This post contains affiliate links.
Memory Foam for Scoliosis
I remember the day I discovered memory foam.
It was before my scoliosis surgery and I was looking for anything to help with my pain. I bought a memory foam mattress topper and I can honestly say that it was the best thing I ever did. After sleeping on memory foam I remember waking up for the first time without pain and stiffness, it was amazing and in my opinion, well worth the money.
At the time they were about £90 for a single topper but they’ve come down in price considerably now and are widely available.
Now, post surgery, I have upgraded to a memory foam mattress.
I find that now I just can’t sleep comfortably without memory foam. If I go on holiday and have to sleep on a hard bed for example, I’ll normally wake up in pain the next day. Usually, I can’t wait to get back to my own memory foam mattress – it’s like bliss when I lie down on it after a long day.
Benefits of memory foam for scoliosis
Memory foam is ideal for anyone suffering with scoliosis or any type of back pain.
When you lie on memory foam, it moulds and adjusts to fit your shape. This helps with relieving pressure and supports your back and joints as you sleep.
Memory foam also helps your spine to stay in a “neutral” position while sleeping, which can help to reduce and prevent back and muscle aches and pains.
There is more detail on how memory foam works in this article – 8 benefits of a memory foam mattress.
Where to buy a memory foam mattress/topper?
If you suffer with back pain from scoliosis, memory foam is well worth a try. It’s really helped me and has truly been a life saver since my surgery.
If you are not sure whether to go for a memory foam topper or a memory foam mattress, there is a useful article here – 9 Reasons Why a Memory Foam Topper is Just as Good as a Memory Foam Mattress.
I bought my original memory foam topper from Dunelm Mill. There are also many available on Amazon and
Memory Foam Warehouse have a huge choice of memory foam mattresses and toppers.
[amazon_link asins=’B00E9A9FHQ,B01DYB20JK,B008I1E2OS,B00D1UT8FO,B00LTQ4744,B006MUTMF6,B006DDGCSC,B00LTQ46UO’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’livinwithscolplugin-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’ad0ed328-2e84-11e7-b298-57918f8ca251′]
I know everyone has different preferences when it comes to mattresses and I won’t say that memory foam will definitely get rid of your back pain but it has helped me.
I just want to share things that help my pain and keep me comfortable. 🙂
If you have scoliosis, have you tried a memory foam mattress or topper? Has it helped you? Share your experiences in the comments below!
I had scoliosis surgery in 2010 and blog about my experiences living with scoliosis. My aim is to raise awareness of scoliosis and help and inspire others with the condition.