Did you know that the mattress that you are sleeping on can have a big impact on the health of your back? Maybe your mattress is just old and doesn't provide the same support as it used to, or maybe it is just not the right fit for your body. Either way, if you don't have a quality mattress, you and your back might suffer for it!
When looking for a new mattress, it is important to find one that distributes your body weight properly for your body type while also supporting your body. Remember, a mattress that is too soft can cause back pain and sciatica or make it worse, and a mattress that is too firm is often difficult for people to sleep on. But ultimately, it comes down to what feels best to the individual. So if you are looking to buy a new mattress, make sure you find one that feels the best to you.
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Keep these tips in mind when you go mattress shopping so you can avoid back pain:
- Try out a medium firm mattress. These are often the best fit for people, because they allow the body to properly align on the mattress comfortably while also providing the needed support. However, medium firm mattresses come in many varieties of firmness, so make sure you try them all to see what is best for you.
- Try all of the types of mattress to see what you like best. Maybe you prefer a foam mattress or one with individually wrapped coils. Or maybe you like a mattress that combines the two. You'll never know unless you try them all to see what feels right.
- Make sure to get a mattress that can be returned or exchanged if you are unsatisfied. Sometimes a mattress might feel perfect in the store, but when you get it home and sleep on it for a couple nights, you might not like it anymore. You don't want to be stuck with that mattress for the next few years! Many mattress stores allow you to return the mattress and choose a different one for a small fee, so make sure you buy your mattress from one of these stores.
At The Illinois Back Institute we are dedicated to educating people, because we know that the more that you understand about your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it.
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