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The most important advice we can give to bad back sufferers is to find the right mattress for you.

Orthopaedic mattresses may offer a solution for some but not necessarily for others, the common presumption is that the firmer the mattress, the better it is for your back, but that is not always the case. Sometimes it's just about getting the perfect mattress paired with the right pillow.

Hypnos' Orthos range includes a selection of firmer mattresses through to extra firm, so you can be confident that whatever your requirements and preferences, we will have a mattress for you.

We do heartily recommend spending quite some time testing mattresses in a retailer's store (don't worry they are used to it!) to ensure you find your perfect match. Take off your shoes, grab your preferred pillow and adopt your normal sleeping position!


Did you know the average person spends about a third of their life in bed? So it's essential you choose the right mattress for your needs. Determining the best Hypnos firm mattress for you depends on various factors, including your personal preferences, sleeping position, body type, and any specific sleep-related issues you may have.

Firm mattresses are often recommended for individuals with back pain or bad backs, but it's important to note that mattress preference can vary from person to person. While some people find relief and support from a firm mattress, others may find it uncomfortable and prefer a softer one.

The best firmness level for your sleeping position can vary depending on whether you sleep on your front, back or side, however, other factors can influence this. Personal preference, body weight, and specific comfort needs can also influence your ideal firmness level.

To determine the best firmness for you, we recommended that you try out different mattresses and assess how they feel in your preferred sleeping position. Visiting your nearest Hypnos showroom and seeking advice from sleep specialists can provide valuable insights tailored to your specific requirements. The most important advice we can give to bad back sufferers is to find the right mattress for you!

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