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The Medical Benefits of Replacing Your Couch Foam

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No matter how health-conscious we are, we may be unaware of subtle life changes we can make for our health’s sake. From incorporating a new vegetable into our diets to standing more while at work, these new habits can help us live happier, healthier lives. One new health practice that can help you while resting at home is replacing your couch foam.

You may be wondering what your couch cushions have to do with your health. Couch cushions are designed to support your weight and provide comfort. When you start feeling discomfort, aches, and pains from sitting or reclining on your couch, it is a sign that your body is aligned or supported in an unhealthy manner. Cushions that provide the right amount of support will alleviate unnecessary pressure on your lower back, tailbone, and spine.

When your couch cushions have been used for more than 7-10 years, they will not be as firm as supportive as they were when you first bought them. They will likely be uneven, causing your body to sag in certain areas. These areas may become pressure points, which in turn, cause aches and pains. These pressure points are often a reason why people have trouble sleeping, and if you or your home guests sleep on your couch, they may make it harder for you to feel rested after sleeping.

Flattened couch cushions that cannot evenly distribute your weight may also be bad for your circulation and digestion. In general, sitting is not a healthy activity because it compresses your lower body, including your abdomen and circulatory system. This makes it more difficult for blood and food to flow through your body. A good, supportive cushion can alleviate some of the compression on these symptoms, but a flat, misshapen cushion will help prevent digestive and circulatory issues.

If you’re looking for the right couch foam replacement, be sure to browse through The Foam Factory’s different foam types that can be customized according to the shape and measurements you need for your couch. If you need a custom shape, just contact them today at 586-627-3626 or at info@foambymail.com.

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