We emphasize the important role of mattresses because it’s a deal breaker in your quality of sleep. Why is that? If your head, shoulders, hips and spine aren’t fully accommodated by a sleep surface, you will experience back pain. The wrong mattress can make you restless, cause body pain, hygiene issues, allergies, lose sleep…need we say more? Furthermore, all of these negative effects don’t do you any good when you’re trying to live a happy, healthy life.
But when you invest in the right mattress and especially after you go from sleeping on a low-grade mattress to the proper one—you’ll notice a transformation in your body and your sleep. In fact, this study had subjects with beds for more than five years replace them with a new mattress; the results were that these individuals reported less back pain and better sleep.
There’s no single mattress that will be a one-size-fits-all for everyone with back pain, but there are some helpful elements to keep in mind if you need a new mattress.