Does a Soft mattress Harm Your Sleep?

Does a Soft mattress Harm Your Sleep?

There is nothing quite like sinking into your bed after a tiring day. But if you are sinking into your bed, it should be time for a brand new mattress. Your spine includes a natural S-curve, with the lower back curving inward, and also the upper back curving out. If you lay down on a soft bed, the curve is not supported and you lay like you are in a hanging hammock. It is called a banana position, which is not exactly good in the long run. While the banana position feels oh-so-good when you are chilling on a holiday, it is not the way you would like to sleep all night, every night. 

Is your mattress right? 

There are some tell-tale signs of your mattress not being right for you. If you sleep on a mattress that is too soft, you might face the following things: 

Initial back pain after waking up

Do you know that feeling of stiffness after you wake up in the morning? It is the result of long rest or decreased blood flow from sleeping. It always takes some minutes of stretching and moving to get rid of that feeling of stiffness and pain. But if your back is in acute pain every day once you first awaken and you have got to actively stretch to eliminate it, which may be an indication your mattress is doing more harm than good. 

Too soft a mattress

A very soft mattress is sometimes lacking in support even though it feels extra luxurious for some time. Especially if it sags, it may lead to more serious health problems. When your bed is simply too soft, it will allow your body to sink, causing bad posture as you sleep and subsequent back problems.

If you get a feeling of sinking when sleeping in a soft bed, it would be time to begin searching for a brand new mattress. Once you sink deeply into your mattress, your joints twist and become painful during the night. For the long run, sleeping like this would be quite painful.

Too much firmness could also be a problem

You just do not need a mattress so firm that it feels like you are sleeping on the ground. A medium-firm mattress improves lower back pain more efficiently than a really firm mattress, which might potentially advance pressure points and cause misalignment.

Quality of the mattress

The standard of your mattress is directly associated with back pain. How well you take care of the mattress could be a major factor. You would like to be sure the mattress is protected and sorted. You will know it’s time to switch your mattress if you are feeling chronic back pain every morning. 

The age of the mattress

An old mattress might feel nice and soft, but it is sagging and not providing you any more support. A new mattress that is perfect and springy gives you more support than the old and saggy one. 

Inexpensive mattress

An inexpensive mattress is simply as harmful to your back as an old mattress. Honestly, how comfortable can an unbelievably cheap mattress be? A less expensive mattress is possibly made with harmful foams or toxic chemicals, which not only hurt your back but are also harmful to your health.

Still, feel like your budget does not allow you to invest in an expensive mattress? Livpure’s Vital mattress is the one you need. While it is reasonably priced, it doesn’t cut down on quality and is made with human and planet-friendly materials.

Sleeping on your stomach

Sleeping on your stomach is the worst position to sleep in on a soft mattress because your core sinks in and your neck and shoulders are not adequately supported. It doesn’t allow you to properly rest and repair throughout the night.

Side sleepers and soft mattress

We know that side sleepers often prefer a softer mattress, but it is important to seek out a firmness level that correlates to your weight. The best mattress for side sleepers is a memory foam mattress. Livpure Sleep’s memory foam mattress- Ortho X, is the perfect one for side sleepers as well as sleepers with back problems. It cradles your body and performs a supporting role to all your joints and problematic areas. 

What can you do about too much of a soft mattress? 

Replace your old bed

There’s a giant difference between a sleep surface that is too soft and a mattress that is just too old. Mattresses tend to get softer over time so a bed that’s older than 10 years is perhaps due for replacement.

Rotate your mattress

Most modern mattresses don't seem to be flippable, but the majority of beds require regular rotation to take care of their shape over time. This helps distribute weight more consistently across the sleep surface, and helps your bed last longer. If you haven’t rotated your mattress before, try rotating your bed 180° to work out if this resolves the difficulty.

Check your foundation

A quality foundation offers critical center support for your mattress. It's important to see that you have got the proper base, meaning either a box foundation, a versatile platform, a metal “grid” base, an adjustable power base or a frame with rods not over 8 inches apart. Importantly, your mattress warranty may be impacted by whether or not you have used proper center and frame support.

Upgrade your mattress

If you are convinced that your mattress is simply too soft and aged, then it would be time to reconsider the bed that’s right for you. Many of us notice that our sleep preferences change over time and that we require more consistent lumbar support as we age. Livpure’s Regal mattress- a combination of cool gel infused memory foam mattress, latex mattress, and high resilience foam, is the perfect fit for those who want good lumbar support and the right amount of softness and luxury. 

The bottom line

A good mattress should support the spine and the other joints properly. If your arousal in the morning is with pain, consider these factors because it may be time to change that extra soft and sagging mattress. Remember that nothing too much is too good. Manage the softness and firmness level to just suit all your sleeping needs. Lucky for you, Livpure Sleep gives a 100 nights risk-free trial for you to find a suitable match for your needs!

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