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Finding the Right Mattress: Managing Neck and Shoulder Pain

Submitted by on November 16, 2017 – 11:22 AM

neck-pain1You may wake up in the middle of the night because of a nagging shoulder or neck and experience restlessness. These are common issues among side-sleepers and even stomach-sleepers; they always end up experiencing very poor-quality sleep at night.


Suppose you have been waking up in the morning or at night with a kind of stiffness and a nagging shoulder or neck pain, or observing a tingling sensation extending right down to your elbows, you must consider replacing your old mattress with a new and more appropriate one.


Chronic neck pain or even shoulder pain could be caused by a bad sleep surface which does not provide ample support or proper cushioning. The crucial role of any good mattress is to provide not only a supportive but also a comfortable sleep surface that would promote a sound and invigorating sleep.


Why Do You Need to Replace Your Old Mattress?


When you are experiencing a nagging shoulder or neck pain, you must try and identify the root cause so that the clinical issues can be tackled efficiently. The first question any doctor or chiropractor would be asking you when you see them to discuss shoulder and neck pain issues would be: how old is your pillow or mattress? Often, the mattress and pillow that are used on a daily basis are the chief culprits responsible for chronic back, shoulder, and even neck pain in many patients.


We often completely disregard the mattress we are sleeping on and the pillow or cushions we are using at night. You need to remember that both the pillow and the mattress need to be replaced when old, as they have a finite lifespan. Browse the Internet for Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe Breeze Reviews so that you can come across some professional advice and good mattress buying suggestions.


When to Get Rid of an Old Mattress:


Do not forget to buy a new mattress if the one you are currently using is almost 7 to 8 years old. You must check your mattress. Do a thorough assessment by removing the bed sheet and looking for noticeable dips and valleys present anywhere in the mattress. Using your fists, you must punch the mattress at the foot of the bed, the center of the bed, the head of the bed, and the bed’s sides.


If you find that the mattress is firm uniformly, there is no need for any concern. Your mattress must not be firmer at the bed’s head or the sides than the specific area of your mattress where your body is positioned. In case it is, you must understand that it is high time you replaced your mattress for a new one.


Buying the Right Mattress:


When the cervical spine is compelled to rest in an unnatural or abnormal position for several hours at a stretch, it is quite natural for you to experience a shooting neck pain. Buy a mattress which would be keeping your spine completely in neutral alignment. Avoid waterbeds and air mattresses. Opt for latex and foam mattresses instead.




You could easily manage your neck and shoulder pain by buying and using the right mattress so that no shoulder pain or neck pain is triggered. You should opt for the right kind of a pillow to eliminate both the issues.



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