Best Mattress For Hip Pain

Updated June 2021

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Nectar Sleep
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Tempur Cloud
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Happy Beds Ortho
Royale Orthopaedic

Lightweight
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Emma Original
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Side Sleepers

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Inofia Memory Foam
Pocket Sprung

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Dreamcloud Hybrid
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Hip Pain

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Sleepeezee Backcare
Ultimate 2000 Pocket

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Ergoflex 5G
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The Best Mattresses

Finding the right mattress when you suffer from joint aches and hip pains is real trouble. That has been a serious problem for me since no mattress can ever give me the needed comfort. Due to this issue, I have been deeply searching for the right mattress that can give me sound sleep at night.

No matter which mattress I try, I can never be comfortable. Moreover, my sleeping position makes it impossible for me to find the right mattress. Over the years of not getting the right mattress enhanced my hip pain.

In my search for the right mattress, I ended up trying out mattresses from several brands. Slowly, I shortlisted a few mattresses that helped me soothe my hip pain and let me sleep peacefully.

I have listed my top picks for the best mattress for hip pain to help you get a comfortable sleep at night.

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Nectar Sleep
Depth 25 cm
Weight 38.1 kg (84 lbs)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Type Memory Foam

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Nectar is the name that comes into mind when you think about a bed-in-a-box mattress. This mattress contains four foam layers with a thickness of 11 inches. In addition, you will find the top layer made from a quilted gel cover and a gel memory foam layer. 

Below this is a hi-core adaptive memory foam layer. Finally, at the base, you will find high-density foam. These four layers combined give you the immense comfort needed for a good night’s sleep. This mattress is the ideal choice for lightweight and medium weight sleepers who want to relieve pressures from their hips and shoulders.

The medium-firm mattress offers you a slight sink required for contouring your body. It ensures that you get the needed support in the pressure points. The top layer is relatively soft, with the other three layers holding firmness.

Being a side sleeper, I have found this mattress to be very comfortable. I found the memory foam to be great in terms of lumbar support. I did not feel any pain in my hips and shoulders after waking up.

The mattress is also good for stomach sleepers but to a certain weight. Heavyweight people will not be comfortable since it will sink and not give them the desired support. However, a stomach sleeper weighing less than 230 lbs will find the mattress suitable.

Nectar mattress uses memory foam that does not emit any chemical smell that is common in new foam. Moreover, the material used is extremely breathable. It means that you will remain cool and not sweat profusely, which is generally an issue with memory foam.

Nectar Sleep offers a forever warranty and a 365-night trial period on their mattresses. That makes it easy for users to return the mattress if they do not find it suitable.

Tempur Cloud Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range TEMPUR Cloud
Depth 21 cm
Weight 38.1 kg (84 lbs)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Type Polyfoam and memory foam

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People looking for mattresses having luxury foam will find the Tempur Cloud to be suitable. This mattress has high-density polyfoam and plush memory foam. It is exceptionally great for people who suffer from hip pain and cannot find a comfortable sleep.

Tempur Cloud stands up to its name and makes you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. It may make you feel the mattress is only, but it is also firm enough to support your body posture. The softness is present in the top layer, but layers beneath it are firm.

The top-most cover is constructed from 360-degree stretch fabric. This material lets the sleeper move easily without any discomfort. In addition, the fabric is moisture-wicking, due to which you remain cool while sleeping.

Below the cover is the Tempur® material which is similar to memory foam. This material provides you with an excellent response when pressure is put on it. People who love sinkage while sleeping would feel comfortable in the mattress.

Next to this is another Tempur® material, but it is firmer than the previous layer. That keeps the mattress from sinking deeper than required. It is this layer that keeps the mattress firm even when it is sinking.

At the base of the mattress, you will find a high-density thick poly foam layer. The third and base layer together curbs the sinkage that you get from the two top layers. It ensures that the mattress remains in shape and offers stability.

Since I have persisting hip problems, I often wake up with intense pain in my hip. I have found this mattress to be good support for my pressure points. However, stomach sleepers may feel uncomfortable due to the deep sinkage.

