Firm mattresses have traditionally been viewed as the best for your back because they provide a semi-rigid surface for you to sleep on and do not allow your body to sink in to the mattress. Although there is some truth to this myth, as a firm support system is required for healthy sleep, too much firmness does not support the arch in the lower back properly and can cause back aches, pressure points, and reduced circulation (a numbness or tingling in the extremities). Typically stomach sleepers benefit the most from a firm top mattress.
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Further, without the right mattress, you could be sleeping with an unhealthy curve in your spine which can cause pain and inflamation.
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