Bed types




Navigating bed types

When shopping for a mattress sleeping posture, injury and muscular damage are crucial points to consider. A bed without the proper support will not help you get quality sleep without pain or injury. Supporting your muscular system is just as important as supporting the skeletal system. Providing the outer frame for the skeletal system, supporting the muscular system needs to be looked at first. Finding a harmonious blend of support for both systems result in a mattress that helps you get a proper night’s sleep with the right kind of support.


Understanding support

Soft, medium and firm bed types have little to do with support. The common misconception that a zoned lumber section provides better support is like saying that your lower back is the only part of you requiring attention. Mattresses support your entire body, not just your lower back. Ideal to purchasing the best mattress for you is understanding your shape and built and what you need to best support this. Be sure to make this clear to your mattress salesperson – you don’t want the fanciest, most expensive mattress, you want one that supports YOU.


Thermal control

Another important factor for getting a good night’s sleep is thermal control. The best way to achieve optimal sleeping body temperatures is to layer yourself and your bed with natural materials like tencel, bamboo, wool or soy foam. These fibres allow your body to efficiently regulate its own temperature and maintain it throughout the night. Reducing the amount of fluctuations in body temperature during sleep results in less waking up and a dramatic improvement of your sleep quality.

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Case Study

Terry Moston’s story

My wife works and so I am the house husband doing the daily housework. When my wife brought home an Ezi-make, my first reaction was ‘why do I need that? I can make the bed OK!’  It looked like a very simple device and my wife encouraged me to try it out as I have a bad back. She said it may make it easier to lift our heavy king mattress, but I didn’t really think it would make any difference.


The Ezi-make was really easy to fit and as I began using it and thought I was right, it makes no difference. ‘Read the instructions!’ my wife said. There I learned that you must use the correct hand in the handle. Well, I couldn’t believe what a difference it made. So easy to lift the mattress and tuck in the sheets and after a bit of practice I could make the bed in no time at all. I didn’t realise it was such a struggle before Ezi-make.


The other great thing about using the Ezi-make is that I have less pain and pressure on my back. Also it makes it very easy to turn the mattress around – each person grabs two handles on one side and easily lifts and turns the mattress. Even my 9 year old grandson helped me do it. I was so impressed I went into the shop to express my gratitude to the inventor, ‘bloody amazing invention!’ I said, and bought 2 more sets for the spare beds.

Find out more about changing the way you make your bed. Call 0487 213 250.