Review of multiple studies found no surprises: “a medium-firm mattress promotes comfort, sleep quality and rachis alignment.”
Caggiari, Gianfilippo et al.
What type of mattress should be chosen to avoid back pain and improve sleep quality? Review of the literature.
Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology : official journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
vol. 22,1 51. 8 Dec. 2021,
- “some authors recommended mattresses with an air overlay system to reduce pain, while others showed that variation of temperature can promote sleep”
- One study used a”foam-encased Bonnell spring unit, densified fibre pad, super-soft foam, damask cover, semi-flex foundation, slick fibred .At the end of the experimental phase at day 28, a back pain decrease of approximately 48% and an improvement of sleep quality of 55% were reported; such improvement correlated with a significant decrease in stress levels.”
14 Jacobson, Bert H., et al. Effectiveness of a selected bedding system on quality of sleep, low back pain, shoulder pain, and spine stiffness. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics 25.2 (2002): 88-92.
- a medium-firm mattress promotes comfort, sleep quality and rachis alignment seemed best