In the past, a bed was a bed. However, also at some point in the past, a phone was a phone, attached to a landline and being only capable of phone calls. So, why am I talking about phones when this article is about beds? Well, because there's (some) method to my madness. Just as phones have evolved to give you the world at your fingertips, beds have evolved to keep your fingertips (and other body parts) in the best possible shape for the world. Read on to find out about orthopedic beds … one of the best bedroom developments since sliced bread.
What is an orthopedic bed?
It's a bed with a technological trick up its sleeve. That technology lies in the ergonomic properties of the bed. Although traditional beds can offer us a great deal of comfort, they are not always the best in ensuring that we maintain good posture or healthy joints. The great thing about science is that it progresses. Orthopedic beds are the pinnacle of that progress, giving us unparallel levels of support while we are sleeping.
Ok, that sounds good, but what do they do?
The main purpose of these beds (apart from letting you sleep like a baby) is to support your body and your muscles and joints. Roughly 20% of the world's population suffers with some form of back pain, and then there are all the other aches and pains to consider too. The evidence for orthopedic beds is plentiful, and that evidence has shown that they are fantastic at relieving joint pain, back and spinal pain, neck pain, muscle pain, and they'll even improve circulation.
How do they manage that?
Well, this is the bit that will impress you and you have those guys over at NASA to thank. Yep, that's right. NASA scientists are responsible for orthopedic beds and it's not because they love sleeping. In fact, they developed a specialist material to help reduce the force exerted on astronauts, and it just turned out that the material was also great for bed material, with huge benefits.
So, what is that material?
The magic that NASA came up with was dubbed 'memory foam'. It has a unique structure that molds to the contours and shape of your body. It helps by thoroughly minimizing tossing and turning while you are sleeping and also 'hugs' your body to be gentle on your joints and muscles. Memory foam research is plentiful and all the evidence so far show that it has many benefits over your standard coil-spring mattress. It is recommended by doctors and the public alike. If you know someone with a memory foam mattress then no doubt they'll be singing its praises to you.
Source by Stuart Withers