Nectar promises to be the bed of your dreams.

This memory foam mattress takes the latest advancements in mattress and fabric technology and combines them all into one mattress guaranteed to give you best sleep of your life. Constructed from Certipur-US certified foam and two layers of gel memory foam, the Nectar mattress is like sleeping on a cloud. Plus, it features a breathable Tencel cooling cover for maximum comfort.

The Nectar mattress is firm enough to support your body but gentle enough to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep, no matter what sleeping style you prefer. We tested the mattress for three nights to bring you this honest review.

Nectar Mattress
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
The DreamCloud is a 15-inch luxury hybrid mattress that combines the best of tufting, latex, memory foam, and coil technology to bring you the best sleep money can buy.
FEATURES
  • Good combination of comfort and support
  • Luxury 4-layer construction at a competitive price point
  • Motion isolation properties
  • Lifetime warranty

Overview of the Nectar Mattress

The Nectar company launched in early 2017 and operates entirely online – the company does not own any brick-and-mortar stores. This is what enables them to provide memory foam mattresses made with premium-quality, medical-grade materials at a competitive price point.

The Nectar mattress is constructed in four layers, including adaptive Hi-Core memory foam and gel memory foam. The support core measures nearly 6 inches, providing the ultimate degree of cushioning while the remaining layers of memory form provide contouring and support. This mattress also features a uniquely designed Tencel cover for improved breathability and temperature regulation, making the Nectar a comfortable mattress to sleep on all year-round.

Before we dig deeper into the details about the Nectar mattress, let’s take a quick look at some of the pros and cons:

Pros for the Nectar Mattress:

  • Consists of four layers of memory foam and a quilted, cooling cover.
  • Industry-leading 365-night trial period with free returns.
  • Free delivery via FedEx Ground and optional setup service (for a fee).
  • Much more affordable than the competition at a similar price point.
  • Provides both comfort and support at a medium level of firmness.

Cons for the Nectar Mattress:

  • Only one firmness level – a 6 on a 10-point scale (1 to 10).
  • May be too firm for sleepers under 130 pounds or stomach sleepers.
  • The Nectar company is still very new (2017) so long-term durability is relatively untested.

Now that you have a better understanding of the Nectar mattress’s pros and cons let’s take a closer look at some of its features, starting with the construction.

Review of Nectar Mattress Features

The Nectar mattress is a memory foam mattress consisting of four layers and a unique cooling cover. At 11 inches, this mattress is a little thinner than many memory foam mattresses which eliminates the challenge of finding extra-deep sheets. Though it may not be as thick as some mattresses, it is just as comfortable and supportive. Here is a quick review of the Nectar’s layers:

  1. A 5.75-inch layer of 1.7 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) polyfoam.
  2. A 1-inch, semi-open, fast-recovery gel memory foam layer.
  3. A 3-inch, 3.5-pound memory foam layer with medical-grade cooling and recovery.
  4. A 2.2-pound high-density base foam for loft and breathability.
  5. A tufted cotton and Tencel cover designed for cooling and comfort.

Each one of Nectar’s memory foam layers is CertiPUR-US-certified. This certification guarantees that the materials are free from known harmful chemicals and gases. The Nectar mattress does release some odor as it decompresses, but these gasses are not harmful, and the smell dissipates quickly.

The Nectar mattress is plush but highly supportive. Its firmness is rated a 6 on a 10-point scale, and it is designed for long-term support as well as top layer comfort. It works well for most sleeping positions, though seems to be best for side and back sleepers. It is comfortable and supportive for sleepers of differing body weights, though sleepers weighing under 130 pounds may find it too firm. It is, however, one of the most supportive memory foam mattresses on the market for heavy sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds.

On top of its four layers of supportive memory foam, the Nectar mattress is also known for its Tencel cooling cover. While many memory foam mattresses trap heat, this mattress features a uniquely designed cooling cover to keep you comfortable. In addition to facilitating temperature regulation, this cover is eco-friendly, removable, and bed bug-resistant.

Other impressive features the Nectar mattress has to offer are the industry-leading 365-night trial period and Forever Warranty. Nectar claims to be the last mattress you’ll ever need to buy but the generous lifetime warranty has you completely covered in the event of defects and failure.

Support and Motion Transfer

With four layers of memory foam, the Nectar mattress is medium-firm and highly supportive. Testing revealed that the mattress works well for all sleeping styles including side sleeping, back sleeping, and stomach sleeping, though very light sleepers (people weighing 130 pounds or less) may find the mattress too firm because the materials may not compress under their body weight.

The Nectar mattress is rated a 6 on a 10-point scale when it comes to firmness. This level of firmness is considered ideal for people with back problems because it is uniformly firm but has just the right degree of “give” to conform to your body. If the mattress feels too firm, it can be used with a mattress topper, or it may soften up as you break it in.

This mattress performed very well in terms of motion transfer. Not only does the memory foam construction absorb motion, but the materials are designed not to sag in the middle which minimizes the need to adjust your position during the night. The Nectar mattress works well for couples, particularly for light sleepers who are easily disturbed by motion, and the edge support is surprisingly firm and consistent compared to other memory foam mattresses.

Sizing and Pricing Information

The Nectar mattress is available in six different sizes ranging from Twin to California King. You can also purchase optional add-ons like a foundation, mattress protector, pillow, and sheets.

Here is a rundown of the measurements, weights, and prices for each size:

SizeMeasurementsWeightRetail Price
Twin39” x 75” x 11”45 lbs.$524
Twin XL39” x 80” x 11”64 lbs.$594
Full54” x 75” x 11”68 lbs.$724
Queen60” x 80” x 11”74 lbs.$824
King76” x 80” x 11”89 lbs.$1,024
Cal. King72” x 84” x 11”89 lbs.$1,024

 

In terms of pricing, the Nectar mattress is comparable to other memory foam mattresses on the market. The company frequently offers promotions on their website such as $125 off the purchase of a new mattress or the inclusion of two free memory foam pillows with any mattress purchase. They are able to keep their prices low because they do not operate any brick-and-mortar stores – they only sell their mattresses online, so overhead costs are low.

Payment can be made through all major credit cards, though pre-paid credit cards and Paypal are not currently accepted as a form of payment. Not only does Nectar offer competitive pricing, but they also offer financing through Affirm. Shipping is completely free and handled by FedEx Ground. Standard delivery takes between 2 and 3 business days after the order ships.

In addition to the price of your mattress, Nectar also offers White Glove Service for an additional fee. If you select White Glove Service, Nectar will remove the mattress from its packaging and set it up on the bed frame in the room of your choosing. They will also remove the packaging and dispose of or donate your existing mattress. The fee for your first White Glove Service item is $149 – each additional item incurs an additional charge of $45. Items that do not require setup such as pillows and sheets are delivered free from any additional charge.

Shipping and Warranty Information

Nectar claims to be the last mattress you’ll ever need to buy. Not only does it provide optimal comfort and support for all sleeping styles, but it comes with a 365-night home trial which is more than triple the industry standard. Many manufacturers offer a 100-night trial period which is equal to about three months or just one season of the year.

This isn’t long enough to know whether the mattress will work for you long-term. You need to be able to test the mattress in hot and cold weather, when it’s humid or dry, both with and without a partner. Testing the mattress after a long day at work or just for a quick midday nap is important as well – you want to know that it will keep you comfortable in any situation.

In addition to an industry-leading 365-night trial period, the Nectar mattress also comes with a forever warranty. This warranty covers the construction, materials, quality, and durability of the mattress for the original purchaser. The Nectar mattress is designed for long-lasting durability, but it will last longer if you treat it properly and use a protective cover.

Here are a few quick notes about Nectar’s Forever Warranty:

  • The warranty is only valid for the original purchaser of the mattress and is non-transferrable.
  • The warranty extends only to mattresses manufactured by Nectar Sleep and purchased directly through the website or authorized retailers.
  • Within the first 10 years of original ownership, Nectar will replace the mattress with a brand-new Nectar at no charge if it is defective in workmanship or materials.
  • After 10 years, Nectar will completely repair and recover the mattress (or replace it) and cover all transportation costs in the event of a manufacturing defect or materials failure.
  • Replaced or repaired mattresses are subject to the same warranty terms as the original.

If you’re not happy with the mattress, you can return for free with no hassle. Rather than going through the process of repackaging and returning the mattress, Nectar will work with you to have it donated or locally disposed before giving you a full refund. Your White Glove Service fee is non-refundable, but the mattress can be returned for a full year after delivery and other products up to 50 days.

Nectar ships free through FedEx Ground to the contiguous United States, not including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Shipments can be made to Alaska and Hawaii for an additional $150 charge. Shipping weight of the mattress ranges from 45 pounds (Twin) to 105 pounds (California King).

