Choosing The Right Bed

16 January 2016
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The two most important purchases in life are a good bed and a good pair of shoes!

Our health and recovery is dependant on getting good quality sleep and our mattress will play a vital role in this happening.

Patients commonly come to the clinic suffering from back pain, sciatica, neck pain or headaches as a result of a bad bed which may be too old, too firm or too soft. If you wake up with aches and pains having not gone to bed with any soreness then this is a sure sign that you need to change your mattress.

We get asked frequently in the clinic, “what’s the best mattress?”, or “how do I choose a mattress?”, so here are our top tips for picking one.

  • Think Orthopaedic: You don’t need to spend thousands of euros to find a good mattress. Best to go for a quality orthopedic mattress, with a good warranty and/or return policy.
  • Test It Out: Always test out the mattress before you buy it! When you are in the shop lie on the bed for 15- 20 minutes, if it doesn’t feel comfortable move on to next one. We also advise against buying your bed online as you will have no idea about the comfort levels.
  • Rotate and/or Flip: Rotate or Flip your mattress every 6 months to even out wear patterns.
  • New Mattress: Mattresses need changing every 8-10 years! So those of you that have had yours the last 20 years, its time to update!

If you would like further information on buying the perfect mattress or would like to book a consultation with one of our Chiropractors if you suffer from Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck Pain or Headaches please contact us today.

Yours in Health

The Lawlor Clinic, Portlaoise

Chiropractic | Active Release Techniques (ART®) | Golf & Sports Injuries

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