Orthopedic mattress: characteristics and particularities

When it comes to orthopedic mattress there is always a lot of confusion because often the term orthopedic is used improperly. We try to understand something more, starting from the definition of “orthopedic”. This adjective whose meaning is “related to orthopedics” (Part of medicine that deals with malformations of the bone system and its treatment) thus refers to everything that serves to improve the health of our skeletal system. Commonly the term orthopedic mattress we refer to the so-called spring mattresses, but the same adjective is also used for water, memory foam and latex mattress. But let us see the spring mattresses and its specifications.

Orthopedic mattress is designed with particular visco-elastic structure, with a composition of open cells highly adaptable to the weight of the body. The molecules of the composition-memory polyurethane, make the mattress extremely breathable, with a constant supply of air that prevents the formation of moisture. During sleep, the memory is capable of reacting to the heat and pressure of our body giving a feeling of comfort high and thus promoting a better flow of blood circulation.

Orthopedic Foam Mattress Pad

Orthopedic mattresses are designed and manufactured to not to suffer trauma during sleep, built with materials suitable to avoid bad posture that with the passage of time can cause posture problems, back pain and fatigue from the earliest hours of the morning . The tissues lining “cotton” are completely hypoallergenic and tested to ensure a healthy sleep for a long time.

The orthopedic mattress is particularly recommended to support the spinal columns in the growth phase, these products are rigid or semi-rigid and can contain from 400 to 700 springs, be with removable liners for allergy sufferers.

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Here we can see in detail some of the characteristics and particularities:


The frame can be realized with independent springs and mattress and vary from about 400 to 700 for a single mattress for a bed. The springs are made ​​of steel with some variations depending on the model.

Insulator for a better sealing and resistance of the mattress, it is usually coated on both sides with insulating material such as felt, treated in a different manner depending on the model, to ensure a uniform structure and compact.


The mattress pads usually presents a winter side made ​​with wool and a summer side instead made ​​in cotton, to ensure a fresh rest. Even in this case, depending on the model, the padding can also be realized with different materials such as linen or silk.


Also with regard to the fabrics used there is a wide range to choose from anti-mite to anti-stress damask fabrics.

Treatments: to ensure a longer life of the mattress, and antibacterial treatments are carried mothballs.

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