Is the Nectar Mattress Right for You?

Overall, the Nectar mattress is great value for the money.

Constructed from multiple layers of Certi-pure LUSH and Hi-CORE Foam, this mattress offers an impressive combination of comfort and support. Whether you’re looking to reduce motion transfer or relieve back or joint pain, the medium-firmness and cushioning support of the Nectar mattress might be just what you’re looking for.

No mattress is perfect, but the Nectar mattress might be the right choice for you if:

  • You want the freedom of being able to try the mattress at home.
  • You prefer the feel of memory foam over a traditional coil base.
  • Tend to sleep on your side or back rather than your stomach.
  • You are a heavy sleeper weighing more than 230 pounds.
  • You sleep with a partner and don’t want to transfer motion at night.
  • You tend to get too warm while you sleep and want a cooler option.

As wonderful as the Nectar mattress is, it isn’t necessarily the right choice for everyone. This mattress might not be the right fit for you if:

  • You prefer the feel of traditional innerspring mattresses.
  • You tend to sleep on your stomach, or you weigh less than 130 pounds.
  • You prefer a softer mattress or prefer the feel of a pillowtop.

The only way to really find out if the Nectar mattress is a good fit for you is to give it a try. Fortunately, Nectar offers free shipping and a full 365-night trial period with hassle-free returns, so there is virtually no risk involved in trying the mattress for yourself.

Our Final Recommendation

After testing the Nectar mattress for three nights, we can confirm that it lives up to its promises of being cool, comfortable, and supportive. All in all, we were impressed with the degree of quality it offered at an affordable price point, and the delivery and setup process was quick and painless.

The Nectar mattress is a great choice if you’re looking for a medium-firm mattress with the supportive benefits of memory foam. With four layers of premium, high-density memory foam, the Nectar mattress provides the ideal combination of comfort and support at a surprisingly affordable price. Though the smallest size retails for just over $500, you can always find deals on the Nectar website, or you have the option of financing your purchase. Plus, you get a full year to try it, and returns are hassle-free.

Simply put, if you’re interested in buying a new mattress, but you don’t want to pay showroom prices or be locked into a short trial period, it might be worth giving Nectar a try.

For More Information Check Nectar Mattress on the Official Website

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This may seem like an obvious question and a certain no brainer if you are a long time sufferers of shoulder pain, or really any kind of joint pain or body aches, but for some of us, it may be a mystery. There are many causes of aches and pains to our bodies from how we lay on it, to major sports injuries to everyday activities that seem innocent enough.

If your shoulder pain is caused by an obvious reason like a fall, a sprain, muscle tearing or any other major injury we strongly suggest you have a doctor look at it and advise you on what is best for you. He or she may decide that a special pillow and avoiding laying on that side will be very good for you for some time but it is important for you to get an expert opinion first.

Quick Look At Our Top 5 Picks

Once you have been advised you are welcome to search this page further and get your feel for the pillow you need. Though the list has been narrowed down to five of our top choices you will still have your pick of what is the best for you.

If your shoulder pain is not a sports injury or related to physical activity whether new or old, then you may be trying to figure out where it came from. Of course, it may be from stress and strain on the joints at work or in your daily routine, but it’s likely the problem is deeper.

You may be experiencing shoulder pain simply from how you sleep each night and how your rest the weight of your body when you sleep. You may feel like you’re in a comfortable position when you lay down each night but you have to remember you’re shifting most of your weight onto only a few places and that can cause a lot of soreness.

But what are you supposed to do if sleeping on your side is the most comfortable way for you to sleep and they only way you can get to sleep? You don’t have to abandon your favorite sleeping position and relearn and adjust to a new sleeping style, you can try packing pillows around you or you can try out a pillow made specifically to help you deal with shoulder pain.

How Can A Pillow Affect Your Shoulder Pain?

Pillows designed specifically to combat shoulder pain are handy for many reasons but the main one may be that you can get the support and pressure relief in one pillow rather than packing three or more around you. I mean if you’re a fort builder and enjoy finding the perfect angle to set the pillows and how to fluff them up in order to get adequate support then be our guest and keep with that method.

Obviously, a pillow is not the solution everyone would choose for this but it is one that can usually be a simple, cheap and relatively easy fix. Before going for pain killers or tossing and turning through a miserable night’s sleep you may find it worth the pocket money to invest in a pillow that was created with your needs in mind.

The pillows for shoulder pain are a bit firmer to take the impact of your body and keep you supported throughout the night. This will keep you from carrying the heavy weight but instead shifting it off of you.

The pillows are designed to allow you to comfortably sleep on your side and still be elevated and supported. You do not have to worry about learning a new sleeping position you just find that yours becomes more comfortable.

While you are dealing with a shoulder injury or soreness you are probably going to sleep on the other side for awhile. To protect and prevent you from creating a second problem the pillow will keep you supported.

Special Considerations For Creating This List

  • Firm: We chose pillows that have a level of firmness to keep you supported throughout the night without worries. They are not all selected to be overly firm but enough that keeps you from shouldering the weight throughout the night, pun intended.
  • Durable: This pillow is not just an investment in your sleep which affects your overall health and well-being, but it invests in your immediate healing. While shoulder healing can be a process it starts to heal with rest and rest means actually getting the pressure off and being serious about taking it easy.
  • Because of this, we find that the pillows need to be durable and keep form and shape regardless of how long you use them. They should hold up nightly and through the weeks and months as well.
  • Machine washable: Pillows get dirty rather easily whether we like to admit that or not, we as humans sweat through the night and make messes. As we just mentioned the pillows are investments they should be an investment that is easy to clean without damaging the form or quality.
  • Great for side sleepers: The pillows are designed to be good for people who sleep on their sides. Many times when you have issues with your shoulder you are advised not to sleep on your injured side and to rotate to the other side, which means you need a pillow that supports you on your side.
  • Comes with a warranty: While we highly recommend the pillows we’ve selected we understand that many people don’t know until they try them out. These pillows come with warranties to return them and either get your money back or have a new pillow sent to you without a hassle.

Top 5 Pillows For Shoulder Pain

Cosium Orthopedic Memory Foam, Ergonomic Bed Pillow for All Types of Sleepers

As far buying a specific pillow goes, this one does not cost you a whole lot though as it is still a pillow to invest in, you should be prepared to see a fifty dollar price tag. This pillow is designed specifically to support and alleviate pain and stress on your shoulders, though it is not just for side sleepers but for all.

This is an ergonomic pillow that is made with a memory foam that is slow to rebound meaning that it will better keep shape and support. These pillows are hypoallergenic and on top of that you can remove the zipper cover and wash them as often as you need to.

You will see a lot of pillows specifically recommended for side sleepers but with this one you do not have to worry as it is comfortable for all types of sleeping and available in a variety of sizes. The company only notes that the temperature of your room greatly affects the density of the pillow and how firm or soft it will be, so make sure you factor in the temperature of your room.

Pros:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Great for all types of sleepers
  • Machine washable
  • Slow-rebound memory foam

Cons:

  • Some report flattening quickly
  • Some say it needs extra support

TMJ Relief Pillow Best Neck and Shoulder by Accutrig

This one is more of a device than a pillow but acts as a support and comfort just as a pillow would. It is a small pillow and does not allow for wiggle room or turning over in the night but instead keeps your head in place and your shoulders supported.

This pillow is not for nightly sleeping but for you to rest your head on it for a short time each day. It is great for training your muscles and spine to lay in a manner that better supports and comforts your head.

The pillow is easy to spot clean if you happen to get it dirty in the time you use it. There is a money back guarantee if you do not see the results that you are hoping for in this pillow.

Pros:

  • Money back guarantee
  • Great for realignment
  • Supportive
  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • Not for nightly sleep
  • Small

Z Gel Memory Foam L-Shape Pillow for Side Sleeping Comfort

Z Gel memory foam pillow is ergonomically shaped as an L to allow you the optimal side sleeping experience. You can stretch out on the pillow and use it not only for side sleeping though it is designed for you to rest your body on either your left or your right.

Gel dough memory foam is used which is a cooling memory foam and keeps the temperature regulated and you cooler throughout the evening. If you are a hot or sweaty sleeper you may find that this is perfect for you.

The pillow is machine washable and you do not have to fret about losing the fluffiness or shape of the pillow after a wash. There is a five year warranty to allow you to return the pillow without hassle if you have issues with it.

