Everything you need to know about ergonomic beds

What is an ergonomic bed? 

The word ergonomic comes from two Greek words, ergo and nomos, which mean natural laws of work. When it comes to designs, ergonomic means creating designs that suit people by taking into account their lifestyles. The effort is to improve the person’s interaction with the objects by enhancing the design. 

The quality of our beds affect a number of factors – from the sleeper’s mood and physical fitness to their productivity and relationships. A bed that is created keeping all this in mind is an ergonomic one. 

Many companies use ergonomic furniture to enhance productivity and comfort of their employees. These designs are incorporated in car seats too so that the user’s body is not bent in any unnatural way affecting their overall posture. 

An ergonomic bed makes sure that the sleeper’s body experiences no pressure during sleep. This, in turn, boosts the sleeper’s overall health and happiness. 

Benefits of using an ergonomic mattress 

An ergonomic mattress is designed to conform to the body shape and body size of the sleeper. This mattress adapts to the sleeper’s neck, shoulders, and hips, to ensure no pressure points are created in the sleeper. Using an ergonomic mattress is a way of guaranteeing that you do not wake up with neck ache or pain in the hips and shoulders. These mattresses cause no restlessness in the sleeper. 

Blood clots are not caused in the sleeper’s body by using an ergonomic mattress since blood circulation is improved. This mattress does not cause back pain in the sleeper and enhances the sleeper’s posture. By doing these, the mattress helps with blood circulation in the sleeper. By distributing your body weight throughout and ensuring each part of the body receives adequate support it requires, the mattress does away with the stress and pressure felt by the body. By preventing pressure points in the sleeper’s shoulders, hips, and other joints, the mattress improves blood circulation. 

When using an ergonomic mattress, you can forget about tossing and turning through the night, and therefore, you can expect your sleep to become deeper and healthier. Good sleep, on the other hand, improves several functions of our body, from digestion to breathing and cognition. 

While a traditional mattress feels comfortable and offers support during its initial days, it begins to sag very soon, and so its firmness and quality begin to deteriorate. This does not happen with an ergonomic mattress. These mattresses maintain their firmness, support, and comfort throughout. Sleeping on these over time, improves your posture by preventing postural defects and enhances your health by improving the quality of your sleep. 

An ergonomic mattress alleviates back pain. By conforming to the body shape of the sleeper and distributing his or her body weight uniformly throughout, the mattress ensures that the sleeper’s spine remains naturally aligned. When sleeping on an ergonomic mattress, you need not worry about your spine being bent in any way. 

An ergonomic pillow 

To reap the maximum benefits of an ergonomic bed, you need to pair your ergonomic mattress with an ergonomic pillow. 

This pillow, like the mattress conforms to the shape of the sleeper’s neck. It makes sure that your neck and spine are aligned naturally in one straight line. 

An ergonomic pillow is designed such that it can accommodate all sorts of sleeping positions. So whether you sleep on your back, your stomach, your sides, or you are a mixed sleeper changing sleep positions through the night, an ergonomic pillow will support you equally well. 

These pillows offer the right firmness, without making you feel like your head is being pushed to the top, which otherwise can cause neck pain. Also, they are not so soft that your head sinks into them causing the neck and the spine to not be in a straight line thus causing shoulder ache. An ergonomic pillow is firm and yet offers a cloud-like feeling. 

These pillows offer great support to the sleeper’s shoulders too. As a result, you need not worry about waking up with a stiff neck or a shoulder ache, something that users of traditional pillows complain of most of the time.

Have you used a memory foam pillow? Was it effective in alleviating neck and shoulder pain?