The Importance of a Comfortable Bed and Sleep Pattern
Just like during the day, there is an ideal posture for our body when lying down at night, and the lying position in which the natural "S" shape of the spine is preserved is the most correct option for our body. While a correct mattress helps the body maintain its natural spine curve, sleeping on an incorrectly chosen mattress puts pressure on the muscles, nerves and veins, causing waist and back pain.
A good mattress should support your waist, back, head, neck and knees. If your mattress is too hard, gaps form between the mattress and your body, which causes the extra pressure on the areas where the body contacts the mattress to compress the veins and blood circulation at some points. The brain is stimulated because the blood circulation is interrupted. Thus, you cannot turn to the right and left many times during the night and fall into a deep sleep.
Beds that are too soft are also not good because, although they may feel comfortable, they are not the right option for your spine. The soft mattress cannot support the necessary parts of the body. The natural spinal curve cannot be preserved. You need to choose your bed correctly for an uninterrupted and deep sleep without turning left and right, without back and waist pain. Having information about the materials and technologies used in your bed is the first step in raising awareness about quality sleep.
If we consider the correct sleeping positions, sleeping on the stomach at night causes waist and neck injuries and shortening of the leg muscles on the back, so the healthiest and ideal is to lie in the fetal position with the legs pulled towards the abdomen. This lying position, which provides the least load on the spine and disc, also prevents snoring.