There is not much worse than swinging your legs out of bed in the morning and feeling a muscle straining painfully up your back. Backache is one of the most common side effects of a bad mattress, but a bad back is also a result of not stretching enough and spending your days sitting too much.
So, invariably, back pain and other aches are a part of life. We either have to deal with them or suffer.
One way that you can tackle the pain is by having the right mattress. Not looking at the features and properties of a mattress, such as the material it is made of or the little add-ons the brand mentions, can result in a poor purchase. At The Mattress Warehouse, we have beds for sale throughout South Africa, of all different sizes. Stocking some of the best brands means you can find the mattress that will alleviate the back pain.
On average, you could say that most of us spend around 7 to 8 hours in bed each day. The amount of sleep you need depends entirely on you, but let’s just say that we all spend enough time laying down to know that it is the back that takes the most strain when you are uncomfortable. This is because it is the back that supports the sleeping body the most. No matter which sleep position you prefer, your back will take the brunt of the weight or strain.
You can see why having a mattress that will provide you with support is so important. Backaches and other pains are not just experienced in the morning when you wake. They could be the very reason why you toss and turn at night. The moment something is interrupting your sleep, you will experience the side effects that come with not sleeping well.
All in all, it ends up being a cycle of pain, interrupted sleep (or low quality sleep) and moodiness or general tiredness.
But you can avoid all of this by having the right mattress. Now, not only do we stock a variety of different beds, but our consultants can also help you find the right beds for sale in South Africa. Chatting to a consultant online or in store will give you the information you need about which mattress is best for you.
To get you started on the road to having a proper mattress, here are our suggestions.
First, think about the size
A single bed might seem like a great way to save space. But perhaps the bed is too small for your body? We need enough room to relax on, and if you should end up with little to no extra leg room, you might unknowingly curl up in an uncomfortable position during the night. And end up with pain. Having the right size bed is the first place to start your journey to fewer aches and better sleep. Luckily, beds of all sizes are available at affordable prices from The Mattress Warehouse.
Get rid of an old mattress
Many of us put off the necessity of buying a new mattress. Whether it is because we think it will cost too much or should it simply be a matter of not being bothered, at the end of the day, an old mattress is a painful one. This is because, over time, all mattresses will lose their shape and begin to sag somewhere. The moment sagging happens, you can’t fix the bed. It is time to buy a new one.
Old mattresses are one of the leading causes of back pain and other sleep-related aches. The spine is not at all supported in the ways that it needs to be and without that support, you are asking for trouble. Now we’re not saying you need an ultra-firm mattress, we’re just saying buy a mattress that will support your unique needs.
Try it first
A mattress will be one of the biggest investments you will make. And just as you wouldn’t buy a new car without first test driving it, why would you buy a new mattress without first laying down on it? There are no rules against laying down on a mattress in a mattress shop, in fact, it is encouraged. At The Mattress Warehouse, we even offer a 100-night sleep trial to help guarantee that you are buying the bed your body will benefit from.
But it is not just about the feel of the mattress. You need to really pay attention to how your body reacts when you lay down. Turn your attention to your joints, your hips and your spine. Take note of how you feel. Every one of us is different. So while an extra firm mattress might suit me, chances are good that they won’t suit you.
Again, we are lucky that in this modern age we have so many different beds to choose from. Beds of all firmness’s as well as beds that have specific supportive features are available for sale across South Africa. There is also the great option of being able to choose either memory foam mattresses or a spring mattress. Keep in mind that it is not just the right support you are looking for but also comfort. So when trying a mattress, ask about the fabrics, the fibres and the foams that have been used during the manufacturing process.
It is really not all that difficult to find a great new bed for sale in South Africa these days. Especially when you have the option of shopping online. All we are saying is shop smart. Buy the bed that will take care of all of your needs and seek out that perfect combination of comfort, firmness and size. These three simple factors are the recipe for a perfect mattress that won’t be giving you back pain.