Back pain is a huge issue in this day and age and finding relief seems to be increasingly hard. One thing people are finding is that mattresses can have a large impact on their back pain and how they feel the next day after sleeping on them.
There are so many options available in mattresses today and everyone has a different opinion on how firm a mattress should be. I personally have tried several mattresses through the years and have found that some provide better support and relief than others. Below are a few that have been tried and reviewed as the best mattresses for back pain.
The Purple Mattress for Back Pain
I personally have a Purple Mattress right now and LOVE it. When I purchased mine, there was only one option you could buy. Now Purple is catering to a variety of firmness preferences. This is awesome for those who prefer a more firm or soft bed each night.
The Purple Mattress has been a surprising purchase for me because it not only has helped tremendously with my back pain, but also has made sleeping at night a lot cooler. For some reason I sweat less on the Purple mattress compared to others I have been on in the past.
The Purple Mattress is made of a combination of a strange elastic waffle-like material called, “Hyper-Elastic Polymer,” that is hard to describe without experiencing it, on top of several layers of different types of foam. What’s great about this combination is that it really feels like it is cradling each and every pressure point of your body.
Another nice thing about the Purple Mattress is that it doesn’t bounce back and produce movement on the rest of the bed. This means that when my husband and I get in and out of the bed, we don’t feel one another doing it. We also don’t feel when each other rolls over and tosses and turns- a major plus to a good night sleep.
Purple has a 10 year warranty on their mattresses and a 100 night trial with free shipping and returns. That means you can try it out and return the mattress within 100 days of using it if you decide you don’t like it.
The Purple Mattress has been a great investment for me, but below are a few other competitors that are known to produce good night sleeps and aide in decreasing back pain as well.
The Casper Mattress
Casper uses the combination of springs (in hybrid models) and memory foam to create a unique feeling of support while sleeping. What’s interesting about Casper’s Mattress (the hybrid form) is that the entire mattress is not composed of the same material, but rather variations of springs and foam at different points in the bed that are supposed to align with certain parts of your body.
There is soft foam under the shoulders to relieve pressure, but firmer foam under the hips to align and support the spine. The Hybrid models have fabric-wrapped springs that allow for more recoil and elevation on the mattress, while allowing air to better circulate through it and create a cooler sleeping experience.
Casper also has a 10 year warranty on their mattresses and a 100 night trial just like Purple. Sometimes I struggle with commitment to things that cost a decent amount of money so this is a great way to try out the mattress and return it if you don’t like it.
The Lucid Mattress for Back Pain
The Lucid Mattress is an interesting mattress company because they have a variety of types of mattresses to choose from, rather than specializing in one design.
The Lucid Mattress can come in a variety of materials, from memory foam to latex and has options for firmness and even coolness preference. Some of the mattresses have bamboo charcoal and aloe vera infused in them to naturally reduce odors and wick away unwanted moisture.
There is a good layer of support in the Lucid Mattresses for back pain relief, with soft coils and foamy materials that are great for helping you feel refreshed and comforted after a long day’s work. This is also a way more affordable option for for back pain relief if you are looking for something a little cheaper than the mattresses listed above.
Unlike Casper and Purple, the Lucid mattresses are like most other purchases and have a 30 day return policy if you decide not to keep the mattress.
So Many Mattresses to Choose From
There are way too many mattresses in the world to choose from, but highlighted above are three that are known to be great for back pain relief. We do so much sleeping in our lives, we need to be doing it on something we enjoy, and believe it or not some mattresses can make your back pain way worse during the day.
I think it is worth the investment to spend a little more money on a mattress that you are going to spend a large chunk of your life in and that can enhance the rest of your time when you are awake. Not only do the mattresses above aide in back pain relief, they also enhance the quality of people’s sleep, making you a happier and healthier person do deal with.
What about you? Have a favorite mattress you use and want to share with others? Leave us a comment below!