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5 Ways the Right Mattress Can Improve Back Pain

Man and dog sleeping in bedAre you waking up in the morning with your back feeling stiff and achy? In some cases, an old mattress that's not properly supporting you can be to blame. After all, you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping in bed, and the way you sleep will directly affect the other 2/3 of your life. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and sleeping on a proper mattress makes all the difference!

1. Comfort

If you can't remember the last time you bought a new mattress, there's a good chance your current mattress is no longer providing the support you need. If your mattress has become worn, saggy, and lumpy, this is a telltale sign that it’s time to be replaced. In fact, sleeping on an uneven surface can cause and even worsen back pain. An old mattress won't only ruin your night... it'll ruin your day, too! So, why put up with your old mattress any longer? Don't spend your day feeling exhausted from tossing and turning all night and achy from an uneven sleep surface. A comfortable bed will help you fall asleep and is essential for getting a good night's sleep... that way you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day.

2. Supportive Sleep Surface

If your spine isn't properly aligned, this could lead to back pain and stiffness. Not only is it important to find a mattress that's going to be comfortable, but it needs to also provide the proper support. Support is designed to keep your body in a neutral position and your spine in proper alignment, helping you stay asleep. A sleep surface that does not offer support will cause the body to rest at an unnatural angle, preventing your muscles from fully relaxing. If the body is properly aligned with a supportive sleep surface, this can help to relieve the pressure of back pain.

3. Mattress Technologies

Do you find yourself tossing and turning all night? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night feeling uncomfortable? Various disruptions can prevent you from getting a good night's sleep, but today's mattresses have technology designed to address these issues. A traditional coil inner spring mattress with interwoven springs is designed to give you support. Mattresses with individually wrapped coil springs are also great for conforming to your body. Plus, if your sleep partner is moving on the other side of the bed, motion is not transferred over to your side. Mattress coils become less supportive and begin to sag when a mattress gets old, which is why it's so important to replace your mattress when you've had it too long. 

Memory foam mattresses are great for both comfort and support. They're made of all foam, which makes the bed feel extra plush. Memory foam mattresses are super comfy because they conform to the natural shape and contour of your body, which helps support the lower back.

If you've ever tried a memory foam mattress and didn't like the feel, a hybrid mattress might be the right fit for you. The hybrid mattress incorporates the best of both worlds with individually wrapped coils below and a layer of memory foam on top. This is designed to relieve any type of pressure point you may have as you're sleeping, relieving back pain.

Matress Gallery 4. Mattress Size

In order feel comfortable and be properly supported, it's important to select the right size mattress. If you choose a mattress that's too small, you can end up feeling cramped and unable to spread out comfortably. Sleeping in an uncomfortably small space can lead to back pain because you won't be naturally aligned while you're sleeping. Large beds are great for couples; a king size bed will provide room for two people, even if you want some extra space.

5. Choose What's Best for You

There's so many options out there, and it really all comes down to what fits your preferences. After all, you're not going to sleep soundly unless you're comfortable. If you dislike the way your mattress feels, you may not fall asleep quickly or stay asleep. When choosing a mattress, keep in mind they're not "one mattress fits all." You should pick one that works best for YOU depending upon your needs and preferences. Some people prefer a firm mattress while others like something soft and plush. In order to get the best night’s sleep possible, choose one with the right elements for you.

You can find the best mattresses at the guaranteed lowest prices, right here at P.C. Richard & Son! We have everything from twin and foam mattresses to queen and king size mattresses, so you can choose the perfect one to meet your sleeping needs. Our mattresses are sure to deliver supreme comfort night after night. We recommend visiting one of our mattress galleries to be comfort tested to find the best fit for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople can answer any questions you may have. Browse our mattress selection here, and get the rest you need and deserve with a brand new mattress!

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