What are the best pressure points for sleep?”Check Guideline”

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Written By Jim Thomas

I am Jim Thomas and I am the editor of this blog. The sole purpose of this blog is to help people make an informed decision rather investing in a wrong Mattress.

What are the best pressure points for sleep?Do you feel any discomfort while laying on your bed? The pressure points for sleeping are the areas where you feel discomfort. It could be your shoulders, knees, or buttocks; normally when we lie down on our bed and shift our body from left to right.

But, when we go to the sleeping mode at night, the scenario is different. At night, our body and mind become tired, fatigued, so we quickly fall asleep.

So if the pressure points act negatively, it would be harmful to us. Imagine one morning you wake up from your bed, and you feel something wrong with your back as you are feeling pain over there. Not like severe pain, but when any movement comes to there, you feel some tender pain. It is due to the pressure points hazard.

Why do we feel the discomfort during sleeping?

Normally we use our back while sleeping and sitting and we feel pain when we do not shift our position from it. Pressure point on the backside is a more vulnerable place comparing to the lower back, buttock shoulder and leg. Because when we sit on our chair, we do not shift our body.

So the main reason for discomfort is the habit of remaining stuck in a certain position. Secondly, the posture while sleeping and thirdly the worst type of mattress we are using are the main culprits of discomfort during sleep which makes you wanna wonder at night how to fall asleep fast.

Apart from this, there are other types of problem and doesn’t directly relate to our sleeping habits or the mattresses type.

What are they?

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Average 56% (?) of people feel discomfort in the pressure points while sleeping. And 35% (?) of them have back pain trouble, and it relates to the sitting position. At the same time, they have an issue while sleeping in the wrong position too.

Hence, if the discomfort is not only to stick to the sleeping mode but also they have a problem while sitting on the chairs too.

As a result, 35% (?) of people are facing discomfort not for having a wrong movement during sleeping; rather, they have problem regards to sitting on their chairs too.

What about the rest of others? Excluding them, the rest of the people don’t have brought the right mattress, and even if they have it, then they practice wrong sleeping posture. As a result, they don’t recover from that.

Areas of pressure point:

If you tend to sleep on your back then most probably you will develop pressure points around the areas like your head, shoulders, and tailbone.

The second type of people is stomach sleepers, the worst sleepers. They are running the risk of activating some pressure points like ribcage, knees, and thighs. Most of them tend to sleep in a very soft, cushioned mattress.

Based on gender, some areas of men are more vulnerable and the women too. So what’s the difference between these two?

As you know, men have a higher center of mass compared to women, so their shoulder and upper bodies are the two vulnerable zone of pressure point.

On the contrary, the women center of mass lies across the hips, so their lower body or hips are the vulnerable pressure point area.

And, finally, some people are sleeping on their side, this is a good type of people. In that case, your pressure points would be our knee and your shoulders. However, your good mattress will save you a lot from that.

How to improve your sleeping posture? (From the best to the worst)

According to USA health academy researchers, they have found 8 out of 10 people who do not improve their sleeping posture. However, all of them have a nice mattress to sleep. The problem was they were unaware of the best pressure points for sleep.

So it is obvious to all, that even if you have a decent bed with mattress, you will not be safe without improving your sleeping posture.

Fetal position:

Be on the right track on your bed and sleep on the right side of your bed as it helps you to digest your food properly while sleeping.

Also, it tends to less activate the pressure point too. A fetal position is an ideal form of sleeping, and it is confirmed by the sleeping foundation. The scenario of this position is curling two legs up to 55-degree angles to the head.

Back position:

It may not be the best or popular position as only 8% (?) of people sleep on their back, however still it is safe. Applying for this position while sleeping, many people find to get rid of pain from their head, neck, and spine. It proves that people tend to face less pressure on those areas.

Stomach position:

It is the worst position and hit most of the pressure point and activates pain whenever you will practice this position for a few days. Health researchers most often prohibit people who don’t practice this position. It is logical because our stomach tends to do it’s regular activity while you will sleep on this position.

How your mattress can help you?

Is your mattress really helpful for your pressure points? Do you have pain for your wrong mattress? How do you know that?

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The answer is Motion transfer feature.  So, first of all, make sure whether your mattress has the perfect motion transfer or not. The lower the motion transfer, the better your mattress would be. You can test the motion transfer using some heavy ball if an 8KG of Ball drown in your mattress then it would be an ideal mattress.

Apart from that, the best quality mattresses have the absolute quality of upthrust, and that always helps you to provide support whenever it comes to any part of your body. So if you are tossing and turning all night, make sure whether you have the right mattress or not.

The second most integral part of your mattress is innerspring. The spring will sink most of the part of your body and allow your pressure point to deactivate. As a result, you will feel comfortable and relaxed.

On the contrary, the bad innerspring does not perform properly and often sounds like there is something awkward inside the mattress. It is not only bad for the pressure point but also sounds worst to you.

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Final Thought:

If you have already gone through the whole article, you have already come to know that the best pressure point for sleep is a variable thing. It depends on sleeping posture and the mattress type mainly. On the other hand, men tend to have a more vulnerable point on the upper body, whereas women have on their hips.

The best way to deactivate the pressure point, you need to make sure improving your sleeping posture first. If still problem remains, then bring the best mattress with the lowest motion transfer feature.

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