Memory foam…a wonderful invention helping us all sleep, sit, and lounge comfier. While most of us may enjoy memory foam, others often find this comfy material is actually quite a pain. If you’re one of those people, we have some insights into why this seemingly comfortable material may be hurting you.
Back Pain from Mattresses
Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles, and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain. Back pain can also arrive from your preferred sleeping posture. For example, sleeping on your front twists your neck out of alignment with the rest of the spine. Depending on the firmness of your mattress, your lower abdomen may also sink more deeply than the rest of your spine, uncomfortably stretching your back out of alignment.
Ultimately, the level of support is your personal preference but a mattress should provide both comfort and back support to allow the structures in the spine to really rest and rejuvenate during the night – thus waking up pain without pain.
If your foam mattress is causing you to wake up with aches in pains, it may be that it is causing you to sleep in positions you are not used to. Give us a call to discuss your current sleep situation, and how we can help improve it!
The Best Foam Mattresses
While selecting a mattress depends on your personal preferences, we have a few favourites in store that our customers can’t get enough of.
- The Kingsdown Coolwave is specially designed with airflow fabric and ventilated foam. Copper, silver and graphite-infused foam assures freshness over time. Temperature regulating layers. Adaptable, interlocking core to meet varying levels of support.
- The Dreamopedic (Ortho Foam) from Sleep In Mattress Inc comes with a full Foam System – Which includes a 6½-inch 1.6 High-density medium firm Foam designed to support the back and neck. Tight Top Comfort – ¾-inch 20-oz hallow fiber soft foam layered tight top with ¼-inch quilted border edge
- The Regular Foam mattress from Sleep In Mattress Inc comes with 4½-inch high-density bio foam core with ¼-inch lined edges. Tight Top Comfort – Eco-friendly breathable bio foam provides support and comfort while maintaining airflow. Stylish Patterned Fabric – Comes in a variety of patterns for a fun stylish look even when the mattress is undressed, perfect for seasonal and recreational beds.
What Mattress Should I Choose?
While we’d love to give you the answer, the decision is YOURS! Whether you prefer a hard sleep, a soft sleep, or something in-between, you can mix and match your preferences, and we can help. Even if you don’t purchase a mattress or foam topper from us, we want to help make your nights a little sweeter and share our sleep wisdom! If you have a lot of back pain, check out our Best Types of Mattresses for Back Pain blog, or, visit us in-store to learn more. See you soon!