Happy Beds Ortho Royale Orthopaedic Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Happy Beds Ortho Royale
Depth 25 cm
Weight 68 lbs (31 kg)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Type Pocket springs, satin pads and polyester

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Happy Beds Ortho Royale Orthopaedic Mattress is a medium-firm mattress that has multiple spring layers. In addition, this mattress has an open-coil construction that ensures proper air circulation. It is due to this construction that the mattress stays cool at night. That is perfect for people who sleep hot at night.

From the mattress name, it is quite clear that this is an orthopaedic mattress good for people with hip pain. This 25 cm thick mattress has hand-stitched handles that make movement easy. In addition, there are air vents that emit the stale air that normally builds up in the mattress.

The mattress has a cover that is damask woven along with satin pads and polyester. There are also springs in the mattress that gives it the much-needed bounce. People who suffer from hip pain needs a mattress that has good sinkage but also moderately firm. It should also have a slight bounce so that you can get in and out without putting in much pressure.

One thing I loved about the mattress was the edge support and bounce present on the edges. That made it easy for me to get out of the bed without putting pressure on my hips. Also, the springs were present in the middle and on the edges, which made movement easy for me.

The mattress comes with a five-year warranty, making it easy for you to exchange or return the mattress in case of damages. It is also available at a very budget-friendly price and some of the most amazing features. It also features a very traditional design that many people like.

Emma Original Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Emma Original
Depth 25 cm
Weight 60 lbs (27.4 kg)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Materials Airgocell and visco-elastic memory foam

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The name might suggest an old model, but it is not the first product of the brand. The Emma Original has a very simple construction made of three layers. In the top layer, you will find Airgocell foam of 3 cm. This layer provides ventilation and relieves pressure from your joints.

The second layer is visco-elastic memory foam of 2 cm and provides support and pressure relief. In the base layer, the company has provided supportive cold foam. That is the thickest layer at 19 cm. The presence of this layer keeps the body supported. That is regardless of the weight and sleeping position.

The top of this mattress has a temperature-regulating, removable and machine-washable cover. In addition, there are handles on the mattresses’ sides that make moving it easier. Moreover, you will not have to turn or flip the mattress. That makes it very easy to set up and even use without any movement.

The mattress is medium-firm, but it is also soft enough to give your body the needed support. I am in no way a lightweight person, but the mattress offers me amazing support and bounce. Earlier I used mattresses that would sink in with my weight and not come back up. That made it difficult for me to get out of the mattress without pressure or even stay in it.

With Emma Original Mattress, this is not something I had to worry about. However, as soon as I sit on it, there is a momentary sink, and then the springs push back up! 

Comfort is another essential feature of the mattress. People suffering from hip pain will need proper support, and this is received from the mattress. In addition, this mattress ensures that your spine remains straight no matter which position you are sleeping in.

Another great thing about the mattress is the lack of chemical smell. Off-gassing is very common in new mattresses but not in the Emma Original mattress.

Inofia Memory Foam Pocket Sprung Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Inofia Pocket Sprung Hybrid
Depth 24 cm
Weight 58 kg (127 lbs)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Materials Memory foam

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Inofia mattress has been in the market for a long time and known for their exceptional quality. This mattress is available in single, small double, double, king and queen sizes. They are a great option for people who want budget-friendly mattresses for hip pain.

Not only are they affordable, but these mattresses also provide value for money. This mattress is a combination of pocket springs and memory foam. That is perfect for a side sleeper like me who remains uncomfortable with most mattresses.

The pocket springs give me the needed bounce and align my spine in the side sleeping position. As a result, when I wake up, I suffer no stiffness or pain like I normally would from any other mattress.

The mattress offers amazing air circulation, which is perfect for people who sleep hot. It is necessary because memory foam often cuts off air circulation.

The support provided by the mattresses is also excellent. With the use of pocket springs, people can be comfortable in different positions. So even if you are a stomach sleeper, you will get the necessary support and not sink into the mattress.

The springs also provide an additional bounce that makes it easy to get in and out of bed. It also relieves joint aches and back pain. This mattress also has better motion isolation than what you get in a complete memory foam mattress.

Due to the motion isolation feature, you will not disturb your partner or anyone else sleeping on the same bed. Whether you get in, get out or move in the bed, the other person will feel minimal motion effects.

