Q : I have really bad back problems what would be the best
mattress


 


A : Don't just buy a bed because it says it's good for your
back. A bed that's supportive and comfortable is key. But it is
important to remember that people's requirement for support will
differ depending on their weight and build. For a long time, it was
believed that a hard bed was good for a bad back. Recent research
confirms this is not necessarily the case and could in fact cause
more damage.The term 'orthopaedic' generally just means an extra
firm bed; it is not based on any medical or other common standard,
nor does it mean the bed has been professionally assessed or
recommended. It is a term loosely used by manufacturers to refer to
extra firm models in their range. Firmness is not determined by
price, although comfort, luxury and durability and added features
such as adjustability come with higher price tags.There's no single
right bed to ease a back problem and each different back problem
also may require a different solution. Speak to your GP or
Specialist before purchasing.The best approach is to research the
options carefully, take time to try them out and choose what you
personally find supportive and comfortable, regardless of labels or
even price tags.Narrow your choice down to two or three and then
spend plenty of time lying on these in your normal sleeping
positions. Five or 10 minutes should be the minimum for each bed -
but feel free to spend half an hour or even an hour, if that's what
you want to do.