Mattress can give you back pain, or it can help reduce pain and improve overall health. Visit one of our Chiropractors to understand which mattress is best for you in Malaysia
If you are reading this article, you must be needing a mattress. I honestly tell all my patients, that a good mattress is a key to having better health. I have said this time and again, and will continue to elaborate its importance throughout my careers. So, without delay, let’s get started.
It seems like wherever you look today, there is so much emphasis put on living a healthy and active lifestyle. While a well-balanced diet and exercise are essential means to a healthier body, they are only parts of a whole. To live a truly healthy life, you have to take into account all facets of your day to day life. Healthy living is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, lasting from the time you wake up in the morning, to the time you go to sleep.
A good night‘s rest is important, so make sure you are sleeping on a good mattress. Ask our team of expert chiropractors and physiotherapists about sleep posture and mattress. A good supportive mattress can make a big difference in the outcome of your care, especially if you suffer from a slipped disc.
Sleep is important for concentration, memory formation and the repair of damage to your body’s cells during the day. Chronic lack of sleep increases the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infections.
In research studies, rats typically live two to three years, but if deprived of sleep, they only live about five weeks.
They also develop sores; their immune systems do not work well, and their body temperature drops. Humans deprived of sleep for long periods begin hallucinating and develop other mental problems.
When people do not have enough sleep, they cannot concentrate well the next day and have problems forming memories. Researchers believe that during sleep, neurons can shut down and repair any damage done during the day. Without these repairs, the neurons may not function correctly due to a build-up of waste products. Sleep also seems essential for the formation of memories.
Regulation of hormone production is during sleep; in children, the release of the human growth hormone (HGH) occurs during deep sleep. Insufficient sleep can affect hormonal balance in adults as well. Tissue repair also occurs during sleep, including repair to the daily skin damage done by UV light. Getting enough deep sleep will help your skin repair itself.
8 hours is the recommended amount of sleep that everyone needs on a given night, but healthy sleep is much more than a number. It’s essential that you have the right mattress for your body to maintain proper health.
Don‘t assume soft and fluffy is best. Poor support can lead to muscle stiffness as well as neck and back pain.
Make sure your mattress isn’t too soft and doesn’t contain bumps, valleys, or depressions. Of course, too stiff isn’t great, either. A mattress that is too hard can put pressure on the shoulders and hips. The ideal surface is gently supportive and firm, not rock hard or squishy. The mattress should mold to your body while supporting it.
We have discovered a link between a good night‘s sleep neck pain and back pain. The vast majority of our patients that present with debilitating neck or back pain often lack proper sleep or sleep on a poor mattress. If you are not sleeping well, your back pain can get worse; you could even develop slipped disc (herniated and protruded spinal disc).
In our centers, we educate all our patients about the importance of sleep and mattress. Should you require our assistance, please let us know, and we will be glad to offer you our expert opinion.
Keep in mind that mattresses don‘t last forever. Gradually, over time, they lose their firmness and support. The average life of a mattress is ten years, although most people keep a mattress much longer.