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How to choose the right mattress for your spine

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Getting enough sleep is essential to help a person to maintain their optimal health and well-being. When it comes to health, sleep is as vital as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet. We spend about a third of every day in bed. Whether that time is spent blissfully slumbering, tossing, and turning, it depends a lot on our mattress.

Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles, and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to lower back pain.

Choosing the right mattress can be difficult these days with the vast variety of mattresses on the market. Finding the right mattress isn't about searching for the highest-tech brand or spending the most money. A much more expensive mattress doesn't necessarily mean it's better. Instead of focusing on price and brand name, think about what you want in a mattress.

Hare some practical guidelines on how to choose the right mattress for both back support and sleep comfort:

Know when it’s time to get a new mattress

If you've been having trouble sleeping, the problem might not be your mattress type, but age itself. It's really important for people to realize that mattresses have a certain lifespan. Keeping your mattress too long, and the foam and other materials inside it will start to break down, compromising its ability to support your body, keeping your mattress for 10 years more or less. After that, it's time to go mattress shopping again.

Use your personal preference

Any mattress that helps someone sleep without pain and stiffness is the best mattress for that individual. There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people. If you're on too soft of a mattress, you'll start to sink down to the bottom, but on too hard of a mattress you have too much pressure on the sacrum, on the shoulders, and on the back of the head. A firm mattress with a softer pillow top will give your spine that "just-right" balance of support and cushioning.

Try to understand the physical components of the mattress

Choosing the number of coils, type of padding, and mattress depth should be determined by individual preferences. The coils or inner springs of a mattress provide support. Different mattresses vary in their number and arrangement of coils. Padding on top of the mattress comes in many different thicknesses. Mattress depths typically range anywhere from 7 to 18 inches deep.

If you have lower back pain you can get Massage Therapy from Shapecare. It can take weeks to recover from back pain. However, to ease the pain, you can find any massage therapy in Brussels where they follow a conservative treatment plan, for example, anti-inflammatory pain relievers, physical therapy, exercise, and waiting for the body to heal naturally. Find more information about lower back pain here.

Meanwhile, the other type of massage from Shape Care Therapy including face massage, aromatherapy massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage full body scrub massage, bamboo massage, hot stone massage is always available for you.

By the way, did you know that you can book your massage session online? You can now book your session through your phone!

This is the step-by-step on how you book your session online:

1. Go to our website

2. Click the Book-Online button next to the Home button and it will bring you to this page

3. Choose your preferred location

4. Choose the type of service and duration you would like to have

5. At the bottom of the page, you will find "Book Now"

6. Choose the available schedule

7. Fill in your contact details

Your session is now booked and we are looking forward to serving you

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Shapecare Massage Therapy team

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