Best Mattress For Sciatica – Get Instant Relief From Lower Back Pain

Updated June 2021

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Eve Original Foam

LIghtweight
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Puffy Original

Averageweight
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Tempur Cloud Supreme

Heavyweight
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Nectar Memory Foam

Side Sleepers

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Dormeo Memory Plus Memory Foam

Hot Sleepers

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Casper Wave Hybrid

Back Pain

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HomyLink King Mattress

The Best Mattresses

I am obsessed with sleep, and my friends and family always ask me questions about my not-so-managed sleep schedule. As little as I sleep, I could participate in an all-nighter competition and came out as a winner. 

The reason for my reckless sleep pattern is my chronic injuries, migraines, and, for the most part, it is travelling. My girlfriend lives in Thailand, and I had to travel back and forth from the UK to meet her, and thus, my sleep pattern was highly affected. 

So, to find a solution to my back pain and sleep problem, I tried and tested many mattresses. 

If you are suffering from sciatica, you will need a mattress that could provide immediate pressure relief. I shortlisted the top mattresses whose luxury and comfy construction helped me get adequate sleep. 

Let’s take you through the detailed reviews of the best mattresses for sciatica that impact sciatica pain as per your preferred sleep position and body type.

DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress review

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

Specification

Furniture Range DreamCloud Mattress
Depth 29 cm
Weight 48.53 kg (107 lbs)
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Hybrid – foam and coils

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DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress that incorporates pocketed coils, memory foam, and polyfoam. I loved this mattress because, being a luxury model, it is available at a reasonable price and comes with high-quality construction. 

It offers a medium-firm feel with a rating of 6 on a scale of 1-10 firmness level. Further, most sleepers prefer the firmness to sleep comfortably. 

The mattress comes with a polyfoam quilted cover that provides a cushiony feel over the mattress surface. The layer also uses the cashmere blend cover to offer a softer feel along with adequate airflow. 

Being a hot sleeper, I would need a mattress that can maintain and regulate comfortable sleep temperature. The cashmere blend can wick away the heat to keep all sleepers comfortable and cool throughout the night. 

Another layer is gel-infused memory foam, which relieves the pressure points and expels excess heat from the body. 

The mattress’s coil core makes use of individually wrapped springs. The coil can move to reduce the motion transfer between the springs. Further,  the polyfoam acts as a transition layer to provide deep contouring. It will prevent the sleeper from sinking in against the coil core. 

The sleepers would find it easy to make movements and change position on this mattress. The combination of materials balances the bounce and contouring. 

The DreamCloud mattress is available in all six standard sizes. You can choose any mattress you want depending on your height and weight, also the price. 

Lastly, it offers a 365-night trial to allow sleepers to have all the time to adjust to the new mattress. 

Eve Original Foam Mattress review

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

Specification

Furniture Range Eve Sleep
Depth 24 cm
Weight 48 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Foam

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The luxury mattress is designed with a “universal comfort” tag that is well suited for a combination of sleepers. 

The mattress comes with a comfortable and cushiony three layers combining polyfoam and memory foam. The top layer is made of memory foam to provide bounce, comfort, and pressure relief. 

The second layer is polyurethane foam. Its layer is essential to support the sleeper. If you are sinking through the memory foam layer, the second layer will make a protective layer. It also helps you to breathe better while increasing the airflow. 

The last layer offers the high-density support foam base layer. It is a foundational base that provides a strong base and good shape. Moreover, it offers deep compression support for the mattress.

I quite enjoyed the breathable, soft and stretchy cover made from polyester. Even the side panels offer additional mattress protection. Also, the cover is aesthetically pleasing, and my girlfriend loved the colour combination.  

Next, the level of support the mattress provides is amazing. It gives you enough support in every sleeping position. Its memory foam can contour your body in every position to provide you with combined support between the poly foam middle layer and memory foam top layer. 

Do you tend to fall over the edge of your bed? It won’t be a concern anymore with this mattress. It offers the best edge support. 

