My story is a little bit different than the topic that I want to discuss, but the principle stays the same. I have done several reviews on mattresses and it came to my attention that people struggle with back pain when they sleep on some of these mattresses. I had the same experience with my collar bone. I have had pain in the area where my collar bone connects with my chest.
Soon I realized that my mattress was the cause of this. What happened was that when I lie on my side ( I am a side sleeper btw), I would feel pain in that area after a while. It came to my conclusion that my mattress was too hard for me and that my body had too many pressure points on my bed. My spine was not aligned straight and my collar bone was pressing against my torso.
Soon after that I chose a softer mattress and my pain went away after a while. So let me start on what’s the best mattress for back pain 🙂
I am going to make the causes as straight forward and logical as possible. The reason for this is that so many “experts” claim that they know the secret on how to choose the right mattress for your hurting back. They will do anything to get you to buy their mattress even if it makes your pain worse. I am not a health practitioner in any way, but I know how to use common sense. If the information I provide does not make sense for you, you can hit the exit button.
No mattress on earth will ever cure any chronic back pain, but it can certainly reduce or prevent it. If you lie on your bed, your spine needs to be aligned in a straight position even if you sleep on your side, back or stomach. If your spine is not aligned in a straight position the discs will put pressure on the nerve endings or any tissue that are surrounding your spinal cord.
There is a myth that I want to bust before I continue. There is no single mattress that will reduce your back pain, but rather a specific TYPE of mattress for a specific TYPE of sleeper. The reason for this is that no mattress can be soft as a marshmallow and firm as a well done steak at the same time. You need to know what type of mattress will suit your sleeping type. Almost any mattress will do, but you need to know what type of mattress is best for you.
So what type of sleepers do you get.
“Conformability to your body is the property that you must look for when buying a new mattress to reduce your back pain.”
Now that you know the science or let me rather say “logic”, you can start to look at the different mattresses.
There are several nice things that I like about Simmons
Before you think about buying a mattress for your back pain you need to evaluate your sleeping position. The best way to do this is to make a note of your position when you wake up in the morning.
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