Top 5 Best Mattresses for Back Pain

When you have back pain, it can be a distraction to every part of your life. Many patients with chronic back pain, in fact, complain that they have a difficult time falling asleep because they’re kept awake by their pain. Not only can back pain keep you from sleeping comfortably through the night, but a lack of rest can exacerbate back pain, creating a vicious cycle. This is why it’s so important to have the right mattress. Anyone who lives with back pain can tell you that a mattress that’s too firm can make you sore, while a mattress too soft can fail to provide the needed support for your back. Here are five mattresses that find a happy medium and help patients with back pain to fall asleep more easily at night.

1. Amerisleep Revere

This mattress is 12” and firm enough to support your back, but made with foam layers for a softer, more comfortable rest than most mattresses on the market. There are two foam layers, Bio-Pur™ and Bio-Core™, the former designed to keep the foam cool for easier sleep through the night and latter to keep the foam from sagging beneath the sleeper. The Celliant® cover, found only with Amerisleep mattresses, turns body heat into infrared, to help you to fall asleep more easily.

2. Helix Mattress

This comfortable mattress boasts custom built mattresses, conformed to your sleeping preferences. If you need a firmer mattress, they’ll make it firmer. If you need it to be softer, it will be softer. They use a “dynamic foam” in their mattresses that is cooler than memory foam and causes less allergies than latex, and pocketed microcoils instead of metal springs to give the mattress a softer, more breathable bounce. These features react to your body to give you the easiest night sleep you’ve had since your back pain first begun. For those eight hours (you’re sleeping eight hours, right?), it will almost be like you have no back pain.

3. Layla Mattress

This mattress has everything. It’s made of three layers of memory foam for optimum comfort. The top layer is soft, copper memory foam that serves as a cooling system. The middle layer is 6” of convoluted foam to make the mattress more breathable and swingy. The bottom layer is the thinnest, 1” of copper memory foam, and firmer than the rest so that the mattress gives perfect amount of support for those with back pain (or those who want to avoid having back pain in the future). For those who prefer a firmer mattress, this one can be flipped upside down so that the firmness is against the back.

4. Sealy Optimum 12” Elite Courage

This marriage is not only supporting and comfortable; it smells good, too! Isofresh scent guard is infused in the gel memory foam to keep it from developing an unpleasant odor as foam can sometimes do. This mattress will stay fresh for months and years. Most importantly, though, it will offer your back relief and you the rest you’ve wanted since the persistent back pain began. The memory foam contours to the body of the sleeper, fitting them like a glove. The gel infused with the memory foam makes this mattress much more effective at keeping the bed cool than most of its competitors.

5. Tuft and Needle Mattress 

T&N Adaptive Foam is “made from scratch with world leading scientists.” As the title indicates, it adapts to the body of the sleeper and relieves the pressure built up from spending the day in pain. It is not memory foam, but a foam specific to Tuft and Needle that keeps the bed cool and supports the body as well as comforts it. At $600 with free shipping on Amazon, it is the cheapest option on the list and far cheaper than most of their competitors. It was rated a “BEST BUY” by the leading consumer product review organization in 2016. It is also bounce-free for those who sleep with a partner and don’t want to wake them by turning in the night.


With almost any physical or mental ailment, doctors recommend proper rest as one of the first defenses and treatments. It can be difficult to find that proper rest when the pain that requires rest is the thing that keeps you tossing and turning in the night. With these comfortable, contoured mattresses, your back can find support as soon as you lie down and you can get back to eight hours of peaceful sleep.

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