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Is a firm mattress the best option for a bad back?

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Firm mattresses often do not support the natural curves of your spine and can cause painful pressure points. Pressure points are caused when the mattress does not conform to the natural shape of your body and can be felt mainly on your hips and shoulders. Numbness could be a sign of pressure point problems and this in turn can lead to tossing and turning during the night, and of course back pain.

Too soft mattresses on the other hand could also have similar repercussions as they do not offer adequate support. Therefore, we usually would recommend a medium-firm or medium mattress for customers with back problems, depending on your personal factors such as your weight, specific medical issues etc. These mattresses will give you the necessary support as well as conform to the shape of your body.

Mattress Comfort Comparison

The type of material used in the comfort layer can also play an important role in the overall comfort and support of your mattress. If you are struggling with back problems, we recommend having a look at Latex comfort layers as Latex is naturally buoyant, giving you proper support as well as being able to conform to the shape of your body, ensuring your spine is correctly aligned throughout the night. Even a Latex and Memory Foam Combo should be fine.

Please Note: Always speak to a knowledgeable consultant first before buying a new bed. Our staff pride themselves on their expertise and understanding of the mattress trade. We always consider a customer’s personal attributes such as height, age, weight, etc before making any recommendations as it’s not just a matter of selling a mattress to you, but selling you the right one.

Are Orthopaedic beds better than others?

We have many customers insisting on an ‘orthopedic’ bed because that’s what you need for back problems – according to medical professionals. The term ‘Orthopaedic’ is an arbitrary term used by manufacturers to give customers the illusion of being superior to other bed sets. Just because a bedroom set does not state that it is an orthopedic bed, does not mean it is in any way less supportive and comfortable. Yes, there are certain support structures in the mattress that are more suited to specific needs, but that mattress might not necessarily have the word ‘orthopedic’ in its name.

If you are ever in doubt, simply contact us or give us a call at 021 202 2902 to discuss a specific model. Our bedding experts will give you the best advice and info on different support structures etc. and help you choose the perfect bed for you!

Hassle-free returns with a 100-night comfort exchange policy

At Beds Online we offer a 100-night comfort exchange guarantee as it will take no more than about 2-4 weeks to determine if the mattress you purchased is the correct mattress for you. When you receive your mattress, take note of the support your mattress is offering you. Is your spine aligned properly? Do you feel pain or discomfort in the heavier parts of your body such as your hips and shoulders? Do you feel rested when you wake up in the morning?

Generally, the first week might seem a bit uncomfortable as it will take a while for your body to get used to the ‘new and improved’ position of the body. So, if you wake up with a few aches and pains in the initial days, don’t worry – that is completely normal. After an initial couple of days, you will get used to the new mattress and realize just how much better your body feels.

If for any reason, after about 30 nights you are still not satisfied with your mattress, please contact us to discuss. If necessary, we will then exchange your mattress for another model. (T’s & C’s Apply).

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