Sealy engaged Orthopaedic Surgeons to help cure the morning backache
The Orthopaedic Advisory Board (OAB) was formed as a council 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 orthopaedic mattresses and beds that apply 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 orthopaedically correct mattresses.
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