Everyone wants to get a good night’s sleep, right!?
So it’s no surprise that we all have different practices that we use to help achieve that goal… Whether it’s a sound machine, a night light, a cup of tea, or a warm bath — the decisions we make revolving sleep are important in making sure we all wake up well-rested. (AND PAIN FREE!)
And if you really think about it… We spend about a third of our lives in bed.
So sleep MATTERS.
And especially what we’re sleeping ON.
So choosing the right mattress is critical.
You can have everything else right at night — the thermostat set at 62°, the fan on low, a down comforter with one leg strategically poking out of it — but if your mattress sucks, then your sleep quality is going to suck too.
(Not to mention the direct relationship between your mattress and any underlying pain you may feel throughout the day.)
So here’s our deep-dive into the best mattress recommendations for people waking up with hip pain...
Putting personal preferences aside, a good mattress starts with making sure your spine health is optimal. And you achieve this by making sure the three slight curves of the spine are supported appropriately. A “good” mattress will basically hold your body in that naturally curved position so no part of your body feels more pressure than another.
The perfect mattress for your body should almost mimic the feeling of floating — which would be achieved by a uniform amount of pressure on each section of the body.
Sleeping on a mattress that puts uniform pressure across your body by naturally curving to your spine can:
- Relax your muscles
- Encourage better sleep
- Improve posture
- Decrease feelings of anxiety
- + SO much more
Sleeping on a mattress that does NOT put uniform pressure across your body by naturally curving to your spine can:
- Increase anxiety
- Increase brain fog
- Make you feel fatigued throughout the day
- And leave you waking up with significant back pain (particularly around the base of your spine)
So which IS the better mattress for hip pain???
Mattress Recommendations For Hip Pain: Firm Mattress vs. Soft Mattress
Unfortunately, choosing between a firm mattress and a soft mattress depends on the person. Because it all depends on HOW exactly you sleep.
If you’re someone who sleeps on your back or your stomach, a firm mattress is generally a better choice. This is because a firm mattress has a more stable surface — ensuring your body weight is evenly distributed so no one part is bearing most of the pressure.
A firm mattress allows for your bones to absorb most of the pressure, when you are lying down, therefore relieving some of the stress that would be put on your muscles, which in turn leads to better circulation.
However, for anyone suffering from arthritis and scoliosis, a firm mattress can worsen the pain that is felt as a result of those ailments.
If you’re someone who sleeps on your side, you would need more cushioning for your shoulders and hips — so a soft mattress would be the best choice.
Soft mattresses are also recommended for anyone experiencing any pre-existing back pain or back problems; because it allows your body to conform to the pressures it needs to when adjusting to the pain overnight.
Additionally, the use of a mattress topper can address pain in the short term.
Here are our best recommendations for mattresses if you’re suffering from hip pain:
Mattress Recommendation For Hip Pain: Back Sleepers
The DreamCloud Premier Rest
Mattress Recommendation For Hip Pain: Memory Foam Mattress
Mattress Recommendation For Hip Pain: Cooling
Mattress Recommendation For Hip Pain: Soft
Mattress Recommendation For Hip Pain: Side Sleepers
Mattress Recommendation For Hip Pain: Stomach Sleepers
The DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress
But wait!! Before you pick your next best mattress for the hip pain you're experiencing, let's chat about the hip pain, itself...
Because while picking a good mattress CAN, indeed, help relieve your hip pain — why not start addressing the CAUSE of that pain, rather than just relieve the painful symptoms of it...
And treating the cause of your pain starts with Somatic Healing Exercises.
Somatic Healing Exercises
Simply put, somatic exercises are gentle movements that connect your physical body to your emotional body. These movements can be done by anyone and can also be done anywhere. With no equipment necessary and no limitations to how much exertion you can handle, somatic exercises are the answer to SO many problems.
Somatic exercises can:
- Help you finally lose the unwanted weight you've been trying to get rid of
- Heal your chronic inflammation
- Balance your hormones
- Relieve your sciatica
- Get rid of chronic back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain
- Stop you from clenching your jaw at night
- Allow your hips to stop popping all day long
- Get you into a normal sleeping routine
- Curing your gut and digestive issues
- Treat your daily headaches
- Clear your brain fog
- & so much more...
Starting a daily practice of somatic exercises will treat the root cause of your problems and ailments by treating the area of your body where your trauma is being stored.
No new mattress necessary!
Find a course that works for YOU and YOUR SPECIFIC PAIN.