Lack of support from the mattress will force the spine into an unnatural position causing back pain and stifness. Sleeping on a mattress with incorrect support for prolonged periods may cause spinal joints to slightly dislocate causing chronic back pain.
A too firm of a mattress can aggravate the pressure points and hinder blood circulation, this causes hip pain and inflamation of the joints.
Pressure points will cause aching in the knee joints, it also leads to numbness and discomfort.
Sharp pressure points will cause ankle pain and swollen feet.
We recommend you try the mattresses for at least 20 minutes relaxing on each of your top favorites before making a decision. If you live too far from our showroom we can conduct a phone interview with you to help you determine which mattress is most likely to be a good fit for you. We take into account what types of mattresses have worked for you in the past, your body weight and height, and whether you are primarily a side or back sleeper. If you are concerned about getting the firmness exactly right but can’t visit the showroom, we would recommend a model with a zippered cover that would allow you to swap out or change the order of the layers if needed. This allows you to fine tune the feel.