Orthopaedic mattresses to cure the morning backache
Getting a good night’s sleep is more than just about comfort and waking up on the “right side” of the bed. To help reduce back pain, bed and mattress professionals
teamed up with orthopaedic surgeons to bring us correct support during our sleep.
The Orthopaedic Advisory Board (OAB) was formed as a counsel of experts that provide insights into the development of bed and mattress products. By aiming
to have a balance for proper back support and pressure relief, the OAB advises Sealy’s mattress research and development efforts to deliver the best
products in the market.
This resulted in the development of mattresses and beds that assist in applying proper back support and not simply provide consumers with a comfortable
mattress. Not only did this influence the structure of modern mattresses but also helped define what it means to have mattresses that assist in providing
Below is how the board defined the meaning of Orthopaedically Correct Design, which underpins the crafting of new and innovative products. These are:
- The more supportive the mattress is, the more pressure points are created
- The more pressure relief the mattress offers, the less support you get
- To eliminate tossing and turning from uncomfortable pressure points, you need the perfect balance of proper back support and targeted pressure relief