If you had to spend 25 years in one place, you’d want to be as comfortable as possible, right?
Believe it or not, the average person spends 25 years in bed, which is why it’s so important to make sure your mattress is alleviating your back pain–not contributing to it.
If you wake up stiff, sore, or in worse pain than when you went to bed, you may want to consider trying a new mattress.
With all the options out there, buying a new mattress may feel more like a gamble than an informed decision. And when you have back pain, you want to be even more careful.
Here is a compilation of the do’s and don’ts you’ll want to follow when finding the best mattress for back pain.
This Time, Go Green
When you’re asleep, your body naturally begins fighting inflammation accrued throughout the day. And as you know, inflammation is a major culprit behind chronic pain. A poor night’s sleep could leave you in pain because your body didn’t have enough time to rejuvenate. But an excellent night’s sleep leads to powerful inflammation fighting, which means waking up refreshed and practically pain free.
That’s why the best mattress for back pain, in my opinion, is definitely an organic one. Natural latex mattresses made with organic cotton and wool have multiple benefits that add up to an excellent night’s sleep, night after night:
1. No chemical out-gassing
Standard mattresses are made from chemicals that continually out-gas over time, bathing you in an atmosphere of volatile organic compounds for years. Do you often wake up with a headache? Your chemical-filled mattress might be behind it!
2. They are truly hypoallergenic
Even for those with latex allergies, a natural latex mattress is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than a standard mattress. Most people with latex allergies aren’t actually allergic to latex–they’re allergic to the chemicals used to create it. Natural latex is collected from rubber trees, not a chemical plant. Because there are no chemicals or pesticides used on any of the materials, there is a very low risk for irritants on your skin or in the atmosphere around you while you sleep.
3. Natural fights infestation
It might sound counterintuitive, but bed bugs and dust mites will occupy a standard mattress over a natural latex one any day. Plus, the natural lanolin in an organic mattress’ batting drives away pests that might feed on you in the night.
4. Temperature control
Ever wake up sweating in the night? It might be a nightmare… or it might be a lack of breathing room. Natural latex promotes air circulation through the mattress, which keeps you cool during the night. A mattress with organic wool batting inside also wicks moisture away and has air pockets to help control temperature.
Remember, each of these benefits mean you’ll get a more comfortable, deeper sleep night after night. Sleep is essential for fighting inflammation and chronic back pain.
The Best Mattress for Back Pain
First, I have to say that the best mattress for your back pain is the mattress that feels the most comfortable to you. I know that sounds like a cop out, but if the mattress someone says is best doesn’t feel right to you, then it’s NOT right for you.
With that being said, the mattress I personally recommend to anyone who asks is completely customizable to your comfort–so I can say without confidence it will be the best mattress for your back pain.
This all-natural mattress I use and recommend is composed of four 3’’ layers of natural latex, with organic cotton casing and wool batting for a cool, comfortable sleep. Not only will you get the exact support you need for restful, rejuvenating comfort, but you can sleep easy knowing you’re not soaking in a toxic chemical bath overnight.
Just imagine waking up with no back pain… no stiffness… and no headaches… just by switching to a customizable organic mattress.
And of course, the better sleep you get, the more your body will be able to fight inflammation and recover from the stresses of the day.
Written By: Updated: December 25,2012