Transcending Firm or Soft
Do you know why you have been told that sleeping on a firm bed is good for you? Historically mattresses were made of materials that would compress. This caused mattresses to sag in the middle forcing people to sleep in a hammock position. Not surprisingly people complained about back and neck pain and as a remedy were told to put a board under the mattress for support. Thus, the myth of the hard bed was born.
When selecting the best mattress for back pain, most people equate firmness with support, and softness with comfort. However, the best method for evaluating a mattress is to examine how it supports the spine. Maximum comfort and health can only be achieved if your muscles can completely relax and your spine is supported in proper alignment.