Pros:

  • Ergonomic
  • Cooling memory foam
  • Easy to clean
  • Five year warranty

Cons:

  • Some report it being very hard
  • Some reported it being stiff and bulky

Brookstone BioSense 2-in-1 Shoulder Pillow for Side Sleepers

If you are looking for a pillow that will keep you cool this is a great idea for you as the pillow is made with perforated punctures throughout the foam to allow for better airflow. The pillow is light yet still extremely supportive and provided structure for your body.

You can purchase the pillow in the standard queen size and find that it will give you enough wiggle room throughout the night. The cover of the pillow is microfiber and if you choose to use it without a pillow case that is fine because it is completely washable.

Pros:

  • Washable
  • Microfiber cover
  • Increased airflow
  • Supportive

Cons:

  • Some reported issues with washing the cover
  • May flatten quickly

Coop Home Goods – Eden Shredded Memory Foam

You may choose which size you want this pillow to come to you in, either standard, queen or king size for whichever bed you want to put it on. The pillow itself is made from memory foam and microfiber that allows it to be not only comfortable but cooling as well.

Coop prides itself on creating pillows that are not too firm and not too soft but the perfect firmness level that allows most every sleeper to be comfortable. The pillow is durable, hypoallergenic and the best part is it is free of harsh chemicals and heavy metals.

Pros:

  • Size options
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Without harsh chemicals and heavy metals
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Some found it less comfortable than other options
  • Perhaps not enough foam

Final Thoughts

There are many reasons why you may have shoulder pain and there are precautions your doctor can speak with you about in order to alleviate the pain. If you have decided on getting a pillow that better supports you and keeps your shoulder free from tension, strain and stress then we advise the ones on this list.

Make sure that the pillows are durable, easy to clean and actually remove stress from your body while you sleep. A pillow specifically for shoulder pain may be the cheapest, most simple way to help you relieve the pain and begin the healing process through rest.

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Best King Size Pillow

Obviously, if you are sleeping on a king size mattress you will find that a king size pillow is a right choice for you. If you are not in a king size bed then perhaps you are wondering what other reasons you could have for choosing a king-sized pillow.

If you want more room to move around on your pillow or if you are often sharing your pillow in the night with another you may find a need for a king size pillow. You may also see that having a larger pillow allows for more support in the night.

Quick Look At Our Top 5 Picks

Regardless of what size your bed and comforter are, you can place a larger pillow at the head of your bed to give you optimal sleeping conditions.

Special considerations for this list

  • Supportive: For the list we have compiled, we have selected only the most comfortable pillows for this list. From the filling to the outer casing, these pillows have been designed to be comfortable for all night use and to lay your face against the surface as well.
  • Hypoallergenic: Hypoallergenic may seem like a word you are hearing quite often in the world and that is because it helps to keep allergens away from you in everyday life. Many things have been made allergen free, like food and household items but we chose pillows specifically with this quality because they have been proven to help with asthma and nightly breathing.
  • Free of chemicals and metals: Pillows on this list are made without heavy washing chemicals or metals that you do not want around your family. There are enough chemicals in the world and in products we use daily, the one you place against your head each night should not be one of them.
  • Comfortable: An absolute must for your pillow is to be comfortable each night that you use it or even in the day when you relax on it. The pillows selected for this list are made to be very comfortable as well as durable for the long run.

Top 5 King Size Pillows

Coop Home Goods Shredded Memory Foam Adjustable Pillow

As with many pillows on this list, this pillow is not only available in the king size option, but in queen as well. If you find that you love this pillow due to its comfort, and that you would like more in smaller sizes for other family members, then you will be happy to know you can purchase a smaller size pillow as well.

One truly wonderful aspect of the pillow is that is is filled with shredded memory foam which gives you the extreme comfort of memory foam but is shredded so it is breathable and will keep cool. Because the memory foam is shredded you can adjust the pillow to your optimal firmness and personal comfort.

The cover of the pillow is made from polyester and bamboo rayon and the entire pillow is crafted in the United States which means you know the quality and standards that the company is required to upkeep. The pillow comes with the a guarantee from the Coop Home Goods company itself.

If you are looking for a pillow that is dust mite free, and hypoallergenic then you have landed on the right option. This pillow will help to keep the irritants, pathogens and other allergens off of the pillow’s surface and out of your airways for a better night’s sleep.

Pros:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fully adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Keeps cool throughout the night

Cons:

  • Strong initial odor
  • Not completely organic filling

Snuggle-Pedic Shredded Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow

If you find that you simply adore this pillow then you will be glad to know you can purchase it not only for yourself in the king size but in queen or standard size for your guests or loved ones as well. Not a single bed or guest in your househas to be without a comfortable pillow if you choose to make your purchases from Snuggle-Pedic.

The filling of this pillow is a mixed, shredded memory foam pillow that allows you to adjust the pillow to your comfort and will allow air flow to push through the pillow with ease. The pillow is also labeled to be equipped with kool-flow technology that promotes airflow and helps to keep the pillow cool so if you are a hot sleeper that will be a plus for you.

The covering of the pillow is easy to remove as it has a zipper to close it so you do not have to fumble with the casing. The pillow and case itself are hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant which means you will be keeping the airborne irritants and dust away from your face and out of your breathing, which may dramatically help you if you have asthma or snore.

Pros:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Adjustable
  • Kool-flow technology

Cons:

  • May flatten easily
  • Expensive

Beckham Home Collection Gel Pillow

This pillow is much less expensive than the other pillows on the market but does not skimp on the quality in the least. The pillow, of course, comes in a king size but could be purchased as a queen size pillow if you find that you prefer a different size.

The material of this pillow is not only very comfortable, but it is also filled with gel fiber which helps to keep the pillow cool throughout the night. There is what is called “no shift technology” which means it keeps the pillow’s shape very well regardless of how often you make use of the pillow.

This pillow is dust mite resistant but not only against the mites but mildew resistant as well to keep not only dust and allergens away but to keep mildew and mold from being an issue for you as well. This means even if you sleep with wet hair or if you spill on the pillow, it will not grow mildew and mold all over it.

If you do find that you need to wash the pillow often you do not have to worry as it is fade resistant keeping the color as well as the shape. The pillow is stain resistant so even if you feel you cannot get the mess off immediately, you do not have to worry that it will set in.

Pros:

  • Mildew resistant
  • Not expensive
  • Gel fiber
  • No shift technology

Cons:

  • Small
  • Not very firm

Utopia Bedding Quilted Pillow

So not only do you have options between king or queen size pillow when it comes to this one but you can choose the color on this as well. The pillow is all white but the sides are lined with a thick line of either blue or grey depending on which you better prefer, though you may choose to color the pillow anyway.

This pillow is extremely inexpensive and costs only thirty dollars for the full sized king pillow and less for the queen making it incredibly affordable.  The microfiber cover may make you feel like it is more breathable and soft and therefore comfortable laying your face against it.

Harmful metals and harsh chemicals are not used in making, cleaning, packaging or sending this pillow to you. The pillow is quilted together and is easy to have cleaned, but cannot be cleaning simply in the washing machine, it must be dry cleaned, carefully.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Color options
  • Quilted material
  • No harsh chemicals or heavy metals

Cons:

  • Do not re-fluff well
  • Lumpy
  • White Classic Down-Alter

Alternative Pillow

While you are seeking a king sized pillow you can be happy knowing that you have a variety of options in the standard, queen or king size for whatever you truly need. The pillow is designed to hold shape without being too firm or too soft for you and to not flatten out over time.

The cover of the pillow is a material you know, made out of only cotton which is breathable, not hot, and easy to clean. The inside of the pillow is made out of clustered polyester fiber which makes the pillow much more fluffy.

These pillows are not very expensive but they do come marketed as hotel quality pillows meaning they should be much more durable and comfortable in the long run. You do not have to settle for either a too firm or too soft pillow, but can rest easily on this one that falls somewhere in the middle, providing comfort and support.

These pillows are hypoallergenic and come in safe, careful packaging keeping the chemicals, metals and irritants out of your equation for sleep.

Pros:

  • Size options
  • Supportive
  • Comfort
  • Hypoallergenic

Cons:

  • Either too soft or too hard
  • Flattens easily

Closing Thoughts

Your individual pillow is extremely important to the amount of sleep you get, and the quality of your sleep throughout the evening. You should choose your pillow carefully especially for your comfort and support not only based on what others prefer.

Choosing a pillow that is hypoallergenic will ensure that you breathe normally, and regularly throughout the night and lessen the possibility of snoring. This along with other qualities should be factored into your choice and prepare you before your purchase to buy the pillow best for your needs.

