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Pain In The Back? Why Your Mattress Might Be The Culprit


According to a 2014-2015 National Health Survey, 1 in 6 Australians have experienced lower back pains. The same research estimates that a further 70% to 90% of the population will experience back pains at one point or another. Back pain is a persistent problem for Aussies, stemming from a variety of sources. In some instances, a simple lifestyle change can be the remedy you need. However, if you’re experiencing spasms or any other pain in your back with no medical explanation, it may be time to start shopping around for a better mattress.

How to know if your mattress is to blame

As mentioned, there are many possible causes of back pain. However, there are a few clues to look out for if you suspect that your bed is the culprit:

  • Discomfort or restlessness, while you try to sleep, can be a sign of using the wrong mattress.
  • You shouldn’t feel back pain first thing in the morning. If you do and the pain goes away during the day as you move around, your bed may well be the culprit.
  • Feeling like your mattress is lumpy or you are slumping in bed? Your mattress needs an upgrade.

What to look for in a mattress

When you sleep, your spine should be in a neutral position and should be supported throughout your whole body. A medium/firm mattress is best for this because if your mattress is too soft, your body will “sink” and your spine won’t be aligned.

Many believe that memory foam will give you the best support, however in the foam vs spring debate, the springs come out on top. Pocket springs give you full body support that just can’t be matched by memory foam slab mattresses. The perfect combination of pocket springs, latex and memory foam in the Sleep Republic mattress makes it ideal for a comfortable and supportive sleep with no back pain!

Learn more about our revolutionary pocket spring mattress design here. With a 100 night trial and free delivery & returns, what’s not to love?