Back pain is a common problem, no matter what your age or background. There can be lots of factors that trigger back discomfort, but increasing numbers of studies are finding a link between spinal health and body mass. Research links obesity to increased stress on the pelvis and spine, which is strongly linked to the development of chronic back pain. This can be exacerbated by lots of things, but one of the most common things that make back pain worse is poor quality sleep.
Why better sleep and reduced back pain go hand in hand
We all know that a great night's sleep is important for looking and feeling great the next day. Sadly, many of us suffer from poor quality sleep - often due to our bed and bedding. No matter what your weight, it's not uncommon to wake up with a stiff back. Thin or damaged mattresses can lead us to shift around in our sleep, in an attempt to find a comfortable position. The older and more worn out your mattress is, the more likely you are to end up sleeping in a hunched position, to avoid saggy or lumpy areas of the mattress. So, if your mattress is causing you to adopt a poor sleeping position, this may well end up putting unnecessary strain on your joints. This can be the culprit of a lot of unexplained back pain in the morning. The spine is naturally slightly curved, but sleeping in the wrong position can cause it to change shape, putting pressure in all the wrong places.
How reinforced beds can help you sleep better
If your weight means that you struggle to find a suitable mattress, we may be able to help. Reinforced beds are designed to be strong and extremely robust. Our mattresses contain the highest quality heavy gauge spring systems, which offer you the best possible support; great for a restful night, and great for your back. Their unique strength means that you don't need to worry about them sagging or being damaged under your weight. All of our mattresses have specific weight guidance, which will allow you to select the most appropriate one to help you get a great night's sleep. Their strength and durability mean that you can rest assured that they will last you for years to come!