A bad mattress is often a leading cause of back pain, which leads to sleeping issues, muscle soreness, and other health complications. A good mattress should support the natural curves and alignment of your spine, and a good mattress for you depends on your lifestyle, body type, or sleeping position.
Lower Back Pain Causes
Lower back pain is extremely common but rather easy to eliminate with rest, pain relievers or minor physical therapy in extreme cases. Nearly every adult will experience some form of back pain at least once in their adult life. Muscle strains, pinched nerves, herniated discs, vertebra fracture, arthritis or osteoporosis are a few ailments that may have you experiencing back pain. Your age, weight, occupation, lifestyle, health conditions, structural issues, disease and mental health issues also cause stress on your body, especially your back.
Back Pain From Your Mattress
If you are waking up with back pain but feel better as the day goes on, your mattress could be the reason.
When considering if a mattress is causing back pain, gauge how well your spine is supported and aligned. Then evaluate if the bed is old and sagging, too firm or soft, or too big or small for your body.
Your body, especially your back, needs to rest and rejuvenate each night. When this rest and rejuvenation is disrupted, it will negatively impact your overall health and well-being. Sleeping on the right mattress will allow you to wake up refreshed, pain-free, and ready for the day.
Best Mattress For Lower Back and Leg Pain
When it comes to back pain and your mattress, there is no one solution for everyone. To find the most suitable bed, consider your sleeping position of choice, your weight, your age and your lifestyle.
A Soft or Firm Mattress For Lower Back Pain
To prevent strain on your back and lower extremities, choose a medium to plush mattress with an equal amount of comfort and support. Side sleepers may even prefer a little extra comfort. If your mattress is too firm, your hips and shoulders will lie flat on the surface and not contour to your curves. This will cause excessive pressure on those pressure points, throw your spine out of its natural alignment and cause you to awake with soreness and pain.
Back or stomach sleepers will enjoy a medium to firm comfort level in a mattress, with a little more emphasis on support from the cushioning, comfort layers. If your hips sink lower than your shoulders, then your mattress is too soft and will cause added stress on your spine by throwing it out of alignment.
Stearns & Foster Mattresses to Relieve Back Pain
The Stearns & Foster Reserve luxury mattress is available in a medium tight top or firm euro pillow top, for back and stomach sleepers, or a soft or duo euro-pillow top mattress for side sleepers.
It is the top-of-the-line Stearns & Foster mattress collection. It uses an Intellicoil HD innerspring core, a Precision Edge3 border, and external air vents in the support core. It also features Tempur-Indulge memory foam and micro Intellicoils in its comfort core, all hand-tufted and surrounded by a moisture-wicking Tencel cover.
The Stearns & Foster Lux Hybrid mattress is available in a soft or medium comfort level for side sleepers and a medium or firm for back or stomach sleepers.
The highlight of this luxury mattress collection is its Intelliflex Hybrid coils system that includes a layer of Stearns & Foster signature memory foam over each coil for the ultimate combination of comfort and support. It also features over 500 breathable air channels.
The Stearns & Foster Estate Lux mattress is available in a medium tight top, ultra-firm tight top, or a firm euro pillow top. It is the perfect choice for back and stomach sleepers while a soft euro pillow top or medium euro pillow top is ideal if you are a side sleeper.
This luxury mattress line features an IntelliCoil innerspring support core with four external air vents, a PrecisionEdge border, and a comfort core of premium Tempur-Indulge memory foam. It provides premium pressure relief all wrapped up in a Tencel fabric cover to keep you cool and dry all night.
The Stearns & Foster Estate mattress is offered in a firm tight top, ultra firm tight top or firm euro pillow top for back and stomach sleepers. A soft tight top or soft euro pillow top is a great choice for side sleepers.
This quality mattress line features an IntelliCoil innerspring support core with four external air vents, a PrecisionEdge border and a comfort core of high-quality memory foam, all encased in a Tencel fabric cover to keep you cool and dry as you sleep.
The Stearns & Foster Studio mattress in a medium tight-top style is recommended for lighter-weight back and stomach sleepers. The medium euro pillow top style is recommended for heavier-weight side sleepers.
This budget-friendly mattress line features a support core of encased innerspring, reinforced edge support and four external air vents with a comfort layer of high-quality memory foam enclosed within a moisture-wicking Tencel fabric cover.
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Why Choose a Stearns & Foster Mattress?
Stearns & Foster is one of the oldest leaders in the mattress manufacturing industry. With 175 years of handcrafted design, Stearns & Foster delivers comfort and quality in every mattress. All Stearns & Foster beds are built on traditional, tried and true innerspring coils, topped with layers of the highest quality comfort materials and are manufactured in the United States of America.
Stearns & Foster uses a patented Intellicoil system in their luxury mattress lines. The Intellicoil system consists of twice-tempered, individually wrapped titanium alloy coils in the support core. The foam-encased edge contains a border rod to provide optimal edge support.
The comfort core combines layers of high-quality memory foam and Tempur-Indulge memory foam in their luxury lines to provide the desired comfort level from soft to ultra-firm. Every mattress is hand stitched by a certified master craftsman and is completed with a hand-signed label and comes with a 10-year limited warranty.
A mattress made by Stearns & Foster may be more expensive when compared to low-end, mass-produced beds but they are an investment worth making.
Stearns & Foster at Mattress Express
Speak with your healthcare provider to determine the root cause of your back pain. If you decide it is time for a new mattress, stop by any one of our Mattress Express locations in central New York and try our Stearns & Foster mattress line for yourself. Speak to any one of our friendly, knowledgeable sleep specialists to help you find the right mattress to fit your needs and lifestyle.