in life. So to design the best bedding system, we had to start understanding the science of sleeping.  

The Sciences of Sleeping

Sleeping in general is not difficult, we all do it on a daily basis, you only need to be sufficiently tired and you can sleep practically everywhere. Sleeping well and healthy, can be much more complicated, especially if you want to feel refreshed throughout the entire following day.

Many people encounter sleeping problems, to name a few: 

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up multiple times during the night
  • Feeling tired even after 7-9 hours of sleep
  • Feeling numbness or tingling sensation in arm and legs


In order to get a better understanding how the human body is resting during the sleep, we need to look into the different stages and cycles of sleeping. 


What are the stages of sleep?


There are two general states of sleep: 1) rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and 2) non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. 


1. REM sleep is unlike any of the other stages of sleep. The brain waves have a fast frequency and low voltage, similar to the brain waves seen in the normal awake state. People who are awakened during REM sleep often report that they were dreaming at the time. About 20% to 25% of sleep time is REM sleep; in infants it can comprise about 40%.


2. NREM sleep can be divided into 3 stages. 


  • Stage N1 sleep, or the transition from wakefulness to deeper sleep. 
  • Stage N2 sleep is a true sleep state.
  • Stage N3 sleep has been called deep sleep, delta sleep, or slow wave sleep. 


Sleep typically occurs in cycles that range from 90 to 120 minutes in length, with 4-5 cycles occurring during each night's sleep.


Disruptions in the entire sleep cycle or in the individual phases are believed to account for the various types of sleep disorders, and may lead to health problems during the day.


Knowing the science behind sleeping, it is important to limit the risk of disruption during your sleeping cycles. 

How to achieve maximum sleeping comfort: 

1)   Create full body support from your bedding system, do not sleep too hard, or too soft, ensure your spine is straight, your muscles relaxed, so there will be no natural reflex of the body to turn and twist. 

Find in the right personal fit boxspring + mattress and pillow. 

2)  Create an optimal airy, dry environment and at the right temperature. Find the right mattress and quilt, which can breath, so body heath and fluids can escape from the body in warm summer nights. In cold winter nights, the body heat need to be kept comfortable.   

The Amstel Bed has been designed to give maximum support to the body, starting in the bed frame spring box, where the spring system adjusts to the human body. 

The pocket spring mattress is doing the fine distribution of the body weight and the topper creates the right level of comfort.

The Oeko-Tex®, DesleeClama® ticking on the mattress and topper, combines with the open natural latex structure create a natural sleeping climate.   


Perfect Alignment with your body 

For our Amstel Bed Sleep Systems we use the most innovative design and most durable materials. This specifically applies to the mattresses where our designers are being guided by the technique and science of sleeping and the anatomy and function of the human body.

spineHealthy Nights, better Life

Your spine is the shock absorber of your body. The S - shape of your spine protects your head and brains against shocks from walking, running or jumping. Proper spinal support is of utmost important during your sleep. The better your spine can relax and unwind during your sleep, the more it recovers and the better you can function during the day. The Amstel Bed Mattress always ensures a uniform support of your body. Whether you sleep on your back or on your side. Your spine retains its natural S curve and your lower back should always receive adequate support upward. We call this the zonal adjustability of a mattress. Better zonal adjustability, the better the mattress and the bottom to adjust to your body.







Ventilation and Moisture control


Did you know that during a full nightsleep the human body loses on average half a liter of body fluid, due to breathing and perspiration? 

That equates to more or less two glasses of water! 

air ventilation

Therefore the Amstel Bed pays very close attention to proper ventilation and moisture control in her mattress and box springs, through the use of innovative materials, for example the Oeko-Tex® DesleeClama® ticking.

The main reason we use this advanced Belgium fabric, is its innovative characteristics in the field of air permeability, moisture management and thermo-insulating properties.

These materials ensure that your mattress quickly absorbs your released body fluids and then releases it back into the environment. This to ensure your direct sleeping environment will be dry, clean and comfortable. 

Needless to mentioned, but a mattress with a good moisture management will be much more hygienic. Accumulations of moisture constitute perfect living conditions for unwanted guests like dust mites, fungi and bacteria. 

All Amstel Bed mattresses are equipped with the Oeko-Tex® DesleeClama® ticking, and all mattress covers can be removed for dry-cleaning. This support a perfect, clean and healthy sleeping environment. Year-after-year. 






On average we sleep eight hours a day and 365 times per year. Your mattress is so intensively slept, this places a heavy demand on the durability of your mattress. By using high-quality materials the Amstel mattresses maintain their original shape, height and perfect elasticity. The only specific requirement for a long lasting mattress is; that it’s tailored to your body type and weight. Therefore, ask  the Customer Service staff for advice.


Durable mattresses

The difference between a traditional pocket spring and Advanced Pocket Spring is in the fact that Advanced Pocket springs of Amstel Bed received an additional electronically heated tempering treatment.

This treatment ensures that the pocket springs, always return to the original position and shape even after many years of intensive use.