Do you wake up every morning with back pain, like many other Americans? Do you wonder about reasons why your back may hurt in the morning? Does getting up and moving around help your back feel better? Maybe a hot shower helps? If you are sitting down for a period of time, and then get up, does your back start hurting?
Why Does Your Back Hurt in the Morning? Part 3
Usually this specific type of morning back pain is caused by one of three things. Let’s discuss the 3rd of 3 reasons why your back may hurt in the morning:
3 – Worn Out Mattress
Is your mattress worn out? As simple as it may seem, sometimes our bodies ache in the morning because our mattress is either worn out or the wrong kind.
A mattress should make your body feel comfortable and at ease when you go to sleep and when you get up. If you’re hurting when you wake up it just might be your mattress.
The Right Kind of Mattress
You may be wondering what is the best kind of mattress to get. Unfortunately, there is no one perfect mattress that is right for everybody, it really depends on how your body feels when you sleep in it.
Many people find that the closed cell foam mattresses provide the greatest relief, while others like a nice firm mattress, and some people like a nice cushy soft mattress. There is no right and wrong answer, the only right answer is what makes you feel good in the morning when you wake up.
The Pillow Counts Too!
By the way, don’t forget to check that your pillow is comfortable too1 The wrong kind of pillow can make a big difference as well.
Parts 1 and 2
The good news is that now you have something to work on to help with your morning pain, and hopefully will begin to have wonderful mornings and feel rested after a good night’s sleep.
A Word of Caution
A word of caution – if your pain wakes you from sleep, see your doctor. As a rule, when we rest we should not be experiencing pain.