A good night’s sleep is something every person desires. One wants to wake up, feeling well-rested and prepared to tackle the day with its challenges, especially if you are away from home attending that important business conference.

Therefore, it is necessary for a hotel to offer comfort and a supporting, yet luxurious mattress.

But which kind of mattress provides a better quality: European sleep design or American made? Here’s our breakdown of how these two mattress styles differ (and which is best for luxury rest.)

The history and design all started in Europe

It is interesting to note the history of the mattress and how innovation and technology helped to evolve the ideal sleep design mattress to what is available today.

The first mattress is thought to have been invented approximately 77,000 years ago by people living in a region of South Africa. They built mattresses (about a foot thick and an impressive 22 feet long) out of layers of plant materials.

The mattress was later used and improved by the Egyptians, and then moved to Europe where the Romans, Greek, and Persians improved and changed it. During the Renaissance Era, they started experimenting with different materials to fill the mattresses.

Size matters: dimension differences


The European and US mattresses vary in size and are measured according to the metric system and imperial system, respectively.

The European sizes of a mattress are referred to by the measurement of their width and length. The difference in a few inches should not be underestimated. However, the luxury offered by the European sleep design mattress does not compromise the extravagant comfort of a supportive mattress.

The European mattress embraces the highest standards and the very best materials to create an outstanding experience of support and indulgence.

Firmness and support

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Many people see the firmness and support of a mattress as the same thing. This is, however, not correct.

The firmness is the immediate feeling you get when you lie down on a mattress. The support, on the other hand, refers to the way it keeps your spine in perfect alignment.

It is common for US mattresses to sit upon a “box-spring” which means that the base on which the mattress sits, incorporates a spring system similar to those found within the mattress.

The European mattress includes an innerspring foam structure that adds a comfort layer that’s usually made from something like foam or some other material.

The right spinal support is the key to a good night’s rest, and European-designed mattresses offer exactly that. Furthermore, it offers:

  • Relief of pressure points on the joints and the spine.
  • The ability to align the spine appropriately throughout the night.
  • Foam or innerspring structures to offer maximum support.

Temperature regulation

It is important for a comfortable sleep experience throughout the year in all seasons. That is why the European sleep design mattresses provide the ability to regulate temperature.

The innerspring structure generally has plenty of open space to allow airflow to dissipate body heat, so that you can sleep in comfort all year round. The European sleep design mattress supports luxurious sleep through its expert design and unique creation of:

  • Materials known for breathability.
  • Premium sheets of at least 300 count.
  • Structures that dissipate heat and/or preserve warmth throughout the night.

Blending art with the science of sleep


The Dorelan the story of design and perfection of mattresses started in 1968, when Diano Tura and Pietro Paolo Bergamaschi dedicated themselves to designing and producing superior quality mattresses.

And in the prosperous, agricultural, and industrial center of Northern Italy, Forli, with the same taste and manual skill that distinguish Italian artisans, the first Italian-made mattresses for comfort and luxury were manufactured.

Still today, the superior style with the highest quality, the finest craftsmanship, innovation, and time-tested tradition is accessible to people all over the world.

Those who choose Dorelan choose better sleep. They choose well-being.

Over the years we have built and consolidated a reputation recognized throughout the world, and today our mattresses are selected by the finest furnishers and retailers. Explore the luxury Dorelan range here to find a mattress that keeps the dream alive.


The average person spends 33 years of their life sleeping. Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform. Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Read our magazine for the ultimate guide to a good night’s rest!