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Umarah Hussain author/umarah-hussain
8 Dec 2020, 10:17 AM

What is an orthopaedic mattress?

As humans, we spend around 227,760 hours in bed during our lifetime, which should be done for sleeping, however when you’re a sufferer of back pain and other irritating pains that could potentially be disturbing your sleep, you’ll probably find that you spend a lot of those hours tossing and turning.

What might be ideal for one sleeper, might not be for another. Thus, knowing where your pains radiate from will be a great help to establish how to alleviate it. If you believe it’s your mattress/bed, orthopaedic mattresses are excellent for people that suffer from constant discomfort in their joints, hips, shoulders and back, especially if you work in a field where you’re on your feet quite often.

Orthopaedic mattresses offer support by being extra firm, giving you support by distributing body weight evenly. This helps to alleviate pain on the spine, keeping it in its natural alignment whilst minimising aches to the pressure points (mainly within the shoulders and hips). Here’s a little more information as to how an orthopaedic mattress can benefit you.

Best mattress for spine alignment

To begin, one study has shown the right mattress can improve stiffness and improve sleep quality by up to 50%. As with a lot of mattresses, they can become quite stiff and uneven over time, making them extremely difficult to sleep on each night. With an orthopaedic mattress, sleepers will find chronic back pain could be reduced as the characteristics of the mattress aid the spine in correct posture. It's important to note that there isn't one standard mattress that works for everyone, as we all have differing attributes, likes and dislikes. Thus, it really comes down to personal preference as to what mattress you're really after. Sleeping on a mattress that is too firm can cause issues, so be sure to keep a balance between softness and firmness levels on your mattress. 

Even weight distribution

During the night, you might find that you’re beginning to slump to one side, consequently creating detrimental effects to your body. You’ll then wake up feeling like one side of your body is in pain. However, an orthopaedic mattress helps to evenly distribute the pressure points that may be causing you turbulent sleep over time. Orthopaedic mattresses remove the pressure from the neck, hips, joints and your back, helping you to attain those sleep points that you’ve been craving every night. if this is you, try to compare in store to see what works for you. Just pop into one of our showrooms to test out the huge product range that we have on offer. that can help ease the pain from pressure points across the hips and shoulders.  

Maximum support

Moreover, orthopaedic mattresses are firm, meaning you won’t get unnecessary push-back when looking for the perfect sleeping position at night. This would then help to stop tossing and turning when you’re struggling to pick the right way to lay. This gentle degree of firmness really does help to tackle issues that you suffer nightly as it disallows the body from sinking into the mattress, rather, offers tailored support for your back. Overall, it's vital that you understand the science that goes on under the mattress, once you're aware of this, you'll be able to find the correct mattress for you. It's quite common for stores to offer mattresses that vary in shapes, sizes and thickness (we offer a huge range here at Linthorpe Beds), so once you know, you'll be confident you've made the right choice.

Can a mattress get rid of back pain?

Whilst mattresses can certainly help to improve back pain, there are always underlying issues that are found beyond the mattress. If you spend the majority of your waking day sitting or working in a busy warehouse, you’ll find after a hard day’s graft, your spine and neck will feel quite stiff, subsequently affecting your sleep quality. Just be sure to read reviews, check out mattresses at showrooms, ask friends and other people to see if the mattress you're looking at, is suitable for you. it's also important to ensure soft vs thin firmness and types of cores that are available, this will help opt for the right mattress to keep your spine naturally aligned.

Here at Linthorpe Beds, we work with brands such as Sleepeezee and Birlea to bring only the highest quality, comfy orthopaedic mattresses made for all sizes. Take a look at our huge range of beds and mattresses now and get that good night’s rest that you’ve been dreaming of. Simply head into store, call us or drop us a message on Facebook to get honest, updated information and advice on your burning questions.

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