How to choose your mattress?

We spend two hundred thousand hours in our bed, roughly one third of our life and the quality of our sleep is essential for our mood, well-being and health.

Each night we turn something like 40 times, so we don’t sleep in a single same position. Some prefer to sleep on their back and others on their side. As you probably know, it is not recommended to sleep on you stomach as it creates a large amount of strain in your cervical spine.

You may think your bed is too old and it is time to change it. Bed stores are quite well minded and they will be happy if you try these tips:

  • Lie on your back and pass your hand under your lower back arch. If there is no problem, the mattress could be to firm. It should provide a good firm support but with enough softness so that your musculature is able to release.
  • Turn on your side and push down the mattress with your elbow. If it’s too deep, it may be too soft. You may think it’s comfortable, but your back won’t like it, especially if you have been suffered from it.
  • Lie on your favourite position and try to feel your muscles, between your shoulder blades and pelvis are released.

We should change our bed every ten years, whatever is its purchase cost. Importantly to be aware, the mattress made with springs will lose some of their properties sooner than latex ones.

Don’t hesitate to ask more information to your chiropractor. Chiropractors are expert in spine health and will advice the sort of matress that you need according to your spine needs when they are assessed. It is simple how to choose a mattress when you have the correct informations.

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