Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain
Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain
You used to think you had to get a firm mattress, but now the research is saying that comfort should be your guide. You can't just buy what feels good for other people; it has to feel right for you and fit in with how much pain relief or support they need from their sleep environment. Let personal preference dictate everything!
When it comes to sleep, you need a mattress that feels good when you try it out in the showroom. But not all mattresses are created equal and sometimes buying one with your gut might leave you unhappy for years on end.
When shopping for mattresses, picking the right type can be very hard because there is so much competition--and just because they feel great while lying down doesn't mean they'll work well over time!
It Needs to Keep Your Spine Aligned
Good posture is important when you sleep. The muscles and ligaments in your back need to relax and recover while you snooze. If a mattress is too firm - or too squishy, it won't support your spine at neck or lower back the way it needs to for everyone who has one of these traits: wide hips require less give than someone with narrower hips does because they keep their spines aligned more easily on softer surfaces like those with some springiness; people whose backs rounding forward will be better off sleeping on firmer mattresses that don't allow them sink into the bed as much.
When You Can’t Decide, Go ‘Cushion-Firm’
Research is limited, but in one study (conducted over a 3-month period), researchers assigned new mattresses to more than 300 people with low back pain. They used either "medium-firm" or "firm" mattresses for the duration of the trial. Those in the firmer group reported less discomfort and were able to sleep better on these surfaces as opposed to those who slept on softer beds.
Try The Mattress As Long As Possible
If you have a great night's sleep and wake up pain-free after staying at a hotel or in a friend's guest room, it is worth the time to ask about the type of mattress it is, and the firmness level. If purchasing online, this information can be found on most company websites including what type of bed (firmness) they offer for purchase. Or choose an easier way out by buying one with money back guarantee: A growing number of companies will let you buy any size/type of mattresses and use them for anywhere from 30 to 100 days before sending them back if not happy with your choice - all without risking paying more than retail price!
Don’t Wait To #UpgradeYourSleep
When the researchers from Oklahoma State University randomly assigned 62 people to sleep in a variety of new beds for 28 days, they found that almost everyone started to sleep better. Out of all participants who slept in any model bed during this time period - regardless if it was more expensive or not - there were few reports on lower back pain and poor sleeping quality with just one exception: those who had been given cheaper models reported experiencing these ailments more often than others.
The most important thing seemed to be that the experiment participants' old beds were 9.5 years on average, and they concluded- "sleep quality may be dependent on timely replacement of bedding systems." Their takeaway advice is clear: If you've been sleeping on your same saggy mattress for more than a decade (or even more), it's time to get a new one! It doesn't have to cost too much either; just make sure not go cheap with an inexpensive or low priced model because there are many benefits in having at least mid range pricing.