Choosing the Right Mattress for Back Pain

Singapore is known for its fast-paced life in the modern world. The people here have a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture and that exerts a toll on their bodies. Thus, there is a definite trend of self-care seen among the people as well. Singaporeans tend to be very health conscious and health aware as well. There is no doubt that hard work comes with a toll on one’s personal health and more people here in Singapore complain of lower back pain and aches due to both the lifestyle and choice of mattress:

What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain is a chronic illness and requires proper care and attention. If not cured timely, the pain usually gets worse and hinders one to live their desired lifestyle. The spinal cord is responsible for ones every action and movement, and any disease of it can cause pain and illness. It carries all the body weight of a person and protects all the nerves.

One of the main contributors to back pain is proven to be the incorrect type of mattress used for lying down. A mattress can worsen your back-pain ailments due to the lack of support. This puts a strain on your back muscles and increases poor sleeping posture that affects the alignment of your spine in the long run. A human spends 7 to 9 hours of their life, every day. The way his or her spine aligns while lying down contributes greatly to the health of their spine. The doctors have said that a straight alignment of the spine is vital to having a healthy back. One’s sleeping posture is therefore a very important factor to fight back pain.

Choosing the right mattress for your back

There are many types of mattresses available in the market today, each targeting a particular use. It is always recommended to choose one that best suits one’s body type and allergic reaction (from the material used). Today there are many mattresses in the market that are breathable i.e. the materials used in the formation are natural and do not hold too much dust. It is important to know that materials that retain much dust, can ultimately result in the person developing allergies that can get worse as a person age. And it is more important for the children to lay in clean and breathable environment because their immunity is just being built.

Those suffering from back pain should seek to purchase a mattress that has medium to firm consistency. Different materials also affect the type of mattress and benefits.

Commonly, the following types of mattresses are available in the market;

  • Innerspring mattress: it’s built with an assortment of meshing spring coils. This mattress type is one of the most commonly used.
  • Memory Foam: this mattress is built that shapes its surface according to the contours of the human body. It’s also recommended by the doctors for patients of back pain.
  • Hybrid: it’s built with both spring coils and foam. The surface provides the user with the bets level of softness.
  • Encased Coils: this type of mattress has individual coils wrapped in a soft fabric that hinder motion transfer and give contained support.
  • Gel Memory Foam: taking the traditional memory foam a step further, these mattresses provide heat dissipation while at the same time providing comfort as well.

According to research, the most comfortable type is the memory foam mattress, because it provides complete support to the back by conforming to the body perfectly. But, every body type is different therefore it is recommended to test out a variety that best fits you and use it. Only a trial period of a few days can determine if it can alleviate the back pain or not. It is also safe to pay a visit to your doctor if you are unsure of the cause and extent of your back pain.


Things to Consider Before Buying a Queen-size Mattress

Buying a mattress may seem a simple enough thing to do. However, several factors will influence your decision. Many people opt for the queen-size mattress over the king-size one for various reasons, including the size of their beds. Quality mattresses by Sofzsleep cater to a wide variety of mattresses for various needs and lifestyles.

The number of people expected to sleep on the mattress

If you sleep alone and find yourself cramped on a single bed, getting a bigger bed and mattress is ideal. A couple needs more space to be comfortable. If you have a child who asks to sleep with you occasionally, it may be essential to have this in mind to ensure everyone is comfortable on the nights you have an extra person in the bed.

The type of sleepers you and your spouse are

Some people sleep without fidgeting all night, while others move a lot in their sleep. If you, your spouse, or both of you, fidget in your sleep, you need enough space. Queen size mattresses are 60 inches wide. You need to find out if this space is sufficient for both of you, such that a fidgety partner does not crowd the other’s space.

Your bedroom’s floor space

When shopping for a queen-size mattress, it is essential for you to consider the space available. The dimensions of a queen-size mattress are 60 inches by 80 inches, while those of a king-size mattress are 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. What other furniture do you have in your room? If a king-size mattress is too big for your floor space or if you will be forced to give up the rest of your furniture, such as bedside tables, to accommodate the mattress, it might be best to consider the queen-size mattress.

How much are you willing to spend?

A mattress is an investment that will last years if you make the right choice. It is important to look at the quality of mattress against the asking price. You may get a cheap mattress, but you may need to replace it in less than a year. This will eventually prove to be a costly investment. Saving for an excellent queen-size mattress that will serve you well for years is an option you should consider. It will also help if you window shop for mattresses before you zero-in on the brand that is reasonably priced for its quality.

Do you have the right bed, or are you willing to replace it?

If you are going to buy a bigger mattress than what you have now, you undoubtedly have to have a different bed frame for the mattress to fit. Do you have a budget for another bed, as well as mattress? It is vital to have the question of the bed sorted out before buying the mattress. Otherwise you will end up with a mattress that is either too big or small for your bed.

Buying a new mattress is a decision many people do not like making too often. Besides the cost of mattresses, especially queen-size and king-size, they are also heavy. The decision to buy a new mattress is one people prefer to make occasionally, particularly when the need arises. It is, therefore, vital to get the right mattress the first time you go to buy one.

Beauty, Dermal Fillers

Types of Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

We all wish to look younger and prettier. But with age taking a toll on our skin, we start getting wrinkles and our skin starts getting drier and begins to sag. The more you get wrinkles, your skins sags or get fine lines, the more aged you look. To hold onto to the younger look of smooth skin, we often go through cosmetic surgery where injectable fillers or dermal fillers are injected into the skin to bring back the smooth skin of out younger days. These fillers are soft tissue fillers. Many countries have cosmetic surgeons who ensure that these fillers are injected into the skin successfully to get a rejuvenated look. Fillers in Singapore are injected by experienced practitioners.

There are plenty of brands out there that sell dermal fillers. And so it gets difficult to choose. The most known and trusted ones are: Sculptra, Restylane, Juvéderm Ultra, Teosyal,, Perlane, Radiesse and Belotero. Each of these brands offer something new and different. It is the specialist who will be able to figure out which brand is the best for you. There are both temporary and permanent dermal fillers.

Types of dermal fillers:

You get different types of fillers in Singapore. There are some permanent ones and some temporary ones. The permanent fillers are non-resorbable and have a long-lasting effect. Permanent fillers are polymethylmethacrylate and polyacrylamide. Polymethylmethacrylate is created from a matter of small plastic (methylmethacrylate) beads mixed with bovine collagen. This is then injected right underneath the skin, and in the scar tissue, the plastic matter gets encapsulated. The collagen works to hold the plastic in its place, and this lasts for months after it has been introduced. Temporary fillers are “resorbable” products, which have a life of six to nine months. They are comparatively safer as the products are absorbed by the skin and there is less chance of any side effect.

There are injectable dermal fillers for the wrinkles on your face that act as a better alternative for anti-aging cream. They are injected under the skin to give a fuller look. These are also used on the hands. Collagen is another product that is injected under the skin to restore the shape and texture of the skin. Collagen is a tried and tested product that has been used as a dermal filler for quite some time now.