How to choose a mattress for back pain

How to choose a mattress for back pain

Mattresses

The right mattress for back pain varies depending on the individual. One that is perfect for one person's back pain, may work the opposite for another. 

The best way to address the back pain, is to find the right mattress to support you. For example, sleeping on a hard floor will offer very rigid support, while sleeping on a pile of soft pillows will offer very little support at all. 

Typical advice recommends that an orthopaedic mattress is the best option for individuals that suffer from back pain. However, this might not be the case for your circumstances. A good supportive mattress should mould to your shape while you sleep, while offering support, rather than just soft moulding. For example, a smaller individual who sleeps on their side, would find it extremely uncomfortable to sleep on an extra firm mattress as it would not contort to their body shape. Whereas a softer or a memory foam mattress would mould to the right shape, offering fuller support.

Where two individuals share a bed, both need to be taken into consideration, and ideally either a mutual ground or a mattress that reduces the movement felt by the other person such as a pocket sprung or memory foam mattress where the movement is contained.

Ensuring that measures are taken in your daily life and routine to reduce the risk of back pain can help you to get a good night's sleep even if your mattress isn't quite right for you. Include regular exercise to help improve the quality of your back muscles can help to reduce back pain over extended periods of time.

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This answer was written by:

Richard Jones
Richard Jones has been working at Dial a mattress for 17 years. He is also The Company Director. He enjoys his holidays, swimming, model making, and DIY.
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