Have you ever woken up with a “dead arm”, stiff back or aching legs?
The position you take in bed during the night can leave you with all sorts of niggles and problems, some of which last all day! Clearly, if you already have an underlying medical problem this is not just irritating. It can actually worsen your symptoms. In which case, your sleep could be badly disturbed or non-existent too.
An important solution to all this is to select an orthopaedic mattress, which has been specially designed and constructed to offer certain physical values.
Let’s look at why you should choose an orthopaedic mattress in more detail.
What does “Orthopaedic” Mattress Mean?
The word orthopaedic refers to a branch of medicine that focuses on your musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, ligaments and so forth). It’s the physical structures that form, support and stabilise your whole body, and which generate movement. Looking after all of that is very important.
All quality mattresses should offer a high degree of support to benefit your physical health. However, some versions have been specially crafted – using advice from medical experts – to offer a more advanced degree of comfort for your musculoskeletal system.
This can be particularly crucial if you suffer from a range of issues connected to your bones and muscles such as chronic back pain, arthritis or osteoporosis. With any of these conditions, it’s not simply a matter of being “comfortable” at night. You need the right kind of support to prevent you from making matters worse, for instance by curling up and sleeping in a sloped position.
An orthopaedic mattress has been configured to provide reliable posture control, by cushioning the contours of your body in a firm but relaxing way. Out of sight, elements of an orthopaedic mattress spread the weight load of your body evenly, avoiding any dips, sags or humps which create pressure points.
A good illustration of this is the 1400 individually pocketed springs that are spaced across three support zones in a 5ft King Size Silentnight 1400 Pocket Ortho Mattress. This well-devised structure keeps your hips and shoulders in perfect spinal alignment.
In fact, one of the most important features of an orthopaedic mattress is the way it avoids stress on your spine. For many people, this is the crux of much of their nighttime discomfort. If your vertebrae are compressed or stretched badly by your sleeping posture, the pain can be felt not just in your torso, but pretty much throughout your entire body!
What Sort of People Would Benefit?
Anyone who has health issues related to their musculoskeletal system should seriously consider buying an orthopaedic mattress. It could be the key to better sleep.
In fact, in some milder cases of back and neck problems, sleeping on an orthopaedic mattress may even clear up the issue entirely! It might be your position in bed that is creating the aches and stiffness you feel.
Purchasing an orthopaedic mattress can also be a preventative measure, rather than a step towards helping with a current problem. For example, they are a wise investment if your job involves bending or standing a lot, or if you “huddle” over a computer screen for much of your day. Excellent support and posture all night can go a long way to stopping you from developing residual aches and pains.
It’s also a great choice for older people, who get excellent slumber support to ease or prevent nighttime discomfort.
However, anyone can buy an orthopaedic mattress. It’s a superb way to guard against the sort of aches, pains and poor posture that affect everyone.
This is particularly relevant for couples who have varying weights and sleep needs. A firm orthopaedic mattress provides well balanced and equal support.
If one partner has a higher than average stature or weight, the 5ft King Size Sealy Pearl Ortho Mattress would be a great solution. Its PostureTech ZD springs system – designed in conjunction with leading orthopaedic surgeons and scientists – creates reliably firm support under duress.
Choosing an Orthopaedic Mattress
Due to the additional manufacturing requirements – and all the extra benefits this provides – you will find that orthopaedic mattresses cost more than standard ones. It’s an investment in your physical health, but also emotional and mental wellbeing from a comfortable night of slumber.
Also, keep in mind that as they are constructed using high quality and robust components (to create full balance and support) so they are strong. Which means your orthopaedic mattress is durable enough to last you longer than many standard ones.
These valuable additions to the bed market are also manufactured with additional quality standards “stitched in”. For example, the 5ft King Size Sleepeezee Ortho Ultimate 2000 Mattress uses premium quality materials – and fine stitching – to create incredible support harnessed to deep comfort. It even features chrome finished vents in its surface, to ensure the level of airflow that helps regulate temperature and freshness.
A good nights sleep is priceless, especially when you have aches, pains and health problems. With all the additional quality benefits of an orthopaedic mattress, it could be time to make a “firm” decision.