For the past 10 years of my working life I have lived on my own. My typical routine includes waking up, exercise a little, have a quick breakfast, take a shower, off to work and once I get home I eat dinner while watching TV, take a shower then go to bed. Of course I do change my weekday routine from time to time specially during the weekends. Overall it practically stays the same. Though recently I felt something unusual, my back started to hurt. I thought I was just tired from work and my daily commute. One weekend I just stayed at home so I can cope with rest and dedicate a longer time of sleep. It did not help, I felt like every time I wake up no matter how long or short my sleep was, I felt tired, felt like I did not sleep at all. Weeks went by and just tried to exercise more, eat healthier, change a bit of my routine but still my back pain did not leave. I started to toss and turn a lot before I can go to sleep. I then decided to have a vacation. Went to my parents house and for the first time in a long time I slept like a baby. All the while it was my mattress that has been causing me pain and it hit me, it’s time to change my mattress — which I bought 10 years ago.
Is your mattress causing you back pain?
According to thejointchiropractic:
There are so many causes of back pain, so it can be hard to pinpoint where your aches are coming from. However, there are some clues to look out for to see if your mattress is to blame. The first clue is when your back pain occurs. If your back pain is there when you first wake up, but you can stretch to get rid of it within 15-30 minutes, then that is a major sign that your mattress is doing more harm than good. Also, if you find yourself waking up more frequently or are tossing and turning trying to get to sleep, then that should also be a sign. Even if you are not prone to back pain, you should ideally replace your mattress every eight years.
How to pick the right mattress
According to webmd
To start, says Arya Nick Shamie, MD, associate professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, the mattress needs to support your body in a neutral position, one in which your spine has a nice curvature and your buttocks, heels, shoulders, and head are supported in proper alignment
It is really important to thoroughly examine your choices in your search for a good mattress.Aside from the price, it is always good to consider the materials of the mattress that you would choose, warranty period, your sleeping position, body type, the comfort, pressure point relief, support and all the key areas that would affect your buying decision. It is important to try and be sure before you purchase. After all these considerations, I have trimmed down my choices in to my top 2 choices: Nectar Mattress vs Leesa Mattress and luckily I have found this website which provided a detailed information about my top choices. It provided details about the base layers of both mattress, firmness, bounce etc. which made me think that whichever I choose is going to be perfect for me. Overall, whichever I choose will be a total win.