The secret to better posture is here

Recent study finds direct link between spinal alignment and the mattress you choose

The link between quality sleep and lower back pain

2 in 3 adults suffer from back problems at some point in their life - and it’s no wonder with the constant pressure your spine comes under day-in, day-out.

Whether you’re sitting or standing, you’re often in a vertical position, which puts a constant load on your intervertebral discs.

When you sleep, pressure is relieved from your spine, which promotes rehydration and recovery from the rigours of the day.

This is why quality is sleep is so important not just to your mental health, but your physical health too.

How can you improve sleep quality and combat back pain?

One of the key elements of quality rest is the surface you lie on. This is because you need a surface that supports your body throughout the night and allows your spine to naturally realign.

Silentnight’s Miracoil and Mirapocket mattresses are zoned to provide strategic support in the areas you need it most - such as the shoulders and hips - to help prevent lower back pain and promote healthy spinal alignment.

In a study conducted at UCLan’s Allied Health Research Unit we put our zoned mattresses to the test against non-zoned alternatives to measure the impact of zoning on spinal alignment.

What did our study reveal?

UCLan researchers conducted a study involving 20 participants to explore the differences in spinal alignment between 2 mattress spring systems – non-zoned and zoned.

Participants were asked to visit the Allied Health Research unit movement analysis laboratory where they were fitted with sensors in order to monitor muscle activity and track spinal movement as they lay on a series of mattresses, each with different spring systems.

They were then asked a series of subjective questions on their preferences after testing each mattress and spring system.

Results came back conclusive, and revealed the link between healthy spinal alignment and the mattress you choose.

Results showed that - as well as scoring highest on comfort, firmness and overall preference - zoned mattresses also outperformed non-zoned mattresses on neutral spinal alignment.

Researchers discovered that it’s “clear changing a single variable (the type of zoning) can clearly affect an individuals’ wellbeing by putting them in a more “at risk” posture”.

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  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
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Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
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  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


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