Do You Sleep Much On Your Winter Vacation?


Taking vacations at least once a year is important. A few days of not thinking about work can go a long way to recharging your batteries.

If you are really serious about your rest, you should do your due diligence well before you book your next trip. What is crazy, for me, are people that spend thousands of dollars for rest and relaxation and do not investigate or ask any questions about the mattress they plan to rest and relax on. It is also crazy to think about the number of hotels that are charging very good money but are not caring enough to make their guests as comfortable as possible.

I avoid the hotels that have negative reviews about their mattresses. However, if I really like something else about a hotel with a not so comfortable mattress, I have brought my own vacuum-packed high resiliency foam topper to put on the not so comfortable mattress.

On our most recent Vacation

On our recent vacation, we called ahead and we were told that we would be sleeping on memory foam mattresses and that they were practically brand new. That’s not exactly what we got and they were not what we would call a properly constructed memory foam mattress. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.

When we were there we met a couple. Martyn and Debra started complaining about their mattress. They continued to tell me about the things they tried to do to fix their sleeping situation in an attempt to get a more restful night’s sleep.


First, Martyn said that he unzipped the topper and took it off the bed. They thought since there was memory foam under the thick lumpy pillow-top that they could sleep on that and be more comfortable.

In this case, sleeping on the memory foam did not work because the mattress was not properly constructed to get the most benefit from the memory foam. A proper construction would be a layered foam mattress with a firmer high resiliency foam core and a medium transition layer between the memory foam and the firmer core. In this case, the 2″ memory foam layer was directly on the spring core. No matter how heavy you are, you will go right through the soft memory foam and feel the springs under it.

Martyn was complaining about a bad back after just 4 nights of sleeping on his mattress.

Final Word

Sleep affects our energy level, our mood and our behaviour even when we are on vacation. It allows our muscles to rest and regenerate after a long day of sightseeing or just frolicking around on the beach. Our personal army of antibodies fight off germs better when we get sufficient and quality sleep. You will rest better and feel more relaxed when you have something comfortable to sleep on – whether it’s in your room or for an afternoon nap beside the pool.

If the mattress is no good then look around for something better to sleep on. It could be the couch, the sofa bed mattress or even a comfortable pool lounger for some nice afternoon naps. One of the girls in the office complained to the front desk about their overly firm mattress that had no comfort zone of top. Within minutes housekeeping brought up a foam topper to put on top of their mattress. It was a big improvement and made their mattress bearable to sleep on.

Start every day with a good night’s sleep…


R.C. (Bob) Dimas

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R.C. (Bob) Dimas Profile

Bob has been in the comfort business, as the founder and CEO of Foamite, since 1988. Foamite is a foam and mattress manufacturer that is located in Toronto with its head office factory location in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Foam, sleep and comfort can be very technical, scientific and complicated but it does not have to be that way. Let us break it down for you and help you choose the right foam grades for your sitting or sleeping requirements. Thank you for reading. Now, let us make your bed.
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