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We found that brands such as Helix, Casper, Purple, and a few others provided the best mattresses for people with hip pain. Here’s our full roundup, including prices and available sizes.

If you have hip pain, “support” is the key word when it comes to choosing a mattress. You need to find the mattress that provides the maximum support possible, while still meeting your personal softness preferences.

Your sleep position is also a big factor, as sleeping on your side or on your back might call for a medium-firm memory foam mattress for good alignment and support. 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 “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 eight best mattresses for people with hip pain.

We created our list of the best mattresses based on these factors:

  • Brand flexibility: manufacturers with best-in-class warranties, transparency about materials, excellent return policies, and generous at-home sleep trials
  • Price: a variety of price options for different budgets
  • Word of mouth: customer reviews where compliments far outweighed complaints
  • Design versatility: mattresses that balance softness with support, especially those designed to accommodate different sleeping positions and people experiencing chronic pain
  • Certifications: brands and mattresses that have at least one third-party certification, such as CertiPUR-US, Greenguard Certification, or Global Organic Textile Standard
  • Industry standards: all mattresses comply with the Federal Flammability Standard and pass an open flame test
  • Medical accuracy: any general health claims made by a brand must be backed by strong scientific support

MattressPrice*WarrantyTrial periodFirmness
Helix Midnight Luxe$2,373.80 15 years100 nightsmedium firm
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid$799lifetime365 nightsmedium firm
The WinkBed Luxury Firm$1,799lifetime120 nightsluxury firm
Casper Wave Hybrid$2,89510 years100 nightsmedium firm
Purple Hybrid Premier$3,49510 years100 nightsmedium soft
Tuft & Needle Hybrid$1,99510 years100 nightsmedium firm
Leesa Legend$2,59910 years100 nightslux-plush
Layla Hybrid$1,69910 years120 nightsdual-sided: medium soft and medium firm

*Prices are based on queen-size mattresses. All prices are accurate as of October 2023.

Hip pain shows up on your outer hip joint, thigh, or groin area. When hip pain shows up at night, it can feel like stiffness, soreness, or muscle spasms. Causes of hip pain can vary widely, but some common ones include:

Hip pain can be caused by your sleep position, especially if you tend to favor sleeping on your side or stomach. Sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t adequately support your spine can also trigger hip pain when you’re trying to get some shut-eye.

When you turn in for the night, your muscles and bones go from a state of motion to a state of rest. This state of rest gives inflammation and stiffness their moment to strike, as your circulatory system is no longer in its active mode. That’s why laying still in your bed trying to sleep can leave your joints and tendons swollen and stiff.

If you have hip bursitis, for example, you usually won’t experience pain in your hip while standing. When you lay down, it’s a whole different story.

And if you’re pregnant, your baby might not be pressing up against your lower extremities when you’re walking around throughout your day. When you lay down, your baby’s weight might shift to compress your blood flow and your joints.

If you only experience hip pain when you sleep, that’s a red flag that something about your sleep itself could be an underlying cause. A sagging mattress or a curled sleep posture can disrupt your spine’s natural, neutral alignment. When that happens consistently, hip pain can be triggered.

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 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.

Pillow top, memory foam, and hybrid

  • Pillow top mattresses are enhanced with an extra level of plush padding on top.
  • Memory foam or all-foam mattresses have no innerspring and are completely made from dense foams.
  • Hybrid mattresses combine innerspring and foam layers. These sometimes include pillow top padding.
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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.

Can the wrong mattress cause hip pain?

There aren’t studies that indicate that the wrong mattress, by itself, can cause hip pain. It’s more likely that the wrong mattress can aggravate hip pain.

It may be possible for an old, sagging, or damaged mattress to cause hip pain. When you sleep with your spine out of neutral alignment, hip pain can show up as a result.

Which mattress firmness is best for hip pain?

Mattress firmness is subjective, so it’s difficult to know what will work best for you.

But as a general rule, choose the firmest mattress you can sleep on deeply and comfortably. That is especially true when you have hip pain and need to keep your spine stabilized throughout the night.

For most people, the firmest bed that feels comfortable is a “medium-firm” option — something that’s a 5 or 6 out of 10 on a firmness scale.

Does sleeping on your back help with hip pain?

Sleeping on your back may reduce pain in your spine and shoulders while you sleep. However, there’s not a lot of research to demonstrate the effect of sleeping on your back on hip pain.

If you have a chronic condition that causes back pain, sleeping on your back won’t necessarily treat that condition or make your pain go away.

Any sleeping position that keeps your spine in neutral alignment will be better for your hips. The best way to sleep is in any position that helps you achieve deep, restful sleep cycles.

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, SELF, Allure, Insider, and LitHub. She lives in New York’s lower Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. Read more at kathrynswatson.com.