What type of mattress is best for back pain?

Ashna Waseem 12:48 PM, 5 Nov, 2022
What type of mattress is best for back pain?

The ideal back pain mattresses encourage spinal realignment and pressure reduction in your favorite sleeping position. For example, if you sleep on your side or are recuperating from an injury, a model with sensitive foam layers that cradle your joints may be ideal. Committed back sleepers, on the other hand, may prefer a firmer feel, while combination sleepers should look for something in the middle. In general, when looking for a mattress to relieve back pain, look for a medium-firm bed with the ideal combination of softness and firmness. Doctors advise looking for a mattress that supports the natural shape of your spine while resting flat or on your side.

Consider the following qualities in your mattress that makes it the best:

1.     Firmness

Mattress firmness is one of the most significant and complicated aspects to comprehend. You might consider sleeping on a piece of wood to have the maximum amount of firmness possible. The lowest level of firmness would be if you slept on an actual cloud (or the highest level of softness). Most individuals want something in the middle, although others prefer a harder, firmer mattress, while others prefer something more cushioned and flexible.

2.     Texture

You should also think about the texture of your mattress. While you'll most likely cover and cover your mattress before sleeping on it, you may be able to feel the basic texture of the mattress when resting on it. Most mattresses feature seams or patterns that give them a different "feel" than others. This is primarily a subjective aspect that you may not notice until you seek for it.

3.     Right size

Whether you know it or not, the size of your mattress has an impact on how well you sleep. You may have existing constraints, such as a bed frame of a specified size that you don't want to get rid of, and the price of your mattress will, of course, increase with each size, in sequence. Some unusual sizes may make finding adequately fitting sheets difficult, but this will have no direct influence on your sleep quality. Larger mattresses, as you might expect, are preferable for most people, especially if you sleep with a partner; greater space means you'll have more freedom to stretch out and adopt different positions during the night.

4.     Adjustability

The majority of mattresses are not adjustable. Some mattresses, on the other hand, may be altered in terms of both position and firmness, and some mattresses provide differing modifications for both the left and right side of the bed, allowing you and your spouse to have separate sleeping experiences. Many customers will not see the need for an adjustable mattress, but if you find yourself attempting to attain different sleeping positions or seeking varying levels of firmness on a frequent basis, or if you and your spouse strongly disagree on what constitutes the "perfect" mattress, they may be appropriate for you.


At the end of the day, sleep is critical for the body to heal. Unfortunately, upper and lower back discomfort might interfere with your sleep. Sleeping on a mattress that does not provide adequate support for optimal sleep posture and spinal alignment might aggravate existing upper or lower back pain. The optimum mattress for each sleeper supports the spine and encourages proper alignment. This relieves back discomfort and promotes deeper, more restful sleep.

Ashna Waseem
Ashna Waseem

The author is contributing writer at Medical News Pakistan and can be reached at



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