Orthopaedic Mattress Guide from Dunelm Mill

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Orthopaedic mattresses were originally brought to market to help improve the sleep and comfort levels of people who suffer with back problems. The design and features of the mattress are aimed at supporting and softly surrounding the body to ensure that aches and pains are reduced during sleep hours.

  1. Aspects to consider when purchasing an orthopaedic mattress
  2. Why choose an orthopaedic mattress?
  3. Orthopaedic Mattress Care Instructions
  4. View our Range of Orthopaedic Mattresses

Aspects to consider when purchasing an orthopaedic mattress

In general, many people choose to purchase an orthopaedic mattress for two main reasons. The traditional need for this style of mattress is as a solution or aid to back or neck problems. The composition of the mattress material means that the body is encompassed in a supportive gentle hold that can help to ease the aches and pains that many suffer when going to bed. The importance of a good night’s sleep is not to be underestimated and if back pain is an issue that wakes you in the night or prevents you from drifting off into a night of slumber, then the orthopaedic benefits of this mattress could possible act as a major benefit to your health.

Another common reason for purchasing a orthopaedic mattress is one of pure comfort. The thickness and quality of this type of mattress is often greatly improved as the luxurious depth of the bed topper is required to help improve back pain. This level of luxury is often therefore required by many people who are not afflicted by any kind of back or neck pain, yet they crave the comfort and indulgence that this mattress holds.

There are many different orthopaedic mattresses available on the market in a variety of sizes. Since this style of mattress was originally created to help people with back issues it makes sense that these mattresses should be available in all standard sizes. If you have an existing bed stead then it might be a good idea to measure the diameters of the frame before purchasing a new orthopaedic mattress as this bedding item has a tendency to have a larger depth than the average mattress. There are many sized orthopaedic mattresses from single to king size, however it is important that you select the correct size for your bed base and room.

If you are looking to purchase an orthopaedic mattress due to back problems then the quality and depth of the mattress may play a large and important role in the purchasing and decision making process. As a general rule the thicker the mattress the higher the levels of support for the back. However, if it is pure comfort that you crave then perhaps a standard depth orthopaedic mattress will suffice.

The cost of this type of mattress is often slightly higher than that of a standard mattress. The main reason being that the materials used in the composition of these orthopaedic mattresses, are of the highest quality and designed to not just provide comfort but also act as a supportive aide to the body. As with all mattresses the larger and more niche sized bed topper that you choose the more expensive it is likely to be. A super king size orthopaedic mattress is highly likely to cost more than a smaller single mattress version.

Why choose an orthopaedic mattress?

These mattresses are the perfect way to help keep back pain under control whilst in bed, which should hopefully lead to an improved level of sleep and relaxation. The orthopaedic qualities of this mattress type are the result of many in-depth research studies into the causes of back pain. Consequently, it is believed that these mattresses offer tailor-made support to the user and will react to the weight, heat and position of the body.

Orthopaedic Mattress Care Instructions

Each of our orthopaedic mattresses are supplied with an individual product specific care and cleaning instructions guide to help keep your mattress looking its best for longer.