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Is Your Mattress Causing Your Back Pain?

By Edited Dec 14, 2013 0 0

The people who suffer from back pain may also experience disturbed sleep. Based on the latest studies, about two thirds of patients who suffer from chronic back pain have also reported sleeping disorders. Researchers also discovered that disturbed sleep can worsen chronic back problems, leading to a vicious cycle where back pain interrupts sleep, and poor quality sleep leads to pain.

If you are suffering from back pain, you might already know all these. But have you ever considered what is causing your back pain? Could your mattress be behind such condition?

Mattress Problems That Can Lead To Back Pain

Your old mattress might be failing you; thus, it causes you back pain. There are three elements you need to take into account:

  • Support
  • Comfort
  • Firmness

If your old mattress lacks any of these elements, it might lead to uncomfortable sleep which leads to body pains. With that said, it is possible for your old mattress to be the cause of your condition.

Lack Necessary Support: You have to understand that the mattress can provide you with support through the coil springs inside them. Support may also come from the upholstery which can be made from polyurethane, polyester, or memory foam. When the coil springs and upholstery fail to properly conform or support your body, it won't be able to provide you with a comfortable sleeping surface. This happens when the coils and upholstery starts to wear. This lack of support throughout the night will make it harder for you to get a good sleep.

Lack The Right Level Of Comfort: The innards of your old bed might start to reveal themselves and their inability to provide you with eight hours of steady comfort. This is because of the old and worn out materials. Remember that your sleep position is usually affected by your pressure points. This discomfort will cause you to toss and turn throughout the night because you are trying to find a comfortable sleeping position.

Lack Of Proper Firmness: Most mattresses use coil springs to provide you with the support you need. Although coil springs are very durable and they last for a very long time, they are still vulnerable to wear and will lose their original firmness. The most common problem is when the pieces of coiled metal get exhausted due to everyday usage. When this happens, the coil spring won't be able to give your body the support you need and it will eventually sag.

If you have been using your bed for more than five years and you start experiencing back pains and muscle sore, it might be time to buy a new mattress. Look for a mattress that can help you maintain a good posture while lying down. In addition, it must also lower the occurrence of pressure points so that you won't end up tossing and turning at night.



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