There is a wide variety of sleep systems. But, one sleep system is not just like another sleep system. Above all, it is important that it meets all orthopedic requirements. As different as we humans are in character as different is our physique. Therefore, flexibility is the most important orthopedic requirement to a sleeping system. It should work independent from weight and adapt to individual body shapes.
What are the components of a sleeping system?
Normally, a sleeping system consists of three components – a slat frame, a mattress and a pad. With a suitable blanket and a suitable orthopedic, the sleeping system becomes rounded out. Here it is important, that the components of the sleeping system complement each other. Also, the materials chosen play an important role. Read, on how materials are influencing our sleeping quality.
Some producers additionally offer further components like a grounding overlay. This pad cares for a natural body grounding (like walking barefoot in nature) during sleep. Why body grounding is healthy.
What are the orthopedic requirements?
An orthopedic sleeping system enables the spine to take a natural position in any sleeping position. During lying, the muscles can relax, and the back is supported at the same time. Due to the individual anatomical preconditions it is important that an orthopedic sleeping system works independent from weight. Meaning, it relieves on points where the body pressures down. And, it supports points without pressure. The intervertebral discs become relieved, they fill up with tissue liquid and absorbed nutrients needed. Some more information on intervertebral discs.
Furthermore, an orthopedic sleeping system cares for a harmonious bed climate. Improper materials may lead to freezing or nightly sweating what clearly affects healthy and restful sleep. Natural materials like natural sheep wool can absorb humidity and care for a dry-warm bed climate.
Editorial: Simply Healthy Sleep