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What is an Orthopaedic Mattress?

On average, over 80% of us will suffer from sleep-related back pain. Choosing a mattress that's right for your sleeping needs is very important. Orthopaedic mattresses can be a great option for those suffering from back pain. But What is an Orthopaedic Mattress? And how do I know it's right for me?

What is an orthopaedic mattress?


Orthopaedic mattresses are extra supportive. They are specially designed to offer firm support where it's needed and evenly distribute weight. This is a great way of reducing existing back pain. However, if a firm mattress is not right for you it can do the opposite and cause back pain. It's important to evaluate your sleeping needs accordingly.

Is an Orthopaedic Mattress right for me?

When choosing an orthopaedic mattress it's important to take into account your body weight. Orthopaedic mattresses are either firm or extra firm and are not suitable for everyone. Sometimes they can be too firm for the body and end up causing more aches and pains in the long run. If you are of slighter frame, a medium firm mattress can offer the same effect as a firm.

Orthopaedic mattresses are ideal for those that find themselves sinking in too much to a standard mattress. Sinking the mattress will put the spine out of line and ultimately cause back problems.

Benefits of an Orthopaedic Mattress

Sleeping on a firmer surface is clinically proven to help reduce aches and pains. A firmer mattress alleviates stress put on the joints throughout the day and allows for maximum support. Orthopaedic mattresses are great for evenly distributing weight. This ensures there's not too much weight put on the hips, shoulders or spine. If you are a long term sufferer of back pain, an orthopaedic mattress can be a great step into getting rid of the pain for good.

If you need any help choosing or deciding if an orthopaedic mattress is right for you. Feel free to contact one of our sleep advisors.

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