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Back Pain: More Than Just a Mattress Choice

By Pause & Sleep
September 15, 2018

Chronic back pain can be debilitating, yet is notoriously difficult to treat and cure for many people. For those who have back pain, sleep is often an issue. Having the wrong mattress or an old mattress can end up doing a lot of damage when you sleep on average eight hours a night. While different mattresses work better for different people, and there are factors like size and the type of back pain a person is experiencing; generally there are types of mattresses that can help offer relief for those who have chronic back pain.

What causes chronic back pain?

It is often difficult to identify the causes of back pain, but a majority of cases are often caused by some type of injury, occupational strain and repetitive motions, or sleeping on a poor quality mattress. You can also have a chronic condition that is hereditary such as arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, or an autoimmune disease. There are also risk factors for back pain such as age, weak muscles, excess weight, improper lifting, psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety, and smoking.

How can a mattress help or hinder?

Back pain is the highest cause of disability in people who are under 45 years of age. Most prevention focuses on what you do during the day, such as proper lifting, ergonomics at your desk, and having proper posture. Considering that you spend approximately a third of your life sleeping, and that sleep is when the pressure on your back is released, you should practice good sleep hygiene to help with your back pain.

Doctors use to recommend sleeping on very firm mattresses (known as orthopedic mattresses) to help with back pain. Memory foam is actually the best option for back pain and high-quality memory foam mattresses conform to your body’s shape which enables your spine to sleep straight rather than curved. This is what helps relieve back pain for most individuals, as their spine is able to release pressures from throughout the day. If your bed has poor conformity, then you are resting unnaturally, and your muscles cannot relax.

Is memory foam safe?

There are many companies out there that use inferior quality foam for their foam mattresses. At Pause&Sleep, we only use top of the line memory foam, so you do not have to worry about the bed deteriorating and not supporting your back, or about any kind of chemicals. While our mattress will have a “new mattress smell” when you unbox it, our mattresses are made without ozone depleters, formaldehyde, flame retardants, mercury, lead, heavy metals, or phthalates. It is also low VOC. As a medium-firm mattress, it is ideal for most sleepers and the right degree of firmness to allow sleepers to sink into the mattress to the correct degree and without pain.

Relieve Back Pain with Pause&Sleep

If you want the best memory foam mattress, then you need to look at the Pause&Sleep memory foam mattress. Specially designed to allow breathability, this mattress was made with your comfort in mind. For the best mattress on the market, you need to check out our website today.

 

 

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