The 6 Best Beds For Lower & Upper Back Pain – 2017 Reviews

Back pain can be a life altering condition. At best, it’s frustrating, and at worst it’s excruciating. People at all different ends of the back pain spectrum can agree on one thing though – a mattress designed for back pain makes a world of a difference.

It will support and ease your back throughout the night while you sleep so that you can wake up in the morning as ache-free as possible. This more relaxed and comfortable environment on which to rest will also greatly improve your quality of sleep, an important factor affecting your brain chemistry, body’s restoration processes and other important biological functions. So, it’s fairly clear that especially for those with back pain, getting a good bed is imperative.

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That’s why we’ve written this guide to help you understand what to look out for when buying beds for back pain. By the end of this article, you will be able to make an informed decision on mattress choices.

Unfortunately, if you’ve recently started looking for one to buy that will help to alleviate your back pain, you’ll be aware that there is a ridiculous plethora of choices on the market. With all the different material types, manufacturers, sizes, claims and specifications it can be hard to know which one will be right one to alleviate your back problems.

Comparison Table


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Choosing The Right Type Of Bed For Back Pain


There are many things to consider when trying to select the perfect mattress for those with back problems. Below is a quick summary of the most important features to keep in mind.

Materials

They can be made from many different types of materials, and as it’s the body of your bed that really matters for those with back pain (lower/middle/upper), we’ll focus on the inner construction of mattresses. There are two main types of mattress inner constructions:

  • Modern memory foam
  • Traditional coils

Although memory foam is the more expensive option of the two, it is usually the better option for those with back pain. It molds to the shape of a user’s body, gently supporting your back as you lie down into it. The ability of memory foam to adjust to the natural shape of a user’s body is great for those who sleep in varying positions as it can keep your spine aligned in almost any sleeping position.

Firm Or Soft Mattress?

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This is another area where memory foam inners really shine. The traditional coil springs of older mattresses can create extra firm mattresses which may be beneficial for certain types of back pain and neck pain problems, but for the vast majority of back pain sufferers, this type of mattress offers an optimal blend of firmness and softness. 

Whether a very stiff coil mattress, a very soft coil option (these exist too), or an in-between memory foam is right for you will depend greatly on what type of back pain you are suffering from. If possible it might be worth seeing a professional for advice on this before purchasing. When in doubt though, we’d recommend going with memory foam and avoiding an extra hard bed (or sleeping on the couch) if you have back issues.

Motion Friendliness

As mentioned previously coil models create a sort of plane against your back. This means that when you move around while sleeping, your muscles are likely to be supporting the full weight of your moving limbs if you’re on a coil-only mattress. In addition to this, the movement of your body on the mattress is likely to be felt by anyone sharing it with you – which can be a very real problem if your significant other also suffers from lower or middle back pain issues. Fortunately, foam beds absorb impact by molding to the shape of your body as it moves. The foam stops vibrations from your movements reaching your partner, and also gently cushions your muscles and joints as you move.

Durability

When dishing out for an item like a bed, it’s definitely worth getting something that will last. Many people find they sleep better if they consistently use the same mattress and when you’ve found one that works for you, you won’t want to let it go. As such it’s important to make sure the type you choose has a long lifespan.

Allergy Resistance

Many mattress materials such as latex and bamboo foam are naturally hypoallergenic which can be great for those who have an aversion to microbes or dust mites. If you’re sensitive, it’s worth keeping this in mind when choosing your mattress’ outer layer.

Benefits Of A Good Back Mattress

Temperature regulation

A good bed in this day and age is probably going to be made of memory foam (see our reviews) which means it will be temperature sensitive. Memory form absorbs heat and warms up – providing a comfortable and softening environment for aching muscles & joints. Loosened muscles and less pain (a benefit of heat) will help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep easier.

Full Body/ Back Support

By getting special micro-coil technology or memory foam inners in your mattress of choice you are getting all the benefits of full body support while you sleep. This means that the different angles you lie in while resting will be fully supported at all times, and that (memory foam especially) can help to keep your back in alignment while you sleep. The same be said about a great pillow for back sleepers (check out the guide here).

Couples Bliss

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For those who sleep two to a mattress, getting a decent mattress that cushions the body and doesn’t allow vibrations of one person’s movements to disturb the other user can be invaluable. It could literally save relationships! Especially if one person suffers from back pain, the benefits of having a decent mattress that isolates the movements of each person from affecting the other is no small thing.

So now, you know that a great mattress definitely gives you a better night’s sleep. And considering that 30% of our lives are spent sleeping, that’s quite an achievement in itself. But, what are the practical benefits of a good night’s sleep? Well, we’re glad you asked! Benefits of a good night’s sleep include:

  • Reduction of inflammation in your body
  • Improved memory and recall skills
  • Heightened creativity and out of the box thinking
  • Improved stamina and energy throughout your daily life
  • Potential for greater learning ability
  • An increase in attention span and alertness
  • Natural body weight regulation (makes it easier to lose weight)
  • Lower levels of stress
  • Less risk of undergoing depressive episodes
  • Better muscles and joint repair overnight

Financial

A well-manufactured mattress will have been made to last a lifetime, literally. That means users are often better off financially buying one decent one than constantly having to repurchase new ‘cheaper’ beds. Most serious manufacturers will give a long warranty length on the purchase and this can be a good sign of durability. Another good sign of durability is trustworthy brands that have been in the industry for decades. The third sign of durability is, unfortunately, the price tag. The market is usually a ‘you get what you pay for’ market and as such may require a sizeable upfront investment in order to secure you with a long term product. Fortunately, this product becomes well worth it over time.

Our Back Pain Bed Reviews


The below option have been selected with a view for quality and durability as well as suitability for those with lower, mid, and upper back pain.

