Waking life is stressful enough. The last thing you need is to be kept up at night with lower back pain on a mattress that provides little to no support. If you are sleeping on a mattress with poor support, you are doing nothing to improve poor your sleeping posture or relax strained muscles or keep your spine in proper alignment.
In other words, you’re contributing to your lower back pain – rather than healing it.
People experiencing lower back pain will often seek the advice of a chiropractor, but there is a simple solution that could make a substantial difference – and that is investing in the right mattress.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to finding the best mattress for people with low back pain. It all depends on what type of mattress you’re most comfortable with, ultimately, because being uncomfortable in bed is what exacerbates the pain in your lower back.
There are important factors to consider when choosing your mattress. The first is understanding the internal components that comprise your mattress. Coils or springs are what provide the support, but the placement and amount of coils vary from mattress to mattress. Not to mention the padding on top of the mattress, which can also differ in terms of thickness.
Firmness is also key to minimizing pain and maximizing comfort. Soft, medium and firm are your options, and it depends on a lot on how you sleep. Back sleepers are often more comfortable with medium to firm firmness, whereas side sleepers tend to prefer soft to medium firmness.
As far as type of mattress goes, memory foam mattresses are considered to be among the best mattresses in terms of providing support and reducing back pain.
But as I mentioned before, your best bet is to go out and find the mattress that feels the best to you.