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Selecting right mattress important for posture

M. SAI GOPAL
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Godrej launches ‘comfy meter', which is divided in two parameters that include softness and firmness

On an average, people spend 30 per cent of their lifetime sleeping. And yet, there is very little amount of awareness among general public on the importance of taking an educated decision while purchasing a mattress. Sometimes, selecting the right mattress becomes more important and a challenge than purchasing a right bed.

A bad mattress leads to a bad posture. And poor posture creates a lot of problems like accelerating osteoarthritis in the spinal, hip, shoulder and knee region. “A poor posture also leads to reduction of blood circulation and accelerates cardio, pulmonary and renal disorders.

Lack of sleep reduces metabolism in the human body,” says leading Osteopath from United Kingdom, Dr. Keerti Mathur.

Not all human beings are the same and everybody will require mattress that suit their individual requirements in terms of comfort to their bodies. “One also has got to learn to replace the mattress after their advised shelf life is over. It is a very individualistic decision because physical build changes from person to person,” Dr. Mathur adds.

The Osteopath, who was in Hyderabad during the launch of a new line of mattress by Godrej Interio, pointed out that the customer, should not hesitate to try out different mattress and find out the comfort levels before purchasing.

Godrej has launched a ‘comfy meter', which is divided in two parameters that include softness (cushion) and firmness (support). “It all boils down to the individual's choice. Depending on the body type, the customer can choose the right level of cushioning and support in mattresses,” said Soneshwar Prasad, Product Head of Sleep Comfort business, Godrej Interio during the launch.

So what are the key points one has to keep in mind while purchasing a mattress? Experts point out that support and comfort should be paramount while testing a mattress. “Customers will have to check whether the mattress is supporting the spine, body and gives enough support while tossing and turning on the bed during sleep,” experts suggest.

Customers should make sure that they take a ‘sleep test' while looking for a mattress.

“We have introduced sleep studios where customers can practically test the cushion and support of each mattress and choose according to their needs,” said Mr. Prasad.

The current market is full of option including foam, spring, latex, coir, orthopaedic mattress with extra support and even mattress with memory foam that mould itself to the body shape.

“This is why it makes sense to first understand exactly what the needs are before spending money on mattress,' Mr. Prasad added.

M. SAI GOPAL


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