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The Verdict: Will a Memory Foam Mattress Help Your Back?



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It’s estimated that 80 percent of the population will experience back pain during their life.

Back pain is a real issue, and there’s not a very simple way to diagnose and measure.

Millions of Americans wonder how they can alleviate this pain that can trouble sleep, impede work, and last throughout the day. Many believe the key to fixing your back is upgrading your mattress.

Is this true? Or just a scheme to get you to buy a new mattress?

That’s what we’re here to determine. Can a memory foam mattress really help your bad back? Stay tuned to find out.

How a Memory Foam Mattress Works for You

Ever since the invention of this incredible type of foam, it has been dubbed a miracle to the world. But why is this?

How does it work to improve the quality of your sleep and alleviate back pain?

Conforms to You

Memory foam sinks where there’s pressure and rises to meet the contours of the person lying on it. This offers support to the pockets of your back, or in the curves of your body for those who side-sleep.

This can be incredibly beneficial for those who are experiencing back pain.

Often times, spring mattresses and other mattress alternatives are just too firm on the spots that receive a lot of pressure and offer little to no support to the other parts of your body.

Memory foam helps to cradle those hard pressure points on your body, like your hips and shoulders, all while supporting the curve of your back or side.

Spine Alignment

Side sleepers, this one is for you! When you lie on your side on a standard innerspring mattress, your entire center sinks into the springs and causes a painful and damaging arch in your spine.

Because of the plasticity of memory foam and its viscoelasticity, laying on your side can be beneficial rather than harmful. Memory foam adapts to you so that your spine can remain supported and aligned.

Spine alignment is critical for improving and preventing back pain. Aside from chiropractic visits and improving posture, sleeping properly is one of the most effective ways to do this.

Endless Options

There’s no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to memory foam. There are tons of customizable options that suit your needs.

From gel-infused memory foam to firmness options and even cooling technology — there’s a memory foam mattress out there that can get you a better night’s sleep and end your back pain.

Like a firm mattress? There’s an option for that. Like your bed nice and soft? You can get that as well!

Looking for the latest and greatest technology in your foam mattress? The market for these types of mattresses has increased significantly over the years. And the products speak for themselves.

So What’s the Verdict?

Memory foam mattresses have been proven to provide better sleep, better spine alignment, and less back pain.

They’ve even been prescribed as an orthopedic solution to back pain, with incredible results no less!

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