About Haley Henson Haley Ann Vuksta is an American woman currently living and serving in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. She teaches English and ministers to the local Roma (gypsy) population there with her husband, Ruvim. Following a call on her heart and the local pastor's prompting, she moved to Ukraine at the age of 22 and began to serve the people in whichever way was most needed. This is often women's and children's small groups as well as English lessons. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, travelling, meeting new people and learning languages. She is fluent in English and Ukrainian and knows Spanish and some Russian as well. She is currently taking Italian lessons in an effort to broaden her horizons and assist her when she travels. She loves animals, people, her husband and Jesus.

Most people go to bed and sleep through the night until morning. Though the amount of sleep you get may vary from one night to the next, your sleep habits most likely fall into some kind of pattern.

For people with irregular sleep-wake rhythm, there is no predictable pattern.

Instead of sleeping through the night for a period of 6 to 8 hours, people with this disorder sleep in several shorter sessions over the course of a 24-hour period.

While they may not get all of their sleep all at once, these periodic sleep sessions generally add up to a healthy amount of sleep.

Though irregular sleep-wake rhythm is an uncommon condition, it can have a significant impact on your daily functioning and quality of life. In this article, we’ll explore the topic of irregular sleep-wake rhythm, providing an overview of this condition including its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

What is Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm?

Irregular sleep-wake rhythm is often considered a sleep disorder, but it is more accurately described as a circadian rhythm disorder.

Your circadian rhythm is also known as your internal or body clock, and it dictates your sleep-wake cycle.

This cycle regulates the periods of tiredness and wakefulness you experience on a daily basis, and it generally coincides with the 24-hour cycle of night and day.

There are two categories of circadian rhythm disorders: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic disorders are those in which the patient’s internal clock is significantly different from normal.

This person may go to bed and wake up much later or earlier than usual, or their sleep may be fragmented. Extrinsic disorders are those in which the internal clock is in sync with typical day/night patterns, but school, travel, or work demands a change in sleep schedule.

Irregular sleep-wake rhythm is a condition where the patient has a sleep-wake cycle that is not defined by any regular pattern of sleep.

Instead of sleeping for an extended period of time all at once, their sleep occurs in several shorter naps throughout a 24-hour period that adds up to a total of 7 to 9 hours.

The timing and duration of these naps may vary from day to day.

This circadian rhythm disorder is challenging in a number of ways.

Many people who have it are thought to have insomnia because they have difficulty sleeping during regular nighttime hours, but they may also complain of excessive daytime sleepiness because they feel compelled to nap during the day.

This combination of symptoms makes irregular sleep-wake rhythm a challenge to diagnose, added to the fact that it is a fairly uncommon disorder.

What Are the Symptoms of Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm?

The defining characteristic of irregular sleep-wake rhythm is the absence of a typical circadian rhythm.

This condition is very uncommon – so much so that the exact prevalence is unknown. It seems to be most common in older adults, especially those living in nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions.

Limited exposure to daylight and the concurrence of neurodegenerative disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may also increase your risk.

The most common symptoms of irregular sleep-wake rhythm include the following:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night (insomnia)
  • Trouble staying asleep after falling asleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Strong urge or need to nap during the day
  • Short, fragmented periods of nighttime sleep
  • Several sleep periods lasting 1 to 4 hours each 24-hour period

Though people who have irregular sleep-wake rhythm don’t follow any kind of predictable sleep pattern, the disorder creates a cycle of its own.

Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep at night leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and a strong need to nap during the day. One thing affects another and, over time, the cycle of fragmented sleep leads to chronic fatigue and decreased quality of life.

People with irregular sleep-wake rhythm typically sleep for 1 to 4 hours at a time and generally achieve 7 to 9 total hours of sleep during a 24-hour period.

Though there is relatively little research on the topic, one study from 2009 revealed that the longest period of continuous sleep typically occurs between the hours of 2am and 6am.

Daytime sleep usually consists of multiple naps.

The results of the aforementioned study also suggest that aging plays a role in the changes in circadian rhythm that contribute to irregular sleep-wake rhythm.

In addition to limited exposure to natural daylight, decreased social and physical activity during the day may also be a factor.

What Causes Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm?

Though people with irregular sleep-wake rhythm typically get the proper amount of sleep for their age, the fact that it is so fragmented can have a negative impact on quality of life.

Needing to take multiple naps during the day can make it difficult to hold a steady job or to succeed in school – it can also affect your relationships.

Many people who have irregular sleep-wake rhythm become homebound which can make the problem worse.

The underlying cause of irregular sleep-wake rhythm is the absence of a typical circadian rhythm. What causes this rhythm to be disrupted or absent, however, is unclear.

There are a number of things which are thought to affect the circadian rhythm which, if neglected, could potentially lead to the development of irregular sleep-wake rhythm.

Some of these things are:

  • The absence of a regular schedule for social interaction, exercise, and meals.
  • Limited exposure to natural daylight during daytime hours.
  • Genetic predisposition to variance in sleep and sleep deterioration.

Irregular sleep-wake rhythm seems to be more common in older adults, but age itself is not considered an independent risk factor.

More likely, it is the age-associated increase in neurological, psychiatric, and medical disorders that contributes most significantly to the development of irregular sleep-wake rhythm.

This condition is most common in institutionalized older adults, particularly patients with traumatic brain injury, mental retardation, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease.

Again, there is limited research available on irregular sleep-wake rhythm which means that the underlying cause is poorly understood.

Current research is being conducted at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to help better understand the disorder itself as well as potential causes, risk factors, and methods for diagnosis and treatment.

Testing is being conducted to determine whether measuring body temperature or melatonin levels is of clinical use in diagnosing irregular sleep-wake rhythm.

How is Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Diagnosed?

Diagnosing irregular sleep-wake rhythm can be tricky for several reasons. First and foremost, it is a very uncommon disorder, so many people are unfamiliar with it.

Second, the symptoms overlap with several other sleep disorders. For example, difficulty falling or staying asleep at night is characteristic of insomnia while excessive daytime sleepiness is a symptom of several sleep disorders.

When this condition occurs in people whose work or school obligations prevents them from following a typical sleep-wake pattern, diagnosis becomes even more of a challenge.

The primary clinical feature of irregular sleep-wake rhythm is the lack of a clearly defined circadian sleep-wake rhythm.

People with this disorder exhibit at least three short bouts of sleep lasting 1 to 4 hours during a given 24-hour period.

Because the amount of sleep obtained over a 24-hour period is generally normal for the age of the patient, people who have irregular sleep-wake rhythm are technically not sleep deprived.

Diagnosis of irregular sleep-wake rhythm is made through a combination of clinical history of symptoms and a sleep diary.

Doctors look for symptoms such as a history of fragmented sleep paired with complaints of insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Your doctor may also ask you to keep a 7-day sleep diary to track period of sleep and wakefulness over several 24-hour periods.

You may also be asked to wear an actigraph which tracks your sleep-wake patterns.

In addition to a clinical history and sleep diary, your doctor may order other tests may to measure your body temperature and melatonin levels.

In most cases, an overnight sleep study is not required to make a diagnosis.

Also known as a polysomnogram, a sleep study measures your brain waves, heart rate, muscle activity, and breathing as you sleep – it is commonly used to diagnose sleep disorders.

Because a person with irregular sleep-wake rhythm experiences fragmented sleep over 24 hours rather than one long sleep overnight, polysomnography generally isn’t helpful unless your doctor is trying to determine your risk for another sleep disorder.

What Are the Treatment Options for Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm?

The goal of treatment for irregular sleep-wake rhythm is to correct and reset the internal clock with the hope of achieving one long period of sleep at night and one long period of wakefulness during the day.

Unfortunately, there are no simple methods of treatment. In many cases, the most effective treatment is a combination of lifestyle changes, light treatment, and other therapies such as educational and behavioral counseling.

Here are some of the lifestyle changes and therapies that might help with the treatment of irregular sleep-wake rhythm:

  • Increased exposure to light during the day. You should be exposed to both natural sunlight and blue light during the day while limiting exposure to blue light at night.
  • Supplementation with melatonin. Melatonin is a natural substance produced in the body which increases in the evening to make you tired and decreases in the morning to wake you up.
  • Following a more structured daily pattern. Including scheduled exercise and social activities in your daily pattern can help correct your circadian rhythm.
  • Improve your sleep hygiene at night. Keeping your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet can help you fall asleep and stay asleep as can minimizing the noise in your sleep environment.
  • Keeping to a schedule for sleep and meals. Going to bed and waking up at the same times each day along with regularly scheduled meals may help.

Sleep is essential but, for people with irregular sleep-wake rhythm, it doesn’t always come easily.

Though you may get an adequate amount of sleep over the course of a 24-hour period, the fragmented nature of that sleep can significantly impact your quality of life.

