When you are sleeping your body essentially rests on your ears, shoulders, hips and the spine. The position of the spine and the gap between the spine and the mattress is what that causes all the lower back tension. Today it is largely agreed among all esteemed medical research that if you are suffering from chronic back pain when you get up in the mornings, then it is proven that a medium-firm mattress will do you much good than a firm or a soft mattress.
Apart from the mattress, your sleep position matters a lot too!
If you sleep on your stomach and notice you are suffering back pain, there probably is a reason. Since the majority of the weight of the human body is around your center, that core pushes into the sleep surface further and basically puts a strain on your spine in the wrong direction, causing back and neck pain. People who sleep on the stomach (because of lower back pain) need a firmer mattress recommended hybrid mattress since it provides better buoyancy.
If you sleep on your back, then the gap between the spine and the bed hurts and gives you discomfort. This gap can be overcome by using pillows between your mattress and body. Furthermore, movements of the body at intervals are also a matter of concern. Therefore, movements, like turning and twisting in bed, need to be careful and you might feel joint soreness in the morning. If you sleep on your back, then the traditional Japanese Futon Mattresses are proven to help alleviate spinal problems. These are cotton mattresses that are quite fluffy but at the same time quite stable and comfortable accompanied by a medium-firm pillow.
The scientific recommended way to sleep is to sleep on your left side. It may sound strange, but all the latest science emphasizes that sleeping your left side can have some real health benefits.
A medium-firm mattress which has that flexibility to distribute your weight equally and also something that doesn’t make you go inside the mattress and twist your joints is what is usually recommended to all types of sleepers (on the stomach, on back, on the side), especially for someone who just rotates around a lot. If the pressure is light, then the foam will take care of it and if the pressure is high then the springs will take care of it. Typical construction of such a mattress should look like the below:
4. Comforting Medium Density Foam -> to provide that blend of comfort and firmness
3. High Density Foam -> to provide the support against the flexibility of the spring
2. Pocketed Innersprings -> to provide the local flexibility in the mattress to take the shape of the alignment of your body, mainly the spine and the shoulders, hips and ears.
1. Hard Base layer -> to provide base support and zero movement of the mattress
Usually, Hybrid Mattresses provide this structure as shown below
Ikea recommended HYLLESTAD mattress as the best a mattress can be and it has a combination of resilient foam, pocket springs and memory foam, similar to the above construction that we discussed. Similarly, Dream Cloud’s mattress, considered among the world’s best mattress has a similar construction. In India, Comforto has a Hybrid mattress that is close to this construction (https://www.comfortobedding.com/product/pocket-spring-with-memory-foam-mattress/