advantages of an orthopedic mattress

Advantages of an Orthopedic Mattress: Why You Should Buy One

The advantages of an orthopedic mattress have been somewhat underestimated until more recently where we have seen a surge in the popularity of the orthopedic mattress. However, for those of us who are within the mattress industry, this is no surprise at all. Your mattress is one of the most critical factors that can affect the quality of your sleep. Therefore, it is vital that you purchase a mattress which suits you best. If you are someone experiencing trouble trying to sleep, you may be a candidate for an orthopedic mattress. 

In this blog post, we will be discussing the many benefits that an orthopedic mattress has to offer. We will aim to answer the question of why you should consider investing in an orthopedic mattress. We will also discuss any potential drawbacks or the profile of clients who do not necessarily require an orthopedic mattress.

Before we dive into the various reasons why you should buy an orthopedic mattress, let us first look at what an orthopedic mattress is. 

What Is An Orthopedic Mattress?

An orthopedic mattress is generally speaking a firmer mattress which offers optimal support for your joints. It is especially recommended for those who are experiencing pain, recovering from an injury, athletes and seniors. It is also widely known as the best remedy for those who wake up in the morning with lower back pain. 

Orthopedic mattresses have been around for decades. However, it was only until recent years that the mattress became a popular choice for people in Canada. The mattress offers a targeted and tailored support for your back to help you enjoy the quality sleep you deserve. Interestingly, this is just one of the many benefits of using an orthopedic mattress.

Until more recently, it was thought to be true that only people suffering from pain and lower back issues could benefit from an orthopedic mattress. Not true!

Orthopedic Mattress: The Pros

Her are a a list of reasons for why you should consider investing in an orthopedic mattress:

Maximum support

The sleep surface of an orthopedic mattress will usually be on the firmer side. Meaning that no matter which position you lay on the mattress, it will keep your body almost perfectly aligned with very little curvature. This of course also depends on the firmness level of the mattress and the weight of the person laying on it. Furthermore, orthopedic mattresses are commonly pocket coil mattresses which provide not only optimal support but great durability for the mattress. 

Pressure Relief

Another benefit of using an orthopedic mattress is that it helps you to spread the weight of your body across the bed uniformly. This prevents the likelihood of painful pressure points building in your body while you sleep. Weight distribution is particularly essential in parts of your body such as your neck, back and hips. 

Spinal Alignment

One of the more popular advantages of an orthopedic mattress is that it helps to alleviate stress on the spine and reduce back pain. It does this by ensuring improved spinal alignment. By spinal alignment, we do not mean a perfectly straight spine. The mattress should conform very slightly to the natural curvature of the spine. Without this, you will be placing great stress on the muscles, tendons and even the bones of the spine leading to pains and aches. Spinal alignment could be the difference between a painful or refreshing sleep.

Motion Isolation

Due to the firmness and construction of an orthopedic mattress, they are usually superb with motion transfer and most will have great motion isolation. Orthopedic mattresses are more often than not pocket coil mattresses which bring the motion transfer across the sleep surface to a minimum. This provides undisturbed sleep for yourself and also your partner. 


If you are still wondering whether an orthopedic mattress is a good investment, well here is the icing on the cake. Orthopedic mattresses do not need to cost you a fortune! In fact, if you do your research correctly and find an honest and trustworthy mattress store, you will be able to find an excellent orthopedic mattress between $700-$900 in a Queen size. Not only is this a great price point, it is also incredible value for money when you take into consideration that orthopedic mattresses usually outlast other types of mattresses. 

Final Take

There is a world of benefits that come with using an orthopedic mattress. It provides high levels of pressure relief, support, and comfort. All you need in a mattress! However, there are different firmness levels with orthopedic mattresses and each work best with a particular body type. Below, we will list our top 3 orthopedic mattresses and discuss who can benefit from them most!

  • Orthosupreme – This is our firmest orthopedic mattress. This mattress we recommend mostly for back or side sleepers who also happen to be on the heavier side. Also, for those people who just really love the firmest mattress they can find!
  • Chiro Firm – The Chiro Firm is extremely popular since it is in the firmer side of the scale but not crazy firm. It applies to all kinds of sleepers and works great for most body types. This is a dream like mattress for those who enjoy a firmer comfort level whilst also enjoying a slight conforming sleep surface.
  • Vion – The Vion mattress is one of the most cost effective orthopedic mattresses in the market. This mattress is a medium firm on the firmness scale and works great for back, side or stomach sleepers. However, we would recommend that the heavier folks choose from either of the first two choices and not the Vion mattress.

Hopefully, this article has opened your eyes to the advantages of an orthopedic mattress. Do you have any other questions? Let us know, we’d love to help! Check our online store for the finest selection of mattresses. Additionally, you can contact us via (416) 781 7441. Call us today!