Dreamcloud Hybrid Pocket Spring Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid
Depth 29 cm
Weight 55.8 kg (123 lbs)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Materials Pocket Spring and Memory Foam

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The Dreamcloud hybrid pocket spring mattress uses pocketed coils, memory foam and polyfoam. Dreamcloud is widely known for using only high-quality materials for all its mattresses. In addition, this mattress provided medium firmness, which is suitable for most types of sleepers.

Due to the presence of pocket coils, the support is exceptional. That ensures that the sleepers receive good relief from their pressure points. However, this mattress is extremely loved by side sleepers.

Dreamcloud has five layers that make it one of the most comfortable mattresses for people suffering from hip pain. The top layer consists of a cooling layer that helps you sleep cool. It gives the sleeper amazing cosiness, which lets them sleep peacefully at night.

In the second layer, you will find breathable memory foam. This layer cradles your body and prevents it from sinking into the mattress. Finally, the third foam layer consists of a transitional support layer which gives spinal support and moderate response. It also takes relief on your pressure points.

It is in the fourth layer that you will find the 15cm Activedge™ Coils. These coils, along with the third layer, are responsible for the firmness present in the mattress. Finally, the bottom layer consists of supportive foam that absorbs motion.

One of the main things about this mattress that have made sleep comfortable for me is the constant airflow. I am a hot sleeper which means I sweat even when the weather is moderately cool. I have understood, over time, that this occurs mainly due to the lack of airflow in the memory foam.

Dreamcloud takes care of this by actually working as a cloud. As a result, the airflow is amazing, and I do not have to wake up drenched in my sweat every morning.

Sleepeezee Backcare Ultimate 2000 Pocket Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Sleepeezee Royal Backcare
Depth 26 cm
Weight 55.8 kg (123 lbs)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Materials Wool, Cashmere and Pocket Springs (2000)

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The Sleepeezee Backcare Ultimate 2000 Pocket Mattress belongs to a line of high-end Sleepeezee mattresses. This mattress is the perfect option for people who are looking for backcare orthopaedic mattresses.

I was extremely happy using this mattress since it soothed my chronic hip pain to a great extent. The presence of 2000 pocket springs made the mattress supportive. While sleeping on it, I get the right alignment, but the springs prevent me from sinking. Even when I change sides, I do not sink in or put pressure on my hips or shoulders.

The top part of the spring contours your body, and the lower part provides support and comfort. Due to so many numbers springs, the sleeper gets immense support. There are different layers used in the mattress that contributes to its support and high quality. These layers are of cashmere, polyester and wool.

The Belgian Damask cover is soft and hygienic. This cover makes movement easy without putting in much effort. There is a wool layer for additional comfort and works as an insulator keeping you cool during the summer and warm during the winter.

The cashmere layer is also very soft and gives you immense comfort. With the presence of the polyester layer, the mattress will provide exceptional support and make it more durable. It is also a non-allergenic material and good for people who suffer from allergies.

A great thing about this mattress is the Sanitized® Sleep Surface. This surface prevents dust mites from infesting your mattress. It also requires minimum maintenance, and you do not have to turn it in. However, regular rotation can increase the lifespan of the mattress.

Ergoflex 5G Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Furniture Range Ergoflex 5G
Depth 23 cm
Weight 55.8 kg (123 lbs)
Dimensions 150 cm x 200 cm
Materials Memory foam

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The Ergoflex 5G or 5th Generation mattress is well-known for its quality memory foam. Ergoflex mattresses are OEKO-TEX, and Certi-PUR certified. That means that the mattresses maintain very high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. They are also made sustainably, which makes them the perfect choice.

Ergo 5G has three main layers with the additional cover layer. The cover layer is made from Tencel, which is a breathable material. This layer keeps you cool and ensures that even on hot days. Below the cover is the first layer of visco-elastic memory foam. This layer is 9 cm and helps contour the body.

The presence of this layer ensures that you get a weightless feeling. In addition, it relieves the pressure points in different sleeping positions. The third layer has Cool-Sleep Airflow foam of 5 cm. This layer is in the shape of an egg-crate. It is the third layer that provides motion isolation and lets two people sleep peacefully.

The last layer is a high-resilience foam of 9 cm. This layer ensures that your spine gets the desired support. These three layers ensure that you receive overall comfort. The quality of material used in these layers makes the difference between comfort and discomfort.

