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What is meant by a pressure point mattress?

Have you wondered what is meant by a pressure point mattress? Here is what you need to know about pressure points and the role your mattress plays.

What are the pressure points?

Pressure points are the places where your body exerts the most pressure on the surface you are lying on.  Different sleeping positions have different pressure points.

When sleeping on your back

The pressure points are the back of your head, shoulder, elbows, buttocks and heels.

When sleeping on your side

The pressure points are ear, shoulder, elbow, hip, thigh, calf and heel.

When sleeping on your stomach

The pressure points are your elbows, rib cage, thighs, knees and toes.

Give it a try. Lie on your bed in these different positions and sense where you have the most contact with the mattress, the places that you can feel the contact.  The mattress exerts an “upward thrust” at these points.

If your mattress is not providing the right support, then you will begin to feel pain at these points, most especially the hips and shoulders.

Pressure Point Mattress Design

Well-made mattresses take the pressure points into account in their design and achieve the right support in a number of ways.

Cloud Nine has a speciality foam stability core that keeps the proper alignment of the spine.  A Cloud Nine mattress also has no moving parts or rigid components in the mattress which may cause pressure points.

Memory Foam

Another feature that is common in premium quality mattresses is a top layer of memory foam.  This foam moulds to the contours of your body and prevents any pressure points.

The memory foam layer can come in many forms, such as a pillowtop or a Euro Top. A EuroTop is essentially a pillowtop layer that is built into the mattress and not visible as a separate layer.

If your current bed is too hard and you would like to soften it, you could get a mattress topper made of memory foam.  Learn more about it here.

What bed does Bedworld recommend?

At Bedworld we sell quality products that provide support and comfort, and will leave you feeling refreshed at the end of your night’s sleep.  Our beds are also durable and all carry factory warrantees.

When it comes to choosing the right bed for you and your partner, there are a few things to take into consideration.  These include:

  • weight the bed needs to support
  • preferred comfort level (eg firm, or medium-firm etc)
  • what size and length do you want
  • what room is it for (eg will it be used every night like in a main bedroom)
  • how much do you have to spend

Let us help you find the right bed for your best night’s sleep.


If you find you are waking up with aches and pains a new bed from Bedworld will provide you with the support you need and make sure your pressure points are well supported. Maybe you are tossing and turning and waking up tired, which could mean it is time to get a new mattress.

Speak to us about your requirements and we’ll help you find the perfect bed for your needs and your budget.  We are available on Live Chat to answer all your questions, or send us an email to