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Back pain and your bed

By August 30, 2022September 6th, 2022Health News

If you go to bed feeling great and wake up in pain, it’s a good sign your mattress could be the cause. 

Is your mattress causing you back pain?

  • If the mattress is soft, the pelvic area can dip too far, putting the body in a U shape that stresses the spine as well as the muscles and ligaments in the lower back.
  • If the mattress is too firm, it won’t accommodate your shoulder and hip whilst lying on your side. This can place more pressure on you back and neck.

What is the best bed for someone with back pain?

  • The best bed for someone with back pain is one that is suited to their body type and preferred sleeping position. Back pain-friendly models are available in all mattress types, but many sleepers find that hybrid mattresses offer the best combination of support and pressure relief.

4 things to look at when shopping for or analysing mattress quality:

  1. The bed needs to be supportive of your entire body when it is in a neutral position, with proper spinal alignment.
  2. It must not be too firm, otherwise it pushes on the main pressure points of your spine. 
  3. It must not be too soft, otherwise it can create spinal curvature.
  4. Like goldilocks your bed needs to be just right.

Call us if you would like some help around choosing the correct mattress.