Beds are often the cause of the aches and pains in our backs. Whether you already suffer from back pain that could be caused by your bed, or you're anxious to avoid suffering in the future, you should find out as much as you can about how beds and mattresses can affect our bodies. A staggering number of people suffer from back pain each year. It's something that can have a number of causes, but whether it's your bed that's contributing to your back pain or you just need to ensure that your bed supports your back properly during the night, our beds and mattresses can help. Hard beds aren't always the best There's a myth that hard beds are good for bad backs. In fact, what counts is how supportive the bed and mattress are, not how hard. A bed that suits one person with back trouble may not be right for another, which is why you should always talk to a knowledgeable salesperson and, most importantly, try out a number of beds before you buy. Consider both the bed bases and the mattresses. There are many different types of mattress available, so you should make sure that you find out how each type works and what its possible benefits might be for your back whilst you are sleeping. Look at all the options Whilst you can get advice from friends and family - and even from a sales person in a showroom, you can't guarantee that their advice will help you get the bed you need. That's why it's important to look at how the beds and mattresses are constructed. Consider options like zip-and-link; beds that allow you to choose a different type of mattress from your partner, but link them together to form a good-sized double bed. You should also think about getting a bigger bed than you currently own. A standard double bed only gives you a width of just over 61cm (2 feet) to yourself, which isn't really enough for you to find a comfortable sleeping position. There's lots of information available about the best beds for bad backs. Take the time to read around the subject or call us on 0844 3911 222 for more advice. Bed Next Day sells a range of single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.