If you think you might have irregular sleep-wake rhythm, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, clinical diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About Kate Barrington Kate Barrington holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and is the published author of several self-help books and nutrition guides. Kate also holds a certificate in fitness nutrition and enjoys writing about health and wellness topics including sleep hygiene, natural remedies, and sleep disorders. In addition to her work as a ghostwriter and author, Kate is also a blogger for a number of holistic health companies and writes product reviews about mattresses and other sleep solutions.

After a night spent tossing and turning, you’re bound to feel a little sleepy. When you don’t get a good night’s rest, staying awake and alert during the day can be a challenge. But what if you get plenty of sleep at night and still feel sleepy? Or more than enough sleep?

Hypersomnia is a condition characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness despite a good night’s rest. Many sleep disorders include daytime sleepiness as a symptom, but this condition is different – it persists even with adequate sleep and generally isn’t relieved by sleep.

In this article, we’ll explore the topic of hypersomnia in depth, providing an overview of what it is, what symptoms it produces, and how it differs from other sleep disorders. We’ll also provide information about diagnosis and treatment options for hypersomnia.

What is Hypersomnia?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Getting a good night’s rest is the key to feeling awake and alert during the day, able to complete daily tasks and fulfill responsibilities without excessive sleepiness. Individual sleep requirements vary, but this is the recommended range for adults between the ages of 26 and 64.

People who have hypersomnia may get the recommended amount of sleep but will still feel tired during the day.

They may even get more than the recommended amount with the same result. Most people who feel tired during the day feel that way because they didn’t sleep well or get enough sleep, but this is not the case for hypersomnia.

Hypersomnia is also known as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) which is a common symptom of several sleep disorders including narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, hypersomnia can cause the patient to fall asleep at any time, much like narcolepsy, but the two conditions are actually very different.

EDS is the only symptom that is required to diagnose narcolepsy, but the condition is also commonly associated with additional symptoms such as:

  • Cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone)
  • Hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Disturbed night sleep and insomnia

The biggest difference between hypersomnia and narcolepsy is the underlying cause. Narcolepsy was recently discovered to be a neurological condition linked to hypocretin levels in the brain whereas the cause for hypersomnia remains unclear. In fact, it is often referred to as “idiopathic hypersomnia” because it has no known cause.

What Are the Symptoms of Hypersomnia?

There are two types of hypersomnia: primary and secondary. Primary hypersomnia occurs in the absence of any underlying medical condition, and the only symptom is excessive daytime fatigue.

Secondary hypersomnia, on the other hand, is caused by some kind of underlying factor such as a concurrent sleep disorder, a medical condition, or the use of certain substances.

The biggest symptom of hypersomnia is recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness, though many people also experience prolonged nighttime sleep.

People who have hypersomnia feel very tired during the day and may feel compelled to nap repeatedly, often at inappropriate times such as during work or in the middle of a conversation.

The urge to sleep can strike a person with hypersomnia at any time, though they may be able to resist the urge – this is not the case with narcolepsy.

It is also worth mentioning that, while normal sleep deprivation can typically be relieved by sleep, hypersomnia is not – napping provides no relief from symptoms in most cases.

In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness, people with hypersomnia may experience the following symptoms as well:

  • Difficulty waking from a long sleep
  • Feeling disoriented upon waking
  • Unrefreshing or nonrestorative sleep
  • Anxiety or increased irritability
  • Decreased energy levels
  • Restlessness
  • Slow thinking or speech
  • Trouble with memory
  • Loss of appetite

Hypersomnia is a chronic condition that develops over the course of weeks to months.

Symptoms typically appear during the teens or early twenties, though it is possible for them to develop both at an earlier and a later age.

The intensity of symptoms can vary from one week to the next or for months or years. Many women with hypersomnia find that their symptoms worsen prior to menses. According to the Hypersomnia Foundation, about 10% to 15% of patients experience a spontaneous remission.

If you experience a worsening in the frequency or intensity of your symptoms, you should talk to your doctor.

Your doctor may refer you to a sleep specialist who can take a more complete medical history to rule out other sleep disorders and underlying medical conditions to determine whether you need a sleep study or additional testing.

What Causes Hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia can be either primary or secondary. Primary hypersomnia is also sometimes referred to as idiopathic hypersomnia because there is no known cause while secondary hypersomnia is linked to some other condition.

Some of the potential causes for secondary hypersomnia include the following:

  • Concurrent sleep disorders (like narcolepsy and sleep apnea)
  • Medical problems (like kidney disease, depression, hypothyroidism, or heart disease)
  • Sleep deprivation, not getting enough sleep at night
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Overuse or abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Head injury or neurological disease (like MS or Parkinson’s)
  • Use of certain prescription drugs (like tranquilizers or antihistamines)

In addition to these causes, there are certain factors which may increase your risk for hypersomnia. For example, having a relative with the condition may increase your risk for developing it.

According to the American Sleep Association, hypersomnia is more common in men than women, and some evidence suggests that people who smoke or drink regularly may have a higher risk as well.

Though hypersomnia is a completely different disorder than narcolepsy, it is possible that the two are both linked to the mechanisms in the brain that promote sleep.

Narcolepsy is caused by the degeneration of a chemical messenger in the brain known as hypocretin. These neurons are found in the hypothalamus region of the brain which helps keep the brain awake and, for reasons unknown, they have been found to degenerate and die in people with narcolepsy. As these neurons are destroyed, the patient’s level of alertness decreases which leads to the development of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Hypersomnia is thought to be caused by pathology within the brain, though the exact cause is still the subject of study.

According to the Hypersomnia Foundation, idiopathic hypersomnia is thought to be a nervous system disorder in which some patients present with an overproduction of a small molecule that has an anesthetic or sedative effect on the brain.

The exact nature of this molecule has yet to be determined, but it is known to interact with y-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which is involved in the brain mechanisms that promote sleep.

Because the exact nature of hypersomnia is not fully understood, it is unclear whether it can be prevented or not. Certain lifestyle changes may help mitigate the symptoms, and there are medical treatments available, but it is generally a lifelong condition.

How is Hypersomnia Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of hypersomnia can sometimes be tricky because not only is it a symptom of several sleep disorders, but it is a condition in itself as well.

The first step in diagnosis is talking to your doctor. Your doctor will ask for your medical history and complete a physical exam to rule out underlying causes for your hypersomnia.

From there, you might be referred to a sleep specialist for a more complete history and to potentially complete a sleep diary and/or polysomnography.

In order to be diagnosed with hypersomnia, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Having symptoms occurring regularly for at least 3 months
  • Symptoms not occurring within 18 months of head trauma
  • Absence of medical or psychiatric disease that could account for symptoms (such as sleep disorders like narcolepsy or post-traumatic hypersomnia)
  • Normal results of a polysomnogram
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test of 10 minutes or less

A polysomnography is also known as a sleep study, and it is frequently used to diagnose sleep disorders. This test should be conducted in a certified sleep lab and involves monitoring your brain waves, heart rate, breathing, body temperature, and body movements while you sleep.

When diagnosing hypersomnia, a polysomnography should be immediately followed by a Multiple Sleep Latency Test.

A Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) measures how quickly you fall asleep. This test involves taking five scheduled naps separated by two hours, each lasting 20 minutes.

The amount of time it takes you to fall asleep is called the sleep latency, and a sleep latency under 10 minutes is one of the diagnostic criteria for hypersomnia.

Another test that may be used to diagnose hypersomnia is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). This scale was developed by Dr. Johns in 1990 and later modified in 1997.

It is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness in patients with sleep disorders. The ESS is a self-administered questionnaire having 8 questions where the patient is asked to rate their chances of falling asleep during certain activities on a four-point scale from 0 to 3.

The higher the score, the higher their level of daytime sleepiness which is a strong indicator for hypersomnia.

It is important to receive an accurate diagnosis from your doctor before pursuing any treatment options for hypersomnia. In cases where hypersomnia is a symptom rather than an independent condition, the proper course of treatment can be drastically different. Keep reading to learn about treatment options.

What Are the Treatment Options for Hypersomnia?

Treatment for hypersomnia depends on the underlying cause of the condition if there is one. In cases where hypersomnia is a symptom of another sleep disorder, you must first obtain a diagnosis of that disorder and discuss the treatment options with your doctor. Some sleep disorders can be managed with medication or other therapies in addition to lifestyle changes.

In cases where hypersomnia is not linked to a sleep disorder or underlying medical condition, there are several options for treatment, including the following:

  • Wakefulness-promoting medications
  • Lifestyle changes to promote a regular sleep schedule
  • Avoiding certain activities near bedtime
  • Limiting or avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and drug use
  • Using or avoiding naps to control daytime wakefulness

Stimulant medications are often prescribed for narcolepsy because they promote wakefulness. These same medications can also be used to treat hypersomnia, though they do come with a risk of tolerance, dependence, and side effects.

