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When it comes to hip pain and choosing a mattress, the key word is “support.” You need to find the mattress that provides the maximum support possible, while still meeting your personal softness preferences.
You should also factor in your sleep position with your purchase. If you sleep on your side or on your back, a medium-firm memory foam mattress may provide enough support to keep your spine straight through the night and help relieve hip pain. But if you sleep on your stomach, a pillow top mattress or hybrid with an innerspring might fit your needs better.
There’s no one-size-all “perfect” mattress for hip pain. The way you sleep is a personal experience with many variables and preferences involved. With that being said, we did our best to get you started with the nine best mattresses for people with hip pain.
If you have hip pain during the night, support is especially important because of spinal alignment. The ideal mattress encourages your spine into a neutral position while you sleep. In addition, your mattress should give underneath you to cradle your hips and shoulders.
In addition to choosing the right mattress, there are other ways you can reduce hip pain to sleep better. Some strategies to consider:
- Change your sleep position. Though it may be a bit of a challenge at the beginning, try to start the night on your side or on your back instead of on your stomach. Promoting neutral spine alignment is most challenging if you sleep on your belly, so working to change it up may provide relief.
- Stretch before bed. Try to stretch out your hip before bedtime by crisscrossing your legs while you sit down and pressing gently on either side. You can also try a yoga session right before bed or stretch out throughout the day to improve flexibility and tight areas.
- Elevate your legs. Elevating your legs while you sleep may also help to relieve pressure on your hips and spine. The best way to do this is to make sure the weight of your legs is supported by pillows or a folded blanket.
- Use a pillow between your knees. Similar to alleviating pressure on your hips by elevating your legs, for side sleepers, placing a pillow between your legs can help hip and back alignment.
- Try massage or other physical therapies. You may also want to try using a TENS unit to stimulate the area, relax, increase blood flow, and relieve pain before you go to bed.
We created our list based on these factors:
- manufacturers with best-in-class warranties, transparency about materials, excellent return policies, and generous at-home sleep trials
- a variety of price options for different budgets
- customer reviews where compliments far outweighed complaints
- mattresses that balance softness with support, especially those designed to accommodate different sleep positions and people with chronic pain
All pricing is based on queen mattresses, since it’s the most popular size. We don’t factor in additional costs, such as delivery fees or taxes.
- $ = under $1,500
- $$ = $1,500–$2,000
- $$$ = over $2,000
Helix Midnight Luxe
The Helix Luxe Midnight is a medium-firm hybrid mattress with a quilted pillow top and a cover made of plant-based fibers.
Over 1,000 wrapped coils under multiple layers of foam are designed with zones to be softer around your shoulders and provide firmness under your hips.
There’s also reinforced edging, which restless sleepers and side sleepers appreciated.
Overall, this mattress is designed to be a good mix of density and softness for a wide variety of sleeping styles and body types.
Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress
This medium foam mattress has wrapped coils and memory foam, topped with a padded cover.
The Casper Wave Hybrid is considered to be a luxurious mattress for people who have hip and back pain.
This hybrid mattress has special cooling gel pods at pressure points like your lower back and hips. Reviewers say these help to keep your core supported while you sleep, which helps relieve hip and back pain.
There’s also distinct ergonomic zones within the memory foam layers, which are meant to align your spine.
This is one of the more expensive hybrid mattresses on the market.
Stomach sleepers and people with more body weight may not love this mattress.
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress
This medium-firm hybrid mattress comes with a tufted pillow top cover made of foam and cashmere.
This mattress is best for stomach and back sleepers and will work well for people with more body weight.
There are layers of gel-infused latex memory foam, and according to users, the mattress feels more durable and luxe than your average memory foam bed.
If you sleep with a partner who moves a lot during the night, this isn’t the best mattress for motion isolation.
Purple Hybrid Premier
You can choose medium firm or medium soft for this hybrid mattress, which comes with a breathable mattress cover.
