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What Is the Best Mattress for Back Pain?


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According to reports, 65 million Americans said they have recently experienced back pain, with 8% of the adult population indicating it is a chronic ailment. And with so many different types of mattresses on the market, it can be hard to figure out which one is best for you if you’re dealing with back pain. But it is important to find a solution. 

Why Is a Mattress Important for Back Pain?

There are a few reasons why mattresses are important when solving back pain problems. And they have to do with how you’re built. Your body’s weight is focused on a small area while lying down. This can cause issues with circulation and put pressure on your nerves. The wrong mattress can make these problems worse. There might also be pressure on your spine, depending on how you sleep. If your mattress isn’t giving you the proper support, it can strain your spine and lead to pain. 

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Finding the Best Mattress for Back Pain

If you’re looking for the best mattress for back pain, there are a few things to keep in mind: 

Firm, But Not Too Firm

To begin, you want to ensure you get a mattress that is firm enough to support your back but not so firm that it causes discomfort. Most people believe that a firm mattress is the best option for people with back problems. However, this isn’t necessarily true. While a firmer mattress may offer more comfort for those who prefer them, a softer mattress can also be effective in helping to relieve back pain. The key is finding a mattress built to provide the support your body needs. And 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. 

Supportive, But Not Too Soft

This brings us to our second point. You want to find a mattress that contours to your body. That means it should support your hips and shoulders while you sleep. This way, your spine will stay aligned, and you’re less likely to experience pain. If your mattress doesn’t provide the proper support, it may contribute to your back pain. 

That’s because when you’re lying down, much of your weight becomes focused on specific areas of your body. This can cause problems with circulation and pressure your nerves if your body is pressed against a mattress that is too firm. A mattress that contours your body will provide the support you need while alleviating pressure points. This can lead to a more comfortable night’s sleep and help reduce back pain. Sometimes, the mattress that will do this the best may be softer. 

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Ensure the Materials Are Just Right

Last, and arguably the most important aspect, is finding a mattress constructed from high-quality materials. This way, you know it will be durable and support you properly. When it comes to mattress construction, there are various components such as coils, foam, latex and innersprings. Different materials have different benefits, so choosing the one best for you is essential. 

For example, coils are often used in firmer mattresses and provide excellent support. On the other hand, foam mattresses are often softer and can contour to your body better. Offered in a variety of firmnesses, they can be just as supportive as a mattress with coils. There are also latex mattresses, which are similar to foam mattresses but usually firmer. The options are endless. But the important part is to make sure you choose a mattress made from high-quality materials that will offer the support and comfort you need to reduce back pain. 

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Real Mattress Solutions for Real Back Pain Problems

Some of the best options for dealing with back pain can be found among our memory foam mattresses. That’s because they offer the perfect combination of support and comfort and can be found in various firmnesses. They contour to your body while also providing the support you need to keep your spine aligned properly. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made from TEMPUR® material, a memory-foam-like material developed initially as part of a NASA contract. But there’s nothing space-age about the benefits it can provide. 

TEMPUR® material is body-adaptive, meaning these mattresses adapt and respond to your body’s unique needs throughout the night. This helps to evenly distribute the force of your body across the mattress, which can reduce tossing and turning and allow you to fully relax. As a result, you may get deeper sleep and wake up with less back pain. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are also designed to reduce pressure points, further contributing to a good night’s sleep. 

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Our City Mattress brand mattresses are another comfortable and affordable option among foam mattresses. They’re made with high-density poly foam, soft contour foam, convoluted foam, Visco gel foam and other premium materials to achieve ultimate support and comfort. 

Many of our mattresses also come with ultra-soft cotton pads for optimal pressure relief. And because we use premium materials, our mattresses are a great alternative to expensive sleep number beds. So if you’re looking for a comfortable, affordable mattress, City Mattress brand mattresses are the perfect option.

Options to Meet Your Needs

We’re confident that we have the best mattresses to help with your back pain. But we understand that everyone’s needs are different. That’s why we offer a wide variety of options. We want you to find the perfect mattress for your unique needs so you can get the best night’s sleep possible and wake up feeling refreshed and pain-free.