As we get older, our sleeping needs change. The soft mattress we used to love might not be providing correct support to our backs and joints. Because of this, it might become difficult to get in and out of bed or provide restless sleep. A good sleep regime is important to our overall health and it all starts with a good mattress. Here's our Mattress Guide For The Older Customer to help you make your next mattress decision.
Which mattress should I buy?
Before deciding on a mattress, it's important to figure out your sleep needs. For example, if you find yourself aching in the morning, it might be time to upgrade to a firmer design. Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference, here are some things to consider:
- Firmness Preferences
- Back or joint pain
- Key features i.e mobility aid, pocket sprung, memory foam
What is an orthopaedic mattress?
Orthopaedic mattresses are typically designed to support ageing joints. In general, they are much firmer than a regular mattress and because of this, provide great support to aching backs and joints. Designed to keep the spine in perfect alignment, they can lead to overall better posture and fewer aches.
If you find yourself with existing aches and pains that are seemingly made worse by your mattress, an orthopaedic mattress could be a great option.
Would a foam mattress meet my needs?
Similarly to an orthopaedic mattress, foam mattresses are designed to relieve pressure from the body and keep everything in correct alignment. They are a great choice if you're getting older and would like something supportive and on the softer side. Foam mattresses are ideal if you do not have a pre-existing back condition but would like a mattress that is easier on the joints.
What are the benefits of an adjustable bed?
If you find yourself with limited mobility, adjustable beds can be the extra helping hand you need. Adjustable beds have the ability to raise you into a seated position making it much easier to get in and out of bed, all from the touch of a button. They can also help with poor circulation. Since you can adjust each part of the bed, it's easy to elevate the legs above the heart which promotes healthy blood flow.
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