For people who suffer from back discomfort or other musculoskeletal difficulties, an orthopaedic mattress is an excellent alternative. Our orthopaedic mattress series is designed to encourage a
healthy sleeping position by relieving pressure on key pressure points on the body.
Our NZ-made Orthopaedic (ortho) mattresses are particularly supportive and come in a variety of comforts,
features, and sizes.
Orthopaedic is a medical term. It relates to the field of orthopaedics,
which looks specifically at the function of the spine and other joints.
Orthopaedic specialists help to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal
issues that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Orthopaedic mattresses are commonly used by people who suffer
from back problems. However, over the years, orthopaedic mattresses
have been designed to become more than just a solution to back pain.
What Are Orthopaedic Mattresses Made Of?
As a general rule, orthopaedic mattresses are made with a top layer of pressure-relieving foam
and a base layer of supportive high-density foam.
Our orthopaedic mattresses are available with different comfort and support layers to offer
something for everyone.
7 Zone Support
The mini springs are uniquely formed in a 7- zone layout, these 7 zones include your head, neck, shoulders, lumbar, hips, knees, lower legs, and feet.
A mattress with 5 main zones, offer variable support for the main areas of your body, providing superior alignment and pressure relief where you need it. Different zones are designated for the head, shoulders, lower back, thighs, and feet.
Orthopedic memory foam mattresses are firmer at the top, the bottom, and in the middle. This is why memory foam is more beneficial for people suffering from back pain since the firm part in the middle provides the right kind of support and helps to keep the spine properly aligned.
An orthopedic mattress made of latex like this one, is suitable for people looking for more firm and rigid support, and who are possibly suffering from arthritis or neck pain. The firmness is the same over the whole mattress and does not provide much cushioning or softness. This means more rigid support for the neck, back, and hips, and will also relieve back pain to some extent.
Maximum support: An orthopedic mattress' firm surface provides optimal push-back for the ideal resting position. This will help you wake up feeling refreshed by reducing tossing and turning.
Even weight distribution: An orthopaedic mattress distributes your body weight evenly to avoid pressure points from forming, especially in your neck, back, and hips.
Reduced aches and pains: By providing you with the correct support an Orthopaedic Mattress distributes your body weight evenly. This reduces pressure points offering temporary positional relief from your aches and pains. Combined with an adjustable bed, this reduces any pressure from building on any specific areas of pain.
Long-lasting: Although this is not a direct health benefit, orthopedic mattresses are long-lasting meaning you won’t have to spend extra bucks purchasing additional orthopedic bedding such as mattress covers and pads.
Frequently asked questions
What is meant by orthopaedic mattress?
An orthopaedic mattress is a type of mattress that offers support to the joints. Orthopaedic mattresses are typically recommended for people who sleep with pain, people who are in active recovery from injury, seniors, and athletes or other people who are active.
What is the best orthopaedic mattress?
At Beds4U we have many orthopedic mattresses made in New Zealand in various sizes from soft to firm with premium material. You can choose the orthopedic mattress that suits your budget here, or visit your nearest store to meet your local sleep experts to seek advice on this type of mattress.
How long do orthopedic mattresses last?
Most orthopedic mattresses should last between 8 and 12 years. Several factors affect an orthopedic mattress' lifespan. An orthopedic mattress's original build quality, materials, and even the sleep styles and weight of the users can all affect an orthopedic mattress's longevity.
What is the difference between orthopedic mattress and normal mattress?
There is no difference between an orthopedic mattress and a regular mattress. In most cases, the term “orthopedic” describes a mattress that provides a balance of comfort and support. These beds often have a medium to medium-firm feel. They are typically recommended to those with chronic pain or those in recovery.
Where can I find an orthopedic mattress?
For a true orthopedic mattress, look out for a mattress that offers great pressure relief and spine alignment. you can see the detail of our range of orthopedic mattresses here. Or find your nearest local store here to try before you buy.
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