Test criteria.

Using thermal manikins, we determine the effective thermal insulation to classify bedding into one of three thermal insulation classes.

The Hohenstein Skin Model (according to DIN EN ISO 11 092) is then used to measure material specific values such as thermal and water vapor resistance, water vapor absorbency and buffering capacity of water vapor.

The values are converted into sleep comfort scores for warm climate and cold climate.

Factsheet: Sleep Comfort

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America