Mattress & Sleep Glossary with Malay & Chinese Translations | Amazeam


Welcome to the Amazeam Sleep Glossary! Whether you're a sleep enthusiast, shopping for a new mattress, or simply curious, we've gathered a list of terms to enhance your understanding of sleep. Explore these definitions to make informed decisions for your sleep health.

4D Airmesh Fabric (Malay: Kain Airmesh 4D, Chinese: 4D气网布料): A fabric designed for optimal ventilation and moisture management, ensuring a comfortable sleeping environment.

Adjustable Bed Base (Katil Laras, 可调节床架): A type of bed base that can be modified to change its shape, often for health or comfort reasons.

Anti-slip Base Fabric (Kain Asas Anti-Slip, 防滑底布): Specific design features on the bottom of a mattress that prevent it from shifting on its foundation.

Bed Frame (Bingkai Katil, 床架) The structure that supports a mattress and elevates it off the ground. It can be made of various materials like wood, metal, or upholstered fabric.

Bed-in-a-Box (Tilam Dalam Kotak, 压缩卷包盒装床褥)A modern mattress delivery method where the mattress is compressed, packed in a box, and expands when unpacked.

Bolster (Bantal peluk / bantal panjamg, 抱枕) A long, narrow pillow or cushion filled with cotton, down, or fiber. It's typically cylindrical and is often placed across a bed to provide back or arm support.

Box Spring: A sturdy bed base, typically consisting of wooden frames and springs, that provides additional support and height to the mattress.

Boxed Mattress: Mattresses that are compressed, rolled, and shipped in a box for easy delivery and setup.

Cadar: The Malay word for "bedsheet."

CertiPUR-US: Ensures that foam materials are free of harmful chemicals and gases.

Chill Fabric Cover: A fabric with a cool-to-touch sensation, enhancing the comfort of sleepers by regulating temperature.

Coil Count: Refers to the number of coils in an innerspring mattress, which can be an indicator of mattress quality and support.

Cooling Technology: Systems or features in mattresses designed to disperse body heat and promote cooler sleep.

Density: In reference to memory foam, it's the weight of one cubic foot of foam. A higher density often indicates better support and longevity.

Divan: The base part of a divan bed. It is a box frame, often with storage drawers, on which a mattress rests.

Divan Beds: A type of bed that combines a base and mattress without the need for a separate bed frame.

Dust Mite: Microscopic bugs that thrive in mattresses and pillows and may trigger allergies.

Duvet: A soft flat bag filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic alternative, and protected with a removable cover.

Edge Support: The level of support a mattress offers along its borders to prevent sagging or roll-off.

Firmness Scale: A standardized measure of how soft or firm a mattress feels, commonly rated on a scale from 1-10.

Foldable Mattress: A mattress designed to be easily folded or rolled up for storage or transport.

Gel Memory Foam: Foam infused with gel beads designed to resist heat retention.

Gel-infused Air Memory Foam: A type of foam enhanced with gel microbeads to offer improved airflow and a cooler sleep surface than traditional memory foam.

Hypoallergenic: Materials specially designed to minimize the risk of allergic reactions.

Innerspring: Mattresses that utilize a coil spring system for primary support.

Latex: A resilient material derived from rubber trees, popular in mattresses for its supportive and responsive characteristics.

Lumbar Support: Added support to the lower back region, enhancing comfort and promoting proper spinal alignment.

Mattress Protector: A removable layer placed on a mattress to shield it from wear, stains, and allergens.

Mattress Topper: An extra layer added to a mattress to modify its firmness or heighten comfort.

Memory Foam: A specialized foam that conforms to the body's shape, providing personalized contouring and support.

Motion Transfer: The degree to which movement on one side of a mattress can be felt on the other.

OEKOTEX Approved: A certification that ensures textiles and fabrics are tested and free from harmful chemicals and substances.

Off-gassing: The release of a distinct smell when unpacking a new mattress, often due to VOCs.

Pillow: A cushioned support for the head, neck, and shoulders used while sleeping.

Pillow-top: A plush, cushioned layer sewn on top of a mattress to boost comfort.

Pressure Points: Specific body areas, such as the shoulders and hips, that endure more pressure when lying down.

Responsive Comfort Foam: A foam that adapts quickly to body movements, ensuring uninterrupted sleep.

Showroom: A space used to display products for sale, such as mattresses, to potential buyers.

Sleep Positions: Refers to the various postures people sleep in – side, back, stomach, and combination.

Sleep Trial: A time frame offered by manufacturers to test a mattress and determine its suitability.

Tropical Nights: Nights characterized by warm temperatures, typical in tropical climates like Malaysia.

Ventilation: Design features that enhance air circulation within a mattress, contributing to a cooler sleeping environment.

Warehouse Sale: A sale event, often with significant discounts, held at a warehouse.

Warranty: A manufacturer's assurance regarding a mattress's durability and performance.

Zero Motion Transfer: Mattresses engineered to eliminate movement transfer, allowing partners to sleep undisturbed.