What’s An Orthopedic Mattress?
In an ideal world, everyone would wake up each morning feeling excellent. Eyes flutter open, dreams fade from memory, a good stretch enlivens the body up and the day is ready to conquer.
Unfortunately, many people instead wake up with a very different realty. Eyes clench shut, muscles and joints are stiff, the spine is sore, and the day ahead seems more difficult than it should. All because aches and pains result in poor sleep quality, leading to a bad start to the day.
If you are someone who lives in a world as described in the second scenario, the good news is that a simple solution is at hand. Changing your mattress might be all you need in order to wake up feeling wonderful. Purchasing a new mattress, and specifically an orthopaedic one, can truly be life changing.
If you wake up unrested and in pain time and again, you might consider purchasing an orthopaedic mattress. An orthopaedic mattress supports the body and reduces stress by alleviating pressure points in the back, neck and joints. Orthopaedic mattresses evenly distribute your body’s pressure and respond by supporting it where it needs it most.
Orthopedic Mattress Types
Orthopaedic mattresses come in several different types, which means that there is something for everyone. But how do you know which is right for you? If you are considering purchasing an orthopaedic mattress, here is some useful information to help you choose the right one for your needs.
As mentioned, orthopaedic mattresses come in several varieties. There are coil or pocket sprung mattresses, which will have springs at a gauge of 12.5 made of a 1.94mm thick wire. The other variation of orthopaedic mattresses are foam. Each variety has benefits and drawbacks.
Coil Sprung Orthopedic Mattress
Coil Sprung Orthopaedic Mattresses are firm or very firm and offer good value for your money. The coils are open sprung, which means that each coil is located next to and connects with the adjacent ones. These orthopaedic mattresses offer great support for your body and are long lasting and durable.
Pocket Sprung Orthopedic Mattress
Pocket Sprung Orthopaedic Mattresses have around three times as many springs and coil sprung mattresses, and each coil is contained in a separate pocket. These mattresses are great for two people who share a bed, especially if one partner tends to move more during the night. These mattresses generally offer a higher level of comfort than coil sprung mattresses and are more expensive to purchase.
Memory Foam Orthopedic Mattress
Memory Foam Orthopaedic Mattresses do not have springs and instead are made from a material called viscoelastic. The foam is available in different thicknesses, ranging from 2.5 centimetres to 12 centimetres, depending on the level of support one wants — the thicker the mattress, the firmer and more supportive the material will be. Memory foam naturally responds to and supports the body, and alleviates pressure points during sleep. They can range in price, depending on the thickness and size, but they are long lasting and hypo allergenic for anyone who has sensitivities to allergens.
Organic Orthopedic Mattress
Organic Orthopaedic Mattress can be either coil sprung or pocket sprung, and are made from a blend of organic wool and cotton. While they are the most expensive on the market, they repel dust mites so that a person that is sensitive can wake up free from signs of allergies. It is recommended that these mattresses are used in conjunction with a mattress protector to extend the life span of the mattress.
Orthopaedic mattresses are an investment, but one we believe is worth the cost. Waking up feeling refreshed is priceless and will have a positive effect on the rest of each and every day.
If are in the Parksville or Nanaimo area and have any questions about the benefits of orthopaedic mattresses, stop by our store. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to answer any questions you might have and to help you achieve your best possible sleep.