Is My Mattress Causing My Sore Back?

There are many things that can cause a sore back or achy muscles in your back and neck. A mattress can sometimes be the culprit, but sometimes it can be other issues and it gets attributed mistakenly to your mattress. How can you tell the difference?

When you get a new mattress, you are very sensitive to the changes in your sleep and body with regards to the mattress. In fact, it is not unusual to have every little change in your body attributed to the new mattress. Over my career, I have received many calls and emails in the first 30-90 days of ownership from customers who insist every little change in their body is the fault of the mattress. And even a few have returned a perfectly good mattress when the issue was something completely unrelated to the mattress.

There are many factors and instances that can cause sore muscles, achy backs and stiff necks:

  • Stress 
  • Injury 
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Improper Pillows
  • Improper support beneath the mattress
So, before you return or throw out your mattress, take a look at these areas of concern as a possible factor in your back and neck hurting when you sleep. 

Of course, the obvious cause of a sore back in a mattress is when it has worn out, and is hammock-ing, or has developed a body impression. This dent in the mattress causes your back to bend with the mattress, which then leads to your muscles attempting to pull the spine back into proper alignment continuously throughout the night.

The mattresses at Nest Bedding are designed to prevent your back from aching through proper design and superior materials. If you are waking up from a sore back, give us a call for a free phone consultation.