A father-son team with more than four decades of experience in the mattress industry has created a line of copper-rich mattresses designed to kill the COVID-19 virus. The Copper Mattress Co. is offering three models of the mattress in different comfort feels that can be ordered online and delivered anywhere in the United States within a few days.
The Copper Mattress Co. is the brainchild of Greg and Richard Sumer, who own Marco Island Mattress, an independent furniture and mattress retailer in the region.
Copper Mattress is designed with triple the amount of copper-rich Talalay latex used in some mattresses. Copper’s anti-microbial properties are said to repel germs, bacteria and viruses – including COVID-19, according to the company. Those properties were extolled in a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed no viable virus after being exposed to a copper surface.
“As consumers around the globe search for ways to make their homes safe from the COVID-19 virus, we have a tool to help in the fight. You spend most of your time at home in bed – seven to eight hours, or a third of your day. That is more than a chair at a desk or at a dining table. Having a safe sleep surface is critical. We not only provide a safe night’s sleep, but also a restful one,” said Richard Sumer, president of The Copper Mattress Co.
In addition to its germ-fighting abilities, copper is also said to help maintain a cool sleep environment and a number of proven health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.
The mattresses are available in three comfort levels – firm, cushion firm and plush – and have a retail price of $2,000 for queen size. The mattresses, made in the U.S., are designed with copper-infused Talalay Latex, individually pocketed coils, a cool-to-the-touch fabric and CertiPUR-US® foam. The complete Copper Mattress Co. lineup is deliverable via FedEx in one box for contactless delivery yielding a safer process during the pandemic.
Founded in 2019 by Richard Sumer, The Copper Mattress Co. is rooted in more than 70 years of home furnishings industry experience. The collection of mattresses is the first Sumer family brand to be sold on a national level though an e-commerce platform.