The most important function of a mattress is to support your back. If your back is not properly supported while you sleep, you will wake up with back pain and stiffness. The core system, or support layer, of your mattress is what supports your back.
If it allows your hips to sag into the mattress it will throw off the alignment of your spine, causing back pain.
What is The Support Index? This index seeks to quantify the relative ability of different mattress core materials/systems to properly support the human body, specifically the back. The single most important thing that thee mattress core must do is to prevent the hips from sinking too deeply into the mattress. We all know the importance of standing up straight. When standing straight, the hips are centered directly beneath the shoulders. This places the least amount of stress and strain on the skeletal structure. It is essential that this same posture be maintained when sleeping. After all, each of us has probably felt the pain in your lower back in the morning after sleeping on a bed that sags. But achieving this is not as easy as it sounds.
The lower torso is the heaviest part of the body, so gravity pulls harder there. If the mattress, particularly the core allows the hip to sink too far into the mattress, a misalignment occurs. If one is sensitive to misalignment, lower back pain results, and over time, almost all of us would develop a bad back. In order to prevent this from happening the mattress must push the hips into alignment with the rest of the body so there is no sag in the skeletal structure.
IntelliBED, with its unique combination of a top quality innerspring and advanced cushioning intelli-Gel, provides the perfect combination of firm horizontal support that doctors recommend for a healthy spine and pressure relief that holds your hips and shoulders in the ideal sleep posture.
For Your Health,
Dr. Mark Wolff