Mattresses for Back Pain: The Best of 2019
Made with adaptive foam, the Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress has a supportive feel that still offers a small amount of bounce, catering to nearly every type of body and sleeping position. Furthermore, back pain sufferers will delight in this mattress’s durability and flexibility, adhering to whatever position is most comfortable for the sleeper.
Tuft & Needle takes pride in their high-quality foam that is more advanced than commonly used materials such as memory foam and latex. Rather than sinking into the bed, the Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress is able to offer support while still remaining gentle on the back, spine, and neck. Furthermore, the mattress’s innovative foam technology offers ideal pressure relief for those who experience back pain.
The bed is flexible, contouring to the body, and it localizes movement so that those who twist and turn during the night won’t wake up their partners. Tuft & Needle worked with leading scientists to create a foam that performs far better than outdated and poorly constructed memory foam. The Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress maintains a cool temperature throughout the night, keeping you comfortable while you rest.
The mattress has undergone simulated tests that have proven its durability and comfort even after years of wear. This mattress can fit all frame types, including box springs, slatted frames, and adjustable frames. It even offers enough support that it can be used directly on the floor with no framing. Made in the United States and shipped in a small box, this bed is easily accessible and a smart selection for anyone looking for a mattress that will help ease their back pain.
- ADAPTIVE FOAM: Constructed with freshly poured T&N Adaptive foam, this mattress provides a bouncy yet supportive feel perfect for all sleeping positions. Our foam allows us to compress our mattress to fit into a small box and ships quickly.
- HIGH QUALITY: Our high-grade foam is more advanced than outdated materials such as latex and memory foam which cause you to “sink in and feel stuck” and “sleep hot."
- Dimensions: 60 x 80 x 10 inches
- Weight: 70 pounds
- Material: T&N Adaptive foam
- Brand: Tuft & Needle
- Made in the USA
- Delivers in a box
- Can take some time to "break-in"
The Ashley Furniture Signature Design - 10 Inch Chime Express Memory Foam Mattress is made with a plush memory foam that is luxuriously firm and contours to the shape of any body. The mattress’s foam also helps to relieve pressure points in the body, which can be particularly helpful for those who experience back pain. Necks, shoulders, and lower backs never have to take on too much pressure again with the Ashley Furniture Signature Design - 10 Inch Chime Express Memory Foam Mattress.
Additionally, a premium stretch knit cover can be found around the mattress itself, providing a soft texture that is gentle on the skin. The Ashley Furniture Signature Design - 10 Inch Chime Express Memory Foam Mattress also excels in its use of hypoallergenic materials, making it one of the most hygienic beds on the market. The hypoallergenic bed keeps out dust mites, pollen, mold, and pet dander, so sleepers with allergies need not worry.
Beneath the stretch knit cover, which provides excellent breathability, is a 1.5-inch memory foam that contours to the body and provides maximum pressure relief. Beneath this layer is a 1.5-inch transition foam that adds additional comfort and support while serving as a buffer between the memory foam and the 7-inch core which can be found on the bottom-most layer of the mattress.
The core layer works to ensure proper spinal alignment for both the neck and back — a sure win for anyone suffering from back pain. The Ashley Furniture Signature Design - 10 Inch Chime Express Memory Foam Mattress is compatible with box springs, traditional frames, platform frames, adjustable frames, as well as the floor.
- PLUSH MEMORY FOAM: Luxury firm mattress is designed with memory foam that contours to your body, while support foam relieves pressure points on your body
- MAINTENANCE FREE: Made of hypoallergenic material to keep out dust mites, pollen, mold and pet dander—perfect for kids or adults who suffer from allergies
- Dimensions: 79.5 x 60 x 10 inches
- Weight: 53 pounds
- Material: Chime Express Memory Foam
- Brand: Ashley Furniture
- Ships in a box
- Ready within minutes of unpacking
- Too firm for some sleepers
The Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress is a medium-firm mattress, providing the perfect level of comfort those needing additional support because of back pain. The mattress itself is well-balanced to help relieve unwanted pressure and provide a comfortable night of supported sleep.
