Did you know that 4 out of 5 Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives? Every year, we spend $50+ billion dollars taking care of our flip sides—seeing chiropractors, taking pills, having surgery. Does it work? Only sometimes. What if I told you there was a non-invasive, chiropractor-free way to reduce pain, restore movement, and even prevent future problems from occurring? I call it natural latex mattress therapy and it’s my favorite way to treat back pain off the medical grid, especially because I can do it in my sleep!
Natural latex mattresses are Goldilocks-approved
Not too hard, not too soft—natural latex is just right. Because our backs need to be supported when we sleep, many people think they need to dial up the firmness of their mattress to an uncomfortable level. But caring for your back in bed is one place where the “no pain, no gain” approach doesn’t work too well. Natural latex mattresses provide the right balance—gently supporting you and keeping your shoulders and lumbar spine aligned but not leaving you feeling like you slept on the floor.
No springs attached
Part of the problem with traditional spring mattresses compared to natural latex is that springs pack down over time. We tend to gravitate towards one cozy spot when we sleep, which depresses the springs, forcing them to work extra hard to completely extend. This is bad news for your pressure points. They need relief, not a nightly boxing match. Natural latex mattresses, on the other hand, will not depress or sag over time and there’s no metalcoils inside to give your pressure the points the ol’ one-two punch when you’re already out cold. Because natural latex dynamically, not inflexibly, conforms to your body, your muscles get the oxygen and nutrients they need throughout the night, not to mention sweet relief.
If you can’t stand the heat, get off the memory foam
Stop doing the pasadoble while you doze. Tossing and turning the night away yanks you out of REM and strains your back muscles in the process. One culprit is the coils that attack your pressure points when your bed sags. Another factor is heat. Memory foam mattresses get a lot of press for molding to your body but they lose points for absorbing and holding body heat. If you’re a Florida sleeper like me, you probably can’t think of anything worse than a sweaty bed. But it doesn’t matter if you’re in Miami or Minnesota—heat is a recipe for a night of rolling, not resting, and it encourages poor sleeping positions, which your back doesn’t like too much.
The natural latex mattresses you find at the Florida Organic Mattress store are lined with organic wool, which has natural cooling properties—no more sweat bed! Plus, natural latex boasts some of the best motion isolation in the best. That means, even if you’re bed buddy is having a dance party on their side, the motion won’t transfer to you so you can sleep soundly—even through the PM pasadoble.
Beat the odds and baby your back with a natural latex mattress. Sounds a lot cozier than the chiropractor’s office, right?