Best Mattress For Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you may have found yourself wondering what the best mattress for back pain is. It's extremely important that your mattress and bed are suitable, particularly if you suffer from a medical condition.

Everyone has their own mattress preferences, with the choice of firmness being a key factor when purchasing a new mattress. The firmness level is even more important if you have back pain, as the wrong mattress can make your aches and pains worse over time.

At OTTY, we're a revolutionary mattress brand based in the UK. We specialise in making hybrid box mattresses that contain a mixture of memory foam and pocket springs. Our mattresses are specifically designed to help you get the best night’s sleep possible, using a range of innovative technologies during the manufacturing process.

All our mattresses can be purchased directly through our website. If you'd like more advice about which mattress is suitable for you, we have several online options available for you to contact us on.


How Can a Mattress Alleviate Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common sources of pain for adults within the UK and the chances of suffering from it increase as you get older. Approximately one in six adults in the nation suffer from back pain, although the prevalence varies depending on the area you live in.

Back pain is often caused by other health conditions or accidents that have led to your back becoming injured, although it can arise randomly as well.

Another common health issue is poor sleep quality, with an estimated 7.5 million people within the UK getting less than five hours sleep a night. Many people suffer from conditions such as insomnia, which can have numerous causes. 

If you happen to suffer from back pain, you will undoubtedly be aware of how challenging it can be, not only to drift off to sleep, but to also achieve a restful night's slumber.

Using a mattress with inadequate support can add to your back issues, as it strains your muscles and reinforces poor sleeping positions. It may also change your spinal alignment, which can make your back pain even worse.

Your spine has a natural curvature in the shape of an 'S' when viewed from the side. If you have a condition like scoliosis, your spinal alignment may be abnormal, which can lead to increased discomfort and other medical issues. As such, it's particularly important that you use a supportive mattress if you suffer from scoliosis or other similar conditions.

If you struggle to sleep due to back pain, it’s recommended that you use a medium-firm mattress. A mattress with this firmness level gives you the right balance of comfort and support. Whilst it won't cure your back issues, using the right mattress can help to alleviate symptoms and increase your quality of sleep.

At OTTY, we specialise in creating hybrid box mattresses packed to the brim with innovative technology. The OTTY Original Hybrid Mattress and our OTTY Pure range are more suitable for those with back conditions, as they have a medium-firm firmness level. The combination of foam and pocket springs also makes our mattresses suitable for heavier individuals, providing extra support when needed. 

If you prefer a firmer mattress, our OTTY Firm Hybrid mattress may be more preferable, as it uses bigger and thicker encapsulated pocket springs to create extra support. 

You can buy the Firm Hybrid Mattress directly through our website - if you need a little more advice first, our live chat team will be happy to help.

Why Are Hybrid Mattresses Preferable for People with Back Pain?

If you suffer from back pain and you want to increase the comfort level of your mattress, a hybrid mattress is worth considering.

As the name suggests, hybrid mattresses use a combination of materials - for example, memory foam and pocket springs. This combination balances the comfort and support you need, helping to ease any health conditions you're currently suffering from (including back pain). It also makes the best use of both materials, which individually, wouldn’t offer the same balance of comfort & support. 

Hybrid mattresses are a fairly new addition to the bed world and have many benefits when compared to traditional mattresses (which usually contain either springs or memory foam). An innerspring mattress gives you support and a firmer surface, as well as a classic innerspring bounce. On the other hand, memory foam mattresses provide comfort and contour to your body shape, as well as storing a lot of heat due to the dense nature of foam. 

When you buy a hybrid mattress, you get the benefits of both mattress types, all rolled into one comfortable package. This ensures that you get the best of both worlds, which should help to alleviate your aches and pains when sleeping.

Some of the advantages of using an OTTY hybrid mattress include:

  • A perfect balance of comfort and support, also suiting those without health conditions. The long 16cm springs provide support for your back and joints, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
  • A hybrid mattress tends to be much cooler than using a memory foam mattress, as the coils allow increased airflow. 
  • Our boxed mattresses are delivered in an easy fashion, rolled and boxed to your door. This makes them easy to carry up to your bedroom. Delivery to your door is free, but we can take your mattress to your bedroom for an additional fee.
  • Innovative technology comes included within every mattress we create. We use materials such as charcoal and bamboo which wicks away moisture, removes odours and makes your bed cooler. 

As you can see, there are many advantages to using an OTTY hybrid mattress on your bed. Although we cannot guarantee to heal your physical ailments, we do provide a 100-night risk free trial that allows you to test whether our mattresses can alleviate your back pain.

