31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time
Could your bed to be blame for your bad back? Conventional mattresses with a spring-coil design, for example, have a reputation for not sufficiently supporting the spine. Spring mattresses with shoddy cushioning reduce circulation, leading to stiffness and soreness referred to by some as “mattress back.” If your back is waking you up instead of your alarm clock, a natural latex mattress may be just what the doctor (or the chiropractor) ordered for curbing bed-related back pain. I’ll tell you why:
Natural latex pushes back, but not too hard
When a patient is suffering from chronic discomfort, chiropractors recommend a firm mattress that will support the back and relieve pressure. As a result, many back pain sufferers mistakenly turn to spring mattresses marketed as extra-firm, hoping that when it comes to beds, the harder they are, the better they’ll be. Not so! As far as firmness is concerned, it is definitely possible to have too much of a good thing. When a mattress pushes too hard, this resistance can aggravate pressure points instead of relieving them. Natural latex provides just the right amount of support without going overboard, gently meeting the contours of your body.
Natural latex won’t get lumpy
The box springs found in your typical mattress make your bed prone to lumping or sagging. When a mattress sags or develops lumps, it fails to provide adequate support, creating the opposite problem to the bed that is too firm. Sleep Like the Dead, a leading sleep product research site, pooled data from 9,000 mattress users and found that spring coils, sagging, and back pain typically go hand in hand. In contrast, natural latex mattresses are known for their durability and resistance to sagging over time. And they last longer, too! While your run of the mill bed may start to lose shape after 5-10 years, a natural latex mattress will easily reach 20 years without flattening or showing major signs of wear.
Natural latex minimizes motion transfer
If you suffer from back pain caused by common problems like sciatica or a herniated disc, a solid 8 hours of sleep atop a supportive mattress will help ease your discomfort during the day. But have you ever tried to doze next to a restless sleeper on a spring mattress? One toss or turn and you’re jostled awake by the motion transfer. Natural latex keeps these annoying disruptions to a minimum because its independent cell construction provides excellent motion isolation, allowing you to sleep through the night, even if your bedmate is going for a record in restlessness.
In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, why not skip the spa massage and give your back the gift that keeps on giving? A Natural Latex mattress! Alleviate pressure points, support your spine, and wake up rested and ready to go. I guarantee, once you switch to natural latex, you’ll never go back!