If you are an arthritis sufferer, the right mattress (think pressure-relieving comfort layers and pillow-tops) can play a role in easing your aches and pains during the night. This is what Terry Cralle, a registered nurse, certified clinical sleep educator and a spokesperson for the Better Sleep Council, says in a story at sister publication Sleep Savvy.
Cralle also gives a number of mattress and sleep tips designed to help alleviate arthritis pain and discomfort during the night. The tips include the use of “blanket lifts,” so that heavy bedding doesn’t weigh down on aching legs, and adjustable bases that make it easier to get in and out of bed.
The article is filled with links to more information, at the BSC and elsewhere, designed to help those dealing with arthritis pain–and sleepless nights.