Modafinil is the most common medication used to treat narcolepsy and has also been studied in two placebo-controlled trials for patients with idiopathic hypersomnia.

Everyone’s tolerance for such medications is difference, however, and they may stop working as well over time or could cause unpleasant side effects.

Lifestyle changes to improve sleep quality and to promote a regular sleep schedule may also be of benefit. Proper sleep hygiene is important for getting a good night’s rest and includes things such as keeping your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.

You should also try to go to bed and get up at the same times each day, making sure to get some natural sunlight during the day and avoiding blue light at night. In some cases, wearing earplugs or using a sound machine to cancel out noise can help you sleep.

When possible, avoid work and activities that might keep you up late or prevent you from falling asleep quickly – this includes eating large meals before bed, drinking alcohol and caffeine, and exercising within 2 hours of bedtime.

If you’re still struggling with daytime sleepiness, you might need to take short naps from time to time to stay awake.

Otherwise, avoiding naps might help you become tired enough for more restful sleep at night which could improve your daytime energy levels.

Hypersomnia affects up to 6% of the general population and, while it may not be a life-threatening condition, it can greatly impact your quality of life.

If you suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness independent of a sleep disorder or underlying medical condition, you may want to talk to your doctor.

Better sleep is possible, but you’ll need to take responsibility for your own health and start by seeking help to get it.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, clinical diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About Kate Barrington Kate Barrington holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and is the published author of several self-help books and nutrition guides. Kate also holds a certificate in fitness nutrition and enjoys writing about health and wellness topics including sleep hygiene, natural remedies, and sleep disorders. In addition to her work as a ghostwriter and author, Kate is also a blogger for a number of holistic health companies and writes product reviews about mattresses and other sleep solutions.

Anyone who sleeps next to a snorer knows that snoring is one of the biggest nighttime nuisances.

Snoring can affect both the person making the racket, as well as the anyone nearby.

There are several reasons why people snore, including alcohol consumption, allergies, certain medications, tobacco use, being overweight, age, or sleeping position.

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What is snoring really?

Snoring occurs when any part of your airway vibrates when inhaling during sleep. Usually, the tongue, tonsils, and soft palate are most likely to vibrate and cause snoring.

All of this vibration can even affect the amount of air the snorer is able to take in.

However, snoring is more than just annoying—it could potentially be a sign of a more serious health problem, such as sleep apnea, headaches, and even stroke or heart disease.

Although there are a variety of products available to prevent or help decrease snoring, it may be worth considering a new mattress.

What type of mattress is best for preventing snoring?

Many people are currently sleeping on a mattress that may actually be the cause of their snoring.

A large factor that triggers snoring is body position, so any bed that does not provide the proper head, neck, and back support could be exacerbating the problem.

Beware of mattresses that are old, saggy in the middle, or too soft. If the mattress retains the outline of a body and never returns to its proper shape, it needs to be replaced.

Additionally, if the mattress has springs or causes other body aches and soreness, it’s time to go shopping.

Although there are many mattress options on the market, they are not all created equally, and they are not all created with snoring in mind.

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When searching for a new mattress that will help eradicate snoring, there are a few qualities that are most important to check off.

In general, firm and supportive latex or memory foam mattresses are most effective for keeping snoring sleepers’ airways clear.

More specifically, the best mattresses are those that are able to keep your back and neck in the appropriate position, as well as those that stay cool because they provide the best airflow and comfort.

However, one of the best, and most expensive, options is most often an adjustable bed that allows the user to customize the perfect angle for their upper body.

What are the top six mattresses for snoring?

Searching for the perfect new mattress can seem overwhelming, so here is a list of the best mattresses on the market that possess all the qualities to prevent snoring, as well as a brief summary of their pros and cons based on product descriptions and consumer reviews from Amazon.com.

Although mattresses can get pricey, this list has an option for any budget.

Nectar Sleep Memory Foam Mattress

The Nectar Sleep Memory Foam Mattress features two layers of CertiPUR-US® Certified gel memory foam that contour comfortably to the body while distributing weight evenly and promoting air circulation for better temperature regulation. The adaptive high core memory foam adds a touch of bounce, while the breathing base layer provides reliable stability.

A Tencel cooling cover wicks away heat while providing bedbug resistance. Nectar memory foam mattresses come with a 180-night home trial and a “forever” warranty. Nectar’s mattresses are compatible with a variety of bed types including adjustable bases.

Pros:

  • Good for any sleep position
  • Breathes better than many other memory foam mattresses
  • Good level of firmness, not as soft as some other brands

Cons:

  • Some reports of mattress not expanding fully; common problem with many memory foam mattress brands
  • Many mentions of new product odor as the mattress expands

Tuft & Needle Mattress

The Tuft & Needle Mattress is a high-quality, 10-inch mattress made with advanced Adaptive Foam. Key features are its medium firmness and “localized bounce” so sleepers can move freely without disturbing their partner.

Pros:

  • Adaptive Foam
  • Cooling
  • CertiPUR Certified
  • Oeko-Tex 100 Certified
  • Medium Firmness
  • Environmentally Friendly

Cons:

  • Not adjustable
  • May “hollow out” and not return to original form after extended use
  • May lead to back pain
  • Not ideal for side sleepers

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6,381 reviews

Live and Sleep Resort Classic Mattress

This mattress is built with breathable, soft, and cool materials to allow for premium comfort. It features a 2.5-inch Prime Air-Flow Infused layer, and it is certified environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic.

Pros:

  • Amazon’s Choice
  • Medium-Firm Memory Foam
  • CertiPUR Certified
  • HD core
  • Soft Fabric Cover
  • Prime Air-Flow Cooling
  • Environmentally Friendly

Cons:

  • Not adjustable
  • Very firm
  • May not fully expand after shipping

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1,958 reviews

Ghostbed Mattress

The Ghostbed Mattress is constructed from high-quality latex and adaptive gel memory foam. This 11-inch mattress boasts four premium comfort layers, plus a removable, easy-to-clean cover.

Pros:

  • Amazon’s Choice
  • Adaptive Cooling Gel Memory Foam
  • Medium-Firm Feel
  • Three Layers of Ultra-Premium Foams

Cons:

  • Not adjustable
  • May “hollow out” and not return to original form after extended use
  • May lead to back pain
  • Not ideal for side sleepers

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 358 reviews

Signature Sleep Memoir Mattress

This eco-friendly mattress is available in four sizes ranging from 6 to 12 inches. Each option features a layer of memory foam on top of a layer of high-density foam, which work together to provide support and balance.

Pros:

  • Two Layers of Memory Foam
  • CertiPUR Certified
  • Includes Breathable
  • Soft Mattress Cover

Cons:

  • Not adjustable
  • May not fully expand after shipping
  • Tends to wear down and “sink” after extended use

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 8,337 reviews

Zinus Green Tea Mattress

Like the Signature Sleep Mattress, the unique, Green Tea mattress is also available in four sizes between 6 and 12 inches. It features four memory foam and high-density foam layers with green tea extracts and anti-oxidants for long-lasting freshness.

Pros:

  • #1 Bestseller
  • Amazon’s Choice
  • Four Layers- Memory Foam, Comfort Foam, Airflow High-Density Foam, Airflow High-Density Base Support Foam
  • CertiPUR Certified
  • Green Tea Antioxidants

Cons:

  • Not adjustable
  • Tends to wear down and “sink” after extended use
  • Strong smell lingers

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 17,730 reviews

What should you consider when purchasing a mattress?

Narrowing down the pool of potential perfect mattresses is one step in the purchasing process, but there are other factors to consider as well.

Some of those factors are price, other expenses, size, model, trials and warranties, and how and where to purchase.

Similar to purchasing a car, many mattresses, including those above, have a selection of models to choose from, each with a different combination of features.

For example, some mattresses have options for thickness, ranging from six inches to 12 inches, or there may be options for certain layers within or on top of the mattress.

Additionally, a personal decision must be made on the size of the mattress—will a full size work, or is it time to upgrade to a queen or king size?

All of these factors, of course, contribute to the cost of the mattress.

The prices listed above for each of the recommended mattresses is a range from the lowest model and smallest size to the highest model and largest size, but each one has an option for all budgets.

However, it is also important to account for other expenses that come along with a new bed. Be sure to consider other costs like the proper bed frame, and potentially, new pillows, bedding, or furniture.

Fortunately, many mattress manufacturers ease the risk involved with making this investment by offering trials and warranties.