Puffy Original review

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

Specification

Furniture Range Puffy
Depth 25 cm
Weight 39 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Foam

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For a cushiony soft, and heavenly feel, you would need an all-foam mattress. If you are someone who likes deep contouring, this mattress is a perfect gift for you. 

The memory foam comfort layer of the mattress offers a hugging sensation from the mattress. So, you will feel like sleeping “in” the mattress instead of resting on the top. Further, the top gel-infused layer prevents the heat from being trapped inside the mattress. 

The third layer is the Cloud Climate transitional poly foam layer. This transition layer is softer and firmer. So, you will provide enough cushioning and support. Moreover, the side sleepers like me would benefit from it as it improves spinal alignment while reducing pressure points on shoulders and hips.  

I understand sleeping with your partner can be disturbing if your mattress causes the motion transfer. But, this Puffy mattress excels at reducing the motion and transferring it across the mattress surface. 

Pressure relief is yet another excellent feature of this mattress. The pressure-relieving mattress does not let you develop pressure points while lying on it. It is quite common to develop pressure points while sleeping; therefore, this mattress is a good choice. 

The best part is the stretch-knit and soft 100% polyester cover. It is sufficiently thin to allow airflow regulation. Also, the cover is stain-resistant, machine-washable and you can unzip it completely to remove and then cover it back. 

The Puffy mattress comes with better temperature neutrality. The memory foam can retain heat, but temperature-neutral polyfoam and gel-infused memory foam can maintain a neutral temperature while sleeping. 

Lastly, the mattress is quiet and do not make any noise. Whether you climb or shift positions at night, it remains silent. It is mainly because of foam’s natural dampening qualities and lack of coil, which muffles the sound. 

Tempur Cloud Supreme Mattress review

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

Specification

Furniture Range Tempur Cloud
Depth 21 cm
Weight 52 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Memory Foam

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Tempur is a well-known brand in the mattress industry for providing the most comfortable sleeping mattress. Its innovation in terms of comfort is unmatched to any other mattress available in the market. 

The mattress is made with a secret formula that many manufacturers are trying to crack but with no success. Moreover, the NASA approved Visco foam has made Tempur among the most recommended mattress for relieving back and other body pain. 

The high-quality memory foam mattress comes with a lot of history. Dated back to 1966, NASA commissioned a material that is resilient and temperature-sensitive. It was to protect the astronauts from extremely high-pressure load while launching. 

Tempur soon came to be used in public and popularly become the best mattress for sciatica. Until today, it holds the official NASA certification.

The Tempur Cloud mattress is ideal for those who prefer to sleep on a softer mattress. It’s like sleeping on a cloud. Further, the extra-soft material conforms to the body and offers a light and heavenly feel to anybody who lies on it. 

That’s the reason the mattress is best-suited for medium-weight as well as lightweight people. Cloud supreme is the most affordable mattress when it comes to Tempur. So, you get the best quality at a reasonable price. 

I love how the mattress offers freedom of movement while sleeping. The brand describes the freedom of lying as weightless. 

The mattress comes with an all-foam construction with three interior layers. The two layers at the top provide comfort as they are made from Tempur memory foam. Also, the contouring of the mattress offers improved spinal alignment and a strong ability to reduce motion transfer.  

The second layer is slightly on the firm side to protect from coming out of the comfort system. Its support core has a dense layer of poly foam that makes the sturdy base of the bed. 

The cover is made of stretchy fabric that is smooth and soft. It is made from a blend of spandex and polyester, making it breathable and soft. Also, I like how the material is stretchy, which snaps back to its original place, so you don’t feel the cover moving as you move at night. 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress review

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

Specification

Furniture Range Nectar
Depth 25 cm
Weight 38 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Memory Foam

Key Features

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Sleeping with partners means you need a mattress that can provide undisturbed sleep for a more extended period. While sleeping with my girlfriend, I found this mattress highly comfortable and convenient for limiting motion transfer. 

Also, I had severe injuries during my teenage years and sometimes have back and shoulder pain. The Nectar mattress has even contouring which can alleviate the discomfort who experiences pressure points in the hips, shoulders, and lower back. 

