The time you spend asleep is less than the time you are awake, but it is an important time. This is the time when your body recuperates from a long and busy day, as well as from the exposures of the environment. This is the time when the body’s cells repair itself, and our muscles and nervous system relax and rebuild.
Unfortunately, those who suffer from fibromyalgia do not get this restful sleep all the time, not only from the pain, but from the mattress they are lying on. If you suffer from this illness, you know the importance of finding the best mattress for fibromyalgia, which is not always easy.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The cause of fibromyalgia developing is not clearly known, but it can be a debilitating illness as pain radiates throughout your entire body. The pain is usually managed through nothing more than medications. In essence, you basically have to learn to manage the pain.
As the slightest touch or pressure can cause pain when you have fibromyalgia, it is very difficult to get a good night’s rest. The only means of doing this is by finding a mattress that is supportive, yet comfortable enough to not put pressure on your muscles and joints.
Mattress Material and Design
When suffering from fibromyalgia, the greatest pain is felt in the areas of the back, hips, knees, neck, and shoulders, as this is where you have the most muscles and tendons. For this reason, a mattress made of both natural Talalay latex and Intelli-Gel® offers the best combination of support and comfort – comfort being the most important, as pressure can cause more pain.
However, if the mattress is too soft, and your body sinks into the mattress, that will put pressure on your muscles and joints and can cause you great pain. IntelliBed, as makers of non-toxic mattresses are the only company to have the patent for Intelli-Gel®, which gel-like material used to bring the optimal amount of both comfort and support to mattresses. The secret to its success with patients suffering from fibromyalgia is that as you lay on a mattress made of Intelli-Gel®, it cushions and supports your body at the same time by equalizing the pressure. So it is almost like you are lying in mid-air. There is no compression on the joints and muscles with Intelli-Gel®, and when it is combined with the rest of our high quality materials, extreme comfort and low to minimal pain can be felt by fibromyalgia sufferers.