The spinal column

The spinal column

It all starts with a straight spine

The spinal column is the most important part of the skeletal system (together with the muscles and joints that keep us upright). With its 26 vertebrae and as many flexible intervertebral discs, the spinal column provides the support you need. It also carries the head and torso. So during the day, there is an awful lot of pressure on your back. As a result, the back is constantly tense. This places an added burden on the muscles and blood vessels, including those in the legs. The spine also acts as a sensitive shock absorber. When you climb steps or lift anything, the intervertebral discs absorb the compressive and tensile forces.
These day-to-day demands put a lot of pressure on your back. This is why ‘relaxing’ your back is so important. Sleep gives you the best opportunity to do that. Your body needs the right support if you are to have a good night’s sleep. Medical research shows that your body is able to relax fully if it can maintain its natural shape when prostrate, for example the shape it has when you are standing up. Your body will otherwise be subject to pressure, particularly on the shoulders and pelvis. This pressure will wake you up, and your sleep will not be restful. When you wake up, your muscles and joints will feel cramped. Without deep sleep, you will not feel physically at your best.
Good support thus respects the shape of your body. This allows you to rest without hindrance. The spinal column is in the right position (straight if you are on your side, and in its natural S-shape if you are on your back). The intervertebral discs are able to recover from the pressure they have been subjected to. They recover the moisture that they have lost during the day through compression. But it is not just your spinal column that recovers, the muscles in your blood vessels also relax fully to ensure optimal circulation. A healthy and refreshing night’s sleep is crucial to physical and mental health.
What wakes you
Your sleep is disturbed by the things that wake you up. The right posture is one where the body is able to maintain its natural shape: with a straight spine when you lie on your side, or in a relaxed S-shape if you lie on your back.

 

You too have a personal SLEEP DNA®!

Just as everyone has a strictly personal DNA code, each of us also has a unique sleep profile. After all, no one has the same physique as you. Yet a lot of people sleep on the same mattresses. This is a strange way to go about things. It means that ordinary mattresses don’t really offer personalised support when you are sleeping. The slats or springs may yield a little to your body, but they are in fact static, and the same for everyone. So the effect is by definition limited. Ergosleep® tackles this problem at the root by adjusting the bed to your body profile, or your SLEEP DNA®, so that your body is supported in a completely unique and personal way while you are sleeping. This means that no two Ergosleep® mattresses are alike.

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What wakes you

Your sleep is disturbed by the things that wake you up. The right posture is one where the body is able to maintain its natural shape: with a straight spine when you lie on your side, or in a relaxed S-shape if you lie on your back.

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