How to Choose a Mattress for Back Pain
With there being so many potential causes of back pain, sleeping on the wrong mattress is one that probably goes unthought of. Sleeping on a mattress that does not fit your body's unique curves and pressure points many times leads to sleep pain and poor sleep. The most common pain related to sleep is back pain. People who may not yet have any back pain have an increased chance of developing one when sleeping on a mattress that either is not supportive enough or is too firm and does not contour to your body.
However, for those who do suffer from back pain, sleeping on an incorrect mattress with bad back support can be a nightmare. That is why it’s very important to know what kind of mattress is going to work best for you, and that’s where Snooze Sleep comes in. This article will further explain the kinds of back pain, how to remedy that pain and more so how the Snooze mattress is the best option for you.
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Choosing your mattress starts with identifying what kind of support you need to either aid your existing pain or better yet, prevent it from starting all together. Acute back pain is pains that often start suddenly and can last anywhere from a few hours or days. This is the pain most often associated with having a bad mattress or improper sleeping position. When this back pain persists as is or worsens over time, then you may have chronic back pain. Many times, acute back pain from an injury can develop into chronic pain as well.
Another important factor to consider when thinking about your mattresses is where this pain is located.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is the most common type of back pain and is one of the top reasons that Americans visit their doctors each year. Lower back pain usually affects the (L1-L5) vertebrae, this section is known as your “lumbar area”. This is often the case if you sleep in awkward positions that stretch or bend your spine, since this area of the back is more vulnerable.
It’s important to keep your spine supported when you sleep to prevent these kinds of pains from occurring. This can be prevented by identifying what kind of sleep position you use, for example, if you sleep on your back or on your stomach and you feel lower back pain, this is because your mattress is either: 1. Too soft and not offering enough support, or 2. Too firm and is not allowing your spine to naturally curve causing muscle tension.
Middle and Upper Back Pain
The anatomy in the Middle and upper is more stable than the lower back, this reduces the chance of strains and sprains from the twisting movements that may occur while sleeping. For that reason, pain in these areas is often thought to be tied to more serious problems and therefore should be checked out by your doctor.
In some cases, though, having poor posture can tend to create extra tension in the middle/upper back areas, and in these cases having mattress that helps keep the spine aligned can majorly reduce the risk of this pain, and stop it from worsening.
How does the Snooze sleep make a difference?
Snooze Sleep Bed in a box- has 4 in 1 technology, that allows the user to experience the exact level of comfort and support that they need on any given night. How? By having a firm side AND a soft side of the mattress! That means that if you are suffering from acute back pains that only need temporary relief, you can simply flip the mattress over to have more support in the affected areas.
On the flip side, if your pain requires a softer touch, the soft side of the Snooze Sleep bed is made of scientifically crafted, durable, foam that contours to the sleeper, and that does not sink over time.
of comfort as well as pressure relief can help keep the spine properly oriented during sleep.