Oct 25, 2016
When we experience back problems, sometimes we can look to our mattress for the blame. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, it can be overwhelming. By following these tips, you can make sure you buy a good quality mattress to help ease your pain:
Research online before hitting the stores
There are many helpful websites that provide information about the different mattress options that are out there. You can also read reviews on the kinds of mattresses that are on your list of interest. The internet also offers many comparison reviews if you are deciding between two similar brands.
Speak with your doctor
When addressing health issues, it’s important to get input from your doctor or physical therapist. They are the experts in your condition and may have some helpful advice about what mattress you should lean toward considering.
Pay attention to personal preference, not popularity
Firm mattresses may not always be better for your back. Firm support is sometimes grouped in with firm feel, but they are two vastly different things. On the other end of the spectrum, a pillow top mattress may not work for you either. Light-weight people won’t get the full effects of pillow top mattresses because they can’t compress the foam or touch the underlying support system. Those who weigh enough, however, can appreciate the extra cushion between their bodies and the support system below. Adjustable beds are another option to consider if you have a specific position that could help you sleep. You can elevate your head and/or knees to relieve extra pressure on your back.
Check trial periods and warranties
Most mattress companies now offer 100-night trial periods with their mattresses. It is impossible to know if a mattress will work for you by laying on it in the store for 10 minutes, but being able to test it for 1-3 months will give you a good idea about whether or not it will work for you. In addition to the trial period, good quality mattresses will have a 10-year replacement warranty.