Have you ever woken up with a sore back or neck? It could be from your mattress. If you want to upgrade your mattress, but don’t know where to begin, let us help! While no single style of bed works for everyone, we have some valuable advice to help you choose one that works for you.
Most chiropractors recommend a medium to firm mattress; however, this ultimately comes down to your preference. Choose a firmness that keeps your spine in a neutral position. When in doubt, go with the firmer yet comfortable option. You can always soften a mattress with an aftermarket topper, but you can never firm up a soft bed.
A topper can help dissipate pressure points on your hips and shoulders, but don’t go too thick with a built-in topper. If you’re considering a coil spring mattress, choose one that you can flip. Built-in pillow toppers usually can’t be flipped.
When mattress shopping, wear comfortable clothes and lie down on several beds to see which one feels best. Don’t judge something by the first few seconds of comfort. Lay on it for at least 10-15 minutes. And remember, anything new can be uncomfortable at first. Give a new mattress at least a few break-in nights before you abandon it.
You spend one-third of your life on a mattress, don’t skimp on that investment. However, keep in mind that the most expensive is not always the best.
Make sure your old pillows still work with your new mattress. Use a pillow that holds your head in a neutral position while sleeping on your side or back.
Ultimately, take your time shopping, buy what works for you, don’t skimp, and make sure you can return or exchange your purchase. And remember, if you are suffering from a sore back or neck, our office is just one phone call away. Let us help you get back to a pain-free life!