Back Pain and Memory Foam

Curing back pain seems to be the main selling point of memory foam, but where did this come from?

If you’ve done your piece of research about memory foam, you might already know how everyone seems to be praising its ability to relieve back and all other factors related to your spine area. At the beginning, it certainly got me curious, why it is the main factor of many people buying the mattresses and pillows, but after searching a bit, I’ve found the answer. I hope you’ll enjoy this article and find it helpful!

Back Pain and Memory Foam

In modern society, we spend a lot of our daytime sitting in a chair or doing work that depends greatly on our back – labor or build sites require you to carry heavy stuff most of the time, without any break, while we don’t really stretch or exercise after work, resulting in, you guessed it, back pain. Same case with desk jobs that often result in spending 8 hours, if not more, just sitting in a chair without any kind of major movement. There’s a high possibility of huge ache of your lower back if that’s your work environment.

Not only what you do during daily life might affect your back – your sleeping position matters just as much in that case. Common problem is lower back pain, just like with working in a sitting position. This may be caused by either overly arching that part of your body or putting too much strain on it due to alignment of your hips, for example. From my experience, the best position to sleep is on your back, but if you find it not good enough for you, I encourage you to experiment.

This brings us to the topic of memory foam. What does it have to do with back pain? Just like explained in my articles about its benefits – for pillows, as well as mattresses – it relieves the pressure from your body. By the use of thermal properties of the material, it softens around places which put most force onto it – such points on our body are called pressure points. That’s also important when we take neck pain into account, which can be caused by the use of wrong pillow. Did you know that not putting enough support for your neck during sleep may also cause back pain? I found it interesting, but if you put some thought behind it, it seems pretty obvious – after all, they’re connected by the spine.

There’s more to that, but those are the essentials and all you will ever need to know about the relation of back pain with memory foam. If you excluded all those mentioned as causes of your back pain, I believe special mattress or a pillow, if not both, will be the best solution for you. As always, I appreciate all feedback from you so be sure to leave a comment!

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