Finally, a place where you can go to bed - more than once!
If you wake up again with a sore back, a sore waist, count on the consequences. After a distressed night, it will not be an easy day. But even worse, your spinal column will eventually be destroyed. What can you do about it?
It is advisable to change the mattress every 8-10 years, because if the raw material gets tired, it pits, the body suffers. Before buying a mattress, in a specialized store feel free to try it: lie on the mattress, take up your favorite sleeping position, get up and lie down again, rotate a little!
If you sleep on your side, then a little softer, if you are on the back, then choose the harder mattress! Make sure the mattress is wide and long enough. The height of the bed, together with a mattress, should reach a minimum of 45 centimeters. If you need to get up from a bed too low, it will burden the lumbar spine, hip and knee joints.
Why is this important in the long run?
At night, you need to rest, even your spinal column. Daytime overload of the discs between the vertebrae should be relieved at night due to the increase in pressure caused by the vertical position, but in the absence of a suitable mattress, this will not be possible.
Your spine waited tensely all night to relax, but he could not, because his mattress did not match the regular curve of your spinal curvature. During the day, the spinal column holding the entire skeleton will perform well only if the discs have the right moisture content and elasticity. This is how it plays the role of a shock absorber when walking. To do this, it needs the moisture and elasticity lost during the day to return to the discs during the night. Offloading the vertebrae is a prerequisite for preventing or curing back pain.
This can be accomplished by resting in an ideal position on a suitable bed, that is supporting your spine and lying on a mattress that helps you support the counterpressure. In this, the structure, surface and composition of the material play a key role. You will get a good night's sleep if the natural "S" curvature of your spine does not force a large deviation at night and excessive counterpressure does not burden your pelvis, shoulders and sacrum. That is why there are differences in hardness and elasticity in different parts of the modern mattress - its zones. It is good if the bed and mattress absorb the load pressure of the body and distribute it evenly. Sleep experts consider sleeping on the back and side to be the best because it is relatively easy to relieve the burden and stress on the spine. Sleeping on the abdomen should be avoided because the spine may become overloaded.
The ideal mattress can also help alleviate the symptoms of lower back pain – even if there is some other reason behind it. Forget the "the harder the better" principle. When lying on the side, the mattress that is too hard suppresses the shoulders, hips, and when sleeping on the back, the waist is tight on the mattress, so it is not offloaded and does not receive adequate support. Research shows that medium-hard mattresses are best suited to relieve lower back pain.