Which mattress is best for back pain?

Which mattress is best for back pain?

One of the most important choices that can be made when furnishing a home is not just the style of a bed or the furnishing but the type of mattress that is used especially if back pain is involved. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause back pain to your body or make existing back pain worse which has a huge impact on overall sleep quality. The type of mattress that you choose is not just down to which is the most popular but rather which one suits you completely, fitting to your every preference. The best mattress is the one that will support your back and keep your spine in alignment while also providing you with the most comfort. Read on as we help you identity which mattress is best for back pain. 

There are a few guidelines that you can look at to help you choose the best mattress that will help you support your back:


1. The make up of the mattress

Not all mattresses are the same and the general make up of the mattress down to what coils and springs are used has a huge impact on what kind of comfort you receive. For example many mattresses vary in the  number of coils that they have in the mattress. Coils are metal springs in a mattress that are placed in a specific pattern and can come in different types such as Pocked coils and Bonnel coils, which are important for supporting the weight of the sleeper. 

2. Does it keep your spine aligned?

If a mattress is too firm or not firm enough and very soft it will not support your spine and effect your neck or lower back. It's also important to take into consideration that what is firm for one person is not firm for another person which can be down to the size of a person also. For example someone who has wider hips may enjoy a softer surface while someone with narrower hips may prefer a firmer surface.

3. Can you take the mattress for a test drive?

Most times the best way to know if a mattress is for you is to take it for a test drive over a longer period of time. For many mattress judging your opinion of it over short amount of time will not give you the true picture to whether that mattress is for you and whether it has helped your back pain. At Furnitureful our mattresses come with a 60 night trial which will give you a chance to try out your mattress and see if it suits your back needs. We believe that trying a new mattress is like trying a new pair of shoes. Sometimes its your size but you need to break it in after a time of wearing it so that shoe can begin to fit perfectly. This is just like your mattress, with the 60 night trial policy you can ‘Break in’ your mattress and have a full experience using it before you decide to return it. Within that time you are sure to come to the conclusion that the mattress is in-fact perfect for you!

So what is the best mattress for back pain?

Some people believe that a firmer mattress would be best as common wisdom, but there is no real research behind whether this is the best thing to do. Unfortunately there is not a huge amount of data on mattresses but what we do know is that medium firm mattresses usually are the best for those who have bad backs because they provide the most comfort and relief for your back than firmer mattresses. One study that was carried out by researchers found out that a percentage of 300 volunteers with low back pain reported to have the least amount of discomfort using a medium firm mattress after using it for 90 days over the rest who tried a firm one. Why not check out our Memory Foam Hybrid Sprung Mattress which is the perfect combination of medium firmness and Responsive Cool Blue Memory Foam. At Furnitureful you can browse and purchase a mattress online to meet your comfort needs!

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