An old or uncomfortable mattress can add to this problem, making life more difficult for those who have chronic pain.
The Sleep Foundation recommends that mattresses should be replaced every 6 - 8 years, or it is is negatively impacting your sleep, noticeably sagging, or leading to muscle and joint stiffness.
Arthritis tends to affect the joints, so a mattress that is lacking in the proper support can exacerbate pain and lead to more inflammation and swelling on pressure points. A good quality, supportive mattress can help to relieve pressure points and minimise chronic joint pain.
Whether you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or chronic pain conditions such as lupus or fibromyalgia, the right mattress can make all the difference when it comes to getting a good night's sleep.