Getting sleep is difficult, but it can be even more difficult for those who deal with chronic pain. A person might find themselves tossing and turning trying to get comfortable without pulling anything out of alignment. For many people, that’s a sign that it’s time to buy a new mattress that’s better suited for themselves.
Mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 10 years in order for them to be as supportive as they can be, but because they’re big purchases, many people delay the purchase.
Getting a new mattress won’t solve all of their issues, but it can go a long way to helping to make their lives easier. Here’s some of the ways that replacing a mattress with one that’s better suited for its user can be helpful for people who need chiropractic services.
More Comfortable Mattress Makes It Easier to Sleep
With a mattress that is suited to their bodies and its needs, it will be easier for chiropractic patients to get comfortable at night, and therefore be easier to sleep. A mattress that is well suited for them, whether they sleep on their side or on their backs will do them a lot of favors in the long run.
A comfortable mattress will make it easier for those sleeping in it to get REM sleep, making them feel more rested when they wake up.
Better Support Means Better Spinal Alignment
The older a mattress gets, the worse it is for supporting the people sleeping in it. It can stiffen or sag, depending on what the mattress is made out of. This will make its user sleep in positions that are less than ideal for their spines. Chiropractic patients in particular who struggle with back injuries will find that they need more support to keep everything where it should be.
The more support they have, the less work they will need from their chiropractors over time. It won’t fix their issues, but it will make them easier to deal with in the long run.
Better Sleep Means Less Likely to Be Injured
The better quality sleep someone gets, the less likely they are to be injured. This is due to several reasons. The human body does most of its healing while it is asleep, which is why patients are encouraged to get lots of rest when they are injured. People are also less likely to take risks they can’t handle when they have slept well, making them less likely to get injured.
Anyone who isn’t sure what type of mattress would help them the most should try talking to their chiropractor about what to look for in a mattress. They can also test out a lot of different mattresses at mattress stores, or take advantage of many online sellers’ return policies to find the right mattress for themselves. They are an investment that is worth making for your patients’ long term health needs.