Choosing a Mattress
When is time for a new mattress?
Every five to seven years – manufacturers and chiropractors recommend replacing mattresses over this period. When sagging starts happening – saggy spots in a mattress result in people tensing their muscles to compensate for the uneven surface. When annoying peaks, dips or lumps show in the surface.
When you experience lifestyle changes such as weight loss or gain, or a change in sleeping partners. If you are waking up sore with stiffness, aches or pains, it’s probably time to replace your mattress. What should I look for in a mattress?
Research has shown that medium-firm mattresses reduce back pain, shoulder pain, spine stiffness and improve sleep quality. For people suffering from spinal health-related conditions such as chronic low-back pain, it has been asserted that firm should remain the “first choice of patients.”
How can I look after my mattress?
Turn your mattress every 2-3 months so that body indentations are kept to a minimum. A good quality mattress protector will also protect your mattress from sweat, moisture, and dead skin cells.