There is a relation between sleep problems and back pain. Studies have shown that back pain will impact both staying asleep during the night and getting to sleep. The lack of sleep, in turn, increases the pain. This could potentially lead to continued increased pain and less sleep.
There are few distractions when attempting to fall asleep. This lack of distractions makes a person more aware of the pain, making it hard to fall asleep.
Back pain also requires the person to sleep in various positions so as to try reduce the pain during the night. The new position tends to feel uncomfortable or awkward at first, leading to a delay in sleep. Here are some tips on buying mattresses to help with back pain
1. Inquire about the box spring
The work of the box spring is to absorb the weight and stress on the mattress. It is advisable to get the box spring specific to your sleep number mattress. The level of your mattress’ durability and support can be reduced by mixing box springs and mattresses, old foundations, or no foundations
2. Consider the height of your bed
The bed of your bed could change with a new mattress considering different mattresses have different thicknesses. By sitting on the bed’s edge, you can determine your bed’s height and whether it is the perfect fit. A bed is the correct height when your hips are in line with your knees, and your feet are on the floor flat. A bed is low if the hips are below the knees. A bed is high if the floor and your feet do not touch
3. Spending money on extras
Mattress pads, protectors, and encasements tend to increase the lifespan of a mattress, thus protecting it from dust mites and stains. The items have different levels of price points and levels of protection. These different items have different price points, as well as levels of protection. It, therefore, makes sense to do thorough research before a purchase. Mattress toppers should also be considered since they add a layer of comfort for a low price
4. Replace an old mattress
It is highly recommended to replace a mattress every 5 to 7 years though there may be other factors to consider such as:
- Warranty: A new mattress should be considered if the warranty of the old one has expired
- The look: You should consider buying a new mattress if there are visible signs of the mattress being worn out, such as springs poking out and dipping of certain parts)
- The feel: If the feel of the mattress changed from an initial great feeling to restlessness throughout the night, then it could be time for a new one.
With all the mattress price points, accessories, and types available, picking one could easily be overwhelming. If you ever wonder whether the mattress you are using is right for you, then ask yourself a simple question: How do you wake up feeling? If you wake up with your neck and back feeling refreshed, then you have the right mattress