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Best mattresses for joint pain

Best mattresses for joint pain

Do you wake up every morning with aches and pains? Joint pain can be a real mood-dampener, affecting not only your nights but also your days. But fear not - the solution might be closer than you think - your mattress. In this article, we’ll explore the types of mattresses that tend to be the most helpful for alleviating joint pain. Read on to discover how the right mattress can transform your sleep and your life.

Understanding joint pain

Before we dive in, let's first understand joint pain. Joint pain can stem from a variety of causes, including age, medical conditions, injuries, or simply sleeping on an unsuitable surface. It often affects the back, hips, knees, and shoulders. Finding the right mattress can significantly reduce joint pain and improve sleep quality.

The role of your mattress

Your mattress plays a pivotal role in determining the quality of your sleep. It affects your body's alignment, pressure points, and overall comfort. A good mattress can alleviate discomfort, while a poor one can exacerbate joint pain. When searching for the best mattress for joint pain, here are the key factors to consider:

Firmness level

The ideal firmness level varies based on personal preference and the location of your joint pain. Generally, medium-firm mattresses provide a good balance of support and comfort. However, for specific joint pain issues, different firmness levels may be more suitable.


Memory foam mattresses, especially those with medium-firm or medium-plush levels of firmness, are designed to provide an optimal balance of support and comfort. This level of firmness offers a gentle cradle for your body, ensuring that your joints are properly aligned while still providing a comfortable sleeping surface. When your joints are well-supported and aligned, it can significantly reduce pressure points and minimise the pain that often arises from poor spinal alignment.

Need help deciding? Take a look at our ‘Spring Mattress vs. Memory Foam’ article, or shop our full range of mattresses here.

Pressure relief

Memory foam mattresses excel at pressure relief, making them a popular choice for those with joint pain. They contour to your body, distributing weight evenly and reducing pressure on sensitive areas.

Motion isolation

Memory foam, in particular, excels at pressure relief. This material responds to your body's heat and weight, conforming to your unique shape. As a result, it evenly distributes your body weight across the mattress surface. This even distribution reduces pressure on sensitive areas such as shoulders, hips, and knees. When joint pressure is minimised, it's less likely to lead to discomfort and pain during the night, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and free from the usual morning stiffness.

Temperature regulation

Excessive heat can exacerbate joint pain, so a mattress that promotes a comfortable sleeping temperature is vital for pain relief. Many memory foam mattresses now come with cooling features to address temperature regulation. Gel-infused memory foam, for instance, disperses heat more effectively, helping to keep you cool during the night. 


When investing in a mattress for joint pain relief, durability is a crucial consideration. When you choose to purchase from our mattress range you can rest assured you will continue to receive the pain relief and comfort you need over an extended period because all of our mattresses come with a 10 year warranty.

Need help making a decision?

When it comes to mattress shopping, the ideal choice for you will usually depend on factors like body type, and sleep preferences. If you need assistance with making a decision, visit us in store. Our knowledgeable bedroom experts will be happy to help you find the ideal mattress to meet your needs. Or, if you prefer online shopping,  try our handy mattress selector tool.

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