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The Best Mattress for Your Back

By Sara Butler

A good night’s sleep is absolutely essential to overall health and wellness – plus it’s good for the back! So it makes sense that the mattress a person chooses to sleep on has a huge impact on sleep and the health of the body and spine. A bad mattress can leave someone feeling achy, sick, and tired. If it’s past time for you to invest in a new mattress, here’s what you should look for to make sure you’re going to get one that does your body good.

Ask How the Mattress is Made

A good mattress salesman should know how a mattress is constructed and may even have sample cross sections on the showroom floor. Different components of the mattress translate to different health and spinal benefits. For example, different mattresses have different arrangements of coils, padding can vary in thickness, and mattress depth can vary. Understanding these components makes it easier to find the best one to suit your needs.

Comfort and Support

A comfortable mattress is important, but so is one that provides the necessary support. A mattress that is too firm will cause pain at the pressure points of the body, such as the hips and shoulders. What buyers really need to look for is a mattress that allows the hips and shoulders to sink slightly into the mattress.

Don’t Sweat the Price

Of course, people want to feel as if they’re getting a deal, but bargain basement shopping isn’t the right way to look at purchasing a mattress. In fact, when it comes to mattresses, consumers get exactly what they pay for.

It’s best to focus on the quality rather than the price. Of course, you need to choose a mattress within your budget, but if a cheap mattress is purchased it’s likely not to pay off in the long run. A great way to save money is to wait for sales. Just make sure you’re really getting a good deal and not falling victim to advertising gimmicks.

Know Mattress Types

There are all kinds of mattresses out there such as memory foam, latex, innerspring, adjustable – the list goes on! It will pay to do research before embarking on the first shopping trip so you know what kind of mattress you think is best for your needs and price point.

When in doubt, a chiropractor at The Joint can be asked about what patients should be looking for in a mattress that can care for the spine and improve overall health! So don’t be bashful to ask the chiropractor!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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