There are not too many things that are better than getting into bed after a long, hard day. You breathe a big sigh of relief when you sink into the mattress, surrounded by your warm blankets while you nestle into the soft pillows. However, do you ever wake up late in the morning with a sore back? If so, the problem might be your super comfortable and soft mattress.
Although it might seem like sleeping in a really soft bed is good, you need to sleep on a mattress that provides firm support to your back for good chiropractic health. The mattress that you sleep on should promote good sleep posture and the proper alignment of your spine. You might have heard that the firmer that a mattress is the better when it comes to your back. However, these days, that is not true all the time. Let’s look at some useful tips that can help you select the best mattress to use for your back:
People were told for a very long time to only use a firm mattress. However, that is not the best practice always when buying a new mattress. The best type of mattress is one that is medium-firm. It should be firm enough in order to provide your back with support but still soft enough so that it is comfortable.
Type of Mattress
Mattresses are made out of various materials. All of them affect the spine health and comfort of the individual who is sleeping on the mattress. First of all the inner spring/coil is the most common kind of mattress. This type of mattress is made out of metal coils or springs that hold the layers of padding that are on top. The main problem with this type of mattress is that it was not designed to use over the long term since the springs begin to lose their resiliency and the padding starts to compress in a way that can put a lot of strain on your lower back and hips. If you are planning to buy a coil mattress, just expect to need to replace it every few years.
A very popular type of mattress is memory foam mattresses since they distribute the sleeper’s weight more evenly over the surface. They help to reduce pressure points while offering even support for your entire body. Memory foam beds, unlike spring mattress, last a lot longer, which makes them a very worthwhile investment.
Mattresses that are made out of latex are the very best type. Latex can be either synthetic or natural and made out of rubber trees. Natural latex mattresses are more durable than synthetic latex mattresses, although synthetic ones can still be a great investment. A latex mattress is very versatile and can be made with various firmness levels. Latex mattes are best for chiropractic health out of all of the different types of mattresses that are available.
How To Test Your New Mattress
It is critical to test out a mattress before buying it. That means you should lie down on it for 15 minutes at least in your normal sleeping position. Take your pillow with you if possible, so you really can get a good feeling for the new bed’s comfort level. It might strange to do that, but you need to be sure that you are going to be happy with a mattress before you purchase it. You are going to be sleeping on it for several years, after all. If you sleep with a partner then both of you should lie down on the mattress together to ensure that gives you enough space and feels comfortable to both of you.
Although choosing a new mattress might seem very daunting, especially with so many choices that are available these days, it is very important you select a medium firm mattress, that is comfortable and a good size for you (as well as your partner if you have one). Make sure to do comparison shopping of the different types and prices to make sure you buy a mattress that will allow you to sleep comfortably on it for many years into the future.