If you'd like to find out more about how the trial works before committing to a purchase, we have several online options to contact us on.

How Do You Know if Your Mattress is Causing Your Back Pain?

If you have back pain or another health condition affecting the area, it's important to find out whether your current mattress is suitable.

Using the wrong mattress can increase back pain and may even make your medical issues worse. Because of this, it's worth assessing your mattress to find out if it needs changing. 

If you wake up in the morning with pain in your back, this is a good indicator that your mattress is causing the issue. If the pain goes away after stretching after 30 minutes, it's likely that your mattress is the cause of your pain.

If you toss and turn a lot or find it hard to go to sleep, your mattress may not be suitable for you. Another indicator that your mattress is causing you irritation is if you find yourself waking up routinely during the night. You may also suffer from other forms of discomfort if you have an ill-suited mattress, such as hip pain, neck pain, joint pain or shoulder pain.

It's recommended that you change your mattress every six to eight years, under normal conditions. Naturally, this will differ depending on factors such as how often the mattress is used and how well it's maintained. If you suddenly start to get back pain and there are no underlying conditions involved, it may be due to your current mattress. If you haven't changed your mattress for a while, this could be the root cause of your back pain.

If your pain continues or gets worse, you should also speak to a medical professional to assess the situation.

If you decide to buy an OTTY mattress, we offer a 100 day sleep trial. You can test whether your new mattress is suitable for you and return it within this time period if you find it’s not quite right.

If you'd like to find out which mattress might be suitable for your situation, our helpful team can go through the options with you.

How Can You Prevent Back Pain Whilst Sleeping?

If you have back pain, you'll know that the condition can flare up at any time. However, there are several things you can do to alleviate the symptoms - especially if you think it's being aggravated whilst sleeping.

Changing your sleep position can help you to ease pain when sleeping. Back and stomach sleepers may feel more discomfort when sleeping, as the best sleeping position for lower back pain is on your side. It's also recommended that you retain a partial bend in the knee when sleeping on your side. Bending your legs provides pressure relief as it reduces pressure on the lumbar spine, also keeping your spinal alignment in check.

If you have a preferred sleeping position, changing to a different position can be difficult, particularly if you're used to sleeping in a certain way. However, with enough practice you may be able to change your preferred sleep position over time. You can try putting a pillow between your knees to make yourself more comfortable when sleeping on your side - this may also help to alleviate your back pain when sleeping.

If you're unable to sleep on your side because you have a preferred sleep position, using a pillow can help to ease your pain. If you sleep on your back, a pillow can be placed under your knees or legs to give pressure relief to the lumbar region.

If you're a stomach sleeper, you should consider using a thin pillow for your head, with a more supportive pillow placed underneath your hips and stomach. This will also help to reduce pressure on your lumbar spine, as it allows your body to settle into its natural spinal alignment when sleeping.

Purchasing a new mattress is a good way to try and prevent back pain whilst sleeping. A new mattress may also help you if you suffer from other forms of discomfort, such as neck pain, hip pain, joint pain or shoulder pain. Sleeping on an unsupportive mattress can make your pain feel much worse, wherever it’s located.

The mattress type you go for may depend on a number of things, such as the location of your pain and your own personal firmness preferences. However, a medium-firm mattress is usually recommended for those suffering from back pain.

There's a common misconception that an extra firm mattress is the best type of mattress for those suffering from back pain, but firmer mattresses can actually make the pain worse. On the other hand, a softer mattress may not provide enough support - if this is the case, you may need to upgrade to a firmer mattress. 

Studies show that people suffering from discomfort in the lower back region found using a medium-firm mattress to be more suitable. As you can see, it's worth considering a change of mattress if it's too soft or hard, particularly if you experience pain after sleeping. 

At OTTY, we have a range of mattress firmness options available to suit every user. However, most of our mattresses tend to have a medium-firmness level, making them perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.

You can purchase our mattresses directly through our website, but if you need more advice about the best mattress for you, our expert team will be happy to help.

Are OTTY Mattresses Suitable for People with Back Pain?

Buying a new mattress can help to provide some pain relief for people with back problems and other medical conditions. However, with so many different types of mattress available on the market at the moment, it can be hard to know where to turn.

You'll want a supportive mattress that also adds comfort, which is where our amazing hybrid mattresses come in. Whilst we have a variety of firmness options, most of our mattresses belong in the medium-firm range, making them perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.

