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ERGONOMIC REVOLUTION

Ergonomics is the design and shaping of products such that it optimizes suitability, effectiveness and safety, to better service people and their lifestyle. We witness the positive effects of ergonomic design in our daily lives; flat versus contoured soles in shoes, bench seats versus bucket seats in cars and ergonomic office chairs. In fact, in Australia health & safety laws require all office furniture to be ergonomically designed.

As technologies change, so too does the need to ensure that the tools and products used for work, rest and play are designed for the body’s requirements.

It’s a fact that most conventional mattresses on the market have not changed substantially since the 1960s. They are all still using a one-size-fits all mattress that’s neither supportive nor tailored to individual needs.

Most people are purchasing beds that derive few, if any health benefits. Beds may look good, feel great, and maybe made with gold threads, however if it’s not ergonomic it will place huge strains on the neck, shoulders, back and pelvis and will not deliver the best rest the body needs.

Introducing the Ergonomic Revolution by Ergonomic Life International

The first and only ergonomic bed with specific areas to provide zero stress to your back, hip and shoulders, providing extra comfort, correct support, better sleep and maximum rest.

Ergonomics applied to Beds

There is no doubt the importance of comfort in bedding cannot be ignored, but comfort is more than just how a bed feels when you lay on it. Comfort is an outcome and the result of sleeping on a truly supportive bed. Feel is important however, studies suggest the feel of the mattress contributes at most 25% to a person’s sense of comfort. Providing correct support is the key!

At Ergonomic Life International CEO and Founder Mario Piraino has studied the requirements of a mattress as a support unit to the human body floating horizontally in 3-dimensional space. As part of this work Mario calculated the essential support requirements the mattress needed to ensure the body is supported in its natural alignment from head to hips with the minimal impairment of blood-flow. In addition, Mario also recognized the design needed to ensure each partner could be supported independently of the other on their side of the bed. The resulting ergonomic design has been endorsed by Assoc. Professor N. Haritos of the Department of Engineering at Melbourne University.

Based on a wealth of research and ergonomic bed design experience Mario concluded:

  • “Unless the mattress that supports the sleeper forms large troughs to cradle the shoulders and hips and a narrow peak to lift the spinal arch, the body will be distorted.
  • Stresses will occur at the 3 critical areas detrimentally impacting quality rest during sleep
  • Overtime body distortion and the formation of stresses will result in people waking with numbness or pins and needles down their arm, stiffness and pain at their neck, shoulders, lower back and pelvis.
  • Body distortion during sleep is also the reason for the very common herniation of L3, L4 and L5 spinal discs.

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