Bad back mattress suggestions
May 17, 2017 7:48 AM
Joined: May 17, 2017
Points: 1
Hi all,

I am new here and would like to first say HI and ask for your opinion on a mattress for someone with a bad back. I sleep on my back and have a difficult time staying asleep all night and getting a restful sleep. Our bed has 2 mattress toppers on it, one that we purchased at Ritz Plantation, but that seems to get all bunched up and starts hitting me in sensitive spots in my back.

I was told by a doctor that I have a degenerative disc in my lower back along with some tight muscles throughout my back especially by my shoulder blades.

I have been waking up recently with pain not only throughout my back but also the base of my neck. I need to find a mattress that will be good for both my wife and myself. BTW: She sleeps mostly on her side and has a bad shoulder from a botched rotator cuff surgery so this task is getting to be a difficult one to please both of us. I was thinking about a mattress that we could adjust the softness of but not sure if that was the way to go or not.

Anyhow, I am open to suggestions.

Re: Bad back mattress suggestions
Reply #1 May 19, 2017 11:01 AM
Joined: Mar 27, 2014
Points: 183
Partsman.  You are correct.  A mattress that you can adjust firmness is the right thing for you to consider.  In general, you being a back sleeper need a firmer mattress.  Your wife being a side sleeper needs a softer mattress.  

There are a few companies that offer mattresses that can be customized with his/her sides.  The base layer will be the same but the layers above that can be harder/softer for either side of the bed.  

In addition to a new mattress you should consider a pillow specifically designed for a back sleeper.  Let us know how it goes.  Mattdud

Re: Bad back mattress suggestions
Reply #2 May 25, 2017 4:30 PM
Joined: May 25, 2017
Points: 1
You know I have back pains also but the first thing I recommend to people is to exercise. It's helped so much without having to go for a more expensive option. I would say try that before spending a bunch of money.