Nothing makes the day more miserable than waking up with a sore body and a sore back. If you’ve eliminated all possible causes of back pain, it’s time to consider replacing your mattress. Prosaic, right? And so many of us forget about it. A properly selected one can effectively eliminate back pain and significantly improve the quality of life.
Contrary to appearances, not only spinal diseases and degenerative changes lead to back pain, but also our everyday habits in the form of too little and irregular physical activity, poor diet (poor primarily in calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin D3), improper posture while sitting, walking, standing and sleeping, are the causes of back pain. It is also of great importance a properly selected mattressthat will allow us rest comfortablywhile making it back pain will slowly subside.
What to look for when buying a mattress if you suffer from back pain?
All of the following aspects should be considered:
- proper mattress hardness, adapted to our weight;
- the right length of the mattress (min. 20 cm longer than our height);
- proper distribution of body weight on the mattress;
- proper support of the sensitive points of the body by the mattress;
- proper mattress filling;
- proper adjustment of the mattress to the position in which we sleep most often.
“Flat palm test” – what is it and how to do it?
so-called the flat hand test carried out before buying a mattress allows you to test it best. For this you must lie down on the selected model on your back, and then – in the area of the cross – insert a flat, open hand. If we feel too much slack between the hand and the mattress, it means that it is too hard. If, on the other hand, we encounter resistance, it will indicate excessive softness.
What mattress for a sore back?
When you suffer from back pain, you should consider these types of mattresses:
• mattresses made of thermoelastic foam,
• pocket mattresses,
• latex mattresses,
• mattresses made of highly elastic foam.
Each of these types is united by the fact that in its own original way they adapt to the anatomy the position of the body during sleep and its natural curves, and also provide perfect support. It is worth paying attention to the fact that the mattress we choose has seven hardness zoneswhich perfectly will spread our burden during sleep. In addition, they are resilient and flexible, and do not deform even for many years, giving high comfort during use and significantly improving the condition of the spine.
It is also worth getting an ergonomic pillow that will properly support the head, neck, nape and shoulders. Many models have the function of “remembering” the curves of the user’s body.
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