It comes as a surprise to many to learn that chronic pain and poor sleep quality go hand in hand. If you are constantly suffering from aches in your upper or lower back or find yourself complaining of frequent headaches, it may be time to visit a mattress store in San Francisco to invest in a better bed. Here is a closer look at how changing your mattress could relieve your chronic pain.
Fully Supporting the Entire Spine
Older, worn-down mattresses are often responsible for chronic pain in the back because they are incapable of fully supporting every part of the spine. In order to avoid aches and pains, you need to ensure that the spine is supported at the base of the neck, at the mid-torso range behind the belly button, and at the base above the hips and pelvis. A mattress should resist pressure from bones and muscles supporting the spine, thereby cushioning it.
Maintaining the Back’s Natural Curve
In addition to cushioning the back and surrounding joints at pressure points, a mattress can improve or prevent pain by supporting the natural “C-shaped curve” of the lumbar region of the back. In order to do so, a bed from Serta, Beautyrest, or Sealy should offer plenty of space for you to curve your body according to its natural form. It should also support your hips, as tension placed on this body part will exacerbate back discomfort.
Selecting the Right Mattress
While it may be clear that the right mattress can eliminate or reduce pain, it can be difficult to know which mattress is right for your particular needs. Mattress store professionals are a great resource for guidance and will likely encourage you to try out various models from quality manufacturers like Serta and Tempur-Pedic. Make sure to upgrade your box spring as well to get the best possible results.
Are you ready to make the switch to a new mattress? If so, head into Mancini’s Sleepworld or call us at (888) 595-5527.