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What types of orthopaedic mattresses do we stock?

A traditionally sprung or orthopaedic pocket sprung mattress

An open coil or pocket sprung mattress is the most common type of orthopaedic mattress. Open coil mattresses consist of a continuous wire that runs up and down the mattress to form the entire spring cage unit, you can rest assured knowing that this type of mattress is great for ensuring rigid support. Similarly with a pocket sprung mattress, the individual springs encased in its own fabric pocket can be made extremely rigid so they don't move much when pressure is applied.

Whichever sprung mattress you're drawn to, you can rely on its durability and ability to provide a good night's sleep. A double-sided mattress tends to offer more support as you can regularly flip and rotate them, meaning the springs are more durable and will take longer to lose their rigidity. Lastly, when shopping for a sprung orthopaedic mattress, take a look at what kind of fillings are included. If you're affected by hayfever, hypoallergenic fillings are the best option for you, whereas if you aren't affected by allergies or hayfever, you can benefit from the properties promoted by natural fillings.

Memory foam mattresses or orthopaedic reflex foam mattresses

A memory foam mattress is usually not associated with an orthopaedic mattress because of its ability to mould to the contours of your body shape, a quality that orthopaedic mattresses generally don't have. However, this isn't unheard of as reflex foam and memory foam is often combined to create an all-foam mattress that features a firm feel. The memory foam will therefore act as a comfort layer near the surface of the mattress and will not be the component that provides the base support.

If you tend to feel hot throughout the night, you may wish to opt for a mattress without memory foam. This is because the material is comprised of millions of tiny holes which trap heat when pressure is applied to the mattress surface, as air has seeped out to mould to the contours of your body shape. Therefore, we recommend opting for a traditionally sprung or pocket sprung mattress if you're a hot sleeper.

Hybrid mattress

Hybrid mattresses are great options if you want to benefit from the rigid support of a sprung mattress but would like the comfort of memory foam or reflex foam too. Hybrid mattresses can go beyond this too, matching open coil or pocket sprung options with latex or Geltex, which are brilliant comfort layers that have temperature-regulating and breathable qualities.

What sizes of orthopaedic mattresses do we stock?

Here at Mattressman, we stock every standard UK size and custom special sizes of orthopaedic mattresses. These include small single (75 x 190cm), single (90 x 190cm), small double (120 x 190cm), double (135 x 190cm), king size (150 x 200cm), super king size (180 x 200cm), king size zip and link (150 x 200cm) and super king size zip and link (180 x 200cm). We can also order and manufacture custom size orthopaedic mattresses if you require a size that is beyond the scope of standard sizes, however, these are only available with certain mattress brands such as the British Bed Company.

What tensions of ortho mattresses are available?

An orthopaedic mattress is usually on the firmer end of the support tension scale, designed to target those who suffer from back pain.

Medium firm mattress

The softest tension of our orthopaedic mattress range, this mattress firmness tends to be best designed for those who sleep in a variety of positions. Sleeping on your back and stomach are the most effective in combatting joint or back pain, yet, some of us may find it hard to not sleep on our sides or notice ourselves waking up on our sides regardless.

For this, sleeping on a mattress with a firmer feel is not good for side sleepers because the sleeping surface does not provide enough cushioning for pressure points such as the shoulders and hips. Not only can this cause further aches and pains, but can promote an unhealthy spinal alignment. Therefore, a medium firm orthopaedic mattress is included in this category for those who can't steer clear of sleeping on their side.

Firm mattress

If you prefer to sleep on your back or stomach and are frequently affected by back or joint pain, a firm mattress is recommended. This kind of ortho mattress will adequately support your body weight so it's evenly distributed throughout the night to help you get a better night's sleep. What's more, a firm mattress won't move with your body contours unlike a softer mattress, which will promote a healthy posture when you're sleeping in these positions.

Extra firm

The firmest of our support tensions, extra firm mattresses are the best orthopaedic mattress for anyone who is severely affected by aches and pains in their joints or back. Much like our firm tension mattress, this support tension should only be opted for if you prefer to sleep on your back or stomach. Extra firm mattresses provide enhanced levels of support which essentially means the sleeping surface was no give whatsoever, so there is no way it can mould to your body shape. This will ensure your body weight is evenly distributed and healthy spinal alignment is promoted so you can get a great night's sleep. Lastly, this kind of mattress is also appropriate for heavier or larger people as the rigid springs are more effective in supporting you for many years to come.

What are the best orthopaedic mattresses?

At the end of the day, the best orthopaedic mattresses come down to what's right for you. This relates to both the mattress composition and support tension, which are all explained above. If you still can't decipher what would be the right option for you, speak to our sleep experts over our live chat service, or call us on 0333 577 5773.

Why purchase an orthopaedic mattress with Mattressman?

We're proud that we stock a large variety of orthopaedic mattresses at Mattressman, so we're certain that you can find the right mattress for you whilst undergoing a simple and stress-free purchasing experience. You can visit our stores or select your mattress online and rely on our free next day delivery service that can arrive the next working day when ordered before 4pm. We also offer a mattress recycling service to remove your old sleeping solution too, so you don't have to worry about disposing of it yourself.