We’ve all heard the advertisements from the mattress companies: sleep on our mattress and get rid of your back pain forever. But there are caveats to whether or not our mattress gives us relief from back pain or whether it causes it.
Mattresses are highly personal items, and come in a variety of different thicknesses and widths and densities in an attempt to suit the needs of a variety of people. One thing is certain is that our spine should be well-supported while we sleep.
If we don’t support our spine, we’ll either wake up with soreness associated from sleep, or, if we’ve been sore because of another separate but distinct issue, the mattress could aggravate soreness, and prevent or slow recovery. When a mattress fails to support us, it reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains our muscles, and does not help keep our spine in alignment.
In addition to the physical toll, a person’s sleep will definitely be disturbed, and disturbed sleep can have a domino effect on our physical and mental health.
If you have any question as to the best mattress to suit your own needs, then speak with your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic. Ultimately, the mattress you choose should suit both your personal preferences and your physical health needs.
If you have pain in your back because of sleep, or sleeping on your mattress aggravates pain that’s already there, it’s important to find a mattress better customized to your needs. Again, every mattress company claims a good night’s sleep and absolute comfort from every one of their products, but they also offer considerable diversity in mattress types.
Determine the type of mattress that suits your body—you can determine the type of mattress you need by either research or research and a conversation with your chiropractor—and then visit the mattress store and try out the models of mattresses built in a way that suits your personal needs.
If you have any questions about chiropractic medicine, and are ready to correct soreness and alignment, then call your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic today.