Made with pressure-relief materials, the Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress keeps sleepers from having too much pressure placed on any one part of the body, including the neck, shoulders, and lower back — all of which can be major problem areas for back pain sufferers.
The mattress’s unique gel-infused foam layer helps to regulate temperature, keeping sleepers cool on even the warmest nights of the year. The mattress itself is made out of polyester with a small percentage of spandex to help with flexibility and durability. For this reason, no matter what position you prefer to sleep in, the Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress is accommodating.
The Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress has a high-density base layer that helps the mattress withstand years of heavy use, making this bed a good investment for those looking for long term use and performance.
This bed fits all frame types, including steel bed frames, wood bed frames, platform bed frames, and box springs. The Olee Sleep 10 Inch Gel Infused Layer Top Memory Foam Mattress can even be placed directly on the floor without problems because of its durable and high-quality make.
- Quality Medium Firm Mattress - offers ideal level of comfort and support for all sleeping positions. Perfectly balanced to relieve pressure and sleepless nights
- Unique Gel-infused Foam Layer – to better regulate temperature
- High-Density Base Layer – For a longer-lasting and durable mattress
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 10 inches
- Weight: 51.8 pounds
- Material: 93% polyester / 7% spandex
- Brand: Olee Sleep
- Ships in a box
- Less breathability
Nectar is one of the fastest-growing brands in the United States, speaking to its quality, affordability, and accessibility. The Nectar Queen Mattress is shipped in a small box, taking only a few hours to decompress once opened and reach full size.
Made with a gel memory foam, this mattress provides an ideal level of firmness and comfort, particularly for those with back pains. Soft enough to feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, yet firm enough to provide your body with the support that it needs, this mattress is both a joy to sleep on and a service to your body.
The gel memory foam also has the unique function of distributing body weight, so back pain sufferers won’t have to worry about putting too much pressure on any one part of their bodies. The Nectar Queen Mattress also implements a cooling technology that helps regulate the sleeper’s body heat, making for a comfortable, cool sleep all night long.
The mattress itself is made up of five layers, including the tencel cooling cover, quilted gel memory foam, gel memory foam, adaptive high core memory foam, and a breathing base layer.
Furthermore, because of its sound structure, it can be used with a box spring, divan base, traditional frame, adjustable frame, or floor platform. Certipur-US certified, the Nectar Queen Mattress is made with the best possible materials and never includes any mercury, lead, PBDEs, TDCPP, or ozone depleters. For this reason, this mattress is eco-friendly and non-harmful to the environment.
- Optimal level of firmness, coolness, breathability, and comfort
- Gel memory foam
- Nectar sleeps cool, gently regulating heat for an ideal temperature all night long
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 11 inches
- Weight: 82 pounds
- Material: Gel Memory Foam
- Brand: Nectar
- Fastest growing e-commerce retailer
- Two free pillows included
- Can have a chemical smell
- Can decompress unevenly
The Classic Brands Cool Gel 1.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress is made with pressure-relieving memory foam that assists with weight balance and helps alleviate major pressure points on the body, including the neck, lower back, and shoulders. For those who suffer from any kind of back pain, this can be a major asset.
Additionally, the mattress’s memory foam is combined with a high-density, aerted cool gel memory foam. The combination of these two materials makes for a more comfortable, supported rest, as well as a cooler night’s sleep. The gel-infused memory foam provides excellent ventilation, making the mattress plush and comfortable. It also assists with temperature regulation on even the hottest nights. F
urthermore, this advanced technology helps the Classic Brands Cool Gel 1.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress to contour to the sleeper’s body, creating an extra-comfortable experience for any sleeper, including those with back pain. A stretch knit fabric cover encases the Classic Brands Cool Gel 1.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress. Both a waterfall edge and matching knit side panels can be found on this cover. Additionally, the memory foam is made from high-quality materials that are naturally hypoallergenic.
This material resists allergens such as mold, bacteria, and dust mites. The Classic Brands Cool Gel 1.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress is CertiPUR-US certified, meeting all standards for performance, durability, and emissions. With a medium-plush feel and a firm support, this mattress is both relaxing and strengthening, providing excellent support for spine and neck alignment.
