How Your Mattress Could Be Detrimental To Your Training
Back pain is something which most of us will suffer during our life – particularly those who exercise regularly. However, you shouldn’t automatically blame your exercise routine as the root of the problem if you’re experiencing intense pain in the spine area.
There’s a great post over at Breaking Muscle which speaks from a first-hand account of the importance of a good mattress. It may even take a night away from your usual bed to help you find the exact root of your back pain. Here’s a short extract from the article:
Your Mattress Matters
A bed without enough support can cause the spine to misalign. As a result, the muscles in your back work hard throughout the night to get it back into alignment. This compensation can cause lasting dysfunction.
When your mattress isn’t suited to your body, it’s not only the pain that can affect your training. All of that tossing and turning you do during the night trying to get comfortable affects the quality of your sleep. Every morning, I would wake up exhausted and in pain, and because of that, I was more prone to other injuries.
Do You Need A New Mattress?
I always figure that if I have a problem, other people may have the same problem so I like to share when I find a solution. The pain and exhaustion that resulted from an awful sleeping situation had a big effect on my whole life, especially my training. And not one doctor suggested it might be the bed I was sleeping on.
Make sure to check out the rest of the post for a lot more useful information on the importance of having the right mattress. Personally, I never thought it could have such an effect on someone’s exercise routine; however after reading this article I’ve definitely learned one or two things about it now. You shouldn’t be putting up with back pain every night – a change in mattress to suit your sleeping style could just be the answer you’ve been looking for.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.