This is especially helpful when purchasing a mattress online, without the ability to lay on or feel the mattress first.

With the exception of the Sleep Number bed, which is widely available in stores, the other recommended mattresses are hard to find at a nearby sleep shop.

Here is a quick summary of the offers for each of the top six mattresses:

  • Sleep Number Bed: 100-night trial, 25-year limited warranty (varies based on model), financing available
  • Tuft & Needle Mattress: 100-night trial with full refund guarantee, 10-year warranty
  • Live and Sleep Resort Classic Mattress: 30-night trial with full refund guarantee, 20-year warranty, free returns, online purchase includes a memory foam pillow
  • Ghostbed Mattress: 100-night trial with full refund guarantee, 20-year warranty backed by Amazon, free returns
  • Signature Sleep Memoir Mattress: 10-year limited warranty on workmanship and materials-replaced for free within 2 years, prorated after that
  • Zinus Green Tea Mattress: limited warranty- replaced or repaired if there is a defect in workmanship or materials

Best Mattress For Snoring – Final Thoughts

It is easy to think that the mattress with the best reviews is the best one to purchase, but it isn’t always that simple.

Each of the top six mattresses have the qualities that prevent snoring and were selected after scouring thousands of reviews, as well as Amazon recommendations.

Knowing the real stories of how these mattresses stack up allows other consumers to effectively weigh the pros and cons.

There are several ideas to take away from these consumer reviews, but ultimately, the decision must be a personal one.

Consider all features such as the durability and life of the mattress, hypoallergenic or environmental certifications, and mattress thickness and firmness to evaluate which is truly the best option for sleep and snoring.

Since sleep is vital to our health, it is important to ensure that the best quality sleep occurs every night.

Snoring can take away from sleep quality, but it is possible to combat snoring in several ways.

Oftentimes, it is recommended that those who struggle with snoring should try sleeping on their side, propping their head up with more pillows or a wedge pillow, sleeping with a humidifier, losing weight and living healthier, purchasing a more adequate head and neck support, and if all else fails, seeing a sleep specialist.

However, one of the best solutions to a snore-free night could be a new mattress that provides the necessary support and doesn’t break the bank.

About Marissa Gvozdenovich Marissa is an English teacher and writer. She enjoys the Florida beach life with her husband and puppy.

Whether you’re having trouble falling asleep at night due to anxiety, stress, pain, or symptoms from a disorder, buying a weighted blanket can change your sleeping experience. Who doesn’t love the constant feeling of a hug? Weighted blankets are not only comfortable, but they make you feel secure and safe.

The weight and warmth from a weighted blanket uses deep pressure touch stimulation, making your body calm and relaxed. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, a weighted blanket is a great investment in your health.

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Benefits of Weighted Blankets

You may have heard about the many benefits for weighted blankets, including soothing anxiety and helping many sleep disorders. Just like a hug, weighted blankets can have an extremely positive affect on anyone that uses them. Weighted blankets can benefit:

  • Sensory Disorders: When the brain has difficulty receiving and responding to sensory information, it may cause people to become overly sensitive to their surroundings. Weighted blankets help increase Serotonin and Melatonin levels.
  • Sleep Disorders: There are many different sleep disorders that people can suffer from, some of the common ones being insomnia, or the inability to fall asleep and then stay asleep. These may also include hypersomnia (when someone is excessively sleepy) or parasomnia (unwanted experiences while sleeping). Weighted therapy, by using a weighted blanket, can again increase levels of Serotonin and Melatonin during the night to help these.
  • ADD/ADHD Spectrum Disorder: Those with these attention deficit disorders can easily calm down by using weighted blankets after school/work, or during therapy sessions, or simply to relax and fall asleep.
  • Asperger’s & Autism Spectrum Disorder: Usually children with autism have a secondary diagnosis of sensory dysfunction. Integrating a weighted blanket can help incorporate sensory integration. They can also help calm down the child after stressful situations and during therapy sessions.
  • Anxiety & Panic symptoms, Stress & Tension: A weighted blanket can bring about a sense of security when feeling a panic attack arising, irritability, or lack of concentration. Anxiety can also keep the mind from relaxing and falling asleep, and weighted blankets stimulates the production of Serotonin and Melatonin, helping one sleep.
  • Menopause symptoms: Menopause can cause hot flashes, low sex drive, irritability, lack of concentration, and insomnia. A weighted blanket can be used as a way to help relax these unavoidable symptoms for some women, without using drugs or other sleeping aids.
  • People over the age of 65: Weighted blankets are a great investment for the elderly. Not only can weighted blankets help sooth aches and pains with old age, but other factors that may interrupt sleeping. Also, those with Parkinson’s can benefit from the evenly distributed pressure across their body, helping discomfort from stiffness, tremors, and slow movements. Similarly, a weighted blanket for those with Alzheimer’s, helps them feel calm and secure after mood swings, confusion, and stress.

Size & Weight of a Weighted Blanket

Once you start looking at weighted blankets, you may notice there are a lot of options. There are so many different sizes and weights, that it can become overwhelming.

If you’re using a blanket that’s too heavy, especially on a child, it can become an extreme safety hazard. Make sure before buying a weighted blanket for a child, you check with a doctor first.

A general guideline for deciding how much weight you should be looking for in a weighted blanket, is using what’s called the 10% rule.

If you take the user’s body weight and multiple it by 10% and then add 1-2 pounds, this can be used as a general guideline. However, there is room within this for personal preference. Also keep noted, the larger the blanket you get, the lower the weight per square inch will be. Alternatively, the smaller blanket you buy, the higher the weight per square inch will be.

Mosaic Weighted Blanket

Mosaic Weighted Blanket

Available in more than 65 different colors and patterns to suit your sense of style, Mosaic weighted blankets are made in America using non-toxic materials, cotton fabrics, and BPA-free pellets.

This company stands out for its many options. Thanks to a helpful blanket weight chart, customers can use to choose the perfect blanket for themselves, in a size and weight that’s just right. After deciding on these important technical details, the fun of choosing a color and pattern begins. There are suggestions for those who prefer to shop by style, i.e. classic, artistic, luxurious, or contemporary, as well as for those who would like to shop by age and/or gender. With so many options, it’s easy to find a weighted blanket that complements your space while helping you relax and sleep without anxiety.

These weighted blankets are washable. Those weighing 12 pounds and under can be laundered in home washing machines. The company recommends washing heavier blankets in commercial washers on the gentle setting. Air drying is recommended.

Every Mosaic weighted blanket is handmade in Austin, Texas and custom blankets can be made on request. Free shipping is available on certain orders, and international shipping is available. While the company’s focus is on weighted blankets, they also offer anxiety blankets, weighted wraps, lap pads, and weighted stuffed animals for children.

Pros:

  • Choose from more than 65 styles, colors, sizes, and weights up to 20 pounds
  • Promotes deep, uninterrupted sleep
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Sensory textured options available

Cons:

  • Items purchased on clearance may not be returned
  • Poly beads are a bit warmer than glass

YmM Weighted Blanket

This YmW weighted blanket has many different blanket sizes and weight options, to find your best weighted blanket. Made out of organic cotton, there is also an option to personalize your blanket by buying a cover, allowing you to choose a different fabric and color/pattern. The inside is made out of glass beads and polyfill. These are sewn into middle size compartments, so weight is evenly distributed on the body. The glass beads are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and odorless, making this blanket great for anyone with allergies. The beads are also quiet when you may turn over during the night, and do not make the blanket bumpy like other plastic pellets. The inner weighted layer is machine washable on a low and gentle setting. It is also recommended to purchase a removable cover for easier cleaning.

Pros:

  • Machine washable
  • Made of organic cotton
  • Variety of styles & weights
  • Reduces stress & improves sleep
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Retains a lot of heat

Platinum Health Premium Weighted Blanket

Don’t want to go through the hassle of deciding which weight your blanket should be? This Premium Weighted Blanket is 60 inches by 80 inches and only comes as a 12-pound weight option. There is a 15-pound option available through this brand if you prefer a heavier blanket though. One side of the outer cover is made out of 100% minky polyester, making it extremely soft and smooth. The other side has a textured pattern for those that like to fidget or have sensory disorders. This weighted blanket doesn’t have bulky stitching or square pockets to keep in the inside weighted system. This inner weighted system is made out of 100% cotton and polyfil, allowing the feeling of the blanket to stay smooth and flat. This weighted blanket is made as a 2-part construction for easy washing and cleaning, as the outer part of the blanket zips off.

