The Benefits of an Orthopaedic Mattress

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Have you noticed a few extra aches and pains in recent years? Many of us simply put up with niggling discomfort as one of the downsides of getting older, but sometimes all it takes is a new orthopaedic mattress to make a real difference.

Invest in a good double mattress

Let’s face it, as we get older, we’ve earned the right to a bit of extra comfort in our lives. Considering we spend around a third of our time in bed, investing in a good quality double mattress is a relatively small outlay that can bring major results. This is especially true if you choose a quality brand, such as a Silentnight, Relyon or Sealy mattress. Designed in conjunction with leading orthopaedic surgeons and scientists, Sealy mattresses offer a consistent sleeping surface across the entire mattress, delivering a better night’s sleep.

The benefits of an orthopaedic mattress

The benefits of an orthopaedic mattress go a lot further than alleviating back pain – important though that is. Because they are designed to give extra support to the whole body, orthopaedic mattresses can bring relief from a host of minor aches and pains.

Whatever your size, shape and sleeping habits, a good orthopaedic mattress will cushion your body and respond to your individual movements. It will also make sure your neck, shoulders and spine stay in alignment while you sleep – so you shouldn’t wake with a cricked neck or pain in your shoulders or back.

Why mattress fillings make a difference

Whether you choose a memory foam mattress or a pocket-sprung mattress, the quality of the fillings can also make a difference to how rested you feel in the morning. High-quality natural fillings will prevent you from overheating and wick away moisture. This means you are less likely to toss and turn, which isn’t good for your back or any other aching joints. A hand-tufted Sealy mattress locks the upholstery to the spring system, which reduces the settlement of the filling so that your mattress retains high levels of support for longer.

Memory foam mattresses have become a popular option because of the way they react to pressure and mould to the contours of the body. Among the Sealy orthopaedic mattress range are pocket-sprung mattresses with an additional layer of memory foam for pressure relieving support. Endorsed by the Orthopaedic Advisory Board, these mattresses are also supported by Allergy UK for their hypoallergenic properties. 

Choosing your mattress size

Orthopaedic mattresses are available in the usual standard range of sizes. However, if you are used to a double mattress you might find that investing in king-size or super king-size orthopaedic mattress will make a real difference as it will give you and your partner more room to move around without disturbing each other’s sleep patterns. Some cheap double mattresses give less support at the edges, but the Sealy Edge Guard system allows you to use the whole expanse of the mattress without compromising on support. 

Live longer!

A good night’s sleep will also have a knock-on effect on your overall health and well-being. Studies show that sleeping soundly can actually slow the ageing process and boost your immune system, so you are less likely to fall ill.

If you’re looking for a new mattress, has a wide range of options, including the Sealy orthopaedic mattresses. Any questions, call us on 0800 035 0070 and our friendly team will be happy to help. 

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