Our team at Get Adjusted Chiropractic is partnering with Avocado Mattresses to bring you the best ergonomic sleep set-up to extend your chiropractic care.
Avocado Mattresses was founded in 2016 with the mission to provide a "green mattress" made with non-toxic, organic materials that wouldn't break the bank. Luckily enough for us, the Avocado Green Mattresses are a chiropractor's (and their patients!) secret weapon.
The best thing you can do for your body besides regular exercise, a nutritious diet, and routine chiropractic care is finding a sleeping set-up that works for you. Introducing the right mattress and pillows to your nighttime routine can relieve back and neck pain in the short and long term — especially when coupled with consistent trips to your chiropractor.
Your chiropractic work doesn't end when you leave Get Adjusted Chiropractic. Daily routine and the items you use, like your mattress, impact your overall health and wellness. Supporting your body with the appropriate tools increases the effects of adjustments or specialized treatments performed by Dr. Justin Lewis.
Don't Sleep on your Nighttime Routine Starting your day in pain just doesn't set you up for success! An unsupportive mattress and pillow combination is one of the leading causes of back pain. Dr. Justin Lewis explains that the wrong mattress or pillow will only intensify any discomfort you already suffer and may cancel any improvements made during your chiropractor appointments.
Selecting the correct mattress and pillow for your body type can prevent short- or long-term pain, eliminating that morning discomfort that seeps into the rest of your day. In addition, your chiropractor would be able to recommend the specific type of mattress for your needs.
"You want a mattress more on the firm side," recommends Dr. Justin Lewis. "You want your mattress to provide support, and you shouldn't be melting into your mattress; it should be there for support. The Avocado Green Mattress is the perfect amount of support without being too soft!"
Dr. Justin Lewis strongly suggests being a back sleeper — if you're not, it's not too late to train yourself to sleep on your back rather than your side!
"Sleeping on your back is a very healthy position for your spine when using the correct mattress. When using a medium to medium-firm mattress allows the natural contours of your body to be supported and pressure to be displaced evenly," Dr. Justin Lewis told Domino Magazine. "When it comes to the neck, the pillow is the most important aspect; when sleeping on your back, you want a really thinly contoured pillow to allow your head to be in the most neutral/supported position." If you’re a side sleeper, different rules apply for your pillow. When laying on your side, you want a pillow that’s going to keep your head parallel with the mattress. If a pillow is too small, you’re going to overstretch one side and compress the other side. If the pillow is too large, similar concept. You are looking for that perfect medium allowing your neck to lay in a neutral position. You are going to be sleeping for 6-8 hours a night and if you are forcing your head into an uncomfortable, non-ergonomic position its going to take a toll on your body.
An investment in the right mattress and pillow is an investment in your spinal, joint, and overall health. The Avocado Green Pillow and the Avocado Molded Latex Pillow provide quality support for your neck, whether you're a side or back sleeper.
Your Mattress Matters If you’ve been ignoring that chronic pain or the nagging feeling that something is wrong, 2022 is the year to make changes! Working with your primary physician and additional specialists will make you feel your best.
“Being stiff and achy isn’t normal,” says Dr. Justin Lewis. “Normalizing pain isn’t a good thing. Be proactive and allow minor adjustments to your life to change how you live.”
Chiropractic care can be a fantastic addition to your routine, primarily if you work with your primary doctors in tandem with your chiropractor. Dr. Justin Lewis will always ask about your medical history to focus on areas of concern from the start.
Make Staying Healthy Easy: "Sleep Ergonomics" references the postures and positions we take in our sleep. Our mattress and pillow combination either support our bodies or create more pain than we went to bed with the night before. Sleep hygiene, or the quality of your sleep within your sleep schedule, directly affects your overall health and chiropractic work.
Your mattress and pillows should keep your body in its natural position while sleeping, allowing you to rest appropriately at the end of the day. The best mattress for you, like an Avocado Green Mattress, will conform to your spine's natural curve and keep your spine aligned.
"Ideally, you'd want a bed made out of soft natural breathable material such as wool combined with latex to provide optimal support and firmness to enhance the spine's natural curves to equally distribute the weight you're applying on the mattress," says Dr. Justin Lewis to Domino Magazine. "Back sleepers, in particular, need a bed more on the firm side to support the body's natural contours."
Flip your mattress every few months to avoid creating indentations in your typical sleeping spots. You should replace a mattress every five to seven years of regular use or when your chiropractor recommends replacing it if necessary. A worn-out mattress, or the incorrect type of mattress for your body, will impact your sleep and increase bodily discomfort.
If you're looking to replace your mattress, use code GETADJUSTEDNOW125 for $125 off any size Green Mattress on AvocadoGreenMattress.com — an exclusive deal for the Get Adjusted Chiropractic community!
Incorporate chiropractic care into your regular routine and speak to our team about your sleep set-up!Book an appointment online today or call our office at 845-809-8300 to schedule a visit with Dr. Justin Lewis.