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5 Tips On How To Buy A Great Bed For You And Your Back

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Tips on How to Buy a Great Bed For You and Your Back

If you suffer from back pain, you know how crucial it is to have the right mattress. Living with back pain can be debilitating enough without having your mattress add more problems. In fact, many times a bad mattress is to blame for people with back problems. A bad mattress can lead to improper support, improper spinal alignment, poor blood circulation and poor pressure relief. It is so important that you have the perfect mattress if you suffer from chronic back pain. Here are some tips on how to buy a great bed for you and your back.

1. Medical grade. If you have chronic back pain, whether it is your upper back or your lower back, it may be in your best interest to choose a medical grade mattress. These mattresses are specially designed to alleviate pressure points and correct your body’s alignment while sleeping. They cost around $2250 but are worth every penny. Remember, you have never seen and will never see a Serta mattress in the hospital. Serta, Sealy, Stearns and Foster, etc are not designed to offer support to back pain patients. It is going to take a higher quality mattress to relieve your back, shoulder and neck pain.

2. No more coils. Coils just aren’t going to cut it for you anymore. Most likely, the coils have been part of the problem and may have even caused your back pain. No matter how “wrapped” they are, coils will never align your body properly and cannot relieve your pressure points.

3. Memory foam.

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Memory foam mattresses work great among back pain patients. The memory foam helps distribute your weight evenly and helps to minimize pressure points. Memory foam also conforms to your body shape. Make sure you get a genuine, high-quality memory foam mattress to ensure that you will give your back the support it needs.

4. Air mattresses.

Air mattresses also work well for people who have back problems. Air mattresses also distribute your weight evenly. The more evenly your weight is distributed, the less pressure points you have. Air mattresses also help because you can choose what firmness you want. Be careful with this though. Make sure that your back is being fully supported.

5. Latex mattresses.

Latex mattresses combine the benefits from memory foam mattresses and air mattresses. They offer ideal support for people with back problems. They also have a faster response time, making it much easier to change positions. Latex mattresses are more expensive, but are well worth it. Latex mattress owners all agree that these mattresses offer the right amount of comfort and support.

Keep in mind that spinal alignment and pressure relief and the most important factors when trying to find a mattress to help with your back pain. SAT, Essentia, Tempur-Pedic, and Select Comfort have been proven to be the best mattress brands for people with back pain. All of these beds offer the right amount of pressure relief, support and alignment. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for your next mattress.

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