Activated Carbon, also known as active charcoal or activated charcoal is a type of carbon processed with oxygen to increase the number of pores, creating a highly porous material with a large surface area for adsorption. It was first used by the British Chemical Defense Establishment for protection against toxic vapors, and is now used in commercial air and water purification. In the medical industry, charcoal is used as an odor-absorbing medium. While activated carbon has been used in various applications, its use in mattresses is gaining popularity for its moisture control and air purification benefits, making it the latest mattress technology for eliminating unwanted odors from the sleep environment.
Activated carbon can help in dehumidification, deodorizing, and adsorption purification, which can prevent the release of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, radon, and others. During the rainy season or when the humidity is high, activated carbon's humidity adjustment function can keep the mattress moisture at a proper level, ensuring a comfortable sleeping environment.
While activated carbon can help keep your mattress clean by absorbing moisture from our bodies and the environment, it is not as simple as placing an activated carbon bag on the side or corner of a mattress. By doing so, the activated carbon is only able to absorb moisture and purify the air in the immediate vicinity of the bag. This means that the activated carbon may not be able to cover the entire surface area of the mattress.
When activated carbon is embedded in a fibre sheet, as in the case of the Fibrelux Acti-Bon range of mattresses and pillows, it is distributed evenly throughout the sheet. This means that the activated carbon can absorb moisture and purify the air in a larger surface area, by acting as the final gatekeeper to absorb moisture and prevent mattress moisture mold, making the sleep environment more comfortable. In addition, the moisture control function can release negative ions, which can help enhance immunity, activate body cells, purify blood system and regulate the human nervous system.
Acti-Bon also has a long lifespan, which makes it a practical and cost-effective choice for keeping your mattress clean and fresh. To prolong the use of the embedded activated carbon in the Fibrelux Acti-Bon range of mattresses and pillows, it is recommended to reactivate the carbon periodically. One way to reactivate the activated carbon is to put the mattress or pillow in sunlight for one to two hours. This will help to heat up and reactivate the activated carbon, restoring its moisture absorption and air purification capabilities. This process can be repeated periodically to extend the lifespan of the activated carbon and maintain its effectiveness.
To summarize, the use of activated carbon in mattresses and pillows can improve sleep quality. The moisture control and air purification properties of activated carbon can help create a comfortable and healthy sleep environment, which can promote deeper and more restful sleep. Embedded activated carbon such as Fibrelux Acti-Bon is a more efficient and effective solution for keeping your mattress clean, fresh, and comfortable while promoting better sleep.
If you are interested in trying an activated carbon mattress or pillow, KUN LIVING, our partner sleep studio offers the Fibrelux Acti-Bon range of products, including the Fibrelux Revive Lite mattress and pillows. These products are designed to provide a natural and effective solution for keeping your mattress clean, fresh, and comfortable while promoting better sleep.