We all have those mornings. We wake up, roll out of bed, and think, Wow—why am I in so much pain? As we grab coffee and head out the door to work, we shrug it off. I must just be tired. Probably didn’t get enough sleep. This is the norm, so we have another cup of coffee or even pop a few painkillers hoping that by the time lunchtime comes, the back or neck pain will be gone.
Sure, there are those restless nights when you stayed up too late or simply had too much on your mind, but if you’re going to bed at a decent hour, you probably shouldn’t be experiencing soreness or pain. It’s not the norm.
According to the American Psychological Association, a study conducted in 2013 said that 43% of American adults said that they would feel better with more sleep—a number that is higher than the 32% who felt that way back in 1993. Many scientists associate this increase with stress—people work later hours than they did two decades ago—but 92% of Americans in 2011 believe that this is not the underlying problem—it’s their mattress.
Obviously a mattress that’s too old should be replaced, but what about one you just bought? You wouldn’t go mountain climbing without the right equipment, so who’s to say sleeping is any different? Sleeping comfortably at least seven hours a night is vital to improving memory and concentration, losing weight, living longer, and being happier and healthier. In fact, sleep is the best way to heal any problem you might have.
Your body is 100% unique and so are your sleeping habits. Finding the right mattress for you can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! Starting with identifying your sleep position can help you narrow down the best options for a new mattress. With this guide and these products from Denver Mattress, you can definitely find your new dream bed so you’ll never wake up sore again!
If you’re someone who doesn’t like to get fancy with your sleep position, you keep it simple by sleeping on your back. After all, shouldn’t that be the best? You keep your spine straight that way. While sleeping on your back does have its benefits, the guidelines for selecting a mattress that’s perfect for this position are broad. Back sleepers don’t have a set comfort range, so for you, the opportunities are endless—within reason! Whether you prefer a firm or a soft mattress, your mattress needs to provide excellent lower back support since the lack of an arch can lead to soreness. Mattresses with memory foam, latex, and pillow tops are ideal for molding to your back, so that you don’t get misaligned. However, having a mattress that’s too padded won’t keep your back from sinking, so you want to choose something that also has a healthy amount of support. The coil or other core support system in your mattress should keep your back somewhat flat so that you don’t overdo it with cushions! Check out the Aspen® Plush and the Doctor’s Choice® Firm from Denver Mattress for a mattress with great coil support.
Although this is the least common of the three basic sleep positions, some people prefer to sleep on their stomach. Many sleep problems can arise from this position in particular, so it is really important to make sure you choose the right mattress so you don’t cause your body any serious injury. Proper support for your back although you’re sleeping on your belly is extremely important, so you want to select a bed that’s not too soft and does not allow your pelvis to sink down and result in the misalignment of your spine. At the same time, choosing a mattress that’s too firm will keep your body too flat and not allow it to shape into its natural curve. Stomach sleepers can experience a nagging and reoccurring pain if their mattress does not feature at least medium firmness. Mattresses with tops that feature pressure-relieving memory foam or innersprings are ideal for stomach sleepers so that they don’t bend all out of shape. Check out the TEMPUR-Contour™ Elite Mattress and the Doctor’s Choice® Elite Firm from Denver Mattress for a mattress with medium firmness.
If you sleep on your side, you’re not alone! As the most common of the sleep position types, side sleepers would rather stray away from sleeping too rigidly on their stomach or back, so they curl up into a fetal position or hug their pillow tight. While side sleepers are less likely to suffer from snoring or airflow issues, they can still experience hip, back, or neck pain if their mattress is too firm. If you sleep on your side, you should opt for a softer bed—one that will definitely contour to the curves of your body. A mattress with softer support will relieve pressure points and keep your neck, spine, and back in alignment. Plusher mattresses with features such as memory foam, pillow tops, and Euro-Tops with innersprings offer many advantages to side sleepers. If you sleep on your side, you get to make your bed super soft! Check out the Doctor’s Choice® Euro Top and the TEMPUR-Cloud® Elite for a mattress that relieves pressure points.
Whatever position you sleep in, there’s a mattress for you! Invest in a bed that won’t leave you sore in the morning! It’s time snooze peacefully again.