According to medical research, over half of UK adults suffer from persistent neck and back pain. That’s a lot of people! If you often wake up feeling achy and sore, don’t worry – there are ways to ease the pain and make you feel more comfortable at night. We investigate the best memory foam mattresses for lower back pain.
How a Memory Foam Mattress can Ease Back Pain
Sometimes it can seem near impossible to get a full night's sleep when you're struggling with persistent muscle or joint problems. If you're wondering how to sleep with back pain, we've got a bit of help and advice for you.
Traditionally, firm mattresses are deemed the best solution for back pain sufferers. However, a mattress which is too firm could actually do more harm than good, pushing against your spine and inflaming the problem. What you really need is a mattress which supports your back, shoulders and hips, but many of us find it difficult to differentiate between what is firm and what is supportive.
Memory foam has the unique ability to conform to your natural curves when you lie down. Instead of pushing against your body like a traditional mattress, a memory foam mattress warms and softens around you. The health benefits of this for back pain sufferers include:
- Full body support
- Pressure point relief
- Proper spinal alignment
- Healthy blood circulation
We design and produce a range of orthopaedic memory foam mattresses at our British HQ. These designs are inspired by medical research and are specially geared towards lower back pain relief. So if you’re suffering from chronic back pain, an orthopaedic memory foam mattress could be just what you need.
There are 4 main types of orthopaedic memory foam mattresses in our range which cater to every sleeping position. It just depends on the type of mattress you prefer;
1. Orthopaedic Memory Foam Mattress
Our Classicpedic Mattress is a softer mattress, providing high levels of comfort and support in addition to a special design feature which makes it perfect for people with back pain. The base foam layer has strategically placed ‘grooves’ or ‘castellations’ in it. These grooves help to relieve pressure and provide optimal support around common achy areas, particularly your lower back.
2. Orthopaedic Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress
If you prefer the traditional feel, support and levels of firmness of pocket springs, check out our hybrid mattress selection and pocket spring mattress design: Classicpedic Pocket Mattress. This orthopaedic mattress houses 1500 individually cased pocket springs which work independently to provide tailored support for your body. The pocket springs react to pressure, so every inch of you gets just the right amount of support: from your shoulders to your lower back, and right down to your ankles. Add memory foam into the mix with its soothing, pressure-relieving qualities and you’ve got a winning combination for lower back pain sufferers.
3. 4G Aircool Pedic Deluxe Memory Foam Mattress
For those hot sleepers among us who also need the pain-relief and support of a firmer mattress. The breakthrough heat transference technology used in our 4G Aircool Pedic memory form mattress features particles infused in the structure of the mattress which works to provide a breathable and fresh sleeping space.
This unique structure promotes airflow so body heat and moisture can be removed from the foam effectively and with the addition of a luxurious top layer, you can wake up feeling refreshed and comfortable.
4. Zen Ergopedic Memory Foam Mattress
This medium-firm mattress has been specially developed for sufferers of back problems and those who require extra support. The Zen Ergopedic Memory Foam Mattress also provides comfort layers, including an upper layer which is soft and luxurious and a second firm layer to add additional support. The reflex foam base features our own lumbar support system for targeted lower back support.
This medical mattress is recommended by physios making it our overall champion for back-pain sufferers.
Our Customer Reviews
“Before I bought this memory foam mattress I was suffering from awful back pain. We decided to purchase your mattress, which was very reasonably priced. From that night on my aches and pains have disappeared. I’ve not looked back and I thank you for that” – James
“After 12 years of back pain and trying various mattresses, I have finally found a mattress which doesn’t leave me waking up 10 times a night in pain!” – Vicki
“I had an old spring mattress that didn’t do any favours for my back. I bought a memory foam mattress and it is brilliant. It supports my back perfectly – I barely got out of bed the first week I got it!” – Emily
“Customer service and delivery was excellent. Value for money is great – but most importantly, I now wake up without back pain and I’m ready to start the day!” – Kerstin
If you’re waking up with lower back pain on a regular basis, a new supportive mattress could be life-changing. Browse our range of orthopaedic memory foam mattresses.