Tired of Having Back Pain In The Morning? Try A Custom Mattress From Select Sleep Union City
Nothing is worse than having back pain in the morning. Sleep is supposed to rejuvenate and heal us; we should wake up refreshed. Waking up with aches and pains? You wonder why you even bothered to sleep at all.
Back pain is not just a matter of “sleeping funny.” It can be the start of a true medical condition. Your body is telling you that something is wrong with your posture, you circulation, your sleep rhythms, or all three. In fact, having back pain in the morning is one of the most common reasons, worldwide, why people see a doctor or call in to miss work. If not corrected, there could be more serious problems down the line.
For example, frequent back pain in the morning is often an early sign that you’ll also suffer from:
- Circulation issues
- Glucose intolerance and gradual Type II Diabetes
- Cognitive decline and memory loss
Back pain does not, by itself, cause all of these problems. But the same sleep issues that lead to back pain also lead, over time, to more serious health issues.
In other words, waking up with back pain in the morning can be the “canary in the coal mine” warning you that you need to change your sleep habits.
To do that, you need to know what’s causing these sleep issues.
The 5 Main Causes of Back Pain (and Other Health Issues)
Of course, there are many reasons why you might wake up with back pain. Many of these are pre-existing health conditions (obesity, arthritis, infection) or lifestyle choices (smoking, alcohol use, etc.). But more often than not, having back pain in the morning comes from a disturbance in your sleep--usually due to an inappropriate mattress.
Here, then, are some of the more common ways in which a mattress causes back pain:
- The bed does not offer proper support. Your mattress, together with your box spring and pillows, should support your entire body while keeping your spine properly aligned in an S-shape. If you find parts of your body sinking into the bed, or that you are sleeping in a curved position (the “banana” position), then you probably need more support.
- The bed is too firm. People who understand the need for support often opt for a firmer bed. But a firmer bed can put too much pressure on pressure points. This can lead to sores, as well as achy muscles. It can also force your back into an unnatural position, leading to back pain in the morning.
- “Stealth” allergens. Many beds are made with synthetic materials or blends. Some people might be allergic to these materials, or at least sensitive to them. Minor allergy symptoms often “fly under the radar,” going unnoticed or being dismissed as fatigue or watery eyes that come with sleepiness. But the constant irritation can cause you to toss and turn at night, disrupting sleep and forcing you to spend time in less-than-comfortable positions. (This is why natural, hypoallergenic materials are better.)
- Sagging with age. Beds deteriorate with time, especially if they are not well made to begin with. If there is a sag or divot in the bed, your body weight will tend to move towards it, creating an unnatural sleeping position. This is certainly a sign that it’s time for a new mattress.
- Compromise. One of the biggest downsides of a commercially made bed is that they are the same through-and-through: If you get a firm bed, for example, it’s the same firmness all around. This can be a struggle for couples where each partner has different sleep comfort needs. For example, if she needs an extra firm mattress, and he needs a soft mattress, it is impossible for both to get what they need. What ends up happening is that one person concedes (and gets a poor night’s sleep) or they compromise, in which case both might end up on a mattress that’s not right for them.
Of course, if you think your back pain might be do to another medical condition, you should seek the advice of a doctor as well. We especially recommend you seek medical help if your pain lasts more than a few months, or that is does not go away 20-30 minutes after stretching in the morning.
Sleep on a Custom-Built Mattress to Fight Back Pain
Finding just the right mattress can be a chore by itself. We’ve known people to spend literally weeks laying on different models, trying to determine if they need firm or soft, this brand or that brand.
The truth is, those people have the right idea: When you have the right mattress, it can mean wonderful sleep and less pain. It’s well worth doing.But, if you are going to spend that effort finding what you need, why then settle on a pre-fabricated bed? It’s better to use the information you now have to get a bed custom-built. This way, you guarantee that you get both the softness and support you (and your partner) nee
This is one reason why we switched our business model decades ago and decided to sell custom beds almost exclusively. We’ve found that getting the right custom-made bed has effectively stopped back pain in the morning for dozens and dozens of our customers--and it can work for you, too. All you have to do is come to our showroom to test what works for you in terms of firmness, materials, and so on. Once your bed is made, you have 6 months to try it out and have any adjustments made, if needed-- all part of our 6-month Comfort Guarantee.
Again, it is worthwhile to explore other causes as well. Losing weight, exercising, and laying off the alcohol will also do wonders for the quality of your sleep. Getting a diagnosis from a doctor for chronic back pain is also a wise idea. That said, there’s a good chance your doctor will tell you to get a new mattress to help with your back pain. We’d be happy to help you do that.