At Spindle, we sometimes get calls from customers who claim their mattress is causing them pain. That’s something I can relate to.
I woke up this morning with a stiff neck, sore shoulders and a bit of a headache. But I won’t blame the mattress. There are too many other factors at play:
the ergonomics at my workspace leave much to be desired
I’ve spent the past two weeks wrestling a snowblower through seven feet of snow
I carried too many groceries in from the car in too odd a configuration and then tried to balance them while trying to turn a doorknob
I’m not exercising as much as I’d like; not doing yoga
and lord only knows into what shape I mangled my pillow during the night.
Today I slipped on the ice and bruised my shoulder. That’ll probably hurt more tomorrow morning, or I might not notice it until I get out of bed a few days from now when I’ll have forgotten that I slipped on the ice. And because I might have been uncomfortable during the night and really in pain by the time I get out of bed, it must be my mattress' fault. Not.
It’s easy to find retailers who promise:
aches and pains can be a thing of the past
latex won’t cause allergies; is hypoallergenic
great for arthritis…fibromyalgia…pain related syndromes, sports injuries
Spindle won’t make those kind of claims. Our mattresses are not medical devices, and we have no magic elixirs. We do however sell awesome natural latex mattresses at rock-bottom prices that hold their own against any other comparable mattress on the market, in spite of proprietary “relief” others want you to buy.
Yesterday, the NY Times ran a story about different kinds of pillows and ways they may affect your sleep. Follow the link, and remember: It's a mattress, not a provider of miracles.