Back Pain? It Could Be Your Mattress

It seems like back pain can be caused by anything – stress, strenuous activity, sitting all day at work and so on. But if external factors aren’t the cause of your back pain, it could very well be your mattress. Here’s a look at how you can determine whether your mattress is the culprit and how a new mattress from the Go2sleep Gallery™can alleviate the aches and pains that plague your back.

Man Waking Up With Back Pain

Signs of Mattress-Induced Back Pain

If you’re suspicious that your mattress is taking a toll on your back, there are several warning signs to watch out for that could confirm it’s time to consider a new mattress. These include the following:

  • Inability to get comfortable
  • Increased frequency of tossing and turning
  • Waking up frequently throughout the night
  • Feeling like you’re sinking into your mattress
  • Pressure on certain body parts when laying down
  • Bed feels flat or provides inadequate support
  • Consistent pain in the neck or shoulders that can last for days
  • Pain that is present when you wake up but fades within a half hour

How Mattresses May Cause Back Pain

There are a host of reasons why your mattress is causing your back to hurt. One factor is how old your mattress is. You might’ve been free of back pain when you first purchased your mattress, but as it ages, it gradually provides you with less and less of the support your body needs. When it’s time to replace your mattress, your back will not only be hurting, but your mattress will appear lumpy, uneven and sagging in certain areas.

Another factor could be the firmness of your mattress. When you lay down, pressure is gradually released from your spine, bones, joints and muscles. Since the body is at rest, you need the correct mattress to keep your spine properly aligned and the rest of your body sufficiently supported. When a mattress is too soft, you’ll sink into an unnatural position that doesn’t support proper alignment and causes pain. If a mattress is too firm, gaps between the mattress and areas of the body will exist, resulting in discomfort.

Best Mattresses for Back Pain

If you’ve developed back pain from your current mattress, the best thing to do would be to try a different firmness level. You can also consider a larger mattress than what you currently own. For instance, if you sleep in a twin bed now, you’ll have more room to stretch out and get comfortable by considering a double or queen. The same goes for couples – if you currently share a queen, try a California king.

Sometimes, what your mattress is made of can make a huge difference in how your back feels. In fact, chiropractors recommend investing in a memory foam or latex mattress if you’ve developed back pain from your current mattress – specifically lower back pain. These types are known to support the body’s curves and contours while allowing you to sink far enough into the surface to relax your muscles and properly align your spine. We offer both kinds at the Go2sleep Gallery™, including the following models:

Start Feeling Better Today

While chronic back pain affects millions of people on a daily basis, you can take action to prevent your pain from worsening by replacing your mattress with one from our selectionof top brands at Go2sleep™.  The right mattress will not only be comfortable but also promote natural spinal alignment and support the curves of the body. We have the technologyavailable to assist anyone with back pain in securing the most ideal mattress for them. For more information, call Go2sleep™ today at 800-987-6543.