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The Best Mattress for Shoulder Pain

August 10, 2021  ·  6 min read

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If you struggle with shoulder pain, it’s likely you may be searching for the best mattress for shoulder pain. Although some mattress companies may try to sell you a mattress “specifically” for shoulder pain, we at Texas Mattress Makers are here to explain that the best way to alleviate shoulder pain is by finding the right mattress for you

Shoulder pain can make it incredibly hard to sleep during the night, so it’s important to find a mattress that best suits your unique sleep needs, supports your specific body type, and meets your preferred firmness level.

If you’re looking for a way to achieve a pain-free, restful sleep, your mattress is a great place to start. Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all mattress for shoulder pain, we can help lay out your options to ensure that you achieve your best night’s sleep yet.

Can a bad mattress cause shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by a number of factors, but a bad mattress can only make the pain worse. If you’re sleeping on a mattress that is too firm or soft based on your body type and sleep position, or if it is not providing enough support, this can put stress on your body’s biggest pressure points –– your hips and shoulders –– as you sleep, causing aches and pains when you wake up. 

If you’ve ever woken up thinking to yourself, “Ouch, my shoulder hurts. I wonder if my mattress is too firm. Is this mattress right for me?” It may be time to invest in a new mattress that’s right for your body.

Sleeping with shoulder pain: What you should know

The key to finding the best mattress for shoulder pain is to find a mattress that will help you be the most comfortable and supported throughout the night. This is how you will alleviate pain as you sleep. Your body and unique sleep habits can determine what mattress will be best for you long-term, so what works for someone else may not work for you. 

The answer to the question, “What type of mattress is best for shoulder pain?” depends on a few key factors about you, the sleeper. 

Your body type

Knowing how to choose the best mattress for your body type plays a large role in determining what mattress may be best for you. We understand that talking about body types can be uncomfortable, and your typical mattress retailers may tend to avoid it. However, not taking your body type into consideration when searching for a mattress is a big mistake.

Your body type determines where your weight is distributed on the mattress. We are more concerned with where you carry your weight than how much you weigh. Knowing this allows us to determine what kind of firmness could be best and how much support you’ll need for specific areas of your body. 

At Texas Mattress Makers, we provide our customers with a body-positive environment to ensure that we are selling you the best night’s sleep for you, not for anyone else. You are unique, so you should sleep on a bed that was made with you in mind. 

Your sleeping position

Customers with shoulder pain tend to ask: Which side of your body should you sleep on? Or How should I lay with shoulder pain? We tell them that it’s up to you. There is no one right way to sleep with shoulder pain. As long as you have a mattress that can support your shoulder and keep your spine neutral, you can sleep comfortably in any position you like. 

The position you prefer to sleep in lets us know what areas of your body need the most support.

  • Side sleepers: If you sleep on your side, it’s important to find a mattress that will support your shoulders. Mattresses made with layers of memory foam can adapt to your body’s curves and eliminate uncomfortable gaps between you and your bed. However, if you’re not a fan of the “cradling” feeling of memory foam, try a specialty foam such as our High Resilience Foam or a latex mattress. Latex mattresses, or specifically our copper-infused latex mattresses, promote joint pain relief with anti-inflammatory properties. The copper-infused latex is known to be the “best mattress for arthritis relief.” 

Keep in mind that if you’re wanting the pain-relief that copper infusion provides without the full latex mattress, we can incorporate the copper-infused latex into any top comfort layer with a custom order. 

  • Combination sleepers:Hybrid mattresses are a great option for combination sleepers or those who change positions throughout the night. They feature a comfort layer of foam, latex, or cooling gel over top of a supportive layer made out of individually wrapped coils. The biggest perk about this mattress type is its ability to offer pain relief coupled with the solid feel you’d get with a traditional spring mattress.

If you prefer to sleep on your back or stomach, it’s likely that you’re not putting as much strain on your shoulders as you sleep. The options above can still be helpful for keeping your spine neutral and your body supported. 

Your preferred mattress firmness level

Whether you prefer a soft, medium, or firm mattress, we can help you find the best mattress for neck and shoulder pain for you! 

Here are our top picks for each mattress by type and firmness level:

Best mattress with memory foam for shoulder pain

Soft feel: Milan Mattress

Firm feel: Esteem Plush Mattress

Best hybrid mattresses for shoulder pain

Soft feel: Nice Plush Mattress

Medium feel: Santa Barbara Mattress

Firm feel: Copenhagen Plush Mattress

Best mattress featuring latex for shoulder pain

Copper Infused Latex:Geneva Copper Latex Hybrid Select

Need help finding the best mattress for shoulder pain? The experts at Texas Mattress Makers can help.

If you are struggling with shoulder pain and want help choosing a mattress to fit your needs, speak to an expert at one of the top custom mattress makers in Houston. Texas Mattress Makers was founded on the belief that our customers deserve a high-quality mattress at a fair price.

Visit any of our mattress stores in Katy, Downtown Houston, The Woodlands, Rosenberg, Humble, or Baybrook, TX, or shop online. Better sleep is just one click away! 

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