Choosing the best bed for you becomes even more important if you have a bad back and suffer from aches and pains in your back, lower back and neck. Researching the market thoroughly before shopping for a new bed is therefore a good idea. If you want to be better equipped to choose the best bed for a bad back, you've come to the right place.

A good bed means a lot more than most people think. Waking up refreshed and without back, lower back or neck pain is the best way to start the day. Here, we guide you to finding the right best bed for you and your needs.

Scroll down and read more about what to look for when searching for the best bed for a bad back.

If you have back and lower back pain due to pregnancy, we recommend that you read more about the benefits of a elevation bed. Go to our article on the best elevation beds right here.

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What to look for when searching for the best bed for a bad back

Unfortunately, many Danes suffer from a bad back for many different reasons. Here it is important to choose a bed that provides optimal support for your body so that your bad back does not get worse. When finding the best bed for a bad back, you should pay particular attention to:

  • Padded springs in the mattress

    If the springs in the mattress are padded, they cannot twist "crookedly" or intertwine, causing unevenness in the mattress.

  • Go for a bed with at least 5 comfort zones

    ... and preferably more. The more comfort zones there are in the mattress, the better it can adapt to your body and weight, and ensure that you lie comfortably on your side and on your back.

  • Steer clear of the cheapest beds

    If you have a bad back, the bed is a stupid place to save. Did you know that we spend about 1/3 of our lives in bed?!

  • Take into account your body, weight and individual preferences

    We're all different, so the best bed for you won't necessarily be the best for others.

The first thing you should be aware of when you have a bad back is springs in the bed you are considering. In the best bed for a bad back, the springs should be padded. That way, each spring provides the best possible support.

Next, you should pay extra attention to how many comfort zones that is in the mattress. The more comfort zones, the better the bed will adapt to your body (read more about what comfort zones mean for your sleep here).

Finally, it is also important to mention that we spend many hours in our bed every night - in fact, it amounts to spending about 1/3 of our life in bed. That's why the bed in particular is a bad place to choose the cheapest. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to find the best bed for the price among the large selection online.

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What comfort zones mean for your back

The reason we recommend "the more, the merrier" when it comes to comfort zones is that they make a big difference when it comes to finding the best bed for a bad back. If you have a bad back, your bed should have 5 - 7 comfort zones. The zones make your body weigh a little more down in the mattress in the places where you are heaviest. If you lie on your side, your hips and shoulders will sink further down, keeping your spine straight.

If you're sleeping in an old bed right now, there's a good chance the comfort zones are no longer working. Because you sleep in bed every night, you may not notice it, but as soon as you move to a new bed, you'll feel the difference.

The best bed for the price

In recent years, the sale of beds online has increased significantly. Because there are no costs for physical premises, retailers can sell beds at a very low price. If you are looking for the best bed for the price, it is therefore a good idea to start by looking online, for example at the experienced bed experts Better Nightsor the newly launched online shop

If you are willing to buy a bed from an outlet, you have the opportunity to save a lot of money. However, you can't necessarily expect the same level of service or warranty. You may want to visit the Bed Factory Sale here.

If you have a bad back, saving money on a bed is not recommended. However, if you are in a situation where you need a new bed and don't have that much money, you can take a look at Biva. Here they have a range of very cheap beds, with prices starting from DKK 1,099.

  • 7 comfort zones and padded springs
  • Possibility of individual adjustment of firmness of mattress

Venus continental bed with good back support

This beautiful continental bed from retailers Better Nights has the good things that you should look for in the best bed for bad back. It has padded springs in the mattress, and as many as 7 comfort zones to ensure your body gets the best support. You can choose between two different firmnesses on the mattress if you end up with this bed. If you weigh more than 75 kg, you should choose a firm mattress, and otherwise a medium. You can even choose between two different top mattresses, so you get the best bed for your needs. Continental beds like this one, look great in the bedroom because of the upholstery, which is available in several colours. If we were to mention any cons of this bed, it could be that it can't be adjusted like an elevation bed can. If you snore, or lie on your back a lot, then you should read on about the best elevating beds for bad backs. All in all, this is a good bed for the money.

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  • Allergy friendly bed with 100% natural latex
  • 7 comfort zones

Venus Mayan hypoallergenic bed

This continental bed from Better Nights is the best bed for those who want an hypoallergenic bed. It's good if you want to prevent allergies, or perhaps already suffer from allergies to dust, for example. The continental bed has a top mattress of 100% organic natural latex. It is the only top mattress in the world that is made this way. The top mattress itself has the Rainforest Alliance certificate, because the mattress is produced under sustainable conditions. So in this bed you get to lie on natural material. The bed has as many as 7 comfort zones, which provide good comfort. The best continental bed for those who value both comfort and the environment.

  • Luxury elevation bed
  • Can be controlled from app

Elevation bed from the popular Norland (Danish production & design)

In many cases, an elevating bed can be the best bed for a bad back. If your back and lower back pain means you can only lie in a few sleeping positions, an elevating bed may be the right investment. By raising and lowering the headboard and legs, it varies how the pressure is on your body. An elevating bed can also be a relief if you suffer from neck pain and headaches. For this, however, the best pillow is also important. Read about ergonomic pillows here.  This elevation bed has a little extra luxury, thanks in part to its delicious top mattress, many options and long warranty. Remember that you can get interest-free financing when you buy from the dealer Bedtime.

  • Three layers of mattresses provide optimal support for your back

Norland continental bed

The continental bed has become incredibly popular in a short time. The bed is made up of three layers of mattresses: a box mattress at the bottom, then a spring mattress and finally a lovely top mattress. Norland the beds are made in Denmark. The three mattresses make the bed slightly higher than the traditional box mattress, which many people with bad backs will also benefit from. This makes the bed easier to get out of and get into. The three layers of mattresses will give your back really good support, which you will notice the first time you sleep in bed. Choose it with a bed frame for extra comfort and beauty. This bed is a good choice if you don't want your new bed to cost a fortune, but still have the feel of luxury and provide you and your body with the best possible comfort.

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How do you know if it's time to replace your old bed with a new one?

In general, it is recommended that your bed is replaced about every 10 years. But many beds can be worn out before then. Memory foam top mattresses in particular can tend to collapse and lose their flexibility. In this case, sometimes replacing the top mattress with a new one can be enough. Read about the best top mattresses here.

A bad bed can worsen your back problems

Lower back pain? - Best bed for you with lower back pain: it is estimated that about one in three Danes suffers from a bad back. This may be due to sedentary work, hard physical work or something else that has led to osteoarthritis and/or a slipped disc.

If you're not sleeping in the best bed for you and your needs, your bed can contribute to pain and discomfort in your back and therefore your overall wellbeing. If you wake up with a sore back, or outright pain in your back and lower back, it's a sign that your bed isn't giving you the right support. Especially if you suffer from pain, it's a good idea to invest some time and money on the best bed for bad backs. If your bed isn't good for your back, it could make your back problems worse in the worst case scenario.

Maybe the pillow is part of the problem?

However, if you suffer from neck pain, you may not need to replace the entire bed. In some cases, replacing your pillow is enough, as even pillows collapse over time and provide less support. If you want to know more about choosing a pillow and are looking for the best pillow, you can read much more here, where we discuss ergonomic pillows for bad neck.

Getting used to a new bed often takes 14 days

Once you've got your new bed, you may not sleep optimally for the first few nights. Getting used to a new bed can take up to 14 days. Many people are creatures of habit when it comes to our bed, so the fact that you're convinced after the first night isn't a sign that it's not the best bed for you. Fortunately, you usually have 30 days to try out your new bed if you choose to buy it online, for example from Better Nights.