If you suffer from back pain, you’re definitely not alone. Back pain is one of the most common complaints at doctors’ offices and hospitals across the nation. While some back pain is caused by working conditions or accidents, many people suffer from back pain simply due to poor-quality mattresses. Should you switch from your old mattress to a new memory foam mattress? Read on to find out.
Is your mattress old? While you may save money by using a secondhand or older mattress, you certainly aren’t doing your back any favors. An old bed will lose support over years of use, causing it to sag and fail to properly support your spine. When your spine is not kept properly aligned during sleep, this can easily lead to back and neck pain. It is very important to maintain a natural or neutral alignment in the hips and spinal column when resting or sleeping.
Is your mattress lumpy? Lumpy mattresses, like sagging mattresses, can cause back and neck pain by allowing your spine to bend, which strains your muscles, joints, and ligaments. The support of a good mattress will allow the hips and spine to recover from daily abuses from standing, sitting, bending, and twisting. Sleeping nightly on a non-supportive mattress will only add to daily stressors and lead to back pain and stiffness.
Does your back or neck usually hurt more in the morning? If your chronic lower back pain and stiffness, sciatic nerve pain, mid-back pain, or neck pain is consistently worse in the morning, a non-supportive mattress is likely to blame.
Are you ready to make the switch from an old, non-supportive mattress to a comfortable new one? If so, look no further than Mancini’s Sleepworld, where our dedicated personnel can help you find the perfect mattress for you. Call us at (800) 641-5337 for answers to any questions you may have.