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Tips for choosing a mattress!

What are orthopedic mattresses?

An orthopedic mattress is necessary to maintain the natural condition of the spine during sleep, taking into account its physiological curvature. The purpose of the orthopedic mattress is also to treat and prevent deformities of the spine and musculoskeletal system.

Regardless of the position you take on the orthopedic mattress - sideways or on your back, your spine should not bend. What cannot be said about an ordinary, classic mattress. There is no displacement of the vertebral and intervertebral discs on the orthopedic mattress, no stretching or compression of the muscles and ligaments, no compression of the nerve fibers and blood vessels.

If the mattress is not orthopedic and does not provide proper support, the spine bends, the vertebrae are displaced, which in turn does not allow full transmission of nerve impulses from the spinal cord, due to compression of nerve roots, to various organs and muscle tissues. As a result, muscle tension and impaired blood and lymph circulation in the tissues. This leads to chronic pain, diseases of the internal organs, exacerbation of existing diseases and, of course, inevitably a deterioration in the quality of sleep.

Properly chosen mattress with orthopedic properties - prevention of many diseases, which avoids diseases such as hypertension, arrhythmia, muscle pain, stomach ulcers, scoliosis, radiculitis, neuralgia, insomnia, etc.

It is believed that the harder the mattress, the healthier and better it is for the spine. In fact, it is a misconception. The mattress should not be too hard or too soft. A mattress that is too hard does not support all parts of the body evenly. Only the heaviest parts, such as the shoulders and hips, are supported. Increased pressure on these parts of the body interferes with normal blood circulation, which provokes frequent changes and changes in condition and affects the quality of sleep and does not provide complete sleep.

On the other hand, a mattress that is too soft does not support the body at all - during sleep, the spine remains practically unsupported. The pelvic area sags, the spine curves, the so-called "hammock effect" occurs, which causes deformity and pain in the spine.

The main requirement for a mattress and a reference point is comfort just for you. A comfortable mattress will be one on which your spine will remain straight but relaxed when lying down in any position. The perfect mattress repeats the contours of your body, keeping your spine straight, maintaining physiological curves and keeping your body in an anatomically correct position. Such properties of the mattress are called orthopedic properties and such a mattress is called an orthopedic mattress.

Both conventional and orthopedic mattresses tend to be both springless and springless.

The concept of comfort and convenience is mostly subjective, so we recommend not only listening to general advice, but also listening to your feelings when trying mattresses in our stores. The body will tell you in front which mattress will be the most suitable.

Comfort is more of a subjective concept, so when choosing a mattress, rely not only on general recommendations, but also on your inner voice.

● People of medium build can choose among almost all self-contained spring models. Models with latex layers and combination of coconut coir slabs and latex are highly recommended.

● Stout people are advised to pay attention to mattresses with reinforced structure that is specially designed for larger weight: mattresses with core of more rigid reinforced springs, Vernestet pocket springs model (the hardest pocket springs) or Multipocket. Non-spring latex foam mattresses are worth paying attention as well.

● For skinny people it is better to choose softer models.

● For kids and teenagers non-spring mattresses are usually recommended. Coconut coir mattresses are an excellent choice.

● When choosing a mattress for the youngest kids it is important to make sure that it has good ventilation and protects spine against sagging. As a rule, coconut 5-7 cm thick mattress-toppers are bought for younger kids.

● Firm mattress is not advised at all if you have back pains. You have to choose among soft, flattening and back supporting models.

● Inversely, people with problems in upper spine should choose firm mattresses

● Orthopaedists often recommend firm and semi-firm mattresses to patients with spinal illnesses. You should listen to your doctor’s advice. But if you are a healthy person and you sleep on a wooden plank covered with blanket it is really unhealthy and it can harm your joints and blood vessels.