What Is An Orthopaedic Mattress?

November 24 2022 – Hasan Ul-haq

What Is An Orthopaedic Mattress?
What Is An Orthopaedic Mattress?

An Orthopaedic mattress is a mattress designed to offer a harder/firmer sleep surface, providing targeted support for your back and joints. If you suffer from back pain or joint aches, it could be time for a new mattress

Orthopaedic mattress: the benefits

An orthopaedic mattress is a bed specifically designed to support the skeletal system and relieve pressure points. Unlike regular mattresses, made of soft materials like cotton or foam, orthopaedic mattresses are usually made of firmer materials like latex.

  • Relieves stress

An orthopaedic mattress can also help relieve stress, this is due to the clever material used latex which helps assist the mattress to evenly distribute your body weight, which takes the pressure off your muscles and joints. In addition, the springs in an orthopaedic mattress provide gentle cushioning, whcih can absorb impact and reduce stress on the body. As a result you can feel more at ease and relaxed after a night of sleep on an orthopaedic mattress.

  • Promotes healing

An orthopaedic mattress helps you adopt the correct posture as you sleep, when you remain in one position for an extended amount of time, it can result in stiffness, aches and even pain. The firm surface helps to reduce pressure and overall improves sleep quality by reducing tosses and turns. As a result, you will wake feeling rested and refreshed.


what's inside an orthopaedic mattress?

Orthopaedic mattresses are available with different comfort and support layers, we have mattresses to offer for everyone. Here are the types of fillings we have in our orthopaedic mattresses:

  • Standard springs (open coil)
  • Pocket springs
  • Intelligent fibre
  • Rebound 
  • Latex/gel
  • Natural fillings 
  • Memory foam


Is an orthopaedic mattress right for me?

Orthopaedic mattresses are great for providing firm support for people suffering from joint aches and back pain. The firm surface of an orthopaedic mattress promotes healthy posture and pressure relief.

It is worth noting that a firmer sleeping surface is not for everyone, hence why an orthopaedic mattress might not be suitable for you. Commonly orthopaedic mattress are firm or extra firm, which may not suit your body weight.

If you're not sure how firm your mattress should be, check out our page, what mattress firmness is right for me?


How long does an orthopaedic mattress last?

Similar to all other mattress types, it is encouraged that you should change your mattress every seven-ten years. It is especially important to stick to this rule if you have an orthopaedic mattress to retain its features.

You may get to the seven year mark and may feel your orthopaedic mattress feels fine, inevitably the springs and fillings are sure to have weakened so you may not be reaping the rewards an orthopaedic mattress has to offer. This could cause your back and joint pains to re-emerge. To find more information on when renewing your mattress read our page, when should i change my mattress?