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Common Ailments Your Mattress May Be Causing or Making Worse

Last updated 6 years ago

Is your body telling you that you need a mattress adjustment? Keep the following ailments in mind when evaluating whether a new mattress could benefit you:

Back Pain

One of the most common health problems associated with a poor-quality mattress is back pain. Sleeping in the wrong position all night can strain your back and neck muscles. In addition, if your mattress is too firm or too soft, it may be causing increased back tightness. Fortunately, while a mattress may cause back pain, it can also relieve your current condition. The firmness of your mattress directly relates to back support and comfort while you sleep, so look for a mattress with a moderate amount of firmness.



If your allergies have been particularly bothersome lately, your mattress could actually be at fault. Older mattresses acquire dust and allergens over time, because while you wash your sheets periodically, your mattress typically remains stationary, gradually collecting particles. Dust mites, fibers, and various forms of dander are commonly found in mattresses, so be sure to clean your bedroom regularly and purchase a new mattress every few years.


Insomnia is a health condition suffered by many. Primary insomnia is a medical disorder that persists for extended periods of time, while secondary insomnia is a side effect of another issue, such as medication, stress, or your mattress. The general discomfort caused by a poor mattress may develop into back pain, worsening your already-poor sleep quality.

Rather than spend another uncomfortable night on a harmful mattress, visit Mattress Direct. If you’re searching for a mattress that will benefit your health, come try out a few new mattresses at our showroom in St. Louis. Call us at (314) 549-8496 to schedule an appointment or order your new mattress.


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