If you constantly suffer from back and neck pain, choosing the right mattress to buy is one of the determiners of whether you will be spending your day feeling comfortable or in pain. There are seemingly limitless options of choosing a mattress which can be sometimes overwhelming. Since everyone has their different taste when it comes to choosing the right mattress, below are some tips that could go a long way in helping you make a more informed decision.
1. Do research before buying
Try to do as much research as you can about the suitable mattress for spinal health. You can also go through some reviews from customers who are facing similar problems and see what they settled for and what they are saying about their experience with the mattresses. This is to ensure that you do not repeat a mistake that another customer might have made.
2. Consult your doctor before making a purchase
Talk to your therapist or doctor and find out the type of mattress they recommend. You should, however, keep in mind that a doctor or therapist is not an expert when it comes to choosing the right mattress but they are in the best position to know about your condition and will, therefore, advice you accordingly.
3. Be extra careful about gimmicks
You have probably come across some mattress retailers who have labeled their products as ‘medically approved’ or ‘orthopedic.’ You should note that no medical organization in the world certifies any mattress brand to carry these labels. The mattresses might feature some orthopedic friendly features alright, but there is no medical group anywhere in the world that has verified this.
4. Test drive a mattress before buying
When at the mattress store, it is advisable that you lie on the mattress you intend to buy for at least ten minutes. In case the sales person or store keeper tries to hurry you along, you should leave that store and move to the next one. A mattress is a big buy, and if you do not try it out, you will not have the real feel of your purchase.
5. Very firm mattresses are not always good for your back
The best mattress for back pain is medium thick and hard so weigh your options carefully before settling for a very firm mattress. There is a big difference between a firm feel and a strong support in mattresses. You will need to integrate both properties into one such that you get a mattress with a firm support and a comfortable feel.
6. Inquire about trial periods and guarantees
Most mattress brands and manufacturers allow the retailers to give a comfort guarantee on mattresses. Ensure to ask for it before you make a purchase and make sure that you fully understand all the details. Such details include shipping details, money back guarantees or exchanges, and if it is required of you to return the mattress after a specified amount of time.