• Memory Foam Mattresses: Unlike a latex mattress, memory foam can do wonders for those suffering from the effects of painful joint and body pressure. When you are in your 50s and blood circulation is not optimal, you may find yourself dealing with severe bouts of restless leg syndrome during the night. Memory foam will benefit you in two ways — It will take the pressure off those parts of the body causing you discomfort, and the material eliminates motion transfer from one person to another. If you have trouble with restless legs, you will no longer keep the other person in bed awake.
• Adjustable Mattresses: Studies from WebMD show that adjustable mattresses, also referred to as hospital beds, are beneficial for those suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), helping them breathe easier. Dr. Arya Nick Shamie adds that patients who are suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease also found relief when they were able to elevate their upper bodies, and experienced fewer episodes. In addition, for those with specific pain issues, an adjustable mattress can distribute weight better and relieve painful joint pressure.
The right mattress can reduce pain and give the body the chance to fully heal at night. Take the time to actually test drive a mattress — Don’t just sit on the edge and make a buying decision. Focus on the areas of the body that cause you pain, not on the sale price or features the advertising literature promises. If you purchase the right mattress, it should help you get a great night’s sleep.