What is the best mattress for back pain relief? is one of the biggest questions I get asked from readers and its so hard to answer. Because 80% of you will suffer from upper, lower and/or middle back pain at one point in your life. Its very likely some of you will wake up with a sore back. Don’t worry its a very common type of musculoskeletal discomfort. So common in fact that over 31 million American’s suffer from backaches and over 80% of those wake up with a stiff back. So the question What is the best mattress for back pain is a good one.
The majority of the backaches and discomfort we feel are caused by poor quality mattresses making it very uncomfortable to sleep. Its estimated that because of this fact 40-60% of the general population have trouble sleeping. Pillows are also very often the cause of upper back pain and neck pain. We did some research on this topic over a two month period READ ALL ABOUT IT.
Because there are so many mattresses to choose from like firm, gentle firm, medium, firm-medium, soft, medium soft, ultra soft and that’s not even getting into the gel, memory foams and springs yet. lol So you see my point in the difficulty here.
What is the best mattress for back pain is something only you can answer based on how each one makes you feel. What is important is that you get maximum spinal support. Because lower back pain is the most common what you want to look for is a mattress that for you will keep your spine straight as you rest. This will ensure proper support and comfort thru out the night. When testing mattresses feel it caress your body. Every pressure point must feel support. See a video we found on proper sleeping tips to avoid back pain click here.
What is the best mattress for back pain? In my experience with back pain memory foam beds have served me amazingly well. They truly hug every inch of your body and provide comfort for back and side sleepers. When you first lay in bed you feel yourself sink ever so slightly into the bed as it curves to your shape. A real custom fit every time. I would say start your research there. Your comments and experiences are more than welcome on this site. That’s how we can help each other free ourselves from discomfort.
I hope you feel better soon. Cheers for now 🙂
Founder of Helping Lower Back Pain and Author of The Back Pain Relief Guide