By guest blogger Michael Earnheart, Wellesley Showroom Manager
Within the past twenty-years, chiropractic visits have doubled1 causing an increase in people leaving with the understanding that they need a firm mattress, when, in fact, all they need is a supportive mattress.
It’s very important to remember that there are two key components to ideal comfort in your mattress:
* First is support - without it your postural alignment will be completely incorrect, and the zones of your spine will be stressed needlessly. These stresses can cause achiness, tightness, muscle spasms, and headaches.
* Second, but equally important, is pressure relief. You need to let your pressure points be relieved. Your critical areas are your shoulders, your hips, and your knees. Your pointed, bony-parts are craving soft relief.
Do you have a mattress at home with a big valley in the center? If you don’t, I’m sure you’ve had one at one time. That mattress is a worn out mattress, not a soft mattress. It’s very easy to confuse the two, because you’ll feel like you’re sinking and that grants the illusion of being soft.
I spend a lot of my time in the showroom pointing out to guests the more sensitive parts of the body. Once people are aware of where they are most vulnerable, they are very conscious of it when trying out a mattress. The ultimate goal is to forget the mattress is even there - to feel like you’re weightless. Once that happens, you’ll be off to a great night’s sleep in no time.
Remember, soft is not your enemy. It’s your friend, and your pressure points miss it!
Until next time: Sleep healthy. Sleep better. Stay well.