Is Your Mattress Causing Neck & Back Pain?

Given that a third of a person’s life is spent sleeping, picking the appropriate mattress is critical!

Your back and neck problems could be caused by your mattress. As a result, it’s critical that you sleep on a comfortable mattress. Additionally, change it every couple of years if possible. Here are a few signs that your mattress is to blame for the back or neck ache you’re having. 

  1. If your back or neck pain starts when you first wake up in the morning. 
  2. If you find yourself tossing and turning significantly in the middle of the night 
  3. If you’re having difficulties sleeping and getting comfy

So, what exactly makes a decent mattress? 

Mattresses should not, in theory: 

  1. Be overly firm, as this can cause pressure point imbalances. 
  2. Be excessively soft, as this might lead to poor posture.

Aside from replacing your mattress, here are other lifestyle changes you may make to help with your back and neck pain: 

  1. Consult your physical therapist about the best sleeping positions and activities to begin to relieve pain. 
  2. Sleeping on your side with a cushion between your legs is a fantastic position for support, according to experts. 
  3. Purchase new pillows that are designed to relieve back and neck pain. 
  4. Stretching should be a part of your daily routine when you wake up and before you go to bed to both relieve and avoid discomfort.

Here at Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance challenge you to try these tips and see how much better you feel. For patients with back and neck problems, mattresses, pillows, and sleeping postures can make a huge difference. If you’re looking for a physical therapist, visit to make an appointment.

Oakland, CA Pain Management Clinic

Dr. Ben Bagge

Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance

"We Help Active Adults & Athletes Get Back To Workouts and Sports They Enjoy without surgery, stopping activities they love, or relying on pain medicine."
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