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3 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress for Back Pain

We ideally should spend an average of 8 hours per day sleeping so choosing the best mattress for your back is vital to a good night’s sleep. Sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress can either cause or actually worsen severe back pain. Lack of support from a mattress can cause muscle strains, poor sleeping posture, and your spine going out of alignment.

CHOOSING YOUR MATTRESS

Here are some points to consider in your selection process when buying a new mattress for relieving back pain:

Firmness

A great mattress should be firm enough to support the natural curvature of your body. But you don’t want it to be rock-firm either. Play within medium-firm to firm to get the best overall back support.

The perfect mattress should mould to your body for support and keep your spine in proper alignment to relieve back pain issues. It also ought to keep the rest of your body in alignment – reducing stress on your shoulders and hips. One of the best examples is a mattress that utilises firm ergonomic foam to observe all your pressure points and let you enjoy zero-partner disturbance.

Space

Let’s face it – we all need space. If an average person changes sleeping positions 12 times per night – and you are sleeping with a partner – then we recommend sleeping on a mattress big enough to cover 2 bodies moving comfortably around it and distributing both weights evenly without being cramped up. (SEE: Mattress Size Guide)

Bed Base

It’s not only the mattress! As having good foundation is key, we recommend investing in a bed that also provides your mattress with good support. We also suggest that you look for a mattress that can be used with all sorts of bed bases – you'll never know when you want to change base.

Related article: What to look for when buying a bed frame?

If you can find a mattress that ticks all of the boxes, you’re well on your way to a better night’s sleep for your back. Thankfully you don’t even have to look that far. Wink, wink.