For many years the orthopedic mattress was matched to the concept of “hard mattress”, or to be more technical to “stiff mattress”.
The doctors for years have advised patients suffering from back pain a hard mattress: this meant that the orthopedic mattress was associated in the collective imagination to the mattress with high stiffness.
Over the years the term “orthopedic mattress” has been reassessed and reconsidered by assigning a different value.
Find out what is an orthopedic mattress, read this article and understand if your back pain came from your “orthopedic” mattress or not.
The Orthopedic Mattress is…
The orthopedic mattress is designed to properly support the spine, joints and body.
Reduce the Pressure Zones to Relieve Back Pain.
The main feature of an orthopedic is the reduction of the pressure zones on the back, with consequent improvement of the rest by whose who suffer from back pain.
This reduction occurs trough multiple zones with different stiffness, as show in the figure above, that allow to sleep in a “ergonomically correct” position and avoid inappropriate pressures.
There is not a standard to define an orthopedic mattress.
Currently there is not a standard to determinate if a mattress is an orthopedic mattress or not.
Be aware that it not depends on the materials with which the mattress is made up, an orthopedic mattress may consist of many different materials:
Just to name a few!
But How to Choose the Right Mattress?
As producers of mattress for over 50 years, our simple 4 advices are:
- Test different kinds of mattress in the store;
- Ask information to the sleep expert:
- Avoid to focus exclusively on orthopedic mattresses;
- Choose the type of mattress tested for a few minutes that gives you more comfort and well-being and creates less compression zones.
Test Today Your Mattress!
Now that you’re aware of the different areas of pressure that has an orthopedic mattress, and you know how to distinguish it from a simple “hard mattress” find now the nearest mattress store!