As athletes and weekend warriors, we dedicate much of our lives to training and proper nutrition, but without adequate sleep muscle gain is greatly diminished. That is because a majority of muscle repair and growth occurs during sleep when hormones are released.
Studies on sleep and recovery for athletes and testing numerous mattress compositions led us to conclude that a premium hybrid mattress offered the perfect fusion of premium pocket springs for support and high-density foam for pressure relief. Our research and testing confirmed that a hybrid mattress performed better for both primary athletic body compositions: (1) the dense muscular body composition of strength trainers and (2) the leaner body composition of endurance athletes with bony prominences as pressure points.
Next, we sought the BEST mattress components in the bedding industry. That led us to Leggett & Platt®, which pioneered sleep technology when it introduced the bedspring more than 125 years ago. They quietly supply best-in-class components and sleep technology to the leading brands in the bedding industry.
In early 2017, we met with their executive team in Carthage, Missouri. They told us about a premium hybrid mattress developed internally that was only offered to their employees. The spec was astonishing:
We tested this mattress for a few months and fell in love with it. But a premium hybrid mattress with these components would cost over $2,000 for a queen size at the big box mattress stores. So we convinced Leggett to help us bypass the ENTIRE supply chain by supplying us with the industry's first ever "manufacture-on-demand" premium hybrid mattress. Next, we perfected production and fulfillment. Made in the USA by Leggett without ozone depleters, then roll-packed and shipped for free directly to your door in a box for less than half the price of retail. The Recover Mattress was born.