How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Bad Back

If you think you’re the only one with a bad back, you’re absolutely wrong. Sore backs send more people to the doctors than any other ailment. Sitting in the office all day, standing in heels or just lack of exercise tends to damage our spinal cord and we don’t even realize it. 

Typically, sleeping is supposed to remedy all the damage we do to our backs but that won’t really work if you don’t have the right mattress. If you don’t have the perfect romance with your mattress, it’s probably time to change it.

What does ‘mattress support’ mean?

It refers to how well a mattress can maintain equal leveled surfaces for the lighter body parts like your head, hands, and feet and for the heavier body parts like your hip and torso. A soft mattress may start off as good support but eventually, it tends to sag and that can cause back pain too. 

You must keep in mind that there will always be some degree of dipping in your mattress irrespective of what is inside your mattress. The areas that support the heavy parts of your body will dip due to the pressure.

What does ‘mattress conformability’ mean?

A supportive mattress is important but you must also pay attention to how it conforms to your shape as well. Conformability means how well a mattress can subtly mold to the unique curves of your body so as to not put any extra pressure. A good mattress with conformability protects your back from getting terrible lower back pain. A conforming mattress will allow your muscles to relax which improves blood circulation and reduces tossing and turning.

We were always told that the firmer your mattress, the better it is for your back. That does not mean that you sleep on a mattress that feels like bricks. These not fit mattresses are the reasons why chiropractors and massage therapists still have good businesses. A good mattress will support your back, conform to your body, and give you the firmness to reduce back pain.

Shopping for a new mattress

The best way to shop for a mattress is to sleep on it. When you go mattress shopping, you can decide on a mattress only after lying on a lot of them. It’s good to question the salesperson but you should also test it out for yourself.  You know how your body feels on a mattress so apply these 3 rules:

  1. Lie down on the bed. Don’t just sit on it.
  2. Lie down in all positions that you typically would
  3. Compare mattresses and their prices

If you ever decide to go mattress shopping, Waikite should be your ideal destination. We offer a wide range of bedroom essentials, the best range at the best prices. We are the one-stop-shop for all your bedroom needs that will convert your room into a 5-star hotel. Visit us at to truly experience great craftsmanship.

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