Neck and back trouble can frequently be traced to bad mattresses, reports the Business Standard. The author explains how to identify the most suitable mattress.

The ideal sleep system should support the curve of the spine to optimise the load distribution and minimise stress. It should be able to support the heavier parts of the body, namely the shoulders and the back, separately and the lighter parts separately. Basically, an ideal mattress should find a balance between being too hard or too soft.