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Proper Mattress Can Improve Sleep Comfort, Reduce Pain, Says American Chiropractic Association
Date:10/8/2007

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Does the bed provide enough room for both you -- and your sleeping partner if you have one -- to stretch and roll over? The ideal mattress will also minimize the transfer of movement from one sleeping partner to the other, which means one person shouldn't feel motion as the other leaves the bed.

Generally, a mattress should be replaced every 5 to 8 years to ensure proper support and comfort. Be aware that life's changes can signal the need for a new mattress as well. For example, people who have lost or gained a considerable amount of weight, those who have a medical condition which has changed the way they sleep, or even those who've changed partners may need to consider a new mattress.

Pillows important, too

After investing in a quality mattress, don't forget to choose an equally supportive pillow, advises ACA spokesperson Steven Conway, DC, DACBOH, Esq. "People will spend thousands of dollars on a mattress and then skimp on a pillow that doesn't support their head and neck properly," he observes.

When selecting a new pillow, ACA recommends selecting one with ergonomically-designed features, which will enhance comfort and limit pain. Look for pillows that are:

-- Designed to keep the spine in natural alignment. When lying on your side, your head and neck should remain level with your mid and lower spine. When lying on your back, your head and neck should remain level with your upper back and spine. Avoid pillows that are so thick or thin that they angle your head and neck away from your body.

-- Designed to support different sleep positions, including side sleeper or back sleeper. (It's best never to sleep on your stomach, as it's the most back unfriendly sleeping position.)

-- Hypoallergenic.

There is no such thing as a universal fit when it comes to pillows, Dr. Conway notes. "Find a pillow that is consistent with the shape and size of your body. If you find yourself sleeping on your side with one ha
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