Have you ever experienced these symptoms at night or when you wake up in the morning?
- Waking up frequently in the night for no reason?
- You keep adjusting your position in the bed but nothing seems comfortable?
- There is an obvious pressure on some body parts while lying down on certain positions?
- The bed sinks you in?
- There is an obvious pain in the parts of your body that lay on the flat bed.
- After you finally rise from the bed the pain disappears in about 20 to 30 minutes.
If you have said yes to more than 4 of the points above, then surely you suffer from some sort of a back pain that is generally originated from your choice of mattress or your sleeping posture.
Sleep, Your Mattress and You
A person spends one third of everyday on their bed and it goes along to say that the impact the bed has on a person is tremendous. An incorrect choice can lead to a normal person developing back pains sooner than later. Studies recommend that one should change their bed every 8 to 10 years for the worn out materials also contribute to a sleepless night. Sleep rejuvenates all the organs of the body, maintains healthy brain function and affect the overall health of a person. Lack of it or any disturbance can make a person suffer from insomnia which is deficiency of sleep in the harshest form. Therefore, it is very important to remove all such disturbances that account to one having a shortage of it.
It is recommended that if a patient of back pain sleeps on a medium firm mattress their pain is reduced and it eventually disappears. The back is a sensitive area that requires care. Therefore, choosing a mattress for back pain and support has a great impact on your back’s health.
How Do You Choose the Right Mattress?
Many companies make different beds, the diversity is inclusive because not everyone has a uniform need. Everyone has a different body that needs support from a particular mattress type. But all mattresses should have the following properties to make them comfortable and a healthy choice:
- The bed must be supportive of your spine and should give it a natural straight alignment when you lie down on your side.
- It should gently conform to all parts of your body when you lay down. And the head, hips and heels shouldn’t feel unsupported or shaky.
- The mattresses shouldn’t be too hard or firm such that there is a buildup of pressure on your pressure points.
- It also must not be too soft that it creates a spinal curvature on the back and leave the rest of the body unsupported and hanging.
It is not only beneficial for your next ten years mattress investment but a healthy choice for your back to first try out the mattresses that you’re buying. Many good companies give a trial period for their brand that should be tested. A minimum 100-day or 1 month trial is ideal because it lets the user understand his body needs and if they are being fulfilled by the bed or not.