The mattress has three layers. One is the base layer made of a dense polyurethane foam slab to support your weight with pre-cut slabs. The second layer is the transition layer which is a memory foam layer providing a firmer feel. 

Lastly, you have the comfort layer. It is the Nector Smart Layer that claims to provide 30x breathability compared to traditional memory foam.  

The nectar cover is made with polyester. It comes with a mesh-like exterior that is comfortable and feels good to the skin. Further, it comes with a cooling technology that expels the heat from the sleeper’s body. 

The zoned ergonomic support of the mattress helps alleviate common sleeping problems. If you have been using a stiffer mattress that aggravated the pressure points in the shoulder and hips, the mattress will help you there as well. 

The mattress can easily support average to heavyweight sleepers. Also, it does a great job of accommodating most people while providing comfort and satisfaction.  

The best part of this mattress is the minimal smell. Besides, the minimal gas disburses quickly, and it is non-toxic. 

You will get a forever guarantee on this mattress along with a 365-night trial period. That means you can easily return the mattress without any questions asked after using it for a year. Also, the manufacturer will refund your money without cutting the shipping charges.   

Dormeo Memory Plus Memory Foam Mattress review

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

Specification

Furniture Range Dormeo Memory Foam
Depth 17 cm
Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Memory Foam

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The Dormeo Memory Foam mattress was one of the original mattresses among Dormeo’s products. I loved the rotating design of the mattress. So, there is no need to flip it; you can easily rotate it from head to toe. 

My girlfriend doesn’t have to struggle with flipping the mattress all alone. It is lightweight, so rotating itself becomes quite comfortable and convenient.  

The mattress has two layers and comes covered in a luxurious and softcover. Further, a Florentine stitched cover comes with woven carbon fibres to provide an anti-allergic sleeping surface. 

So, you have a hygienic surface to sleep on as the carbon fibres will create a barrier to particles and dust present in the air. Moreover, the mattress and cover use anti-fungal and anti-dust mite Sanitized protection. 

The Sanitized protection will prevent fungi development on the mattress if you have asthma, which irritates asthmatic people. 

The memory foam layer is made with Dormeo’s latest technology. It makes sure that pressure-relieving memory foam remains functional throughout the years. Also, the layer conforms to your body and responds to its shape and position to provide exceptional support and comfort. 

The most advanced layer is the second layer, the Ecocell layer. It has a 3D cellular structure and is made to be permanently elastic to allow smooth airflow throughout the mattress. Additionally, the structure guarantees to provide adaptable support. 

While sleeping, the layer’s elasticity will relieve you from painful pressure points as you change positions. Being a side sleeper, the mattress will support your neck, shoulders, and hips. 

If you are a hot sleeper, this cool mattress comes with four air vents to allow the air to flow and escape through the mattress. So, it will keep the mattress clean while preventing heat build-up. 

With a 15-year manufacturer’s guarantee, you can enjoy the confidence of owning a quality and durable product.

Casper Wave Hybrid review

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

Specification

Furniture Range Casper Wave
Depth 24 cm
Weight 65 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Hybrid

Key Features

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I trust those companies which provide direct-to-consumer policies. Why? You directly deal with the company, and there is no third party involved. Casper produces multiple mattresses, but the best mattress for sciatica for hot sleepers is the Casper Wave hybrid. 

The Wave hybrid comes with three foam layers; adaptive transition layer, breathable open-cell foam, and responsive memory foam. Moreover, it includes a coil springs layer to maintain the stability of the mattress. 

The mattress has an open-cell polyfoam top layer. The open-cell technology features the natural cooling capability of the mattress. Moreover, it has large air pockets in its solid foam. The layer is highly responsive and bouncy as well. 

Next, you have the memory foam layer. It has a slow response, allowing for pressure relief and deeper body contouring. So, it is beneficial for side sleepers facing issues around their hip area and shoulders. 

The last layer is the transition layer which swiftly shifts the weight into supportive pocket springs to softer top layers. Lastly, you have the base and foundation of the mattress. The majority of support is dependent on the coils.  

