A significant number of people suffer from chronic back pain. In order to minimize the pain, it is important to be proactive with self-care, especially when it comes to your sleep. Generally, chronic back pain has been linked to a reduction in sleep quality. Research has found that sleeping on an old mattress with little support can increase the intensity of back pain and decrease the amount of sleep. Here at Wholesale Mattress Center, we want to educate our clients on how choosing the right mattress can help ease chronic back pain.
Types Of Mattresses
Purchasing a mattress can be a major investment. Therefore, it is important to be educated on the variety of mattresses to choose from so you know you're making the right decision.
The memory foam mattress is made from a material known as viscoelastic. This material is beneficial because it forms around the body and ‘remembers’ it. This helps to provide unique support to each individual while they sleep.
The innerspring mattress is the most common type of mattress. It is made up of three distinct parts: the foundation, the core, and the comfort layer. Each layer provides a unique kind of comfort. Testing these mattresses in-store is important to find the combo that is right for you.
A hybrid mattress integrates the best of both worlds. This mattress combines memory foam technology with innerspring technology, creating an equal blend of comfort and support.
When choosing a mattress, it is important to research the kind of mattresses available on the market. Having this knowledge can help you make a more informed decision at the point-of-purchase. Along with a night of great night sleep, the perfect mattress can help boost your energy, reduce back pain and help promote good sleeping posture.
Finding the right support in a mattress can feel a little contradictory. You want something not too hard you feel like you’re sleeping on a rock, but nothing so cushioned you’re sinking into a cloud. Choosing a mattress that creates the perfect support equilibrium for your back is pivotal to reducing your risk of chronic back pain. Mattresses with effective back support work to prevent the heaviest part of your body, the lower back and torso, from sinking into the bed. If your lower back and torso sink too deeply into your bed it can result in the misalignment of your spine. A mattress with a firmer comfort level will help keep your body in the proper sleeping posture to prevent any injury or pain. There are various levels of comfort, and they work differently for every person:
The more support you have, the more pressure you will have on your body, which reduces the comfort level of the mattress. Sometimes the increase in pressure on the body can result in pain or discomfort. It is important to find the proper balance between the two so you're comfortable but providing the best support for your back to maintain proper sleeping posture.
Keeping Your Spine Aligned
To prevent any trips to your local chiropractor, take the preventative step to invest in a proper mattress. Good posture is important, and not just while you’re going about your day - the posture you have during your sleep is crucial too. When you sleep, your body is trying to recuperate and heal from a day’s work and the right mattress will help streamline this process. Having the right mattress is important to perpetuating a positive cycle of health. Choose the mattress that will leave you feeling well rested and pain-free the next morning.
Testing the mattress
When you're in-store, it can be difficult to decipher what will give you the best night sleep when you're only there for a limited about of time. Here are some of the things you should look for:
Lay down on the bed and have somebody look at the curvature of your spine and see if it is staying in line. If you see more of a curvature, look for a bed with more support. However, if you notice touchpoints that could be painful when prolonged over time, look for a bed with more comfort and cushion.
Mimic your sleeping habits:
Whether you’re a side sleeper, you lay on your stomach or you lay flat on your back, mimic this process when you are looking for your mattress. It is important to test the mattress in the same way you would actually sleep.
Sleeping with a partner vs. alone:
If you're sleeping alone you are going to be looking for a different type of mattress. If you have a partner, you make need to find a mattress that fits both of your needs.
While finding a mattress can be overwhelming, at Wholesale Mattress Center, our detail-oriented specialists will work personally with you to help you get the best night sleep possible. Contact us at (334) 821-0558 or come and visit our store to find your perfect mattress today.