Many people report to their GPs each year experiencing neck pain and the cause is often the simple act of sleeping on your mattress. Part of the remedy for neck pain is choosing a good mattress.
Signs that your mattress is causing your neck pain
There are many causes of neck pain, which makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly where your aches and pains are coming from. At BodyMould, we know that a poor mattress can be a major contributor to neck pain. If you’re waking up with a stiff neck there are some clues that will confirm your mattress could be the cause.
- Do you constantly toss and turn during the night, keeping you awake, and preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep?
- Make a note of when you experience the most neck pain. Is it when you first wake up? Does it fade away after a few minutes of stretching?
- Is your mattress over 8 years old? Ideally, you should replace it every 8 to 10 years, the current lifespan of a good quality mattress.
Choosing the best mattress for neck pain
If you think your mattress is causing your neck pain, and your lack of sleep is directly affecting the quality of your day, then it’s important to consider getting a new mattress. Choose a mattress that has a balance between your body weight and sleeping position, and provides the best blend of support and comfort.
The belief that the firmer the mattress, the better it will be at supporting pressure points on the body and thus alleviating aches and pains is often incorrect. And a soft mattress can cause your body to sink into the bed, leading to your spine being misaligned and your neck at an unnatural angle, with the rest of your body left unsupported.
Your mattress needs to suit your weight and build, in order for you to sleep in complete comfort. At BodyMould we know how important the right mattress is for all aspects of comfort and support whilst you sleep. Our range of luxury mattresses for neck and back pain is built specifically to help support your body naturally, preventing the causes of these types of aches and pains.
Does your sleeping position prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep?
If you suffer from neck pain both your sleeping position and the quality of your mattress will have a direct effect on your neck. Adopt a sleeping position that puts less physical stress on your pressure points, such as lying on your back or side. Many people suffer from neck and back pain due to the fact that they sleep on their front and their spine is in an arched position and the head is turned to one side.
However, improving your sleeping position won’t make a difference to your neck pain unless you have the right mattress. Whether you’re sleeping on your back or side, your spine and neck need to be supported, and your head in line with the rest of your body. The mattress itself shouldn’t sag or bow and should keep you comfortable, taking into account your height and weight. The right support has a direct impact on your spine health, which helps to decrease neck pain whilst you rest.
Everybody has different needs and sleeping styles, so one type of mattress will never suit all. So this is why we have three models in our mattress range, offering a choice of comfort and support. Our Deluxe memory foam mattress has a 3/5 comfort/firm ratio and suits many body sizes and weights. Our Supreme memory foam mattress has a medium to firm support level and is particularly helpful for people who suffer from back or neck pain. It is perfect for those of above average build. And our market-leading Airflow memory foam mattress uses our latest advances in cool foam technology by dissipating moisture and heat away from your body and open cells to prevent humidity from building up. This mattress is ultra-comfortable and the perfect option if you tend to get hot at night.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for all aspects of our health so come and choose the best BodyMould memory foam mattress to get your best night’s sleep.