Can a mattress alleviate back pain?

How can a mattress alleviate the back pain?

An Irish proverb says, “A good laugh and a sound sleep are two best cures for anything.

But what if your sleep is disturbed and distorted? A poor night’s sleep can affect your body, mood, and performance. There may be numerous reasons to explain it. But if the culprit is your back pain, it is time to act on it!

According to researchers, a human spends one-third of their lives in bed. Hence, a mattress can certainly be an influencer in back pain.

How to know if your mattress is causing back pain?

Have you woken up with a stiffened back but could shoo it away by stretching your body for 15-30 minutes? If your answer is yes, the cause of your back pain is most likely your mattress.

Mattresses can affect each individual differently. While for some, a soft mattress can offer an undisturbed, refreshing sleep, for others, a firm or medium-firm mattress can do the trick. The definition of the right mattress differs from person to person based on an individual’s personal preferences, body weight, and their body structure. However, there are a few tips that can guide you to purchase the mattress that may be apt for you.

How to pick an efficient mattress for your back?

  • Firmness:

For years, the doctors believed that a firm mattress is best to alleviate the back pain. However, in 2003, a study showed the best type of mattress for back pain is a medium-firm mattress, neither too soft nor too firm.

A very firm mattress can push on your pressure points, misalign your spine, stiffen the muscles and ligaments, and cause pain. On the other hand, a soft mattress can allow your body to sink into the bed, resulting in lousy sleep posture that can lead to body pain, specifically back pain. 

The right mattress to alleviate the back pain is the one that evenly supports your body weight while offering the feel of floating in air, just like SOHO Levitate.

  • Material:

In contrast to traditional innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses can be a better choice for anyone suffering from back pain.

Originally, memory foam was developed by NASA scientists as a multipurpose material for astronauts. The foam is made of visco-elastic material that can change its shape under heat and pressure but bounce back to its original form when not in use. A mattress made of such material offers a soft texture and supports the body effectively. The adaptiveness and support of memory foam can eliminate pressure points and discomforts. The studies have also shown that foam mattresses significantly alleviate the back pain, reduce the sleep disruptions, and offer restful sleep.

In a nutshell, a mattress can equip you to get a good night’s sleep by lessening the back pain. It can improve your quality of life by boosting your mental acuity and providing sound snooze time to repair the muscles. But the trick lies in choosing the right mattress.

Buy the right mattress and enjoy sweeter dreams at night and less back pain in day. Happy sleeping! 🙂

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