It is time to start wondering if your mattress is contributing to your back pain. A mattress with a lot of wear and tear may fail in supporting your spine and keeping it correctly aligned through the night, which can result in back pains and other joint related problems. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) presents the tips that are mentioned below in order to recognize when you might require a new mattress, test your present mattress, and what to search for when you look for a new mattress. Here are some signs that your mattress is behind your back pains:
- Each morning, you wake up feeling stiff and sore.
- You observe how you sleep better in another bed (for example a hotel’s bed) than you do in your own bed.
- Your current mattress is more than seven years old.
- Lay a rigid object over your bed, for instance, a meter rule. If you are able to fit your hand in the space between the mattress and the object, this shows that your mattress is sagging.
- Put a marble on different places over the bed. If it moves toward the middle of the mattress each time, this too is a sign of sagging, suggesting that it is time to search for a new mattress.
- Made of memory foam, or a spring mattress, of good quality.
- Strong enough to support you, while also being soft enough so that it proves to be genuinely comfortable.
- Supporting your body in its standard position. Your shoulders plus your hips must somewhat sink into the mattress while ensuring that your spine correctly aligned.
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