- PREMIUM pressure-relieving memory foam and high-density aerated cool Gel memory foam are combined together to provide the essential support and comfort for a deeper night's sleep
- Beautifully tailored and detailed with a stretch knit fabric cover with waterfall edge and matching knit side panels
- Gel infused ventilated memory foam creates a plush and comfortable sleeping surface for a more restful Night's sleep; high-density base foam relieves pressure points and conforms to your body, and provides unparalleled support during the night
- High-quality memory foam conforms to your body while the cool Gel regulates temperature; memory foam is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to allergens, Mold, bacteria, and dust mites and meets CertiPUR-US Program standards for performance, emissions, and durability
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 14 inches
- Weight: 82 pounds
- Material: Memory foam & Cool gel
- Brand: Classic Brands
- Bonus 2-shredded memory foam standard pillows free
- Sometimes has trouble decompressing
The Linenspa 10 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress excels in providing comfort while simultaneously implementing tremendous back support for those who are in need of a better night’s rest. Made with memory foam that perfectly contours to the sleeper’s body, this mattress takes its design a step further by also implementing comfort foam and innersprings for better durability. The hybrid design of this mattress separates it from most other memory foam beds and makes it a favorite for those who are used to the firmer support innersprings provide but want something that is gentler on the back. While the innersprings provide flexibility and bounce, the memory foam insulates the body, helping to keep the spine and back aligned throughout the night no matter how much you might toss and turn. Despite containing coil springs, the mattress is quiet and doesn’t creak under pressure.
The Linenspa 10 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress has a medium-firm feel that cradles your body in all the right places, ultimately helping to relieve major pressure points for those with back pain. When it comes to back support, this mattress has ample amounts of it. Compatible with any base, including box springs, slatted bed frames, metal grids, and adjustable bases, consumers will have no problem installing this mattress into whatever bedroom setup they currently have. Furthermore, it is CertiPUR-US certified and no harmful materials are used in its production, making it a safe choice for sleep. Perfect for a child’s bedroom, guest room, or master bedroom, the Linenspa 10 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress belongs in any home.
- 10 Inch hybrid combines the traditional support of an innerspring mattress with the plush comfort of memory foam for a medium feel
- A thick layer of memory foam conforms to your curves to help eliminate pressure points and increase comfort
- Available in a medium-firm 8-inch profile, a medium 10-inch profile, or a plush 12-inch profile that also features gel infusions and individually encased coils
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 10 inches
- Weight: 72 pounds
- Material: Memory Foam + Innersprings
- Brand: LinenSpa
- Compressed and shipped in a box
- Packaging process may leave small brown flecks in the mattress packaging
The Zinus Memory Foam 6 Inch Green Tea Mattress helps relieve back pressure for a longer, more comfortable night’s rest. The mattress itself is comprised of 1-inch memory foam and 5-inch airflow high-density base support foam to create the perfect balance of firmness.
This high-density foam helps regulate airflow so that you won’t overheat while sleeping. The cooling feature is a rarity among memory foams and provides a comfortable sleep for those who suffer from chronic back pain or have trouble getting to sleep at night. Furthermore, the 5-inch support foam provides the majority of back support, offering a firm yet comfortable base for sleepers.
The mattress employs a jacquard-knit fabric on its outer cover, and the memory foam itself is CertiPUR - U.S.-certified for both its performance and durability. With no dips or tendencies to sag, this mattress is also ideal for nearly every size and shape person, as well as a great pick for those with back pain.
Made in an independent laboratory, this bed meets high standards for indoor emissions and environmental stewardship, so you can feel great about your purchase and how it is affecting the environment.
Something that makes the Zinus Memory Foam 6 Inch Green Tea Mattress unique from its competitors is the fact that it is infused with a green tea extract that helps to prevent odor and slow down bacteria growth. Also infused with a castor natural seed oil, this bed makes use of organic and natural resources to help it remain clean and fresh even after years of use.
