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August 19, 2019 4:30 PM, EDT

Lippert Introduces 10-Inch Sleeper Series Mattress

Somnum 10-inch gel mattress Somnum Escape by Lippert Components Inc.

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Lippert Components Inc. announced its latest Somnum Sleeper Series mattress for the heavy-truck market. The Somnum Escape 10-inch, gel-infused foam mattress is intended to promote a comfortable and cool resting environment for commercial drivers and owner-operators.

The new mattress is available through all Freightliner and Western Star dealers, as well as independent Somnum distributors. It comes in sizes 35×79 inches, 36×76, 38×80 and 42×80, according to the Elkhart, Ind.-based company.

Freightliner and Western Star trucks are brands of Daimler Trucks North America.

Somnum 10-inch gel mattress

Somnum Escape by Lippert Components Inc.

“Many drivers can’t get comfortable on a standard Class 8 sleeper mattress, which is typically a low-cost, 5-inch block of foam. Basic foam or low-end memory foam tends to trap body heat and sleeps hot,” Business Development Manager Mike Padrnos said in a company release. “Inexpensive foams have poor density, which causes even normal-weight drivers to bottom out. In either scenario, drivers suffer as they don’t get a good night’s sleep.”

“The Escape was designed to respond to the demand for a cooler and more comfortable sleep surface, which was made by a number of the drivers we’ve interviewed at trade shows and industry events,” Padrnos added. — Transport Topics