How to Choose a Mattress for Hip Pain - Somnuz Mattress

How to Choose a Mattress for Hip Pain

Do you experience aches and pains when you wake up? Are you having trouble falling asleep because of your uncomfy sleeping surface? Consistent hip pain and discomfort are some of the most common causes of sleep deprivation.

Whether it's half or both of your hips, sore muscles and pains can greatly impact the quality of your sleep and your life overall. While there are other causes of hip pain, like long hours of sitting, a bad mattress can certainly contribute to this problem.

Let’s explore how your supposedly comfortable mattress can contribute to the problem and how you can find a better one.


What Causes Hip Pain in Your Sleep?

Like back pain, hip pain can be caused by many different factors, making it tricky to point out. Is it an uncomfortable position, an injury, or your mattress?


Your Sleeping Position

Your Sleeping Position

Your sleeping position will determine whether you feel rested or whether you wake up with hip pain.

People who sleep on their sides are more prone to developing hip pain. When you sleep on your side, your shoulders and hips bear most of your weight. These pressure points, if not properly supported by the right mattress, may strain and feel sore in the morning. Other sleeping positions, like back sleeping and stomach sleeping, can strain your hips due to the pressure and weight of your body.

Before buying a mattress in Singapore, make sure that the materials and firmness level of the product fit your sleeping position. While the right mattress choice depends on your unique preferences, it’s vital to also consider one that fits your sleeping position. For instance, a firm mattress for stomach sleepers may not fit a side sleeper.


The Quality of Your Mattress

The Quality of Your Mattress

Hip pain can be a result of a very uncomfortable sleeping position or an existing injury. However, if the pain is worse in the morning when you wake up and disappears as your day progresses, then your mattress might be the problem.

The secret to a restful night’s sleep lies in the alignment of your spine. The wrong mattress can compromise the alignment of your spine and cause hip and lower back pain. This is also true for an old mattress.

As your mattress ages, its materials deteriorate and lose their support. It develops some dips, uneven surfaces, and poking springs that can be damaging to your sleep. As a result, the mattress fails to provide the pressure relief that your body needs when you lie down in your position. This causes you to feel tired and in pain when you wake up. 

This doesn’t end with frequent hip pain but can also greatly affect the quality of your sleep. If your mattress isn’t giving you the right support, you will end up tossing and turning at night to find a comfortable position to sleep in. And if you often have to toss and turn just to get comfortable on your mattress, then your sleep could be turning into a nightmare.

An old and saggy mattress can cause so much discomfort and consistent pain that it can affect the quality of your sleep in the long run. It can also affect your mood and productivity and weaken your immune system.

Hip Issues

Hip Issues

Consistent hip pain may also be caused by several issues, such as hip bursitis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and other hip injuries. These don’t only make your daily tasks difficult but also make it hard to fall asleep in a comfortable position.

Always consult your doctor about the best methods to relieve the pain and sleep better while recovering from any injury.


How to Choose the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

There is no single mattress on the market that can address all types of hip pain and fit all sleeping requirements. However, there will certainly be one that is perfect for your personal needs.

To get the best mattress to alleviate your hip pain, choose one that fits your sleeping position as well as your body type. As we mentioned earlier, some mattresses are better suited for specific sleeping positions than others.

Generally, back sleepers put the most pressure on their backs and hips when they sleep. To alleviate this pressure, they need a mattress that is soft enough to target their pressure points and firm enough to distribute their weight. Similar to back sleeping, sleeping on your stomach can put too much pressure on your lower back. While we don’t recommend sleeping on your stomach, using a firm mattress can help you alleviate the stress that your body receives in the position. Likewise, if you sleep on a firm mattress, you won’t feel suffocated in this position.

If you are a side sleeper, you are more likely to have sharper pressure points, especially on the heavier areas of your body like your hips, shoulders, and back. When you lie on your side, your mattress should allow your body to sink in to prevent the awkward position of your spine. Choose a medium-soft to medium-firm mattress to sink the heavier parts of your body and relieve the pressure without compromising your posture.

For combination sleepers, we recommend choosing a mattress based on your most frequent sleeping position.


Essential Tips to Relieve Hip Pain in Your Sleep

Essential Tips to Relieve Hip Pain in Your Sleep

If frequent hip pain affects your sleep, try these methods:

  1. Shift to a healthier sleeping position.
  2. Place a wedge-shaped pillow under your hip to provide ergonomic cushioning. If you don’t have a wedge pillow, you can improvise by rolling a towel to make a wedge-shaped support.
  3. Place a pillow between your knees to decrease the pressure when lying on your side.
  4. When sleeping on your back, place an extra pillow under your knees to reduce the weight your lower back and hips receive.
  5. Invest in the right mattress that can support your sleeping position.
  6. Seek the advice of a medical professional to identify the cause of hip pain and the possible sleeping solutions and treatments you need. 


    Say Goodbye to Hip Pain with Somnuz!

    Say Goodbye to Hip Pain with Somnuz!

    Is your old, saggy mattress causing your hip pain? Say goodnight to frequent pain with our innovative range of pocketed spring mattresses in Singapore. Each of the Somnuz mattresses is engineered from high-quality materials that support various sleeping positions. Our pocketed spring range offers a balance of comfort and pushback support to alleviate pain and improve the quality of your sleep.

    Browse through our extensive collection of premium mattresses in Singapore or visit our experience centres to find out which Somnuz mattress works best for your needs.


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