The majority of Americans suffer from mild to chronic back, neck and shoulder pain. While getting your average nightly amount of sleep should help in easing the stress of the day, many people find their pain made worse in the morning due to a poorly-made cushion or old mattress. Adjustable bed mattresses are specifically designed to avoid the common pitfalls of spring cushions and beds by adjusting to suit your body’s unique needs, often made from flexible material that can be altered to your personal specifications.
Causes Of Back Pain
While back and shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common sources originate from work-related stress, bad posture and age. Frequently lifting heavy objects the wrong way or wearing heavy backpacks improperly can put strain on the shoulders and lower back, translating to chronic pain down the road that can last a lifetime. Although medication and therapy can help reduce soreness and headaches, proper sleep patterns should be one of the most prominent factors on your journey to better health.
Common Sleeping Issues
Although tossing and turning is commonly associated with just getting comfortable, it’s a telltale sign that your mattress isn’t geared to your body’s personal needs. Constantly changing positions while you sleep is your body’s subconscious attempt to avoid irritating tension spots that translate to aching pains and stiffness in the morning. If you lay in bed for more than 20 minutes at a time without sleeping it can be more difficult to finally reach your REM cycle later in the night.
Buying The Right Mattress
An adjustable bed mattress is considered the ideal purchase to mediate and reduce the intensity of neck and back pain. It’s been found that a slight incline at either the head or foot of your bed can prevent unwanted pain, while turning the adjustable bed into a couch-like position can support the upper half of your body. An electric bed has the added benefit of creating heat, which is prime for soothing sore muscles and encouraging a restful night’s sleep. Next time you’re out shopping consider an adjustable bed mattress or adjustable electric bed to better assist your body’s natural healing cycle and finally get the sleep you deserve.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring