Pressure Point Relief and the Comfort Index

I ran across this today, the Pressure Relief Index. It’s interesting to read through quickly, and their chart shows us a couple things. I like how they outline how different materials provide different sorts of relief for pressure points.

It’s really no secret that pressure points are what cause you to toss and turn at night. If you can eliminate pressure, you can sleep with less of that tossing and turning nonsense, and probably get a better nights sleep because of it. Of course that is only one factor in regards to getting good sleep at night, but it is an important one.

IntelliBED is trying to sell their own take on pressure-relief mattresses, and I’ve heard they are pretty nice and pretty comfortable.

But of course, our site covers toppers. So take a look at that pressure relief index chart. Notice which materials are on there and how they are ranked, from most pressure relief to least:

  1. Latex Foam
  2. Memory Foam
  3. Convoluted Polyurethane Foam
  4. Pocket Coil Innerspring
  5. Low-density Polyurethane Foam
  6. High-density Polyurethane Foam

I can definitely vouch for memory foam providing excellent pressure relief. Putting a three inch memory foam topper on top of my old mattress worked wonders. It didn’t take much.

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