Choosing a bed that is right for you

Many of us will suffer a bout of back pain at some point, and if you are one of the unlucky ones, you will find that the state of your bed will quickly become a priority. A good bed, providing correct support and comfort, has an important role to play in relieving and preventing back pain. Here are a few tips.

Do not just buy a bed because it says it is good for your back. A bed that is supportive and comfortable is key, but it is important to remember that people’s requirement for support will differ depending on their weight and build.

There is no single right bed to ease a back problem, and each different back problem also may require a different solution. The best approach is to research the options carefully. Look for a supportive rather than a hard bed. Do not assume that orthopedic or firmer beds are the best option. Often a medium firm bed with proper cushioning is better. Think also about the height of the bed: can you get in and out of it with relative ease? An adjustable bed might be an option if this is an area of particular concern.

Many mattresses need to be turned regularly to ensure even wear and tear. If this is likely to prove difficult then look for a mattress which does not need regular turning.

For more information contact Better Bedding, Sean Mulvoy Road, Galway, phone 091 756766, or see www.betterbedding.ie

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