Your Mattress: The Hidden Culprit Behind Your Back Pain
Do you frequently experience back pain, or have back pain that feels like it's getting worse?
If so, you're not alone. Due to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and work habits, back pain has become a common problem among American workers.
According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 80% of Americans suffer from acute or chronic back pain. It has become so commonplace that nearly everyone has experienced a sore back at some point in their lives.
Nocturnal Back Pain: A Different Kind of Back Ache
Nighttime back pain that doesn't stop when a person lies down, no matter what adjustments they make, can be a real problem. For some, the pain only begins when they lie down. For others, their daytime pain gets worse.
People can't get the rest they need if they can't get relief from their pain. Some can go through their day virtually pain-free, but find it nearly impossible to get a full night's sleep. Nighttime back pain often serves as a danger sign of more severe problems.
While some back pain has a medical origin, often (as this blog's title suggests), your mattress is the culprit. Back pain stems from a variety of reasons, but a poor sleeping surface often leads to issues.
Unfortunately, most companies just don't make mattresses like they used to. Beginning in 2001, virtually all national brands and off-brand retail mattress companies began utilizing lighter, cheaper foams that quickly break down. This switch -- in order to lessen manufacturing costs -- resulted in several negative consequences to consumers.
Poor mattress support contorts the back and body, resulting in bone and muscle stress, discomfort and poor sleep. As the mattress breaks down further, increased counter-pressure can twist the spine as it resists the weight of the shoulders and hips, causing pain.
The pressure-points of an unfit sleep surface will stress your body and may also cause more severe health issues, such as:
- Tremendous pain of the shoulders, hips and thighs
- Impaired circulation, resulting in increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Disruption of the cell structure and constriction of the veins
How to Choose a Mattress to Alleviate Back Pain
Your mattress can help prevent and relieve your chronic back woes. Consumers should carefully study their mattress choices before making such an impactful purchase. Factors to consider when investing in a new mattress include:
- Firmness level
- Sleep position
- Mattress type
- Mattress material
According to researchers, a medium-firm mattress offers the most relief from back pain by providing good balance and support. If you want to avoid back pain, having the right support for spinal alignment and pressure relief is key.
Majestic Beds has created a total of three patented, proprietary solutions to alleviate chronic back pain, including a mattress specifically designed for back pain relief. Combined with 2 Patented technologies, Majestic Beds' uses a proprietary 2nd-generation high-density memory foam for our comfort layer that does not reflect body heat.
Our fast-recovering mattress is unaffected by room temperature and has proven results: An independent medical study on chronic lower back pain showed that 90% of participating individuals slept longer and better each night, along with a reduction in daytime sleepiness, and an improvement in both mental and physical health while sleeping on high-density memory foam.
Great sleep is life-changing! As people continue to invest in sleep, we begin to see positive net benefits that spill over into our waking day-to-day lives, including in our careers, productivity, relationships, and overall sense of well-being.
The Majestic Beds Team is here to help and guide you anytime! Feel free to contact us to speak with our Sleep Experts. We can help you find the best sleep solution for your needs.