What is an Orthopaedic Mattress?
Last week's edition of our blog introduced the Baroness Divan Bed Set, a consistent bestseller here at Odd Size Beds. The set comes complete with an orthopaedic mattress, but what exactly does that mean and what are the benefits? This blog article will tell you all you need to know...
Orthopaedics is a field of medical study which focuses on correcting deformities and disorders of the spine and joints. Proper support of these areas of the body is essential to prevent such problems and manufacturers first began developing orthopaedic mattresses back in the 1950s as the science advanced.
Put simply, an orthopaedic mattress offers a firm sleeping surface that delivers targeted support to the spine and joints of the body. The design of these mattresses is informed by the results of medical research into orthopaedics and has been shown to provide many benefits, including:
- Relief from Pain. The pressure put on your muscles while you sleep can cause pain in the body which can continue throughout the following day. As an orthopaedic mattress prevents excess pressure on the muscles, it can help to stop such aches and pains from occurring.
- Improved Sleep Quality. Pain in the spine and joints is one of the biggest causes of sleep deprivation. If you don't get enough quality sleep, this can lead to all sorts of other problems including fatigue, emotional instability, depression, weight gain, delayed reactions and reduced productivity, among many others. Sleeping on an orthopaedic mattress is proven to promote better sleep.
- Better Posture. By helping to provide proper alignment of the spine and neck, an orthopaedic mattress can improve posture. Sleeping on an inferior mattress that does not provide such alignment can result in damage to these sensitive areas, resulting in serious problems over time.
The Baroness Divan Bed Set is supplied with an orthopaedic mattress that incorporates a 12.5G open-coil spring unit, delivering unrivalled support with its 'firm' rating. Tufted by hand, each mattress is covered with premium-quality damask material to provide a superbly-comfortable sleeping experience, night after night.