Getting a good night's sleep can be challenging for many of us. But for those who suffer from Arthritis, achieving quality sleep can be greatly hindered by chronic joint pain, stiffness, and sensitivity. Finding an appropriate mattress is more important than ever.
According to a study conducted by Dr. Grant Louie while at the National Institutes of Health, achieving restful sleep is often a near impossible task for arthritis sufferers, a problem exacerbated by sleeping on the wrong mattress. This amplified pain can delay sleep’s arrival, prevent depth of sleep, interrupt sleep, or cause all three. “Compared to people without arthritis, people with arthritis were almost three times more likely to report one or more sleep problems: not being able to fall asleep (insomnia), excessive sleepiness during the day, or sleeping less than six hours…Most of the sleeping problems were related to pain and joint mobility limitations…”
What Arthritis Sufferers Need in a Mattress
Arthritis sufferers have specific comfort and support needs. A well-built, appropriately-chosen mattress should address these problems.
- Arthritis sufferers need maximum support and stability. The ideal mattress is able to gently contour under the hips and shoulders while providing extra support at the waist, knees and legs.
- Arthritis sufferers shift positions often during sleep. The ideal mattress should be firm enough to allow the sleeper to change positions easily, as well as trigger natural position change. A mattress that’s too soft will cause two problems: infrequent position change and difficulty moving. Sleep stasis (staying in one position for too long) can cause morning stiffness. And an overly soft mattress, even a supportive one, can make it difficult and uncomfortable to change positions.
- Inflamed joints affected by arthritis need gentle support. The ideal mattress should be soft enough to cradle joints, thereby reducing contact pressure on affected areas. A rigid, immobile mattress with no give doesn’t support the body. Istead, the body sits on top of the mattress, pressure points unsupported, causing those regions affected by arthritis to become even more tender and sore.
- Each person's body is different. The ideal mattress addresses individual needs based on shape, weight, bone density, muscle mass, etc.
The European Sleep Works Solution
European Sleep Works designs and builds our own products. We offer integrated mattress systems built from quality components. This approach gives us unparalleled control and adaptability with our products. We build mattresses that can be individualized and modified over time to suit the needs and preferences of our customers.
We use only natural, breathable materials like organic cotton, wool, and natural latex. We avoid synthetics like polyester and polyurethane. These materials contain harmful chemicals, don’t breathe, and lack elasticity. They’re also less durable. Our mattresses are engineered to be dynamic. The human form is complex, and we build a mattress that is dynamic enough to meet the body's ergonomic needs.
European Sleep Works mattresses rest on an adjustable slat system instead of a box spring. The slat system is designed to provide targeted contour and shaping. It helps evenly distribute your weight and relieve the contact pressure that causes pain. It provides adjustable, individualized support.
We want everyone to enjoy the benefits of a great mattress and quality sleep. Because we understand the special needs of arthritis sufferers and design our products to meet those needs, we are confident we can help. We listen to your concerns and troubleshoot the problems unique to you. We ask questions and often shed light on issues you might not have considered.