One thing that stood out for me in this mattress was the amazing motion isolation. I move around a lot in my sleep, and this wakes up my girlfriend often. So the vibrations are hard to ignore, and the whole mattress moves. However, the vibrations were minimal in the Ergoflex 5G.

I even changed sides consciously to see if it wakes up my girlfriend. Surprisingly that did not happen! So that makes the mattress perfect for couples, especially those who frequently change sleeping positions.

Comparison Table

Below I have laid down a summary of the best mattress for hip pain. However, there are additional considerations that will help you pick the right mattress.

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Buying Guide

Features to look for in Mattresses.

Flexibility

One of the prime checkboxes that your mattress must tick is the flexibility one. You are likely to adjust your bed to multiple positions, and your mattress needs to move with ease. Plus, this will also reflect the longevity of your mattress.

Comfort Level

What kind of a sleeper are you? Identify your sleeping habits and health conditions, if any, and choose the mattress accordingly. This piece of bedding has a prime role in ensuring your comfort, and that is what you need to check. Look for features like pressure relief, motion transfer, contouring, etc.

Type of Mattress

Another essential aspect that directly determines whether a mattress is for you or not is its type. While a latex mattress excels at providing a bouncy feel, the hybrid ones ensure pressure relief — ideal for back discomfort. The other two options include innerspring, which is relatively budget-friendly and foam — exhibiting the highest flexibility rate.

Air Circulation

Whether you are a hot sleeper or not, air circulation and temperature regulation are necessary features for your mattress. They allow you to sleep in a healthy environment while also preserving the mattress condition.

Size

TIt is one of the basic points that you must double-check. You do not want to order a mattress that does not fit your bed base, do you? Therefore, thoroughly skim through the mattress measurements and compare them with that of the bed.

Split vs. Solid

If you have a split bed base, purchasing a mattress compatible with this design is the unspoken wiser decision. It will allow you and your partner to change position and firmness level independently.

Frequently Asked Questions

I had numerous queries when I was searching for the best mattress for hip pain. Hence, I am sure you would also have certain queries. To help you with your decision, I will list down some common questions that arise while choosing the mattress and answer them.

I have understood from my hip pain that it is hard to find the right mattress. Either some are too soft while others are too firm. The right mattress would be one that would have medium firmness along with proper support and cushion.

It is necessary that the mattress hugs the right places and improves the spinal alignment. That is especially important for side sleepers like me who find it difficult to stay comfortable. Therefore, I search for mattresses that alleviate the pressure points.

A mattress that prevents excessive sinkage is the right one for a side sleeper. It is, in fact, suitable for all sleeping positions. The weight of the sleeper also impacts the mattress that you choose.

Sleepers who are lightweight would find soft mattresses suitable. On the other hand, heavyweight sleepers would do well with a firmer one. Side sleepers like me would also find it comfortable if the mattress has extra padding present near the hips.

Generally, a medium-firm mattress would work well for all sleepers with hip pain.

The real trouble with side sleepers is finding a mattress that lets you sleep soundly at night. Unfortunately, from my experience, I have found that most mattresses do not work well for me. Instead, it increases my hip pain and disrupts my sleep.

My side sleeping position exaggerated my hip pain. That is because when sleeping sideways, the spine is not in alignment. That is what causes the pain to increase, and my body becomes stiff when I wake up in the morning.

If side sleepers need to get rid of hip pain, choosing a mattress that cushions their spine is necessary. The mattress should have padding around the hips and shoulders. It creates a proper balance of support and contouring, which is necessary for relieving pressure points.

Hybrid or all-foam mattresses with multiple memory foam layers can be a good choice. That is because the material conforms to your hips evenly. However, depending on how much you weigh, the firmness of the mattress will vary.

One major issue that I faced while choosing a mattress to support my hip pain was the firmness level. Most brands did not offer the firmness level that they promised. On the other hand, it is hard to know which firmness would keep me comfortable.

With proper research and by using different mattresses, I have found medium-soft to firm to be suitable. That is because this firmness level would balance support and contouring around your hip area. Moreover, it also aligns your spine properly to enhance your sleeping posture.

Even though this firmness level is suitable, finding the perfect one requires trial and error. The firmness that is suitable for me may not be suitable for you. In fact, despite the mentioned firmness level, you may face elevated hip pain depending on the brand you choose.

