Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

December 10th, 2009

back pain

Choosing the Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

We all know that an old sagging mattress = back problems.

I can tell you from experience that having a mattress that doesn’t meet your back needs will result in sleepless nights and days of back pain. 

So I want to share with you an article I found online from Dr. J Talbot Sellers a Physiatrist with the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin.  Leave it to the expert to say it what we at Sweet Dreams Mattress Gallery strive to do each day for our customers.  Enjoy the article!  Jacqueline.

Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain.  Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain.

Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if a mattress does not match one’s individual preferences. A mattress that provides both comfort and back support helps reduce low back pain, allowing the structures in the spine to really rest and rejuvenate during the night.

With the vast variety of mattresses on the market, choosing the right mattress can be difficult. The following practical guidelines are designed to help patients with low back pain choose the best mattress for both back support and sleep comfort.

The Best Mattress for Low Back Pain

  1. Personal preference should ultimately determine what mattress is best. There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people with low back pain. Any mattress that helps someone sleep without pain and stiffness is the best mattress for that individual. Patients with low back pain should choose the mattress that meets their standards for comfort and support and allows them to get a good night’s sleep.
  2. Understand and inquire about the physical components of the mattress. The coils or inner springs of a mattress provide the support. Different mattresses vary in their number and arrangement of coils. Padding on top of the mattress comes in many different thicknesses. Mattress depths typically range anywhere from 7 to 18 inches deep. Choosing the number of coils, type of padding and mattress depth should be determined by individual preferences.
  3. Find a mattress with back support. A good mattress should provide support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine. The right amount of back support also helps the patient avoid muscle soreness in the morning. While there is not much clinical data about mattresses, one study found that medium-firm mattresses usually provide more back pain relief than firm mattresses.
  4. Achieve a balance between back support and comfort. Overall comfort while sleeping on the mattress is equally important as sufficient back support. Sleeping on a mattress that is too firm can cause aches and pains on pressure points. A medium-firm mattress may be more comfortable because it allows the shoulder and hips to sink in slightly. Patients who want a firmer mattress for back support can get one with thicker padding for greater comfort.
  5. Know when it’s time to get a new mattress. If an old mattress sags visibly in the middle or is no longer comfortable, it is probably time to purchase a new one. Putting boards under a sagging mattress to keep it from sagging in the middle is only a short-term fix for the sagging; a new mattress is still needed.

We’ll Put You In Our TV Commercial!

December 9th, 2009

We’re looking for individuals who would be interested in being part of our television commercials.

Please message us on here for additional information. All ages and types welcome!

We’re looking for the following types:

1. Heavy set male
2. Elderly woman/couple
3. Drag queen character
4. Gay male character
5. Construction worker
6. Cop/fireman character
7. Stay at home mom
8. Female executive/professional
9. Waiter/waitress

There is no compensation but you will be allowed to use this as part of your portfolio.

Setting is different types of people singing a song because they have just had a good night’s sleep in their brand new mattress.

You will need to submit current head shots as well as full body pictures.  Include a bit of background information about you as well as contact information.

Thank you,

No Credit Check Financing

December 8th, 2009
No Credit Check Mattress and Furniture Financing

No Credit Check Mattress and Furniture Financing

Sweet Dreams Mattress Gallery is now offering No Credit Check Financing for Las Vegas residents only.  This is perfect for those who have little or no credit or simply don’t want to stress their current credit lines.

Stop putting off the purchase of a new mattress or bedroom set.  Our new program will give you up to 12-months to pay and if you pay everything within 90-days, then you won’t be charged any interest at all!

Find out if you qualify by completing our online application.  You’ll get an instant answer online.  Click here for our application.

Please note:

A $40.00 application fee will apply ONLY if you get approved.  You will be required to show:

1. Proof of income (example copy of last pay stub or award letter if receiving social security or retirement income),

2. Most recent bank statement, and

3. Government sate ID or driver license.

We Put More Emphasis in Mattress Selling, So You Can Get More Out of Every Day!

December 7th, 2009

While everyone else is simply trying to sell you a mattress, I strive to sell you a good night’s sleep; consequently, I couldn’t have come up with a better name for my Las Vegas mattress stores other than Sweet Dreams Mattress Gallery, because it is what we sell, Sweet Dreams!

So let me and my fellow “sweet dreamers” help you find the right mattress, so you can start enjoying a good night’s sleep and wake up energized, ready to get more out of each day!

Visist any of our Las Vegas mattress stores, call us at (702) 73-SLEEP, or visit our website.


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