Is Your Mattress Causing You Back Pain?

5 Signs You Should See Your Chiropractor about Rest Related Issues.

The old saying ‘There are few things a good night’s sleep won’t cure’ is very true. The human brain and body needs proper rest to function at optimum levels, so if you’re not sleeping well, you’re not living well. Regular chiropractic sessions can help you combat a wide variety of rest related issues and while a bad night’s sleep can be a result of a lot of factors, like stress and diet, sometimes you just need to replace your mattress or pillows.


Sleeping on a bad mattress or unsupportive pillows can cause a multitude of health issues, so here are 5 signs that it might be time to talk to your chiropractor about a new sleeping set up.

1. Neck Discomfort
If you’re waking up in the morning with a stiff or aching neck, it might be time to change your pillows and mattress. Neck pain can severely affect your quality of life as it makes it really hard to do really basic things, like turn your head or work at a desk. Changing to a more supportive pillow or mattress will help relieve that tension or pressure and eliminate the pain you feel in the morning.

2. Changing Sleep Positions Throughout The Night
One of the most telling signs that you need to replace your mattress would be the inability to get into a comfortable position when you’re falling asleep. If you find that almost any position causes you discomfort and pain and you’re waking up several times during the night to change it, it’s definitely time to replace your mattress.

3. Lower Back Pain in The Mornings
If your back isn’t being properly supported while you sleep, you will definitely experience lower back pain when you wake up. Starting your day in pain isn’t great for anyone and could significantly affect your quality of life in the long term if the issue isn’t sorted out as soon as possible.

4. Headaches
Headaches the originate in the base of your skull are a sign of poor neck support while you sleep. If these headaches are occurring daily, it’s time to spring for a more supportive mattress and pillow set. Combining proper support with regular chiropractic sessions should get rid of the problem in no time.

5. Your Mattress is Over 6 Years Old
The truth is, we get a lot of use out of our mattress. We use it night and day, and the wear and tear over time will cause it to lose a lot of its structure and support. Our bodies also change as we get older, gain weight or experience injuries. If you really think about it, your sleeping and support needs have probably have changed a lot since you first bought your mattress. So if your mattress is over six years old, it’s definitely time to get a new one. Talk to your chiropractor about what support options would best suit your long term needs.

Here’s to a good night’s rest in the new year, readers.