How do you know if your mattress is causing back pain?


Your mattress plays a significant role in enhancing the quality of your sleep and the way you feel when you wake up. If you are sleeping on the wrong mattress, your spine can lose its normal alignment, which puts strain on your back muscles, causing back pain. On the other hand, a high-quality mattress that supports your body will maintain your natural position, thus preventing back pain.

Top 3 warnings that your mattress is causing you back pain

1. Insufficient support

The level of support your mattress offers can have a considerable impact on your body. Support can be affected by the level of firmness of your mattress as well as the wear and tear it’s been through.

When your mattress is too soft, it can cause issues with your spine. Too hard, it may cause discomfort in your joints. Medium-firm to firm options are the best mattresses for back pain. If you are experiencing back pain from a pre-existing injury, you’ll want to avoid mattresses on either end of the firmness spectrum.

Another aspect that can affect support is the age of your mattress. Unless you have one of L&W’s flippable mattresses designed to offer high levels of support for 15 to 20 years, your mattress will need replacing every 3 to 5 years on average. It’s worth investing in a high-quality mattress like our New Millennium or Elite, Forever Bed to ensure quality sleep for years to come.

2. You wake up with back pain

If you wake up with back pain in the morning but it seems to improve as the day goes on, your mattress is likely the culprit. A low-quality mattress can cause discomfort during your nightly slumber. This discomfort can make you toss and turn, meaning your muscles and joints never get the rest they need. The constant stress of moving around in bed also means your disks are not able to decompress and rehydrate, which is vital to spinal health. If you’re tired of mornings filled with back pain, we recommend our Chiro’s Choice mattress, which gives our customers chiropractor-approved comfort.

3. Lack of quality sleep

The condition of your mattress not only affects your back and spine, it also affects how well you sleep, which plays a major role in your overall health. If you’re snoozing on a worn out or low-grade mattress, you may struggle to find a suitable position throughout the night. This makes it difficult for your body to properly transition through the different stages of the sleep cycle, leading to poor-quality rest. A lack of quality sleep can lead to issues with your blood pressure, stress levels and immune system.

Don’t waste any more time in pain! Call us today to schedule a private, in-store appointment with one of our mattress experts. We can help you find the best mattress no matter your bed size or unique needs.