Even the highest quality mattress will wear out over time, leading to numerous problems ranging from insomnia to a sore back. But because these issues can sneak up on you gradually, you might not be sure whether your mattress is to blame. The following signs will clue you in to the fact that it’s time to go mattress shopping, see a chiropractor, or maybe both.
You sleep better in other locations. If you’ve noticed that you tend to get a better night’s sleep on hotel mattresses or even your own couch, this is a sure sign that your old mattress is not doing the job anymore.
You toss and turn all night. If you wake frequently during the night, or feel like you just can’t get comfortable, it might be due to your mattress. You probably need a more supportive one.
Your bed is visibly sagging. Once you can actually see indentations in your mattress, it has long since passed its prime. A bed that is lumpy or sagging can’t possibly provide good support during sleep, and will lead to pain or difficulty sleeping.
You can feel the coils. If you can feel the inner coils beginning to poke through the upper protective layer, it is definitely time to ditch that old mattress. Over time this situation can even become a hazard, as the coils might eventually push through to the outside.
You experience regular allergy flare-ups, or your asthma symptoms are worse lately. Common allergens do build up in mattresses, and over time can trigger allergic reactions or worsening asthma symptoms. If you’re suffering more frequent attacks than usual, your mattress could be to blame.
You’re in pain. If you suffer back, neck, or joint pain, an old mattress is often the culprit. Replace it, and consider a trip to see a chiropractor. We can help alleviate your pain, and if the mattress was to blame then a new one should solve the problem.
On the other hand, what if you’ve recently purchased a new mattress, but you’re still experiencing pain? Something else could be to blame. Don’t rush off to buy a new mattress just yet, but do give us a call. We can help you decide what is causing your issues, make recommendations to fix them, and offer chiropractic care to reduce the pain in the meantime.