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.
To find out more about the best orthopaedic mattresses, take a look at our dedicated orthopaedic mattress buying guide.
Why choose an orthopaedic mattress?
Orthopaedic mattresses are designed to provide enhanced support for those who have back issues. However, they’re just as popular with those who simply prefer a firmer feel, or who sleep on their fronts. The advantages to choosing an orthopaedic mattress include:
- Maximum levels of support – whether you choose a pocketed spring, memory foam or hybrid design, orthopaedic mattresses deliver outstanding support. They spring back quickly, and if turned regularly will not develop uncomfortable dips or lumps.
- Better weight distribution – because they’re more robust, orthopaedic mattresses spread out your weight across a larger area. This also makes them a good choice for heavier or larger people. The weight distribution ensures that pressure spots are eliminated.
- Encourages a healthy posture when sleeping – because of the levels of support, an orthopaedic mattress helps you naturally settle into a healthier sleeping position.
- A neutral spine position – on an orthopaedic mattress, your spine is aligned correctly from your neck all the way down to the lower back. This minimises stress and helps you get a better night’s sleep.
What is the price of an orthopaedic mattress?
You’ll pay a little more for a good quality orthopaedic mattress, purely because of the way they’re constructed. Pocketed sprung versions will have a higher density of springs packed into the core to deliver that responsive and firm feel. Orthopaedic memory foam mattresses use denser, thicker layers of foam, which may also include Reflex foam. This doesn’t mould quite so readily to your body shape, but still gives you the support you need with a more cushioned sensation and a medium firmness rating. The best way to save money is to look for special deals and sale offers. At MattressNextDay, you’ll also save money with our free UK mainland delivery service.
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.
Orthopaedic pocket sprung mattress
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.
Orthopaedic memory foam mattress
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.
Orthopaedic traditional sprung mattress
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.
Orthopaedic reflex foam mattress
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.
Next day delivery on orthopaedic mattresses
At MattressNextDay, we offer a huge range of the best orthopaedic mattresses with free next day delivery. Our back support mattresses are available from many leading mattress brands, including Silentnight.
All ortho mattresses feature a 12-month guarantee as standard, with a further 5-year warranty on applicable models. Subject to stock, we offer a nationwide next day mattress delivery, striving to deliver your mattress for joint support within 24 hours where possible.