1. Ultimate Dreams Eurotop Latex - Best Firm Option


This queen size bed is custom tailored to the desired firmness of its buyers and made from hypoallergenic materials – making it great for owners with sensitive skin.

Top Features:

  • Interchangeable Latex cover for added lifespan
  • High-density base foam for comfort
  • Made in the USA by trusted manufacturers
  • Latex is dust-mite resistant and antimicrobial in nature

It seems that the owners of the Ultimate Dreams Eurotop Latex cannot stop singing its praises. Many users mention finding instant relief for long-lived back and muscles problems when they first started using this mattress at night.

It is an especially popular choice with owners in colder climates as they find the upper layer quickly warms up and never has that initial ‘cold marble slab’ feeling to it when you first hop in.

Unfortunately, it seems like the extra soft order owners of this mattress aren’t too impressed with it – but it really was their choice to choose an extra soft setting! We’d recommend ordering this model in a medium-firm range for anyone who wants relief from back pain overnight.

2. Perfect Cloud Elegance


This memory foam bed with a gel layer can be ordered in any size ranging from full right through to a large California King Size.

Top Features:

  • Luxurious top made up of a 1” layer of HD air infused memory foam placed above a 1.5” layer of regular material
  • Removable stretch knit cover to increase lifespan
    10-year warranty
  • Gel-Pro layer under top layers provides body molding mattress abilities

The Perfect Cloud Elegance is aptly named according to its reviewers. Current owners seem thrilled with the high level of luxury comfort and body care provided by this mattress and its many layers. Touted as being ridiculously comfortable and well suited to a shared bed between couples, this option offers superb value for money.

The only downside is that the many layers of memory foam do make it very heavy. This shouldn’t be a problem though as if you can find someone to help you with the unpacking process you’ll find the setup effort was well worth it.

3. Snuggle-Pedic That Breathes


A genius combination of breathable technology and comfortable memory foam, this bed is available in sizes from twin through to California King.

Top Features:

  • Made from hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant materials
  • Orthopedically friendly flex-support layers ease muscles at night
  • Patented airflow transfer system gives increased breathability and coolness at night
  • Customizable levels of firmness

Constantly remarked on for its thick base, the Snuggle-Pedic Mattress That Breathes is loved by its current owners. The vast majority of reviewers say that they do enjoy snuggling on it and find themselves able to get a good night’s sleep next to their loved one without overheating thanks to the cooling effect of the mattress.

There is a free personal customization policy in place that many people seem to be taking advantage of with this product, but it is somewhat built into the price of the product itself, with a Snuggle-Pedic bed setting owner’s back by a fairly large sum. For people with bad backs, this option has relieved many, though the cost seems to have been a small price to pay for a higher quality of life.

4. Sleep Innovations Alden - Best For A Sore Lower Back

This high-quality memory foam mattress is an excellent mid-range choice for those after value for their money.

Top Features:

  • 14” deep foam
  • 20-year warranty
  • 2.5” top layer
  • Durable design

Constantly remarked on for its thick base, the Snuggle-Pedic Mattress That Breathes is loved by its current owners. The vast majority of reviewers say that they do enjoy snuggling on it and find themselves able to get a good night’s sleep next to their loved one without overheating thanks to the cooling effect of the mattress.

There is a free personal customization policy in place that many people seem to be taking advantage of with this product, but it is somewhat built into the price of the product itself, with a Snuggle-Pedic bed setting owner’s back by a fairly large sum. For people with bad backs, this option has relieved many, though the cost seems to have been a small price to pay for a higher quality of life.

5. Saatva


An efficiently produced mattress that’s been designed for the sole purpose of providing a good night’s sleep to its users.

An efficiently produced mattress that’s been designed for the sole purpose of providing a good night’s sleep to its users.

Top Features:

  • Made from eco-responsible materials with an eco-friendly construction process
  • Designed to work with adjustable bases for medical users
  • Five high-end innerspring features combined in one
  • Edge & lumbar support

Having been received very positively by its thousands of online buyers, the Saatva Mattress is quickly growing its own circle of fame. People appreciate the effort the manufacturers go through to product this bed in an eco-responsible manner and the high-end memory foam top and individually wrapped coils make it a wonderful bed for people with bad backs who are side sleepers. A relatively expensive choice, at least his is a purchase that you could make with a clear eco-regarding conscience.

6. Amerisleep Revere - Medium Firm Bed


This medium-hard mattress specially designed to accommodate side and back sleepers is a wonderful blend of orthopedic knowledge.

Top Features:

  • Thermoactivated yarn cover turns body heat into infrared
  • Eco-friendly plant based foam support layer
  • Proprietary breathable memory foam to help keep users cool during the night
  • High ‘bounce-back’ rate material for added support & durability

Users of the Amerisleep Revere Mattress are bound to be impressed by its unique Bio-Core trademarked layer which gives all the benefits of latex and memory foam mixed into one. The brand is well-known for providing high-quality mattresses and its construction processes can be trusted to stand the test of time.

As with most of our top picks, it is an expensive choice – but when it comes to getting a good mattress for back and neck pain, sometimes quality is worth the sacrifice.

Conclusion


Hopefully, by now you have a good understanding of not only what to look out for when trying to select the optimal back pain (this including sciatica) mattress, but also what some of the top beds on the market today are.

The benefits of getting a good night’s sleep can’t be expounded enough (namely, it does a lot for your health) and getting a good night’s rest is only possible if you have a decent mattress underneath you – especially for those with back problems.

So, we urge you to look at our highest-rated back pain bed, the Snuggle-Pedic Mattress That Breathes, if you’re really serious about getting a decent mattress to improve your sleeping experience. The memory foam support and hypoallergenic materials are sure to provide a great night’s sleep to any user.

Happy snoozing!

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