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What's the best mattress for a sore back?

Help for back pain
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What's the best mattress for a sore back?

We don’t know. What?! Yep, I’m so sorry. But let me repeat that

We don’t know.

Please, don’t get me wrong, I wish we knew! We genuinely want to try to figure it out for you. If you have issues with your back and you’re not sleeping, we’d love to be able to tell you which one of our mattresses will help. Or, even if any of our mattresses will help.

But, we don’t pretend to diagnose your back problems and offer a fake solution.

We can have a guess. And one thing we know from experience is if your existing mattress is old and has lost it’s comfort, or if it wasn’t a great mattress in the first place then a new, very comfy mattress will improve your sleep.

But, the honest answer is that a new mattress may not put your chiropractor out of business, although you may not need to visit him as often.

Ask these same questions in a big brand mattress store and the snake-oil, commission-based salespeople that you might encounter will absolutely pretend that they know.

"Sore lower back? Well, you need this firm mattress".

"Sore upper back and shoulders? For sure, you’re going to need this soft mattress".

Only you will know whether a particular mattress is going to suit your needs, help you to sleep, and ease your pain. Only you will be able to decide if the mattress is perfect* for you.

The fast-talking (desperate to get your credit card) salesperson in the store has never seen that MRI scan that highlights your spinal issues. Even if they had, do they have the qualifications to diagnose the solution?

Probably not.

Last time I checked, there weren’t too many qualified Orthopedic specialists working in mattress stores.

On the other side of the coin, the big brand online mattress companies are also going to pretend that they know.

Their ‘one-size-fits-all’, one-choice mattress, posed as "The only mattress to ease back pain" can’t possibly be true. Considering that we all have different bodies, and different needs, how can it be?

It’s not.

The real truth, regardless of what that website is claiming, is that you will be the only one who can figure it out. And, you might not be able to figure it out until you’ve slept on a mattress.

For a while.

Your chiropractor will tell you that it can take up to 30 days for your spine to adjust to a new mattress.

After that time, your back will let you know if it’s the best purchase you ever made, or the worst.

The important thing is that, if the mattress doesn’t suit you, you’ll want to send it back.

You’ll want a full refund so that you can continue your search. After all, why should you be forced to try and sleep on a mattress that doesn’t help you to sleep?

The conclusion to this is: whatever mattress you choose to buy, you absolutely, without a doubt, need to make sure that you can return it if you’re not happy.

Don’t buy a mattress if you can’t return it for a full refund.

We give you 100 nights to sleep on our mattress with a no-questions-asked full refund if you want to return it. Read all about our trial here.

You have nothing to lose by giving one of our mattresses a try.

And your back might just love you for it.

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Any advice given in our articles is for information purposes only and not intended to replace advice given to your by your doctor or health care professional.

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