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3 Buying Tips For a Mattress Lower Back Pain

May 8, 2024   By Clarisa Mcdonald

There are lots of reasons why we suffer from lower back pain. This includes, but is not limited to, our lifestyle, diet, and posture. It’s difficult to single out one culprit, and it might require chiropractic intervention or a doctor’s appointment. 

Low back pain can be debilitating when left unchecked and can lead to issues worse than the loss of sleep. Pain affects how we perform at work, do simple chores around the house and live our daily lives.

Better sleep can lessen chronic back pain, but it is often tricky to achieve. Consistent sleep hygiene, a proper diet, and even changing your room’s layout help, but they are often temporary solutions at best. The key is to address the root of your back pain.

Have you considered that your old mattress could be the culprit? It might be time to retire your old mattress and replace it with the right mattress that suits your needs. Choosing a good mattress to achieve good sleep, especially for people with bad backs, is a must but what are the things you should consider? 

1. Adjustable Firmness

The first thing you need to consider when shopping for a new mattress is the firmness level.

Soft mattresses have the potential to aggravate your back problems, hip pain or joint pain. Yes, a softer mattress might initially feel amazing and comfy at first as it allows you to sink in and feel like you’re surrounded in cloud-like comfort. We understand that this is a personal preference of some. But a soft mattress prioritises comfort over back support. It’s not the best thing for back pain and pressure relief.

For people who have back and shoulder pains, a supportive and firm bed is a must. Don’t get us wrong. We’re not talking about hard mattresses that feel uncomfortable, as these are the types of mattresses to avoid especially for those with severe back conditions including scoliosis and arthritis. We are talking about firm mattresses that provide spinal alignment support and comfort that other mattress types can’t.

Actually, we’re talking about memory foam mattresses. Experts actually suggest trying a medium-firm mattress as it’s able to provide more support for your pressure points. A quality medium-firm memory foam mattress supports the body evenly, helping with spinal alignment. That means better sleep quality for back pain sufferers.

Here’s the good news. You don’t have to worry when it comes to Ecosa’s high-quality memory foam mattress because of its ever-so-reliable adjustable firmness that does not skimp at all on comfort.  

So, what’s so great about having different firmness options? It means you can customise your mattress to fit your needs. If you find that your pain levels can’t handle a firmer mattress, swap the layers to medium for that balance of comfort and support. 

2. Breathability

A mattress with adequate firmness and cushioning foam layers is important, but breathability is a game-changer. You can’t forget airflow when mattress shopping, especially with a bad back. The perfect mattress for those in pain must also be comfortably cool. Take note. There are mattresses and bedding materials that feel warm and are non-breathable, which are materials that aren’t the best in creating the perfect sleeping environment.

One way to achieve comfortable sleep with back problems is to choose a quality mattress that offers breathability. With a breathable mattress, you’re a step closer to experiencing a good night’s sleep. 

Look for memory foam mattresses that have temperature stabilisation. This will offer increased comfort and you can say goodbye to waking up drenched in sweat. 

The Ecosa Mattress is versatile due to its mix of durability and comfort. The cell-foam layer is designed for comfort and compares to the bounce-like feel of natural latex but without feeling airtight and plasticky. The pincore holes allow air to flow freely through all layers of the mattress. Meaning you can say goodnight to sleeping hot.

3. Your Sleeping Position

What is your preferred sleeping position? While sleep positions aren’t the main culprit of pain, how we sleep often dictates how sore our backs are when waking up in the morning.

How we sleep, particularly our positions, also dictates how our necks feel in the morning, not just our backs. Knowing what mattress works with your preferred position separates sleepless nights from relaxing sleep.

Knowing your sleeping position and whether you’re prone to twisting and turning helps in choosing what type of mattress best suits you.

A soft mattress might be comfortable, but it won’t do if you twist and turn while sleeping. You’ll just keep sinking in and you move. Your mattress must keep up with you throughout the night and work with your movements.

Our body weight and how it’s spread while we sleep also matter. If your mattress isn’t fit your body type, it might lead to more back problems instead of alleviating them. A heavier person can tend to sink into a soft mattress. So whatever body type you have, you deserve to have a relaxing sleep. 

Back sleepers who also suffer pains in that area have it rough but there are ways to address that. To reduce back pain, memory foam mattresses help as they have contouring capabilities that allow your back to relax while providing relief to all your pressure points.

If you’re a side sleeper, responsive foam layers that cradle your joints may be right for you. Dedicated back sleepers, on the other hand, may want a slightly firmer feel while combination sleepers should aim for something in between.

No matter if you’re a side sleeper, back sleeper, or just enjoy being in a neutral position, the Ecosa Mattress has adjustable layers of firmness for everybody. The foam moulds fit your body’s natural curves, without skimping on firmness for your back problems. 

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We’ve Got Your Back

TheEcosa Mattress will have people suffering from mild back pain sleeping like babies (without screaming). Don’t just take our word for it, take advantage of the 100-night trial period and try it for yourself.

Choosing the best mattress to alleviate back pain can be intimidating. A bad choice would put a dent not only in your budget but on the precious sleep you should be getting. That’s why the choice is so important.

If you can find a mattress that ticks all of the boxes, you’re well on your way to a better night’s sleep for your back. Thankfully you don’t even have to look that far. Ecosa has got your back.

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