An old worn out mattress can wreak havoc on your back. If you often wake up with back pain or suffer from muscle aches and pain throughout the day, your mattress could be the culprit. If you think it may be time for a new mattress, here are some tips to find one that’s right for you.
Balance Between Soft and Firm
The key to finding the best mattress to help relieve your back pain is to find a balance between softness for comfort and firmness for support. A mattress that is too soft will sink in from the pressure of your body and leave your spine and joints unsupported, leading to back pain. However, a mattress that is too firm will provide too much resistance to the heavier parts of your body like the hips and shoulders and cause further pain. The trick is to find a mattress that is soft enough for your comfort level but still provides a sufficient amount of support for your back, shoulders and hips.
For the perfect balance between soft and firm, a high-quality foam mattress is your best bet. Memory foam molds to your body providing support where it’s needed and comfort throughout. Traditional spring mattresses are generally too rough on joints and sore muscles, causing back pain or increasing already existing pain. Springs also cause the body to move into an unnatural position, disrupting sleep and causing strain to your muscles.
Benefits All Sleep Positions
Whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach, a high-quality memory foam mattress will support your body in all positions. This makes it a top choice for couples who may sleep differently but are still looking for relief from muscle pain.
Besides having a quality mattress, keeping up with your chiropractic appointments is important to avoid long-term body aches and pain. If you have any questions about finding the right mattress for you, talk to your chiropractor.