Best latex mattress for a healthy back and to relieve back pain

Natural latex mattresses have been applauded by many owners as their best choice of mattress ever owned. This is not surprising as a natural latex mattress holds a lot of intrinsic benefits for its sleeper. Made of the sap of the rubber tree, natural latex mattress is elastic and hence, it conforms to your body contour while providing the necessary support that your body needs. 

Latex mattresses have been rated as the most satisfying mattresses by the reputable German consumer organization Stiftung Warentest in the end of 20141. They have become incredibly attractive for many and some experts say the natural latex has seen a true revival in the Western world. Numerous reviews on the web voice their opinion about their recent natural latex mattress purchase and state it helped them with relieving aches and pains. A quick Google search for ‘natural latex mattress review’ will give you more insight on that.

The chances that you may have some back issues are fairly high. According to chiropractors 80% of all people will have some back related issue during his life. These issues and pains can be caused by many different reasons. With your back being built up out of a very complex structure of muscles, vertebrae, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves you don’t need to be a doctor to know it’s important to take care of your back. Let’s focus a bit deeper on why you should consider a natural organic latex mattress as a reliever of your back issues.

Buying the right mattress

spinal alignment positions

Buying a new mattress can be a complicated task, especially because it’s the one product we know nothing about. How is it that most people can buy an expensive mattress without knowing what’s inside and not having sleep trial on it for a number of days?

According to a study in 20062 that looked at sleep quality in relation to medium and firm mattresses, sleeping on a wrong mattress can seriously worsen your back pain issues. Knowing that our back is naturally S-curved, it’s important to keep your back supported in that shape during your sleep. During the day our muscles, tendons, vertebrae and ligaments compress through pressure. The only way to relax your compressed spinal cord is to sleep on a mattress that supports the S-shape of your back. Unlike the belief that a hard mattress is a good choice, the reality is that your body is receiving most of the pressure on the shoulders, upper back and hips when lying down. As a result of increased pressure on these body parts, optimal blood circulation is hindered and you wake up feeling fatigued and sore.

A mattress that does not provide the needed support usually leads to poor sleeping postures and strains the muscles during the sleep. So, when you are in the process of shopping for a mattress, it is important that you take some time to try the mattress first so that you will be able to select the right firmness that is ideal for back pain relief.

As for buying a new mattress, your choice will definitely be determined firstly by your personal visual preference and your budget. Next is the feel of the mattress that will be influenced by your body height, weight and your preferred sleeping position. If you have back pain problems, you should select a mattress which is capable of meeting your standards of support and comfort and above all, it should enable you to enjoy an awesome night’s sleep.

Why a Heveya natural organic latex mattress

no more backpain

Natural latex mattresses have over the last few years become an absolute favourite for many people having back pain problems. A 2008 study in Applied Ergonomics3 showed that, the best mattress for the back is one that contours to the body because it helps in having a good pressure distribution over the whole body as well as promoting natural spinal alignment.  More importantly, latex mattresses have been found to be incredibly effective in relieving pressure points which makes them the ideal support for the back. Besides its pressure relieving characteristic, a 2010 study involving 12 men and 12 women of middle age showed4 that the body tends to move at an average of between 40 - 60 times during sleep. The result of the study was that sleeping on a mattress that doesn't hinder these natural movements is something of paramount importance. Thanks to the natural elasticity of latex, a natural latex mattress helps you toss and turn during your unconscious sleep. This means that it doesn't hinder the nightly movements of the body, your sleep is deeper and less energy is used compared to other types of mattresses which result in a deeper and more revitalized sleep. These are also the results the researchers found according to their study5: latex is essentially the best mattress for back pain in comparison to memory foam.

A Heveya mattress is not just an ordinary natural latex mattress. It is made of 100% organic latex that is free from toxic pesticides and therefore, it provides not just great support for the back, but also a healthier sleeping environment for you and your loved ones.

Now you know what you have to take in mind to buy a mattress, visit us at one of our exclusive Heveya retailers.


  1. Stiftung Warentest. 2014.
  2. Changes in back pain, sleep quality, and perceived stress after introduction of new bedding systems. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2009) 8, 1–8.
  3. Effect of prescribed sleep surfaces on back pain and sleep quality in patients diagnosed with low back and shoulder pain. Appl Ergon. 2010 Dec; 42(1):91-7. Epub 2010 Jun 26.
  4. Biomechanical effects of a lumbar support in a mattress. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2005 Jun; 49(2):96-101.
  5. Effect of prescribed sleep surfaces on back pain and sleep quality in patients diagnosed with low back and shoulder pain. Appl Ergon. 2010 Dec; 42(1):91-7. Epub 2010 Jun 26.