Your body weight and sleeping position will also come into consideration. If you are a side sleeper like me, then a medium-soft to firm would be good. Back sleepers may find medium-soft firmness suitable since their spine is already in proper alignment.

However, stomach sleepers a firmer mattress since they need minimum sinkage. The same goes for heavyweight people since a soft mattress will lead to sinking. 

You will find that the mattress construction makes a huge impact on your hip pain. Based on my research I have mentioned some of the common materials used and how it affects you.

Memory Foam: This material is known for offering good support and pressure relief. However, this depends on the firmness level you choose. If the density is more than 5, then the firmness may be too high to be comfortable. If you have hip pain, it is better to choose between the 3 and 5 density ranges.

Latex Foam: There are different latex materials, and this would make a lot of difference. This material is generally present in the top and middle layers. Latex foam is quite bouncy and airy, giving it a sponge-like feeling. This bounce will let you be comfortable if you have hip pain. However, if you have a latex allergy, then it is better to avoid this material.

Gel Memory Foam: I have found the gel memory foam to be a very comfortable material. This material prevents the body from overheating. That means you can remain cool while sleeping at night. Moreover, the material hugs your body and keeps your posture intact to reduce hip pain.

The simple answer to this question would be yes. However, memory foam would be a considerably safer option for you if you suffer from hip pain. It is because the top layer is generally thick. That lets you sink into the mattress but also relieves pressure from the hips.

However, not all memory foam mattresses are good for you. You need to be very careful about the type of memory foam you are choosing. Quality makes a huge change, and I have seen this while testing different memory foam mattresses.

The important thing is to find a memory foam mattress where your spine and hips will be at a proper alignment. If you choose the poor quality of memory foam, your hips and spine may get misaligned.

That will increase your hip pain, and you will feel immense pain once you wake up in the morning. Firmness is necessary for this aspect, but quality is the first thing that you should look for.

Shoulder and hip pains are localised injuries. That is why you need a mattress, depending on how it affects your hips and shoulders. That does not mean you ignore the comfort of the rest of your body. However, you need to pay attention to how your shoulder and hip feel.

I take some basic considerations in mind when selecting a mattress for myself. The first thing is to understand the actual injury area. For example, you need to determine if your hip is the only point of injury or it is both your hip and shoulder.

Understanding your sleeping position is necessary so that you know the firmness level. For example, if you are a side sleeper like me or a back sleeper, you will need a medium soft-firm mattress. However, if you are a stomach sleeper, then you would require the mattress to be on a high firm level.

If there is any particular mattress construction you like, then you could opt for the same. Moreover, you need to know where your hip pain is emerging from. Make sure you understand the intensity of the injury and know how the mattress would affect your pain.

Ever since I have suffered from hip pain, I have tried to determine the right sleeping position to comfort me. Unfortunately, I am a side sleeper, and this has often affected my hip and back pain.

I wanted to understand if I needed to change my sleeping position or if the right mattress would help me out.

Side sleeper: Side sleeping can increase hip and back pain. However, using a mattress that belongs to the medium soft-firm range would solve this issue. The idea is to ensure that the hip and spine is in proper alignment. If you are a side sleeper, you need a mattress that relieves your pressure points.

Back sleeper: Back sleeping is the best position if you have hip pain. When you sleep on your back, the spine pressure is released. Your spine is at the natural curvature, and a form mattress would make your posture better. However, ensure that the mattress does not sag at the hips.

Stomach sleeper: If you suffer from hip pain, stomach sleeping is the worst position. In this position, your back faces immense pain. That disrupts the alignment of your spine and increases the pain. You could try putting a pillow under your pelvis and stomach to rectify the alignment. Moreover, you need a firm mattress to ensure that the curvature and alignment of your back and spine are perfectly balanced.

I hope this list is really helpful for you to decide which be the best mattress for hip pain. All of the mattresses mentioned above have their unique selling point, so it’s essential to understand your needs and accordingly choose a mattress that works best for you.

ABOUT the author

Max Stevens

Max Stevens is theMatttressDude Editor-In-Chief with a genuine love and passion in making reviewing many mattresses. Max works diligently to ensure only the best Mattress ever make onto the platform and are showcased in theMattressDude carefully curated, tested and expertly researched, informative buying guides.

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