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Sleep Republic is one of only two companies that have received an endorsement from the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. The Foundation supports research into vertebral subluxation, one of the main concerns of the chiropractic discipline.
The endorsement related to the Sleep Republic mattress reads as follows:
“This product has been assessed by licensed Chiropractors as being of high quality in relation to ergonomic design, function, and for its proposed use.”
To understand the relevance of this endorsement, it’s important to understand just how important the chiropractic discipline is to our health. In this piece, we will take a look at the mission of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, their work in addressing vertebral subluxation, and how the Sleep Republic mattress offers better support.
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a health professional who treats patients with disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation as well as other manual medicine techniques such as massage, stretching, exercise, and rehabilitative therapy to restore function, improve mobility and relieve pain.
What is the Australian Spinal Research Foundation?
The Australian Spinal Research Foundation is the largest association of chiropractors in the Southern Hemisphere. Their mission is to fund and facilitate research into chiropractic disciplines, and to educate chiropractors, communities, and other organisations on the benefits of chiropractic care.
Their goal is to develop a clearer understanding of vertebral subluxation — the misalignment of the spine that causes interference between the brain and body. They aim to achieve this by maintaining their standing as a world leader in funding quality research in key areas.
Since the Foundation’s inception in 1977, they have:
- Continually contributed to chiropractic research
- Funded over $2.7 million of research across 210 projects
- Create a panel of experts from all over the world to contribute to the review process
What is a vertebral subluxation?
The term vertebral subluxation is used to describe a few different clinical entities. At one end of the spectrum, it means asymptomatic radiographic changes seen on an x-ray. At the other end of the spectrum, it refers to a severe multi-level disease that requires surgical intervention or high doses of medication to control the symptoms.
The subluxation component of this term simply means displacement or misalignment — the term vertebral subluxation means displaced or misaligned vertebra. The entity is chiropractic because it can be found and diagnosed by a chiropractor.
Another term — chiropractic subluxation — represents one end of the spectrum of vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors use this term to describe a condition that they believe may cause interference with the nervous system and lead to disease or other health problems.
Vertebral subluxation implies that there may be interference with the nervous system and the potential for disease or other health problems.
What are the symptoms of vertebral subluxation?
The symptoms of vertebral subluxation are the same as the symptoms of any vertebral misalignment. They can vary from one person to another and depend on which levels of the spine are displaced and how much they are displaced. A chiropractic subluxation can cause or contribute to a large variety of health problems.
For example, the same subluxation may cause back pain in one person and ear ringing in another. Varying symptoms have been observed by many chiropractors over the years. It is reasonable to accept that there is some association between vertebral subluxations and other health problems.
How does this relate to mattresses?
Spinal alignment is an important part of sound sleeping. Having a bad mattress can negatively contribute to spinal conditions, including vertebral subluxation. There are many things that can contribute to mattress back pain, including:
- The age of the mattress
- Poor design or construction
- Faulty springs or comfort layer
- No edge support
Sleep Republic mattresses have been designed to promote the absolute best in spinal pressure relief. Our mattress has been engineered from the ground up to offer more support in more areas, from the centre to the edge. We use quality, natural materials to ensure that they last their full 12-year lifespan.
As always, it’s up to you to decide whether the mattress is a good fit for you. Fortunately, you can do so with ease. Sleep Republic mattresses come with a 100-night risk-free trial, allowing you to test the mattress for over 3 months. If at any time, you are unsatisfied, you can return the mattress for a refund. Also, our mattresses come with a 12-year warranty.
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