- Infused with Green Tea extract and Castor Natural Seed Oil to naturally retard odor & bacteria
- Mattress layers include: 1 inch memory foam, 5 inches airflow high-density base support foam
- Conforming Green Tea Memory Foam comfort and pressure-relieving support for a better night's sleep
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 6 inches
- Weight: 30.3 pounds
- Material: Green Tea Memory Foam
- Brand: Zinus
- BioFoam w/Plant Oil
- Rolled and shipped in a box
- Cooling mattress feature
- Longer decompression time after unpackaging
The Amerisleep AS2 Mattress is a memory foam mattress that’s made with comfort in mind, making it a smart choice for those who suffer from serious or chronic back pain. This medium-firm mattress is Amerisleep’s top-seller for people who sleep on their stomachs or backs, and its cloud-like texture provides an enjoyable and energizing sleep.
Containing a transitional foam layer, the Amerisleep AS2 12" Memory Foam Mattress has plenty of cushion that provides stability and support for all body types. The mattress is also made with advanced technology foam that provides extra pressure relief in common trouble areas, including the shoulders and lower back.
Thermoreactive yarn helps regulate body heat via the cover, turning it into infrared energy and keeping you cool while you sleep. Meanwhile, an extra-breathable cooling later provides five times more breathability than most traditional memory foams.
The Amerisleep AS2 12" Memory Foam Mattress also recovers shape more quickly than other memory foams thanks to its fast bounce-back technology. While most memory foam mattresses can take up to 60 seconds for the foam to return to its original shape, the Amerisleep mattress bounces back in only a few seconds. This mattress can be used on any type of frame, including a box spring, adjustable base, or slatted frame. In fact, the Amerisleep AS2 12" Memory Foam Mattress is so supportive that it can even be used without a frame by placing it directly on the floor.
The foam support layer is made from plants rather than petroleum, making this mattress a guilt-free and eco-friendly purchase.
- 12-inch profile offering a medium firm support for back and stomach sleepers
- 3-inch Bio-Pur™ memory foam cooling layer, 9-inch Bio-Core™ sag-free support layer
- Celliant-infused cover clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 12 inches
- Weight: 81 pounds
- Material: Memory Foam
- Brand: Amerisleep
- Compatible with an adjustable bed foundation
- Proudly made in the USA using patented VPF technology
- Loses support over time
- More expensive
The Lucid 10 Inch Latex Foam Mattress is made up of a combined 3-inch layer of ventilated latex memory foam and a 7-inch layer of high-density support foam. The bed offers natural latex support, which gives the mattress a resilient feel.
Unlike most other memory foams which tend to sink under the sleeper’s weight, this mattress has more pushback because of its latex support. Furthermore, the Lucid 10 Inch Latex Foam Mattress alleviates pressure and helps balance the body evenly across itself. For sleepers who have back difficulties and pain in their lower back, shoulders, and neck, the firmness of this mattress will help with alignment.
The Lucid 10 Inch Latex Foam Mattress also has a ventilated design that keeps airflow moving through the latex foam layer, making for a breathable mattress and more comfortable sleep no matter the temperature. Along with its ventilated design, this mattress’s cover is both soft and breathable thanks to its Tencel blend material. This cover technology also helps to control moisture levels and maintain a comfortable air layer at the mattress’s topmost surface, keeping sleepers cool and comfortable. Made with premium materials, the Lucid 10 Inch Latex Foam Mattress is a high-quality bed that the whole family can enjoy.
No matter your weight or size, this bed will provide you with excellent support and comfort. This mattress is CertiPUR-US certified and has been independently tested for its performance, material safety, and eco-friendliness. Not made with prohibited phthalates, ozone depleters, CFCs, mercury, formaldehyde, or PBDEs, this mattress is safe to use for children and adults of all ages.
