What is an orthopaedic mattress?
An orthopaedic mattress is specifically designed to provide optimal support to key areas of the body while you sleep. A suitable orthopaedic mattress for back pain, the firm sleeping surface alleviates spinal pressure, reducing feelings of soreness and tenderness.
Orthopaedic mattresses are a revolutionary technology which spreads body weight around evenly, rather than allowing you to sink in one place, as you would with a softer mattress. These mattresses support your body by taking strain away from joints and other pain points.
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How firm are orthopaedic mattresses?
Orthopaedic mattresses are generally rated firm or extra firm. This additional firmness allows your body weight to be more evenly distributed across the mattress, relieving painful pressure points while maintaining a natural spinal alignment. Mattresses with orthopaedic support help reduce pain, improve sleep quality, and decrease stress levels.
Orthopaedic mattresses aren’t restricted to being used by those with back and joint pain, either. An orthopaedic mattress is also a suitable choice for users who simply prefer the supportive feel of firm mattresses. We also offer orthopaedic bed mattresses with medium firmness levels. These medium orthopaedic mattresses are suitable for users who require additional comfort and cushion layers alongside back support to help them get to sleep.
What types of orthopaedic mattresses are available?
Orthopaedic beds can be purchased with an array of fillings, providing sleep support to users with an assortment of needs and ailments. There are various levels of back and joint pain, and our broad orthopaedic bed range offers differing top layer materials and contents to complement the firm orthopaedic base.
Pocket sprung mattresses with orthopaedic support offer slight amounts of body absorption, with internal springs reacting to body contours. Retaining the firm ortho mattress feel, the pocket sprung design reduces roll together and movement, making them a well-suited mattress for couples who suffer from back pain. Our orthopaedic pocket sprung mattresses are handmade by Sleepeezee to the highest specifications, delivering a winning duo of cushioned comfort and back support.
Memory foam mattresses are made from visco-elastic foam and react to body heat to wrap around your contours. These mattresses offer pain relief by moulding around your body shape, moving it into a comfortable posture. A memory foam orthopaedic mattress features a more luxurious top layer for comfort which is backed up by an additional firm bottom layer for orthopaedic support. This effective combination is also breathable and cooling, helping to reduce overheating at night.
Mattresses with open coil springs are designed with an interior system that brings a high number of springs together for heightened body support. Ideal for back and joint pain, orthopaedic spring mattresses reinforce the firmness of the surface, holding your body up rather than absorbing its weight, which helps to promote a consistent and healthy spinal position. With models available from some of the top mattress brands, traditionally sprung mattresses with orthopaedic support are suitable for back pain sufferers who require additional support.
Reflex foam mattresses comprise of dense polyurethane foam which is highly responsive. This reactive design makes it suitable for back pain sufferers as it effectively combines firmness and cushioned support as well as being adept at promoting spinal alignment. These orthopaedic reflex foam mattresses are flexible in design, bouncing back into their original position quickly once pressure is relieved.