In the past, if you had lower back pain, you were told to get a firm mattress. Today, we know it’s not that simple. Medical experts now realize that a firm mattress isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to back pain.
“What’s firm enough (but not too firm) is different for everyone,” the health experts at WebMD say. “If you have wide hips, for instance, a slightly softer surface may be better. You need some more give in order to keep your spine in alignment. Someone with narrower hips might be better off with a firmer surface.”
So, how do you find the right mattress for your aching back?
The medical experts at WebMD tackled the subject of picking the right mattress. “To start, says Arya Nick Shamie, MD, associate professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, the mattress needs to support your body in a neutral position, one in which your spine has a nice curvature and your buttocks, heels, shoulders, and head are supported in proper alignment,” they report.
“If the mattress is too firm, it will push on those main pressure points and take you out of alignment,” Shamie told WebMD. “If it’s too soft, those pressure points won’t be properly supported, so your whole body flops back.”
To put it another way, WebMD explains that, “The muscles and ligaments (tissue that holds joints together) in your back need to relax and recover while you snooze. If a mattress is too firm — or too squishy — it won’t support your spine at your neck or lower back the way it needs to.”
Either way, you’re not going to be feeling your best when you get up in the morning. And we know you have a lot to do, so you need to be at your best!
No one is going to be able to make the decision for you because only you know how you feel when you lie down on a mattress. But the experts at Natural Sleep Mattress can help guide you through the important process of selecting a new mattress in Atlanta so that you end up getting a good night’s sleep and will be waking up refreshed.
You may have already decided that you want the benefits of a natural organic mattress but there are still a number of factors that should be taken into account when considering which mattress to buy:
- Are you a back, side or stomach sleeper?
- What is your budget?
- Does your partner’s tossing and turning keep you awake at night?
According to Spine-Health.com where you buy that new mattress is also important. https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/sleep/choosing-best-mattress-lower-back-pain “Purchase mattresses from stores and companies that are trustworthy,” J. Talbot Sellers, DO, says in an article on the website. “Consider the customer service offered by the mattress store, such as delivery options, warranty, and removal of old mattresses and the store’s return policy.”
At Natural Sleep Mattress, you can shop with confidence. We truly care about the wellbeing of our customers and will go out of our way to help you find your perfect fit. We have an exceptional selection of natural organic mattresses, including Pure Latex Bliss, Hastens matresses, Naturepedic and more. We know, when you wake up without that chronic back pain after a good night’s sleep on your new mattress, you will be happier and we hope you will share your experience!