Choose the best mattress for bad backs
If waking up in the morning with aches and pains is something you often experience, this might be due to the mattress you are sleeping on. A mattress that doesn’t provide you with the comfort you need and the appropriate support for your body can cause or worsen morning backaches.
Finding the right balance between the most comfortable mattress for you and the best mattress for bad backs is far from being an easy task. That’s why we’ve put these guidelines together to help you choose the best mattress for you.
In order to decide on the best mattress for you, you need to be able to identify what is wrong with the current mattress you are sleeping on. One of the most common reasons is the age of the mattress. A mattress that is more than seven years old is, in most cases, a mattress that needs to be replaced since it loses support over the years.
Your needs might have changed. Due to changes in habits, weight and body shape, a mattress type that was right for you before might not be anymore, even if the mattress is not old. In that case you should change the type of mattress to suit your new needs and this is where it is essential to understand what your mattress is composed of and what the various fillings are designed to achieve.
Understand mattress components
Whether made from foam, memory foam or sprung, each mattress type has its own benefits in terms of comfort and support and it is important to understand what they stand for. In pocket sprung and open coil mattresses, the support is provided by the inner springs and pockets. Different foams and paddings of varying thicknesses generally sit on top of the springs or base material. LThe top layers play a role in both the support and the comfort. The thickness of the padding or foam, the number of springs and the tension of the springs are all things you should choose in accordance with your preferences and your needs.
Look for a mattress with extra back support
Mattresses labeled with extra support are generally specifically designed for people suffering from back pains. There is no real science to determine whether a mattress is good or bad for your back. However, today mattress manufacturers produce more and more mattresses with orthopaedic support and innovative materials to relieve pressure points and keep your body in the correct posture when you sleep. These are generally referred to as ortho support mattresses.
Determine your sleeping preferences
Comfort matters as much as support and every type of mattress will come in a variety of different firmness so that you can find the right balance between your sleeping preferences and the amount of support you need to wake up refreshed and rested every morning.
Camille is a bedroom furniture enthusiast and writes on behalf of Wedo mattresses. For more information about ortho support mattresses, visit www.wedo-mattresses.co.uk