The combination of pocket springs and memory foam gives you the perfect place to sleep all year round. The layers of foam align with your body shape, increasing the comfort grade of your bed. The springs add extra support due to the firm sleep surface they create, also having the classic innerspring bounce that you’d normally expect from an innerspring mattress. 

If you're a hot sleeper, our quality mattresses also feature a cooling air flow system, allowing for adequate temperature regulation when sleeping. It doesn't matter what body type you have either, as the layers of springs contained within our mattresses makes them suitable for heavier sleepers. Most of our mattresses carry up to 18 stone per side, although the OTTY Firm Hybrid Mattress can carry up to 25 stone per side.

At OTTY, our medium-firm range of mattresses is perfect for those suffering from back pain. You can choose from the following mattresses:

  • The OTTY Aura Hybrid Mattress - The OTTY Aura Hybrid Mattress is our most affordable mattress design. Housing up to 1000 16cm pocket springs, this mattress creates a responsive base that supports your back and joints, alleviating any pain along the way.
  • The OTTY Original Hybrid Mattress - The OTTY Original Hybrid Mattress is an award-winning mattress, combining springs and foam together to create support and comfort for all. We use up to 2000 16cm pocket springs within the OTTY Original Hybrid Mattress to create the perfect spine alignment, supporting each sleeper individually.
  • The OTTY Pure Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress - The OTTY Pure Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress is our premium mattress offering, as it's the UK's first ever mattress to feature bamboo-infused memory foam with additional charcoal foam layers. It eliminates odours, wicks away moisture and regulates your temperature to keep you comfortable all year round.
  • The OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress - The OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress is an upgraded version of the OTTY Pure Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress. It's our first 28cm mattress, containing up to 4000 pocket springs. The seven layers of foam and springs help to maximise support and spinal alignment, easing back pain for those suffering from it. 

We also offer a quick delivery service, allowing you to get a comfortable mattress as quickly as possible. We’ll deliver your mattress directly to your door for free, or we can deliver your mattress to a room of your choice for an additional fee.

Other Bedroom Accessories That Can Ease Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, another avenue to consider is the realm of bedroom accessories. Whilst we're primarily a mattress manufacturer, we also make a range of other products suitable for use with your bed. Our accessories will add a greater level of comfort when sleeping, helping to ease your pain along the way.

The most popular accessories we make include:

  • Mattress toppers - Our mattress toppers are made from bamboo and charcoal, wicking away odours and creating a more hygienic environment for sleeping. As well as preserving your mattress for longer, a mattress topper will also add an extra comfort layer to your bed. If you're not quite ready to change your mattress, a mattress topper can help to ease your back pain, particularly if your current mattress is too firm.
  • Pillows - We have a range of pillows available for you to choose from. If your pillows are too big, they could end up inadvertently causing you pain, moving your spine out of its proper alignment. Our OTTY Adjustable Pillow is particularly useful in these situations, as it allows for a varied loft height, offering more support for your spine. If you want to try sleeping with a pillow between your knees, you can also try an OTTY Deluxe Pure Pillow, created with antibacterial charcoal to wick away moisture and eliminate odours.
  • Duvets - Naturally, you'll want to make sure your entire bed is comfortable, so purchasing a new duvet can help you to sleep better at night. Our Deluxe Microfibre Duvets are hypoallergenic and use sustainable vegan filling, encased in luxurious Sateen Cotton. These duvets can be used all year round, keeping you warm in winter and reducing your temperature in the summer months. Our mattresses are also designed to regulate temperature, making them ideal for hot sleepers.

Kitting your entire bedroom out with OTTY accessories will help you to create the bedroom of your dreams, ensuring comfort and support for every sleeper.

Ease Your Back Pain with an OTTY Mattress

If you’ve been searching for the best mattress for back pain, you’ve come to the right place!

Buying a new mattress can help to alleviate your back pain, particularly if your current mattress is due to be changed. Whilst an OTTY mattress won’t cure any health conditions you have, it can make you more comfortable when sleeping.

We like to think that our mattresses are the best on the market. Don’t just take our word for it though - our reviews and testimonials tell the full story. And if you’re still on the fence, our 100 day sleep trial should be enough to sway your mind. If you’re not happy with your mattress purchase by the end of the trial, we’ll take your mattress away for free and refund you in full.

The best part is that you get free delivery directly to your door within mainland Britain, no matter what OTTY product you choose to buy. 

You can buy an OTTY mattress instantly through our website. However, if you need a little more advice first, don’t hesitate to contact us!