If you have a mattress topper, you may be wondering if it will help ease your back pain.
You’ve likely heard all sorts of stories about what the best mattress topper is for people with back pain. There are many opinions out there that say memory foam or wool are the best mattresses for people with back problems, but these aren’t necessarily true. If you want some facts about which mattress toppers might work well for those suffering from joint or muscle pain, read on!
In this blog post, we’ll look at three different mattress topper myths that many people believe.
We’ll debunk these myths and then offer some advice on what might work well for you if you have back pain.
Myth # One: Memory Foam is the best mattress topper because it reduces pressure points when lying down. This isn’t true- memory foam has a slow response time after being compressed so while it may feel comfy initially, your body will sink in over time reducing the supportiveness of the mattress (and potentially increasing joint or muscle pain). If you’re looking for something with sustainable firmness, consider wool! It conforms quickly without losing its shape which makes it more supportive than other materials like polyester.
Myth # Two: Wool is a wool or nylon blend. Nope! Wool toppers are 100% made of merino sheep’s wool and no cotton (except for the zipper) which means that they’re hypoallergenic, naturally fire-resistant, durable, soft when you want it to be but not too plush if you prefer something firm.
Myth # Three: Mattress Topper will make my bed too high. It all depends on your mattress height before adding one in – memory foam adds three inches so for shorter beds this can seem like a huge difference while organic latex only increases by an inch max depending on thickness selected. If you have an adjustable base then there isn’t much need to worry! But if you have a taller bed, it’s worth considering.
Myth # Four: I need a mattress topper to sleep on my side or back comfortably. No way! Remember that the purpose of a mattress topper is only comfort-related – so if your old foam pad or down comforter can do the trick for you then stick with what works and save this purchase as an upgrade instead!
Finally, these are not just “toppers” but actually hybrid mattresses in their own right which means they’ll give you everything from pressure relief to cooling properties all without sacrificing any support whatsoever.
What kind of Mattress Topper should I get? It depends on ..