Purple is the only brand made with a hyperelastic polymer. This material isn’t foam or gel, it’s a soft, cushiony grid of material that’s somewhere in between.
Layering super responsive springs under Purple’s signature hyperelastic polymer makes for a mattress that cradles your hips and shoulders.
What’s more, the grid ensures you don’t get that feeling of “sinking in” that memory foam can sometimes cause.
The Purple Hybrid Premier is one of the pricier options you can choose for a hybrid mattress.
Some people also say it takes extra time to get used to a Purple mattress as compared to other brands.
Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress
Tuft & Needle, which is owned by Serta, produces this medium-firm hybrid mattress with a breathable, soft knit cover.
This mattress has a traditional feel with a modern design, with memory foam over wrapped coils.
Ceramic gel beads and graphite are infused in the memory foam designed for moisture-wicking and cooling you as you snooze.
A patented foam unique to Tuft & Needle works to keep your spine aligned no matter what position you sleep in, and also claims to be extra durable.
If you like a traditional mattress but want a more ergonomic, memory foam feel, this mattress might be what you’re looking for.
Leesa Legend Mattress
This medium-firm hybrid mattress is handcrafted and assembled in the United States.
The Leesa Legend boasts two layers of coils — one layer of springs for support across the mattress surface, and an extra layer of microcoils for shoulder and back support. This may be especially helpful if you have hip pain.
The mattress cover is a blend of Merino wool (which has moisture-wicking properties), cotton, recycled plastic, and synthetic fibers.
This mattress was designed to work across the board for different body types and sleep positions.
For eco-conscious consumers, Leesa’s Legend line boasts CertiPUR-US certified foam and some recycled components, but doesn’t have more extensive certifications.
The WinkBed Luxury Firm Mattress
This medium-firm hybrid mattress has a soft pillow top with memory foam and coils underneath.
WinkBed Luxury Firm mattress feels luxe because of its Euro-style pillow top, but it’s not the most expensive mattress on the list.
A breathable, eucalyptus-based mattress cover is designed for those who sleep hot.
The WinkBed is also designed to provide pressure-point relief due to targeted back support zones and a memory foam layer made specifically for back support.
This mattress may be especially good for you if you have more body weight.
One of the best warranties on the market, WinkBed offers 50 percent of your money back for any reason and a lifetime durability guarantee.
Layla Hybrid Mattress
Layla’s combination innerspring and memory foam mattress has a different firmness option on each side. You can flip it — with the help of attached handles — to your choice of a medium soft or medium firm.
The coil arrangement (called “Infinity Edge”) in this mattress is designed to stabilize your body, while the foam provides cushion and structure. With two firmness options available in one mattress, users have found sleeping in nearly any position is just as comfortable.
The memory foam is infused with copper to keep the foam, and you, cool.
The Layla is made in the United States, which gives it bonus points with some consumers.
When you’re considering a mattress purchase, ask yourself the following questions:
- What materials is this mattress made of? Does the company provide transparency about where the mattress materials are made and where they’re assembled?
- Is there a specific feature, design, or material used in this mattress that makes it superior to others?
- Does the price of this mattress match my budget?
- Do I understand the trial period, return policy, and manufacturer warranty that comes with the mattress?
- Have sleep experts, orthopedists, spine health specialists, or others endorsed this mattress for people with hip pain?
If you have hip pain, investing in a new mattress may be a way to improve your symptoms. Choosing a mattress that provides medium firm support and keeps your body in a neutral spine position through the night should be your priority.
Other factors, like moisture-wicking and softness, should play a role in your decision as well. Keep in mind that no mattress will cure a condition that causes chronic pain.
Speak to a doctor, chiropractor, or spine specialist and ask for a recommendation if you’re buying a new mattress to relieve hip pain.
Kathryn Watson is a freelance writer covering everything from sleep hygiene to moral philosophy. Her recent bylines include Healthline, Christianity Today, LitHub, and Curbed. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children, and her website is kathrynswatson.com.