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Pitch ‘Not So’ Perfect

Over the two plus weeks of the Winter Olympics, we discussed in detail, the importance of sleep for Olympic athletes. This week, another sport is in the news with a cautionary mattress tale.

Texas Rangers Pitcher, Matt Harrison, will miss the opening day of the MLB season due to stiffness in his back caused by sleeping on an overly soft mattress. Harrison had undergone back surgery in 2013 for a herniated disc. After the surgery, Harrison stayed in a rental home where the mattresses were provided as part of the furnishings.

After experiencing setbacks in his recovery period, Harrison’s team traced his soreness to the rental bed. Harrison immediately purchased a firmer mattress to resolve the issue.

He now claims to be at 100%, but the setback interfered with his training schedule and the young star will likely sit the first two games of the pitching rotation.

Harrison only had two starts last year due to his back pain. He hopes to turn things around this season, returning to his 2012 form where he received a number of Cy Young nominations.

If you are experiencing chronic back pain, talk to your doctor immediately. For relief from your pain, follow Harrison’s lead and increase the firmness of your mattress. Visit Simmons Mattress Gallery to review your sleeping options. We’ll get you back in the game.

Morning Back Ache

The British Chiropractic Association has released a new poll that shows one in three British citizens wake up with back or neck pain. Rishi Loatey, a chiropractor and spokesman for the BCA believes that changing your mattress every seven years can alleviate unnecessary morning pain.
This practice, along with proper lifting techniques can dramatically reduce the need for chiropractic work.
Here are a few rules for proper lifting:

  • Always enlist the help of equipment to help you lift heavy objects. Don’t soldier all the weight when a mechanical device can reduce the burden. It might take a few extra minutes for setup, but your back will thank you.
  • Never twist at the waist while lifting.
  • Bend with the knees and keep your back straight.
  • If you need to do repetitive lifts, take short breaks so as not to over exert your muscles.
  • Always stretch before beginning repetitive lifts

Follow these steps and keep your mattress upgraded and hopefully your mornings will be free of pain.
For a new mattress look no further than Vancouver’s luxury mattress company, Simmons Mattress Gallery. Our 75% off sale is continuing this fall, so take advantage of the deals being offered on our whole line of Beautyrest mattresses.

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