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How to Select a Mattress for the Most Comfortable Sleep

No one mattress is right for every person. Mattresses can have so many different design features that it would be nearly impossible to recommend a single mattress for all people. Beyond simple preferences, though, many people have chronic conditions that prevent them from experiencing restful sleep.

Finding the right mattress, then, means identifying the factors that typically prevent you from sleeping well. It could be that you find your mattress to be too soft or too firm, in which case the solution is to find a mattress that is more suited to your preferences. However, so many common conditions such as arthritis, acid reflux, and sleep apnea prevent many people from having a restful sleep.

In these cases, finding the mattress that is right for you means identifying the mattress specifically designed to address the condition that is preventing you from sleeping. There are a variety of mattresses that are designed to alleviate a wide range of sleep-preventing conditions.

To help you find the one that is best suited to your needs, here is a look at some of the mattresses designed to give you the most comfortable sleep.

Mattresses for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that interrupts breathing during the night. This condition makes it particularly difficult to sleep well because people with sleep apnea may wake up a dozen times an hour while trying to sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea which occurs when the airways become blocked.   

So, a mattress that alleviates sleep apnea symptoms orients people in the least likely position to induce airway blockage. An adjustable mattress that slightly elevates the head will decrease the likelihood that the airway becomes blocked and help achieve more restful sleep.

For sleep apnea sufferers, the Supernal Sleep System is designed to provide calibrated support and pressure distribution to help combat sleep apnea symptoms.

Mattresses for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are two conditions that can make sleeping difficult. Acid reflux can cause discomfort or pain in the stomach, chest, and throat, making it hard for sufferers to fall or stay asleep. These symptoms are typically exacerbated when someone with acid reflux lies flat.

Mattresses designed to alleviate symptoms of acid reflux—like the Supernal 5 mattress—give users the ability to elevate the head and torso to whatever position most diminishes symptoms. Because there is no single sleep position that will eliminate symptoms of acid reflux or GERD for all people, it is crucial to find a bed that features full adjustment capabilities.

Mattresses for ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious condition that may involve difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and blue skin coloration. Doctors advise patients with ARDS not to lie flat on their backs with this condition because it can make breathing difficult.

Alternatively, people with ARDS are advised to lie in a prone position or with the head elevated above the feet. The New Valiant is a comfortable bed that features full adjustment capabilities that help those with ARDS achieve more restful sleep.

Mattresses for Arthritic Joint Pain

Arthritis is one of the most common sleep-interrupting conditions. Joint pain and inflammation make it difficult for millions of people to get a good night’s sleep. Adjustable sleep systems can help people with arthritis find a comfortable position in bed. The Supernal Sleep System is available in a soft memory foam option that conforms to the person’s shape using it. The comfort and adjustability of this mattress will help to alleviate symptoms of arthritis and induce better sleep.

Find the Mattress That is Right for You

No matter what prevents you from experiencing restful sleep, Transfer Master has a bed that can help. For over 25 years, we have provided at-home hospital beds to families all over the world. Contact a product specialist today to find the mattress that is right for you. 

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