If you suffer from joint or lower back pain it might be time to
switch your current mattresses to an orthopaedic mattress.

 

In this short guide we'll give you everything you need to know
about finding the best orthopaedic mattress to help
ease-away aches and pains, so you wake up with a
spring in your step (rather than a pain in your back).

 

What is an orthopaedic mattress?

 

An orthopaedic mattress is designed to offer optimal
support around the joints, back and overall
body.

 

This is to help alleviate back and joint pain by
aligning your spine in a natural and healthy way,
while distributing your body-weight evenly to ease-away stress.

 

Orthopaedic: what is an ortho mattress

 

Older mattresses can lead to mattress sagging and
compromised support
around your mid-section, placing
further pressure on your muscles to support your body.

 

If you suffer discomfort throughout the night,then an
orthopaedic mattress may be just what you
need to banish those sleepless nights.

 

Quality sleep - as well as
being linked to mental performance - is imperative to physical
performance. Your spine comes under a lot of pressure through the
day, and recovers and recuperates through the night, which is
whysleep is so important to spinal health.

 

How does a bad mattress cause back pain?

 

While it's always best to consult a doctor on chronic back pain,
the cause of your discomfort might be closer to home:in your
mattress.

 

If your mattress is too soft to support your weight it
can sag in the middle
, which will distort your spine in a
way that prevents it from naturally aligning through the night -
the repercussions of which will be felt the next day.

 

Orthopaedic: back pain

 

As a mattress ages it also starts to lose its ability to
effectively support you. This is one of the reasons it's
recommended you replace your mattress every 8
years
.

 

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It's important to find a mattress that supports you effectively
throughout the night. Inadequate support means more pressure is
placed on your muscles to support your body, which is why people
wake up in the morning with those oh-so familiar aches and
pains.

 

Tips for finding the best mattress for your
back

 

Here are some key things to look out for when finding the best
orthopaedic mattress for your back:

 

    • Firmness rating: while it has been suggested
      that people with a bad back should get an 'extra-firm' mattress,
      this is not always the case. For example, petite people may need a
      softer mattress to suit their needs.

 

    • Try it out:  it can take a little time to
      settle-in with a new mattress. At Silentnight we offer a 60 day
      comfort trialto give you more than enough time to get
      well-acquainted with your new mattress.

 

    • Zoned support: zoned and targeted support in
      the areas you need it most, such as the shoulders and hips, are
      vital to healthy spinal alignment and reducing lower back
      pain.

 

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Get in the zone: why zoning is important for perfect
posture

 

A third of adults suffer from lower back pain. To combat this
all of our mattresses are zonedto add extra support to
the hips and shoulders
, which
promotes healthy spinal alignment and
back posture.

 

Orthopaedic: get in the zone

We teamed up with the University of Central Lancashire to put our
zoned mattresses to the test. Studies revealed that our
zoned mattresses beat non-zoned
mattresses
 hands-down to scientifically
prove
 they're better at supporting your
spine
 in key areas around the lower back and
pelvis.

 

Find out more about our zoned support
systems