Mattress Firm Pain Relief Center
At Mattress Firm, we strive to be the preferred choice for better sleep. Here in the Pain Relief Center, we want to educate and inform sleepers who suffer from sleep disorders or aches and pains with information and knowledge to help them get a good night’s sleep.
Do you wake up with back pain in the morning? Do you experience shoulder pain after sleeping? Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If so, we’re here to help. Our Pain Relief Center aims to bring you the information you need to get a better night’s sleep, including useful tips to sleep better.
Considering that you spend approximately 1/3 of you life in bed, the mattress you sleep on could be impacting the quality and amount you sleep. If you find yourself wondering, “What’s the best mattress for side sleepers with hip pain?” or, “Is my bed the best bed for back pain?” this is your go-to place for information on what type of mattress you should be snoozing on for more restful sleep.
Visit your nearest Mattress Firm store where you can work with one of our Sleep Experts to test the mattresses and find the one that provides relief for your pain.
Sleep’s Impact on Pain: The Good and the Bad
What keeps you from getting a good night’s sleep? For many people, the answer is pain -- muscle aches, back pain at night or any other kind of discomfort that interrupts your sleep or keeps you from getting to sleep. But the relationship between pain and sleep is not just one-way; sleep can also impact pain, both positively and negatively.
- Sleep has healing powers. It’s widely understood that the human body repairs and restores itself during the average sleep cycle. What happens when you sleep? Your brain releases hormones that help your body restore tissue growth while you sleep, which supports your body’s natural recovery process from any injuries, soreness or pain that you might be experiencing. Good, quality sleep also helps your body make more white blood cells that fight viruses and bacteria – keeping you healthier and happier.
- Better sleep can mean less pain. Getting better quality sleep – and more of it – can improve your pain threshold and help your body to ache less. Long-term, it’s even possible that good sleep can do more to relieve pain than chronic pain can do to inhibit a good night sleep. Of course, anyone who has suffered acute body pain knows restless sleep can easily happen more often than restful sleep.
- A lack of sleep can increase pain sensitivity. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that sleep deprivation can increase pain and make symptoms worse. This means that poor sleep or no sleep can be the cause of back pain, but good sleep can help to ease the same back pain. Fortunately, once your body returns to a normal sleep schedule, pain sensitivity should return to normal as well.
- Your current mattress might be causing your pain. Because sleep and pain are so intimately connected, it’s possible your bed and mattress could be exacerbating your current discomfort. If you wake up with back pain after sleeping, you might be sleeping on the wrong mattress. Ask yourself if your current mattress is helping relieve your pain, or if it’s making it worse with every passing night. Ask one of our sleep experts to recommend the best mattress for back and neck pain, or the best mattress for hip pain.
- Blame it on your sleep positions. If you’re already experiencing neck or back pain while sleeping, your current sleep position might not be helping your problems. Sleeping on your stomach is one of the worst sleep positions for back and neck pain because it does not support the natural curve of your spine. This can leave you waking up having even more discomfort than the night before. The best sleeping position for back pain relief is to lay flat on your back.
Healthy sleep can improve your daily aches and pains, but a lack of sleep can make them worse. If pain is getting in the way of your sleep, think about replacing your mattress and pillows -- and of course, check with your doctor to make sure your pain is not part of a larger problem.
4 Common Pains Impacted by Sleep
Sleep is vitally important to your health – it
has an impact on your overall lifestyle in so
many ways. Productivity, creativity, awareness,
emotional health and physical health are all
impacted by the quantity and quality of sleep
How Your Old Mattress Can Aggravate Back Pain
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 92%
of Americans say a good mattress is important
to a good night’s sleep. This is especially true
for those experiencing back pain, which can be
caused by little to no mattress support.