last updated: May 9, 2017
Time to Solve Your Back Pain!
You know how annoying back pain can be. It hurts and it affects every waking moment.
So finding a mattress to address your back pain is a life-changer.
Since pro athletes use Essentia mattresses for rest and recovery, people are always asking us which Essentia mattress would help their back pain.
You may be asking yourself, is changing my mattress the best place to start?"
The answer is YES, 8 hours per night will make or break your back!
Your Spinal Type & Choosing a Mattress
How do You Choose a Mattress for Back Pain?
You'll want to look for a mattress with the follow 3 Attributes.
1) proper support
2) spinal alignment
3) pressure point relief.
That's what addresses persistent upper and lower back pain as well as shoulder and neck pain.
MATTRESS TYPES - COMPARISON CHART
|Latex||Memory Foam||Natural Memory Foam|
NaturalMade using certified organic & natural components, no metals.
Clean Air (low voc)Reduced VOC exposure, not exposed to harmful chemicals.
Sleep CoolHeat dissipates through the mattress and away from the body.
Posture SupportEliminates negative space, ideal for proper spinal alignment.
Pressure ReliefEliminates numbness and soreness.
Optimal Blood FlowEvenly distributed body weight allows for increased blood circu
Fully Optimized SleepReduced sleep interruptions.
|How it's made ➜|
The truth is, all Essentia mattresses are pretty amazing but some outperform others in terms of back support and back pain relief.
Top 4 Best Mattresses for a Bad Back
- The Stratami Mattress ... firm-medium. ($2349 queen)
- The Classic 8 Mattress ... medium-firm. ($2875 queen)
- The Beausommet mattress ... firmer. ($4830 queen)
- The Dormeuse mattress ... softer. ($5225 queen)
In fact, the Dormeuse and Beausommet are tied for first since they offer similar performance but address 2 difference body types. If you have a pronounced lower back arch you'll need the Dormeuse. Little to no arch and you're looking at the Beausommet.
If you suffer from:
- Upper or Lower Back Pain
- Shoulder or Neck Pain
- Cervical Spondylosis, or Arthritis of the Neck
- Pinched Nerve
- Muscle Strain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Kyphosis
- Whiplash Injury
People who suffer from back injuries related to car accidents have called to thank us for these mattresses. Neck pain alone can often be resolved with one of 3 Essentia support pillows.
Top 5 Tips to Choosing a Back Pain Mattress
1) Is a Firm Mattress really better for your back?
You might be confusing firmness with support; recent studies show that maximum support and back pain relief are provided by a medium-firm mattress.
According to a recent survey, 95% of orthopedic surgeons said they believed a mattress plays a role in lower back pain management. 31 million Americans have suffered from acute or chronic back pain.
2) Again, Avoid Firm Mattresses!!!
For all you stubborn folks, according to this study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, researchers found that patients suffering from back pain were twice as likely to report improvement when sleeping on a medium-firm mattress as opposed to those patients who slept on a firm mattress.
The trial involved 313 adults with chronic lower back pain and backache. As a part of the study, the subjects were randomly assigned to two groups. The first group slept on a medium-firm mattress instead of their normal mattress and the second group on a firm mattress.
When compared to the patients who slept on a firm mattress, patients who slept on the medium-firm mattresses reported reduced incidents of back pain in bed, reduced back pain upon rising from their bed and reduced back pain related to disability. The study results indicated that a medium-firm mattress provides a better balance between back support and comfort for lower back pain than a firm mattress.
Contrary to popular belief, sleeping on a mattress that is too firm exerts additional pressure on the back, resulting in more back pain for some patients. So the best mattress for a bad back is a medium-firm.
3) Price Doesn't Equate to Quality
When you're buying a car you can often relate the price tag with the quality of the product. That's not really the case when it comes to mattresses.
Finding a mattress that will help your back pain doesn't have to be an expensive proposition. Going with a natural latex mattress or memory foam mattress is a great start. Avoid spring mattress because this is typically where you'll get swindled.
4) Body Type Matters
Top heavy or bottom heavy, 5 feet tall or 6’5, many factors need to be taken into consideration. The decision of a soft, medium or firm mattress doesn't apply. It depends entirely on your body type and the level of support you need.
5) Know What Needs Addressing
Why do you have back pain? That's the question you need to ask yourself and seek a professional opinion if needed. It's often a combination of things from sitting most of your day to bad posture to weak muscles. A great mattress can only do so much. Learn your weaknesses and address it head on.