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3 Ways to Find a Mattress That Helps with Back Pain


Woman with back pain

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you certainly are not alone. Whether from an injury, work habits, a chronic condition like Osteoporosis, or even just your age, around 80% of the population suffers from regular or occasional back pain. In fact, about 31 million Americans are experiencing lower back pain right now.

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once. That doesn’t mean you need to just deal with it, though. The right mattress is important enough when you don’t suffer from any type of back pain, but when you do, it’s vital to get a high-quality mattress. You see, if you wake up in the morning with back pain, there is a good chance that sleeping on the wrong mattress is to blame or at the very least making it worse.

A good mattress means one that’s both comfortable and supportive. You’ll want to follow these three easy pieces of advice to find a mattress that helps with your pain:

#1 The materials matter

Mattresses can be made from a wide variety of materials and designs, and it should come to no surprise that some are much better than others. The foam, coils, or inner springs are what provide the support. Each individual mattress varies in the number and arrangement of these coils or springs, or the density of the foam. There may also be padding on top of the mattress that comes in many different thicknesses. Mattress depths can range anywhere from seven inches deep to more than double that! Some foam is cheap and synthetic, while others feature all-natural latex foam that is much more supportive in the long term.

#2 Find one that offers back support

The right amount of back support helps you avoid any type of pain or soreness in the morning. A good mattress is one that provides support for your natural curves and the alignment of your spine. While you sit, stand, or walk, your spine isn’t completely straight. It also shouldn’t have a major curve in it. Your spine has natural curves that form an S-shape, and the best-made mattresses are those that are designed to keep this form.

#3 You don’t need to forgo comfort

You may have noticed that you haven’t yet read the word “firm.” Why is this? Because a mattress can actually be soft, plush, extra plush, or cush and still offer all the back support you need. A supportive mattress doesn’t need to be hard, it just needs to be made in the right way to keep your spine aligned properly. There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people with low back pain. Find a comfortable one that works for you!

Does your pain appear right away in the morning? You may have purchased an inexpensive mattress, or even a relatively good-quality one but many years ago. Are there spots that sag? If this has made you realize that you need a better mattress, there’s no need to worry. The good news is that if your current mattress is at the root of the pain, simply replacing an old mattress or changing from one style to another that suits your sleep preferences better should be the key to waking up refreshed, rejuvenated, and without back pain. That is exactly what City Mattress is here for! We have over two dozen store locations, so you are sure to find a City Mattress near you where you can lay down on a great mattress, speak to an expert, and find the perfect sleep surface for you. We even offer free, next-day delivery. If you live outside our local delivery area, City Mattress will ship your purchase directly to you using 'white glove' delivery service experts. You won’t believe how quickly your new mattress arrives and you say goodbye to back pain!