- Firm feel; 3-inch natural latex surface layer responds instantly with comfortable resilience
- Temperature-regulating, moisture-controlling TENCEL blend fabric cover creates a comfortable air layer
- Dimensions: 75 x 54 x 10 inches
- Weight: 66 pounds
- Material: Latex Foam
- Brand: Lucid
- Warranty: 10 years
- Latex Support
- Ventilated for Breathability
- Soft, Breathable Cover
- Shipped Compressed
- Can be considered too firm
The Modway AMZ-5770-WHI Jenna 10” Queen Innerspring Mattress is a quality mattress that helps reduce pressure on hips, backs, shoulders, and necks, making it a popular mattress for sleepers of all kinds, especially those experiencing back pain, which can find itself rooted in the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
This individually wrapped pocket coil mattress excels at contour, providing high-quality support for your entire body, from head to toe. Additionally, with its isolated motion technology, bounce is limited on this mattress and motion is quickly absorbed to help prevent disturbances between partners sharing a bed. This, of course, comes in handy for those who have different sleep schedules and don’t want to interrupt their partners’ sleep.
The Modway AMZ-5770-WHI Jenna 10” Queen Innerspring Mattress comes with a fire resistant polyester barrier and meets flammability standards, providing you peace of mind while you drift off to sleep. The breakdown of this mattress includes 8.5-inch individually wrapped coils, 1-inch responsive foam, .9-inch convoluted foam padding, and the aforementioned padded polyester quilted tight-top that provides a soft, smooth feel on the mattress’s surface. Between the individually wrapped coils, you’ll find a felt liner separating them from the egg crate foam that is located beneath the top-most layer of responsive foam. These differing layers are what helps give the Modway AMZ-5770-WHI Jenna 10” Queen Innerspring Mattress its durability and flexibility.
Furthermore, these layers all work together to help evenly balance the weight of the sleeper, relieving pressure from the heavier parts of the body, again, making this a top choice for sleepers with back pain.
- SLEEP SOUNDLY - Reduce pressure on your hips, back, shoulders, and neck with the contouring ability of an individually wrapped pocket coil mattress.
- ISOLATED MOTION - Limit bounce and absorb motion disturbance between partners with individually encased springs. Perfect for enabling partners with unique schedules and habits to sleep comfortably.
- QUALITY MATTRESS - Jenna is a quality queen size mattress that comes with a fire resistant polyester barrier that meets flammability standards and a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects.
- Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 10 inches
- Weight: 76 pounds
- Material: Innersprings
- Brand: Modway
- Easy set-up
- Ships in a box
- Less breathability
When it comes to back pain, nothing is quite as important as choosing the right mattress. After all, we spend approximately one-third of our lives in our beds, so they should be comfortable!
Medium to firm mattresses often provide the best support for sleepers who suffer from back pain problems.
While softer mattresses may provide more immediate comfort, they ultimately don’t provide enough support for weak necks, backs, and shoulders.
If you’re in the market for a mattress that can help provide comfortable support and alignment for your back, you’ve come to the right place. Rounded up below are a variety of mattresses that fit the bill when it comes to providing quality back support.
When deciding which mattress for back pain is best for you, make sure you take into account all factors. Along with mattress firmness, knowing the materials used to make the mattress can also tell you something about what kind of support the mattress will provide. Additionally, material types can inform you of the mattress’s breathability, flexibility, and durability — all significant factors when choosing to invest in a new bed.
Memory foam mattresses are a popular pick these days, particularly for those who experience back pain. While memory foam mattresses are comfortable, contouring to the sleeper’s body, they also offer a powerful amount of support for all shapes and sizes of people. However, memory foam doesn’t just come in one type. As you’ll learn from previewing the mattress selections below, memory foam can be just as varied as any other material, integrating gel, innovative technologies, and ventilation systems that all play a part in getting a good night’s rest.
Furthermore, it’s always a good idea to get informed about a mattress’s hypoallergenic qualities before purchasing it.
A bed that collects dust, pollen, and pet dandruff may be no good to you no matter how comfortable, durable, and firm it is.
Lastly, if you already have a bed frame or bed platform, be sure to check that the mattress you’re considering purchasing is compatible with whatever you have at home. If not, you may need to buy supporting furniture for your new mattress, which can end up costing a lot.
In the end, no one can better choose what mattress is best for your sleep position, sleep habits and lifestyle than you can. Buying a bed is an investment, so make sure that you put the time into finding the one that’s perfect for you.