Is your mattress causing back pain?
If you’re waking up with back pain, chances are that it’s caused by the mattress you’re sleeping on. Read on and decide whether it's time to consider a new one.
The majority of people suffer with bad sleep at some point or another, but if you’re waking up in the morning with a sore back, the chances are that your mattress is contributing to your bad sleep.
Consider the mattress’s age
Nothing is built to last forever, and a mattress is no different. A mattress needs to be replaced every seven to ten years, so if you’re suffering from back pain, consider when you bought your mattress and whether it’s time for an upgrade.
The mattress may be sagging
A mattress consists of a lot of springs, and should your mattress sag, it’s a sign that the springs have broken within the mattress. Even just a couple of inches of sagging is significant enough not to ignore: if the springs are breaking within the mattress, it’s a good sign that you should think about a replacement.
The mattress feels lumpy
The padding in your mattress can move and this can create a lumpy sensation: this is particularly common in low quality mattresses, and it can create uncomfortable pressure points. Mattresses are long-term investments, and buying a new one can improve your sleep instantly.
The mattress isn’t the right firmness for your back
Everyone has different sleep requirements, whether you require noise to get to sleep or complete darkness. Mattresses are no different: you may be sleeping on a mattress that is too soft or too hard and you may require a new one. It’s best to test other mattresses to see which one suits your back.