Buying A Mattress For Back Pain?
Follow These 9 Foolproof Rules
By Ethan K Updated 1 day ago
Waking up in pain, tired from a poor night’s sleep, can affect your mood, performance, and health. It is even worse when it is an everyday thing. You lead poor quality life simply because of your current mattress and this problem can be eliminated within a few clicks. But not so quick; Not every mattress labeled for back pain is actually what it is. There are those that just want to sell their mattresses and place the label “Perfect for Back pain” for a quick sale.
We have put together 9 foolproof rules for buying the perfect mattress for your back pain.
1. Personal preferences should be the ultimate guide to determine the best mattress for your backpain
There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people with back pain. A mattress that helps someone sleep without pain and stiffness is the best mattress for that individual. It might not work for you therefore you need a mattress that matches your needs. Finding a mattress that suits you might seem daunting especially if you are shopping online and you do not have the physical mattress with you to try it out. Some mattress firms have cleverly devised a way to know what kind of a mattress you personally need through mattress personalization quiz.
2. If it’s not recommended by chiropractors don’t even look at it
Chiropractors know a thing or two about back pain and if you see them recommending a mattress brand, know that the mattress is the real deal when it comes to back pain. There are several mattresses that the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations recommends but you still need it to be personalized to your preferences.
3. What is the mattress you want to buy made of?
If you suffer from back pain, you need a mattress that can give you the best support but also comfortable. Coil spring mattresses are known for the best back support. Different mattresses vary in their number and arrangement of coils. Padding on top of the mattress comes in many different thicknesses. Mattress depths typically range anywhere from 7 to 18 inches deep. Choosing the number of coils, type of padding and mattress depth should be determined by individual preferences.
4. Balance between back support and comfort
Overall comfort while sleeping on the mattress is equally important as sufficient back support. Sleeping on a mattress that is too firm can cause aches and pains on pressure points. A medium-firm mattress may be more comfortable because it allows the shoulder and hips to sink in slightly. Patients who want a firmer mattress for back support can get one with thicker padding for greater comfort.
5. Designed for cooling
To add to your discomfort and back pain, the last thing you need this summer is to be waking up every night in a pool of sweat. If a mattress brand doesn't even mention their cooling technology, you're probably going to regret buying their mattress. Mattress heat regulation is as important as the support and comfort.
6. Don’t buy any mattress with less than 6 months trial period
We have had stories of mattresses breaking down after the end of the regular trial period for most mattresses and they were unable to return it. Unfortunately, traditional 3-4 month mattress trials simply don't cut it anymore. You need a mattress with a longer trial period of up to 6 months.
7. Do not even look at a mattress if it has less than 1500 online reviews
1500 positive reviews are the cut point. Have you seen so many ads online about mattresses you have never heard of? These days, everyone is starting a mattress business. That' why it's more important than ever to do your research. Reviews will give you the general picture of the mattress.
8. Delivery and setup
You know mattresses are heavy and for me, I prefer my mattresses being set up by experts and I do not have to worry about the nasty gasses that come out when unboxing new mattresses. Plus, I do not have to worry about how I am going to damp my old mattress. There are mattress firms that offer setup and removal of the old mattress free of charge.
9. Why pay full price?
There is always a sale going on in the mattress market, so why pay full price? Brands across the internet offer promotions every now and then. You do not have to buy the mattress cash. You can get 0% APR financing approved even with bad credit offered by some reputable mattress firms.