How do you know if your mattress is the cause of your discomfort? If you wake up each morning with tenderness in your hips, back or shoulders and find that after walking around or stretching out you stop hurting, it’s fair to say your mattress is probably contributing to your pain.
Choosing the right mattress for your body is one of the easiest ways to soothe this pain. Sleeping on a mattress not suited to your body can reinforce unnatural spinal alignment causing poor posture, straining muscles and pressure points. While you sleep your ligaments, spine and muscles should completely relax and restore themselves. During this important time your spine should be in neutral alignment, meaning your spine is level and doesn’t unnaturally curve too much. It is also key that your whole body is supported rather than your weight pooling on specific points like your hip and shoulder joints.