DISCLAIMER: The above pressure maps represent 7 of the 175 readings taken during the test. They should only be evaluated in the context of the entire double-blind test as reported by Dr. Black. These pressure maps represent an example of a favorable portion of the test with one of the test participants. Other maps with different participants might have different results.
How do you define 'comfort'? All mattress companies claim that their mattress is the most comfortable, so how can anyone objectively decide?
The purpose of this test was to measure the pressures created by a person's shoulders and hips on the various specific mattresses tested based upon the permise that lower pressures can result in less nightly tossing and turning which disrupts peaceful sleep. In other words - less disruptive sleep means 'more comfortable'.
Dr. Jed Black was engaged to develop a proper testing protocol and offer a research assistant to oversee the actual testing.