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We spend around 26 years of our lives in bed, supposedly sleeping but when you suffer with aches and pains, often you can be left simply tossing and turning. A restful sleep can sometimes be achieved with improved support.



Identifying what needs you have when it comes to achieving a restful nights sleep is an important step towards achieving a comfortable night. What is ideal for one person may not be suitable for another and knowing that your aches and pains may need special attention is a crucial insight.

Orthopaedic mattresses cater for those who suffer from discomfort, especially in their back and joints. These types of aching pains need particular consideration to reach a restful resolution and there are certain ways that an orthopaedic mattress can help with this. Studies have shown that a mattress's supportive quality begins to depreciate after 7 years. At 8 years of age a new mattress is essential for restful sleep and an orthopaedic mattress may be the cure to your sleeping woes.



Orthopaedic mattresses are extra firm. They are designed to provide you with maximum support throughout the night, gently supporting your back and joints to minimise aches and pains. The firm support distributes your body weight to alleviate stress on the spine, relieving painful pressure points, and helping to maintain natural alignment of the spine.

High levels of support are given to those areas of your body which are commonly weight bearers during the night.

The neck, back, hips and lower portions of the body are especially catered for ensuring you don't spend a sleepless night thrashing and wincing in discomfort.



Influenced by the medical study of orthopaedics, which particularly focuses on the study of disorders and deformities in the spine and joints, an orthopaedic mattress is specially designed to tackle the issues that you suffer with nightly.

As a firm grade of mattress it offers tailored support to your body and especially to your back, by not allowing your midsection to sink in, as often happens with softer styles of mattress. If your mattress is too soft your midsection will often sink in, meaning your spine is bent in an unnatural manner which often leads to back pain.

Guaranteed Relaxation

Ensuring you have the proper support at night is the key to relaxing the muscles and joints all over the body. When your body is able to rest in a natural position that promotes optimal spinal alignment, your muscles can relax. When your mattress is not properly suited to your needs your muscles have to work all night trying to keep your body in the correct balance. This is often why you will wake up sore and aching in the morning.

Your spine is responsible for supporting your body and all its various functions throughout the day, so affording it some overdue relaxation at night is essential for your overall health. If your mattress fails to support you in the way an orthopaedic mattress can, this could lead to increased pain.

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An orthopaedic mattress can help you in many ways towards achieving the restful sleep you deserve. By providing a gentle degree of firmness it helps your body to stay in the best position for spinal alignment and support.

A little extra head support

A little extra head support

To provide you with overall comfort, firmer pillows are also extremely beneficial. They can be used underneath your head for excellent neck support, ensuring your head and neck are kept in a straight line with your spine. If you find you have a problem particularly with your lower back, then placing pillows between your knees is a recommended trick for side-sleepers and is proven to promote postural health.

Choosing the best mattress for you

Orthopaedic mattress are the best style of mattress for those suffering from any aches and pains, particularly ones that feel pronounced at night-time. They offer the support and care that is necessary for a good night's sleep. However, an orthopaedic mattress is not the only type of mattress that can ease back and joint pain in bed. Firm mattresses are also proven to reduce pain and improve support and Dreams have a wide variety of both these mattresses.

Whilst orthopaedic mattresses are designed to help with back pain, everyone is different and for this very reason we offer our 40 Night Comfort guarantee. If your orthopaedic mattress isn't the perfect match for you then you can return it within a 40 day period so that we can ensure you have the best sleep possible.