Back Pain and your Mattress

Do you experience back pain? A customizable latex mattress can help! There are three types of back pain: Nerve pain, pain caused by muscle spasms or pain caused by pressure point issues. Depending on the type of pain you have, our team here at the Natural Mattress company can help you pick the perfect customized mattress for you. If we didn’t hit the exact mark the first time, within 90 days you can do a latex exchange and make your mattress softer or firmer.

 

The most intense back pain is usually caused by pressure on the nerve. This can be from a disc problem or an old injury. It is possible you may experience sciatica, which is a sharp pain moving down the leg. In this case a firmer mattress is probably best to give support for your spine. However, there is no one mattress firmness fits all. What an individual considers firm can vary from person to person, so it is best to have flexibility with your mattress when dealing with back issues. One thing to keep in mind is a firm mattress is good for support, however a hard mattress may cause your body to not be able to relax which will cause stiffness and pain.

 

Back pain may also be caused by muscle spasms instead of a disc injury. You may experience this type of pain after working out to hard, or when waking up in the morning if your mattress is no longer supporting you correctly. If your back pain goes away after you move around a little or after your body warms up, muscle spasms could be the cause. If this is the type of back pain, you are experiencing feel free to choose a softer mattress if that is what you prefer.

 

A third kind of back pain is discomfort from pressure points caused by a hard, unyielding mattress. If you are a back sleeper, you may notice pain in your tail bone or base of the spine. If you sleep on your side, your shoulders or hips may ache. In this case, you may need a softer mattress. You can achieve this by adding a topper to your overly firm mattress, or if its time replace your current mattress opt for something softer. The Talalay latex Savvy Rest provides offers great pressure point relief. Omi has a structured wave layer. Ergovea has a stretchy thinner mattress cover that gives you a different take on a latex mattress.

 

Please come visit our store today or give us a call or message. We want to help you customize your organic mattress so you can get the sleep you’ve been dreaming of!

How to decide how firm your latex mattress should be?

Layers of natural latex.

When choosing latex firmness for your mattress, you have the option to choose between soft, medium and firm. Some factors that can help you choose the best for your body are weight, sleep position, and personal preference.

So which firmness might be the best fit for me!

Soft latex mattress:

Soft latex mattresses typically work well for petit adults. Especially if they sleep on their side and they need pressure point relief. If a mattress is too firm it can cause hip or should pain. A soft mattress will gently cradle those pressure points.

Medium Latex Mattress:

A medium latex mattress is a more neutral density. Obviously, it is neither too soft nor too firm. Both side and back sleeps can rest comfortably on a medium firm mattress, especially if they are more of an average build and don’t have pressure point issues. A medium mattress is usually a good choice for a guest bed.

Firm Latex Mattress:

A firm latex mattress is best for back and stomach sleepers as if offers the most support. Stomach sleepers need a firm mattress to avoid sinking into the latex. If the mattress does not offer enough support, it would cause a stomach sleeper’s back to arch.

Choosing your firmness:

Many of the mattresses we carry are customizable and offer latex layers. Examples are the Savvy Rest Serenity, Ergovea Valencia, and OMI Duo. With this type of mattress, the firmer layers should go on the bottom offering support. The softer layer should be on the top to offer comfort. These types of mattresses are a perfect fit, especially if you and your partner have different firmness preferences. The customizability of the mattress allows each person to get exactly what they want. Neither person has too compromise their comfort.

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