How to choose a mattress for back pain?

While choosing a mattress to address your problem of back pain you must see the mattress conformability i.e. how well the mattress adjusts to your body contours. A firm mattress provides an overall support for the body. However, an excessively firm mattress can be a reason for severe back/shoulder pain, especially for side sleepers. Soft mattress firmness can provide good comfort but it may not have enough support.

Hence a medium firm mattress is an ideal choice.

Lie on the mattress at a store for 15 minutes to see if the mattress firmness suits you.

Check the support level i.e. how effectively a mattress can support a heavier person and also how it keeps the sleeper’s body on a plane level.

Also refer to our blog on body weight, body shape and sleep positions to help you choose a good mattress for your specific need.

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