Mounting scientific evidence routinely suggests that a good sleep (a combination of depth and duration) has benefits that go beyond the physical and the mental. In a recent study helmed by Amie Gordon, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, a correlation between sleep deprivation and failure in romance has been established. "Poor sleep may make us more selfish as we prioritize our own needs over our partner's," he says to Medical Daily.If we are to spend a third of our life in the bedroom, it makes sense that we devote attention in making it sleep-conducive. Heavy damask curtains shut out light completely for those who want to sleep in total darkness while some may prefer to have a night lamp turned on throughout the night. Possibly the best suggestion I've encountered is to use the bedroom solely for sleeping (well not solely, if you know what I mean). This means no reading, no surfing the Internet, no watching television. This will trick your body to turn on its doze mode as soon as you enter the bedroom.And then there's the quality of the mattress. Good support, breathability and ample firmness are some of the requirements I need to tick when buying a mattress. There are people, however, whose needs go beyond the basic and it's good news that a proud Philippine manufacturer now offers some of the most comfortable and responsive mattresses in the market today.Uratex, under its Premium Mattress line, has recently introduced the Touch Viscoluxe Memory and Senso Memory Foam Mattress which boast of a system that enable them to conform to the contours of the body, hence minimizing pain and other issues such as numbness, fatigue and insomnia. The former combines pocket-spring system and body-molding memory foam while the latter is made of high-quality memory or visco-elastic foam originally developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Those who require a hospital-quality mattress can find it with Orthocare Mattress, which has the stamp of approval from the Philippine Orthopedic Association. Combining a high-density polyurethane mattress and a multi-zone topper with breathable open-pored cell structure, this mattress promotes utmost comfort for individuals who, due to medical reasons, have to spend most of their time in bed. It doesn't look like it belongs to a hospital though. The mattress features fashionable jacquard-woven damask fabric treated and quilted cover with an elegant, classic design.Those who wake up with itch and rashes may find relief from Purifoam. Treated with Sanitized, the mattress zaps away bacteria, fungi, dust mites, mold, mildew and unpleasant odors, keeping skin safe from these allergy-causing microbes and organisms. Those who feel hot or get sweaty during sleep, now Coolmax Technology Mattress to alleviate them. Its high-performance fabric dries fast, balancing body moisture.The Uratex "Pressure Imaging System" is the solution to those who want to tailor-fit their body to their mattress. Measuring pressure, comfort and support, the system utilizes custom-built software that graphically renders the body when lying down, measures various pressure points and determines the best mattress based on the data. Now, who says that sleep can't be re-engineered?