An orthopedic mattress supports a spine while sleeping in the right position is called an orthopedic mattress. What are the main features in the orthopedic mattress:

  • Support spine in the correct position during sleep due to a mattress bases, spring or springless;
  • Providing comfort, thanks to the matching contours of the body, due to the fillers and cover fabrics.

How to choose the right size for an orthopedic mattress?

Length orthopedic mattress should be at least 20 cm more than your body length to from the head and the legs to the mattress edge was a minimum distance of 10 cm The recommended minimum width for twin mattress of 80 cm for a double bed. By 160 cm freer to traffic the body on the mattress, the more comfortable will be a dream.

Spring and springless orthopedic mattresses

Spring mattresses can be based on the type of dependent spring block Bonnel and independent spring block.

Dependent spring unit consists of interconnected springs, thereby ensuring minimal anatomical effect. Mostly mattresses with spring blocks dependent withstand the load of 1 bed on average no more than 100 kg, and is not suitable for people with a big difference in weight.

The independent spring block is composed of independent springs, each of which is placed in a separate bag, which is carried out by a point support for different parts of the body. The more springs per square meter, the smaller their diameter, the support is a point of the body is carried out. On average, independent spring block can contain from 250 to 1000 ave. / Sq.m. The springs can be uniformly not only assemble one another in a row but in the form of a honeycomb. Also, there are independent spring units, consisting of double springs, that is, when the larger the diameter of the spring contains a smaller spring (limiting), such spring units are suitable for sleeping people with a difference in weight over 30 kg.

As the boxes on each side of the springs and the layer between the box spring and the body of the sleeping person using different fillers.

Springless orthopedic mattresses may consist of a solid block of different fillers, or of alternating layers of them.

Orthopedic mattresses on independent spring block and springless may be the length divided into zones with different pressure distribution (stiffness zone) from 1 to 7 (head, shoulders, back, pelvis, hips, knees, feet), which provides the best orthopedic effect.

Fillers of orthopedic mattress impart additional properties:

  • Coir mattress gives extra rigidity;
  • latex makes the mattress softer and more comfortable;
  • material with memory effect makes the mattress more anatomical.

What is the rigidity of an orthopedic mattress?

Soft orthopedic mattresses are suitable for those who are used to sleeping on your side, and are recommended for people with problems in the lumbar spine, especially the protrusion or herniation of intervertebral spine disk.

medium hard mattress will suit those who are used to sleeping on their backs, and are recommended for people with problems in the thoracic spine.

Hard orthopedic mattresses are suitable for those who are used to sleeping on your stomach, and are recommended for children and adolescents as well as adults who have problems with posture and osteochondrosis. Not recommended hard mattresses for people over 45 years, because of the risk associated with intervertebral disc problems.

When choosing an orthopedic mattress for people with a large difference in weight, it is necessary to focus on the weight of the heavier person.

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