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Buying a firm mattress for back pain 07 Oct 2014 00:15 #1

Hi, I would like to suggest you that think twice before buying a hard or firm mattress, as research has shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than a firm mattress. There is a difference between firm support and firm feel. You want firm support with a comfortable feel. Comfort will be determined by our personal preference. Recently, I have visited a store in Edmonton's name was Luxurious Bed and Linens for buy some mattress for my home. They have different type of mattress at good quality and price also affordable for me. They also give good advices for choosing the right mattress .

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Buying a firm mattress for back pain 07 Oct 2014 01:35 #2

Hi jessicaalderson7614,

Hi, I would like to suggest you that think twice before buying a hard or firm mattress, as research has shown that the best mattress for low back pain is a medium firm mattress rather than a firm mattress. There is a difference between firm support and firm feel.


Have you read the study that you are referring to? I would be very cautious before you provide this type of advice because it's based on a study that was very limited and there aren't really any valid conclusions you can draw from it except perhaps to say that a firmer mattress isn't always best for back pain. The study only included two innerspring mattresses out of all the thousands of mattresses that are available in the industry and didn't take into account the differences between different body types and sleeping positions so to say that a "medium firm" mattress (or any mattress for that matter) is best for any individual's back pain is very misleading. You can see my comments about it in post #3 here which also links to the study if you would like to read it.

There is much more relevant information available that indicates that the mattress which is best for anyone (including those with back pain) depends on which mattress keeps them in best alignment in all their sleeping positions over the course of the night and this depends on the body type, sleeping positions, and weight distribution of the person. This topic from earlier today has some examples of some more relevant research than the study you referred to.

Recently, I have visited a store in Edmonton's name was Luxurious Bed and Linens for buy some mattress for my home. They have different type of mattress at good quality and price also affordable for me. They also give good advices for choosing the right mattress .


I would be very cautious here as well. I would avoid any of their Serta Mattresses completely (see the guidelines here ) and I would only consider any of their other mattresses if they can provide the information listed in this article about the quality of the materials inside them so you can make sure that there are no weak links in the mattress and make more meaningful comparisons to other mattresses. There is also more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase in post #13 here but the only mattresses I would consider to be a "possibility" there would be the Sova mattresses they sell and only if they can provide the information you need to make an informed choice.

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