Choosing the Right Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Choosing the Right Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Sleeping on an unsuitable mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Adequate support from a mattress is necessary to keep the spine of your back in alignment and will help with poor sleeping posture and muscle strains. A mattress that provides both back support and comfort can help to reduce lower back pain as it allows the structures of the spine to rest and rejuvenate during the night. 

With the sheer number of mattresses on the market, choosing the right one can be difficult. It is recommended that you talk to an experienced sleep specialist who will be able to guide you through the various criteria that will suit your particular needs. 

The physical components of a mattress will matter for personal choice. Some mattresses have coils, or inner springs that provide the support. Every mattress varies in the number and arrangement of these coils. Padding is another consideration. Padding on top of a mattresses comes in different layers of thickness. The depth of a mattress can range from anywhere between 7 to 128 inches. The type of padding and mattress depth should be determined by individual preferences when testing out a mattress. 

Memory foam mattresses could be a viable option for people with lower back pain. The memory foam gradually conforms to the shape of your body. providing good support and excellent pressure relief. A good quality memory foam mattresses will also help to regulate your body temperature. Open cell memory foam allows for the movement of air inside the mattress, this means is will be more effective at transferring heat away from your body as you’re sleeping.

It is strongly recommended that you come into the store, lie down on a selection of mattresses and see which fits your individual preferences for levels of firmness and comfort. Find a mattress that will provide support for the natural curves and alignment of your spine. Choosing a mattress with the right amount of back support can also help with muscle aches and pains in the morning.  

Some manufacturers create mattresses specifically designed for back care, but personal preference should be the determining factor when making your choice. The best mattress is one which feels the most comfortable, offers adequate support and one which will help you have a good night's sleep, without pain and stiffness. 

A good quality mattress should last you between eight and ten years. The average person spends up to eight hours a night on their mattress. This means that you will mostly likely spend about 3 years of your life on your mattress, making it one of the most important purchases you can make for your health and well being. You should wake up feeling rested and refreshed after a good nights sleep. If you have been tossing and turning trying to get comfortable then you are depriving yourself of the many health benefits associated with a sleep. 

Better Bedding have a team of sleep specialists that will be able to offer you advice regarding the best type of mattress for your particular requirements. if you are having difficulty sleeping due to lower back pain, we would advise you to come into our showroom and take your time lying down on our mattresses to see which feels best. It is important to us that you are satisfied with your choice of mattress and we are here to help assist you, to ensure that are.

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