HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATTRESS TO EASE YOUR BACK PAIN

Studies have shown that you spend a third of your life asleep, which is why it is important to find a mattress which best fits your body and suits your sleeping needs. If you currently have back pain and looking for a new mattress, understanding what qualities you need to support your back is beneficial for your sleep and overall health.

Consider the Following When Choosing a Mattress:

  1. Spinal zone technology. There is a 34% reduction in back pain experienced by those who sleep on mattresses equipped with “spinal zone technology.” It is an active wire support, located in the center third of a mattress, which is also known as the “spinal zone” and helps support proper spinal alignment.
  2. Lumbar support. Lumbar support provides added cushion where you back need it, helping alleviate pain found in common pressure points throughout your sleep. With increased lumbar support, it doesn’t matter what position you sleep in.
  3. Airflow. Mattress design can have an impact on your sleeping temperature, affecting your quality of rest. For instance, sleeping in temperatures that are too hot can result in a restless night full of tossing and turning. A mattress that possesses quality airflow and circulation can prove you with a breathable, more comfortable sleep.

Lying on your back is generally the most comfortable position for lower back pain. In addition, the knees should be slightly elevated by a small pillow.

If you are a side sleeper, placing a pillow between your knees reduces stress from the lower spine and hips. If you sleep on your stomach, you can reduce stress on the spine by positioning a flat pillow under the stomach and hips.

For more information, contact Pain Medicine Group and schedule an appointment with our Orlando back pain doctor today.

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