Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 24713
  Title Effects of mattress material on body pressure profiles in different sleeping postures
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5310954/
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2017 Mar;16(1):1-9
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Publication Type Article
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Objectives: This study compared the body contact pressure profiles of 2 types of mattresses: latex and polyurethane.

Methods: Twenty participants were required to lie down on the different mattresses in 3 different postures for 6 minutes, and their body contact pressure profiles were recorded with a pressure mat sensor.

Results: The data indicated that the latex mattress was able to reduce the peak body pressure on the torso and buttocks and achieve a higher proportion of low-pressure regions compared with the polyurethane mattress.

Conclusions: Latex mattress reduced peak body pressure and achieved a more even distribution of pressure compared with polyurethane mattress across different sleeping postures.

Author Keywords: Posture, Supine Position, Sleep, Beds, Pressure Ulcer

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