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Pressure Point

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Updated July 14, 2010

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Definition: Definition: The term “pressure point” is frequently invoked by mattress companies and is meant to describe when a part of your body comes into contact with a hard or otherwise unrelenting surface, which mattress manufacturers suggest might result in pain or discomfort. The continuous pressure from the contact creates a need to change position. The term pressure point is often used by the mattress industry to help sell furniture that may be designed to cushion uncomfortable contact stress such as pressure points. There are numerous types of mattress that are constructed in an attempt to relieve this type of pressure. A pressure point is not the same thing as a pressure sore.
Also Known As: contact stress
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A pressure point is a term used by the ergonomic and mattress industries to help sell furniture that may be designed to cushion uncomfortable contact stress.
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