Nothing ruins your day quite like battling through chronic back pain. Constant back pain makes it difficult to stand up, walk, sit comfortably, work, and of course sleep. The American Chiropractic Association says that 31 million Americans are having back problems at any given time. While the cause for this suffering ranges, for many people it is due to one thing: the wrong mattress. If you’re tired of waking up with a back ache and struggling to enjoy life because of it, it’s time you look into the relief that a hybrid mattress can provide you.
That’s right, many people find the relief they are looking for in a new hybrid mattress. Because these mattresses are both soft and conforming, yet supported by strong springs, they are ideal for those suffering from chronic back pain. With this in mind, we want to help you find the best hybrid mattress for back pain.
Common sleeping positions that lead to a back pain
Some sleeping positions cause or exacerbate back pain. When you sleep on your stomach on a mattress that isn’t supportive enough, your spine bends and “bows” the wrong way. This is the cause of many people’s lower back pain. By far, sleeping on your stomach is the “worst.” That being said, if you’re sleeping on an old, lumpy, or unsupportive mattress, there won’t be any position you can roll into that will keep your spine properly aligned.
Sleeping tips for people with back pain
It should go without saying that some sleeping positions are better for waking up without back pain than others. For many people, sleeping on their back may be the best position. When you sleep on your back, your weight is evenly distributed and spread across the widest area of your body. As a result, you place less strain on your pressure points. You’re also able to get better alignment of your spine.
That being said, switching to a new sleeping position is often a lot easier said than done. You may try to fall asleep in one of the “good” sleeping positions, but as soon as you’re fully asleep you roll back over to your stomach and spend the rest of the night that way. This is precisely why having a supportive mattress needs to be a big part of your plan to eliminate your pain. We recommend looking into a hybrid mattress, as this will deliver the results you’re looking for.
It is important to also note that not all lower back pain is caused by a bad mattress and awkward sleeping positions, but all lower back pain is made worse by them. Another suggestion to help alleviate the problem would be to use a lumbar pillow when you drive, work, or otherwise sit for a long period of time. This gives your lower back the support it needs so you’re not crawling into bed already in pain.
How a hybrid mattress can help with back pain
A well-made hybrid is two things: comfortable and supportive. Both of these features go a long way towards improving your back pain. You see, the reason these are referred to as “hybrids” is because they have both soft, conforming foam and steady, supportive springs. They’re made with two different things that combine to create a fantastic mattress!
After its creation by NASA, memory foam became an instant hit because it cradled your body, provided excellent motion isolation, and created a soft, yet supportive sleep surface. However, what memory foam doesn’t do very well is adequately support your back and spine. This is where the innersprings come in to help. The coil core of a hybrid mattress provides extra support for your neck and spine, a critical factor for preventing chronic back pain.
Our recommendations for the best hybrid mattresses for back pain
A quick look at our website will tell you that there are quite a few hybrid mattress options. As this type of mattress grows in popularity, more and more mattress manufacturers add them to their collections. It can be overwhelming and confusing to choose the right one for you. If you struggle with back pain, and it's one of the driving factors for your motivation in buying a new mattress, we recommend you begin your search for the best hybrid mattress for back pain with one of these:
Casper Nova Hybrid Mattress- This mattress features two layers of AirScape™ foam featuring thousands of tiny perforations to increase airflow and give you zoned support. Zoned Support™ Pro memory foam below utilizes seven zones of targeted support that’s softer at the shoulders for upper body relief while ergonomically supporting beneath the shoulders, hips, waist, and lower back. A resilient pocketed innerspring unit gives this hybrid mattress adequate support, which is exactly what you’re looking for.
Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid 'X' Class Medium Mattress- If you’re struggling with back pain, we recommend you find a Medium comfort feel so it’s not too soft and not too firm. It features the world's premier support system, the exclusive patented T3 Pocketed Coil. T3 technology is three steel strands wound into one to absorb energy, reduce motion and provide exceptional support, durability, and undisturbed sleep. The RightTemp™ Memory Foam helps keep your body temperature regulated while the Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam provides advanced pressure relief.
Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Medium Hybrid Mattress- Also a Medium comfort feel, this hybrid mattress offers a perfectly balanced level of both comfort and support. Extra-soft foam at the comfort layer works in conjunction with a layer of signature TEMPUR® support foam below, enhancing contour ability and pressure relief. At the core, individually pocketed coils support every curve of your body with a high degree of motion separation properties for uninterrupted rest.
You’re simply not your best if you are not sleeping well. This means not only having trouble falling asleep, but also waking up with aches and pains. This is not how your body was designed to feel! Your body needs the restorative bliss made possible by the best hybrid mattress for back pain.
Reach out to a City Mattress Sleep Expert through our website’s chat function at the bottom, right-hand corner or stop into your nearest City Mattress location to learn how we can help you create a bed that you absolutely adore. We know how to find the right mattress for you, one that will alleviate your back pain.