If you are waking up each morning with pain and stiffness, it may be time to look into the underlying causes. This pain could be caused by countless things, one of which could be your mattress. Not only do many people not know the perfect level of firmness that they should sleep on based on their back, they also might not replace their mattress on a regular basis. It makes sense that a mattress can have a large impact on your physical well-being, you do spend at least a third of your life there. This might be a good reason to invest in a mattress that leaves you feeling refreshed each morning when you wake up.
As you consider your mattress and whether you may need a new one, ask yourself: “how old is your bed?” If you answer is more than 10 years old, you may want to start considering a new one. Once a bed hits 10 years old, it can begin to sag and wear. Memory foam mattresses can have indents that no longer go back to their original form Even the fanciest memory foam beds that claim to last 20-25 years will start to feel wear out. These beds often carry a warranty, so when they do require replacement after 10 years, you may be able to get it for free. Also, If you have a traditional mattress, flipping it regularly can help extend its years of use.
The next post will cover some sleep positions that you may want to consider, especially if the problem with your stiffness is not mattress related.
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