Wrong mattresses can cause or worsen back pain and impact a person’s sleep. You spend about a third of every day in bed. If the mattress is not comfortable, then it will affect one’s sleeping posture, cause muscle strain, and also will fail to keep the spine in alignment. These will result in back pain.
When choosing a mattress, one must remember that it is not necessary that a very expensive one or a high-tech brand is going to be the one suitable for you. Mattress selection is very personal. Some people prefer a firm one while some would prefer a softer one.
Although personal choice is a very important factor in determining the best mattress for each person, there are few general rules that help in determining a good mattress.
Before buying a mattress, it is best to try sleeping on it. One should try different beds in hotels, at other people’s house, etc. and when you find the best mattress, you should buy the same make/model. If it is not possible to sleep on a mattress, you should at least lie on the mattress in the store until you feel comfortable on it.
The two main factors that comprise a mattress are:
In general, the quality of the mattress is determined by the number of coils and the padding thickness, higher the number of coils and thicker the padding, higher the quality and cost. However, it is not necessary to buy a mattress with the highest number of coils and thickest padding. A number of factors determine the mattress choice.
In conclusion, although it is important for the mattress to provide adequate support to the spine, individual preference and comfort level are the most important aspects that should determine the purchase of mattress.