Best Beds for Back SleepersPublished: December 4, 2020
Chiropractors and other orthopedic specialists tend to agree that side sleeping is the best posture to maintain a neutral position of the spine. But if you’re one of the many people who simply can’t snooze unless you are lying comfortably on your back, you can rest assured that your perfect bed is at Wildcat Mattress, conveniently located just outside of Lexington, Kentucky.
Best mattress for back sleepers
The key to selecting a great bed when you’re a back sleeper is to find a mattress that offers sufficient support for the natural curves of the spine. When you lie on different mattress models in the showroom, pay close attention to the way your lower back feels; that’s often a tricky area for back sleepers. Many back sleepers find that a medium firm to firm bed works best for them because it offers plenty of support. However, this does not mean that you have to limit yourself to a conventional innerspring mattress.
You may find that a latex mattress offers the support you need for your spinal curves. Latex mattresses conform to the body, but hold up well under pressure. If you tend to prefer soft mattresses, you might also want to try a memory foam or hybrid mattress to see if it gives you the support you need.
As a general rule of thumb, back sleepers tend to gravitate toward mattresses that are not so soft that they cause problems with spinal alignment, but not so firm that they lack any give at all.
Picking out the perfect pillow
Shopping for a new pillow to complement your new mattress might seem like a fairly straightforward task, but there are so many choices to sort through these days. Choosing a firmness level is only part of the challenge. There are pillows made of polyester, latex, down feathers, and even buckwheat hulls. Choosing a pillow based on sleeping style is the best approach.
Back sleepers tend to do best with a medium-loft pillow, since a pillow that is too tall will force the neck upward. To find the perfect blend of support and softness, try a latex or memory foam pillow.
Enjoy great deals at Wildcat Mattress
At Wildcat Mattress, it’s our mission to help each of our customers get the best sleep of their lives. Our staff can help you find the best bed for back sleepers, stomach and side sleepers!
We offer a variety of brand name mattresses at highly competitive prices and our showroom is conveniently located in Nicholasville, KY. Give us a call at 888.492.4787 or stop by our showroom; we’re open seven days a week!
- Consumer Reports, Best mattresses for back and side sleepers, http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/03/best-mattresses-for-back-and-side-sleepers/index.htm
- WebMD, How to Pick Your Perfect Mattress, http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/how-to-pick-your-perfect-mattress#1