High-quality sleep is very important. Old mattresses can be really hard on the body and can cause a lot of issues. Older mattresses are hard on the body, and they take aim specifically at the back. Your back requires a lot of support, and an old mattress usually doesn’t offer an adequate amount.
Sleeping on an old mattress can cause a lot of back problems and chronic back pain. Both soft and firm mattresses are harmful in their old age. Firm mattresses tend to have tough springs that can easily push through the top or sides of the mattress. This can put uneven pressure on different parts of the back causing a lot of muscle and joint pain. This kind of pressure can also exacerbate any pain that is already present. Though old, firm mattress can be harmful to the back, soft mattresses have the tendency to be a lot worse than firm mattresses as they age. Soft mattresses often develop slumps in the middle where the mattress is most commonly slept on. Though we at Restwell Mattress understand a lot of people find the worn-in mattress dips comfortable, they can be really hard on the back. These mattress depressions allow for extreme misalignment of the spine. Overtime, this can cause chronic back pain, muscle pain, and sometimes even slight curving of the spine. In these cases, we highly recommend a replacement mattress for the health of your back.
A good mattress is a very crucial part of good health, and especially for the health of your spine. A new mattress can greatly improve back pain, and can even prevent it in the future. The reason experts recommend changing mattresses every8 years is due to the problems that can occur from old mattresses. We endorse this general 8-year suggestion, because even though there may not be back pain from an old mattress now, the issues they cause may manifest themselves a few years down the line. An old mattress can cause ongoing damage to the back, exacerbate current back pain, or cause problems that may not be caught for a while.
Old mattresses can make it harder to sleep well at night. Lack of sleep, or low-quality sleep, affects energy levels throughout the day, and it can be harder to stay motivated to exercise with low energy levels. Amount and quality of sleep can even affect how easy or difficult it is to make good food choices. Though these things may not seem like they directly affect back health, they can. Exercise is very good for those who have chronic back pain, and eating healthy foods can help improve many back problems. Mattresses directly and indirectly affect back health.
We understand that new mattresses can be an expensive purchase, but because of the ramifications they can have on your health, it is worth the expense to find a good one. Old mattresses can cause a lot of back problems, and can even worsen already present back problems. Finding a new mattress can positively affect your health directly and indirectly.
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