In many cases, a medium-firm mattress may provide better back support and help alleviate back pain more effectively than a firm mattress.
A medium-firm mattress often provides a person with a better balance between back support and comfort for their lower back pain. Sleeping on a mattress that is too hard can in some cases exert additional pressure on the back, resulting in more back pain for some people.
Your back and neck are stiffer first thing in the morning because of increased fluid and pressure in the discs and the fact that the muscles tighten during the night from a lack of movement. Sometimes, our necks or backs are tight in the morning from something that we did during the day, such as working too much on the computer without moving the head.
However, recurrent neck stiffness in the morning is an indication that there might be an underlying problem with the neck. If so, an examination by appropriate health care professionals such as a chiropractor is recommended.
Due to the fact that a child's musculoskeletal system grows and changes rapidly, it is very important to have a good mattress so that they can stay balanced and supported during the night.
It is possible that your mattress or pillow could be harbouring things such as dust mites or mould, which can cause sinus allergy. Changing one's mattress, pillows and beddings to those that are anti-dust mite and hypo-allergenic can help. However, it is best to consult a qualified specialist to have the problem checked.
Choosing the right mattress for back support, good posture and sleep comfort has a significant effect on back pain relief. The best bed is one that will reduce pressure, enhance support and provide proper spinal alignment. The mattress sales person should be able to explain the type of mattresses that might meet these criteria.
However, personal preference in terms of sleep comfort and back support should ultimately be the guide for those with back pain and back problems. With this in mind, one should always lie down on the mattress for at least a few minutes and see how it feels before ultimately making the purchase.
Yes, one's weight and body shape should influence your choice of mattress. In addition, it's also important to know one's sleeping position when choosing a mattress. For example, a woman is normally wider at the hips than the waist so if she is a side sleeper, she will need a bed that allows for her contour. A heavier person with more weight in the torso, like the average man, needs a firmer mattress, especially if he is a back sleeper. When choosing a bed that is shared with a partner who is quite different in weight and shape, a compromise must often be made to accommodate the needs of both people.