Many mattress manufacturers and retailers say their products can cure insomnia and/or many other sleep disorders, back pain, joint pains and so on. The truth is that no mattress can fix these things but they can help ease the pain and improve comfort during sleep, depending on your medical condition, mattress type and quality. So what do doctors have to say about it?
But first, here's what you must know about home mattress trials and what makes a good foam mattress.
Many customer reviews say that a Tempur-Pedic mattress or pillow has helped apnea and fibromyalgia patients, insomniacs and people suffering from back and hip pain. There are no relevant medical studies to back up these effects which is why doctors are still skeptical about recommending (or not recommending) visco mattresses.
For a very long time, people were led to believe by specialists and the media that a good firm inner spring mattress is perfect for back pain, joint problems and insomnia. But the truth is that all those pressure points and firmness will, in most cases, aggravate the sores and damage the quality of sleep.
For some people, a firmer sleeping surface can indeed work wonders with acute back spasms, but that doesn't mean that spring mattresses have the power to cure or ease back pains or other medical conditions. It all depends on the amount of support your back and neck get during sleep. And that can only be measured by sleeping on the mattress for a few nights.
Health care specialists say that to be labeled as providing pressure relief, a mattress has to have the pressure of 32mmHg or lower, whereas pressure reduction performance is agreed to occur between 32mmHg and 50mmHg.
Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, there are no allergy-free mattresses readily available (except for the ones manufactured especially for people suffering from allergies).
The deal with a spring mattress is that they have a definite lifespan. Those springs are going to uncoil, and come sticking through the padding at some point. groups.google.com/group/misc.consumers.frugal
One new development attacks the old adage that "firmer is better," Those experts are not otherwise identified. However, a 2003 Spanish study of people with lower back pain revealed that medium-firmness mattresses help back sufferers more than hard mattresses, something to bear in mind if you have an occasional achy back. www.consumersearch.com/www/house_and_home/mattress-reviews/review.html
The only plain coil mattress and box spring mattress we had was our least favorite. It was a good one, but didn't last that well, and never was as comfortable as the previous foam, and later waterbed. I would never go to a box spring and coil mattress again. groups.google.com/group/sci.med.transcription
By the way, putting a spring mattress on the floor works much better for me than one on a box spring for some reason. You might try this as a temporary fix if you can't afford a new bed right away. groups.google.com/group/alt.med.fibromyalgia
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A Critical Eye On The Latest Mattress Technologies
The most commonly reported problem consumers have with memory foam beds is that they sleep hotter when compared to conventional sleeping surfaces.
But sleeping conditions are influenced by environment temperature, the material's heat sensitivity and your own body heat.
Which to choose from a 2lb foam bed topper versus 3lb Tempur-Pedic bed overlay comparison? Higher density alone does not make a quality sleeping surface. The formula behind the best sleeping surface uses best quality, high-density foam that responds to body temperature.
What is the secret behind Tempur-Pedic mattress technology and why is it in the top 5 most popular brands alongside the likes of Sensus, Isotonic, Bergad and Sealy? The answer is that it uses good quality, high density, heat responsive foam.
What affects the expected lifetime of memory foam beds and do Tempurpedic beds last longer? The answer is years and years as long as it's made of better quality, higher-density foam.