The mattress adheres to BS7177, meaning its components are made with a low fire hazard. It is a compulsory requirement by UK law regarding mattresses. Further, the mattress is CertiPUR certified.  

The cover of the mattress is made with 1 per cent elastane and 99 per cent polyester. The whole mixture makes the material quite durable and stretchy while providing a soft texture. Also, the cover is easy to remove and wash at 40 degree Celsius temperature. 

What my girlfriend and I loved about this mattress are the handles. It makes it so convenient to move the mattress whenever it is required. So, there is no requirement for heavy lifting.  

I would prefer a mattress that can dissipate heat for a hot sleeper like me and whose girlfriend likes to cuddle. And the Casper Wave Hybrid is just made for that. 

The top two layers make the mattress relatively breathable due to open-cell materials. Thus, they enable additional airflow through the mattress. However, the pocketed coil support core makes the biggest source of airflow. It keeps the bed quite cool and comfortable. 

HomyLink Pocket Sprung King Mattress review

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

Specification

Furniture Range HomyLink Mattress
Depth 22 cm
Weight 28.6 kg
Dimensions 150 x 200 cm
Type Mattress Pocket Sprung, Memory Foam

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I know how back pain can take away your sleep for days! I have been through this, and therefore, I do not want you to go through the same. This HomyLink Pocket Sprung Mattress is made to help you sleep peacefully without any back pain. 

The 22 cm mattress provides excessive comfort with the vacuum foam layer to provide deep comfortable sleep with a smooth, fluffy and snug feeling. Also, the message of convoluted wave foam will eliminate pressure points and improve sleep efficiency. 

This massage layer also relaxes the back, spine, and neck to relieve fatigue. 

You will also find an additional high-density foam layer inserted within the bottom for added support. It prevents sagging and offer reassuring support. 

Don’t worry about your skin, as its deluxe micro eco-fibre is soft to the skin. Also, it will keep your body comfortable, cool, and dry as you sleep. It even boasts a 3D push pillow which provides additional cushioning and is anti-bacterial.

All in all, the mattress will take care of your skin. That’s one of the reasons why my girlfriend loves this mattress. 

The HomyLink pocket sprung mattress comes with 9-zone ergonomic layers to provide comfortable massage throughout the night. Moreover, they provide silent action along with the independent anti-jamming motion. 

The orthopaedic sprung zone is suitable for different sleep postures as it protects the spine while supporting the body. 

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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

While I was searching for the best mattress for sciatica, I had no one to guide me. I looked for several questions that come to my mind, and I know you must have those questions too. So, here I am, taking some time to answer the most commonly asked questions by people suffering from sciatica.

A bad mattress is not certainly the prime reason for causing sciatica, but it definitely heightens the pain in your back and shoulders.   

A mattress supports your spine, so if your spine is not properly aligned, it results in misalignment problems. Also, long-term spine misalignment can put the sciatica nerve under pressure. 

I have read a Harvard Health article that says that sciatica worsens if you lie in the same position for a long time. Even if your health is in good condition, how do you feel if you lie on a poorly constructed mattress for a long time?

I guess that’s what might have enhanced my back pain. So, a bad mattress does negatively impact sciatica pain and exacerbate the situation.

I am more of an average weight, but people with heavy weight will sink deeper into the mattress. That’s the reason lightweight people like a conforming and plush mattress while heavier people like a mattress with a supportive and firmer surface. 

For instance, if a person weighs 58 kg or 130 pounds, they feel extra relief from an all-foam mattress. Moreover, people weighing about 104 kg or 230 pounds would like a hybrid mattress will a more supportive feel. 

I am a side sleeper, and I prefer a mattress that eases the pressure points, So, I would look for a mattress that boasts a strong support core to support the spine. Side sleepers should try medium-soft or medium mattress. 

When it comes to back sleeping with sciatica, it’s a tough choice. I had back pain since my teenage years due to the injury. Since then, I have changes many mattresses and finally decided on a medium-firm feel mattress that is responsive and provides uncompromising support. 

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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