A firm mattress is essential for people with back pain. It can be very instrumental in allowing those with back pain to sleep through the night and awaken pain-free. The firmness of the mattress refers to the density of the coils and springs inside the mattress, also called the core. Greater density creates the firm feeling and supports the spinal column. Many mattress retailers will show you samples of the insides of mattresses, which allows you to compare the density of the cores.
The most common type of plush mattress is called a pillow top. This refers to the soft, pillow-like layer that is on top of the mattress. Not only does it provide a softer, more comfortable layer to sleep on, but because the pillow top is made from hypoallergenic materials, it is ideal for those with allergies. Pillow-top mattresses are also ideal for restful sleep with a partner. The plush layer serves to regulate temperature as well as absorb the movement of a partner.
Date published: 2014-08-26