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What is an orthopedic mattress?

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An orthopedic mattress is a type of bed cushion that addresses different body pains particularly in the joints, neck and back. The designs of orthopedic mattresses take inspiration from the medical field of orthopedics, which focuses on the disorders of the human body’s musculoskeletal system.

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Several mattress manufacturers offer different designs, sizes and features of orthopedic mattresses. Memory foam is a popular material for orthopedic mattresses for people who suffer from back pain, as it is very dense yet comfortable. Coil-sprung orthopedic mattresses are firmer; they are available in diverse levels of density to serve the needs of customers of various ages and weights. Pocket-sprung orthopedic mattresses have three times more springs than standard coil-sprung mattresses, and they respond to body movements better because each spring is stitched into its own pocket.

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