Best Beds for Back Pain 2018
According to the American Chiropractor Association, Americans spend at least $50 billion per year on back pain relief! In reality, many of these sufferers likely don't realize their mattress is to blame. If back discomfort is a chronic issue for you, then a good place to lie down at night will not only give you a better night's rest, but also a more comfortable day. Check out our top three picks.
- 7 on the firmness scale
- High quality memory foam with quick response to pressure points, making it easy to move around and switch positions
- Excellent spinal alignment and breathability
- Control bed warming on either side of the bed to soothe aches and pains
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the firmest, the Saturn model comes in at a 7, with a medium-firm level of firmness. Most bed in a box brands come in at a 6 on the firmness scale, so this is definitely a bit firmer. This bed will make you feel like you’re sleeping on top of the bed, as opposed to "in" it. Its high quality memory foam has a quick response to pressure which makes it easy to move around and switch positions.
In addition to the mattress comfort overall, the Saturn+ smart mattress (as well as any of their other smart models) offers bed warming on each side of the bed. You can control the temperature on either side of the bed. According to Spine-Health.com, heat therapy is excellent for lower back pain. It increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue. With Eight's technology, you can set the temperature from 1-10 and schedule it to turn off after a period of time in order to remain cooler during the night. You can also schedule when the heat comes on so that your aches are soothed instantly.
- 6 on the firmness scale
- Stretchy material has good response time
- Not ideal for sleepers under 130 pounds, as it may feel too firm for them due to limited weight distribution
The Purple Mattress is known for their patented Smart Comfort Grid. This material is stretchy and has a fast response time. The quick response can be beneficial to those with lower or upper back pain because they don’t have to wait for the mattress to contour to their body and positioning.
One thing to note: if you are under 130 pounds you may feel the mattress is a bit too firm. Sleepers who are between 175 and 250 pounds will likely prefer this mattress over lighter sleepers.
- 6 on the firmness scale
- Created for athletes who live active lifestyles and may be prone to back stiffness
- Breathable Celiant Cover
The Bear Mattress is marketed as the bed for athletes so they seek to provide relief for people with active lifestyles. Its core of high density foam keeps your spine aligned, along with a transition layer that has just enough bounce to prevent pressure or pain. Their Breathable Celliant Cover was designed to improve your performance for a great night's sleep.
According to their website, the Bear mattress has "the perfect combination of contouring comfort and therapeutic support for an amazing feel that hugs your body offering optimal spinal alignment and pressure relief-no matter your sleep position."
If you are having significant issues with back pain, make sure to consult a doctor. Everyone has unique preferences, but it is important to choose a bed with fast responsiveness, proper spinal alignment, and sufficient lumbar support.