Best Mattress for Herniated Disc

Find a mattress that relieves you back pain!

If you’re looking for the best mattress for herniated disc, you should know that it’s difficult to find one that’s best for most people. That’s because everyone is unique and a mattress that works great for one might to be as good for someone else.

How to find a mattress for people suffering from pain caused by herniated disc?

There are at least a few things that you should know when searching for a mattress that will alleviate your back pain. The first thing is that, as I’ve mentioned earlier, everyone is different and whether a mattress will work for you is a matter of personal preference. There are, however, some studies that test what kind of mattress works best for people suffering from back pain. Back in the 90’s there was a popular belief, especially among orthopaedic doctors, that very firm mattresses are the way to go for people complaining about any kind of back pain, pain caused by herniated disc as well. As years have gone by, other scientists have proven that that statement isn’t entirely true.

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Nowadays, mattresses recommended for back pain should be pretty firm, but not very firm. If the mattress is soft, it doesn’t provide enough support for your spine, which isn’t any good for you. Most people suggest that back pain sufferers should go for memory foam mattresses. If you haven’t ever used one, go to your local store and try it out there. I’ll give you a tip or two about testing mattresses in the next paragraph. Memory foam provides great support for your back because it adapts to the shape of your baby. Good distribution of weight helps with relieving back pain – the pressure point problems are gone!

How to test a mattress?

Some people while testing a mattress are pushing or bouncing up and down. That doesn’t help you in any way. That’s not what mattresses are made for and definitely now what you are doing while sleeping. The best thing you can do is to lie on it for 10-20 minutes on your back or side, depending on in which position you sleep. If your back starts to hurt, that particular mattress isn’t of any good for you and you should simply test another one. If you’ll find out that most memory foam mattresses are comfortable for you, feel free to buy one at your local store or online. Please remember that there are quite a few affordable memory foam mattresses available in online stores.

If you don’t want to buy a new mattress

If you don’t want to buy a new mattress (for whatever reason), you might buy a memory foam topper that will go on top of your current mattress. This way you can save a lot of money and get the benefits that memory foam provides. One thing to note – not all memory foam toppers will do their job well, so in some cases you might be dissapointed with the result you’ll get.

Sleep Innovations Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattresses

Sleep Innovations Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattresses are among the most popular memory foam mattresses on the market. That’s mainly for two reasons: they are both inexpensive and of great quality. Most people who have bought it recommend it and say that they’ll never go back to using spring mattresses. If you’re looking for a mattress that will relieve your morning back pain, Sleep Innovations memory foam mattresses are probably the best choice possible.

Those mattresses come in a small (compared to their size) boxes and need about 2 days to fully expand. You should also know that the mattress might smell a little chemical after opening it, but the smell goes away within two or three days. They are available in 12-inch, 10-inch and 8-inch models, each one available in few sizes.

Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress

  Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress, Queen

Sleep Innovations 10-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress

  Sleep Innovations 10-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress 20-Year Warranty, Queen

LUCID by LinenSpa Memory Foam Firm Viscoelastic Mattresses

LUCID by LinenSpa Memory Foam Firm Viscoelastic Mattresses are another great choice for people suffering from back pain due to herniated disc. LinenSpa mattresses are, similarly to SleepInnovations’ ones, very comfortable and inexpensive. Those mattresses give firm support, which is very important for back pain sufferers. Great value for such a bargain price is why people love these mattresses so much.

Those mattresses come rolled up – they expand after opening the package. The mattress is pretty big and difficult to maneuver, so I suggest you unpack in near its final destination (meaning you bed!).

Lucid 10″ Memory Foam Dual-Layered Mattress

  Lucid 10

LUCID 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress – Triple-Layer

LUCID 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress - Triple-Layer - CertiPUR-US Certified - 25-Year Warranty - Queen