Pros:

  • Sensory textured side
  • Comes in 5 different colors
  • Zip off option for easy wash & cleaning
  • Extremely comfortable & warm
  • Great for sensory disorders

Cons:

  • Only 1 weight option
  • Weighted part can move within cover
  • Pricey

ZonLi Weighted Sensory Blanket

This Zonli Weighted Sensory Blanket comes in 13 different colors and styles, making it extremely versatile and great for broad range of needs. This weighted blanket is made out of 100% natural cotton, making is more breathable and durable. If you’re in the market for a weighted blanket, but concerned about becoming overheated, this is a great breathable option. The weighted part of the blanket is made of environmental non-glue polyester padding and hypoallergenic glass beads. Since updating their product, ZonLi has made the stitched weighted squares much smaller, improving the distribution of weight. Also, this improves the glass beads from moving inside the blanket. To prevent glass beads from leaking out of the blanket, they added 2 layers of microfiber.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Responsive company
  • Continuing to improve product
  • Made out of 100% natural cotton
  • Variety of weights & sizes

Cons:

  • May have smell at first
  • Colors may not be exactly like pictures

Amy Garden Weighted Blanket for Anxiety

If you’re looking for a great basic weighted blanket, this is the option for you. Available in a few different weights and sizes that range from 5 pounds to 20 pounds. This weighted blanket is made out of 100% cotton, and is filled with hypoallergenic glass beads. These are evenly distributed in square departments, that you can see based on the stitching of the blanket. If you don’t like the look of this or the fabric feeling, it’s recommended to buy a duvet cover that makes it easier to wash your blanket. The weighted blanket can be washed, but must be dry cleaned. It may take 3 to 7 days for your body to adapt to the weight of the blanket, and to see the full affects.

Pros:

  • Made out of 100% cotton
  • Basic options of weights & sizes
  • Affordable
  • Produces hugging feeling
  • Keeps warm, but not too warm

Cons:

  • Could be better quality stitching
  • Not machine washable – recommended to get cover

Active Corner Weighted Blanket for Adults & Kids

Concerned about buying a weighted blanket that will cause overheating? This weighted blanket is specifically designed to stay breathable and cool during the night. Made out of 100% cotton fabric, this blanket won’t leave you waking up in sweat during the middle of the night. The inside is made with cotton fill and uses weighted glass sand to provide weight. These glass beads are extreme small, and mixed with the cotton fill, they will not make a noise when you move during the night. This also allows for even weight distribution. The Active Corner Weighted Blanket comes in one size that is 60 inches by 80 inches and 12 pounds heavy. If you’re looking for less weight, Active Corner suggests only using part of the blanket.

Pros:

  • Made out of 100% cotton
  • Breathable & stays cool during the night
  • Excellent quality
  • Not bulky & evenly distributes weight
  • Get a free pillow with purchase!

Cons:

  • Not machine washable – recommended to buy cover
  • Does not have weight & size options
  • Only available in 1 color

Hypnoser Weighted Blanket 2.0 for Kids & Adults

Looking for a weighted blanket for a kid or adult? This Hypnoser Weighted Blanket has weight options from 3 pounds to 20 pounds, making this product great for a range of different ages and weights. Made out of 100% cotton, this fabric is very breathable and not too hot during the night. This weighted blanket is stitched with smaller diamonds to hold the weighted glass beads, more effectively distributing the weight evenly across the whole blanket. Extremely soft and comfortable, this blanket feels like you are being constantly hugged, easing anxiety. It is machine washable on low, but can be hand-washed or dry cleaned to keep in the best condition the longest. This company will refund your purchase if you aren’t satisfied in 30 days, with no questions asked!

Pros:

  • Very wide range of weights & sizes
  • Great customer service
  • Smaller weight pockets – weight distributed more evenly
  • Made out of 100% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • 5 different color options

Cons:

  • Could come smaller than advertised

Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket

If you want to specifically customize your weighted blanket, this blanket gives you the option to do so. It has a wide range of dimensions and weights from 5 pounds to 25 pounds. Not only can you find the best weight for you, there is the option to have a cotton breathable cover and a cotton weight blanket or to have a Minky cover and a cotton weighted blanket. The Minky cover has textured bumps to help with increasing the sensory elements to the blanket. Although this weighted blanket is more on the pricier side, it comes with a removable cover, and most of weighted blankets do not come with this. The removable cover makes it easy to clean, and adds warmth during the winter, and the option to take it off during the summer. The weighted part of the blanket is made of hypoallergenic plastic poly pellets.

Pros:

  • Removable cover included
  • Wide variety of sizes & weights
  • Choice of cover fabric
  • Cover is machine washable
  • Great quality

Cons:

  • Beads make noises when moving
  • Fabric attracts pet hair

YnW Cooling Weighted Blanket

Looking for a more luxurious weighted blanket? If cotton isn’t your style, this bamboo silky blanket is sure to do the job. Not only does it have a more stylish look with its shiny and silky material as well as its calming sea grass color, but it also will help you sleep cooler. A lot of times heated blankets can be extremely warm, and if you’re already a hot sleeper, it will only make you sleep hotter. This weighted blanket is breathable and moisture wicking, allowing you to have the weighted feeling you need to sleep better while also keeping you cool. While many weighted blankets have the potential of the weighted beads leaking through the stitching, this weighted blanket is equipped with a double layer structure and a 3-dimensional lock bead sewing method, so the weighted beads cannot come out.

Pros:

  • Extremely cooling
  • Breathable
  • No risk of weighted beads leaking
  • Very well-made
  • Great customer service
  • Machine washable but recommended to spot clean

Cons:

  • Pellets could slide to the sides
  • Pricey

Weighted Blankets Plus Child Weighted Blanket

Unlike the other weighted blankets, this one is specifically made for children. Weighted blankets are especially great for autistic children, children with sensory processing disorders, or children that are having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. This does have the option to choose weight, but also is available by pressure. The weighted blanket for children comes in 4 pounds with light pressure, 5 pounds with medium pressure, 6 pounds with medium pressure, and 7 pounds with high pressure. This weighted blanket is also available in fun patterns for your little one such as dolphins, bugs, giraffes, horses, the jungle, and dragonflies. Made out 100% cotton, this weighted blanket is durable and comfortable. Weight is evenly distributed using sugar-like glass beads divided into hidden 4×4 inch squares and without extra polyfil. It’s also machine washable on cold and can dry on low heat.

Pros:

  • Variety of sizes & pressures
  • Fun prints for children
  • 100% cotton
  • Calming & soothing
  • Machine washable

Cons:

  • Some don’t like the fabric feel on printed side
  • More expensive compared to adult weighted blankets

With many weighted blankets out there, it may be hard to choose the right one for you. Consider these elements:

  • Weight & Size. Make sure you’re buying the right weight (10% of your body weight + 1 or 2 pounds). This will make sure the blanket is effective and safe. Be especially careful when buying weighted blankets for children, and do not put the weighted blanket above your shoulders.
  • Material. Especially those concerned with the sensory benefits of a weighted blanket, the material can make or break the experience. Some weighted blankets have one side of fabric with bumps to help stimulate the user further.
  • Machine Washable? Some weighted blankets do not come with a cover over them, and are not machine washable. Usually if a weighted blanket does not come with a cover there is an option to buy one, and this makes it much easier to keep your weighted blanket clean.
  • Price. Weighted blankets can vary in price drastically. This can depend on the durability of the blanket, or the size of the stitched squares that usually hold the weighted beads. (Smaller squares usually mean more evenly distributed weight, and polyfil also means less noisy).
  • Returnable. A weighted blanket can be an expensive blanket, and the ability to return it is important. Although the weight of these blankets can help sooth a lot of anxiety, uncomfortableness, irritability, and much more, it still is a weighted feeling. Some people liked the idea of the blanket but are claustrophobic, which takes away the relaxing effect of the blanket. Plus, great customer service is always important.

There are so many factors that can affect your sleeping. After a bad night’s sleep, you’re exhausted the next day and overall don’t function as best as you can. Weighted blankets have been proven to help those who struggle with sleeping disorders, anxiety, sensory disorders, PTSD, and many more. Weighted blankets use deep pressure touch stimulation that increase Serotonin and Melatonin to help sleep, without harsh drugs. This ultimate form of relaxation help improves sleep for many, and can improve sensory integration as well. Plus, they’re just extremely comfy.

About Kelsey Woodbridge Kelsey is a lover of anything comfy, especially her bed. In fact, you will most likely find her in her bed drafting a new article, watching New Girl, or just lounging in fuzzy socks.


If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you might be wondering which type to get. Of course, it’s important to figure out what the best mattress is overall. You likely have certain factors that are at the top of your list.

Additionally, you might be asking, “What is the best mattress for sex?” This is a very critical question if sex is a part of your life. You don’t want to get a mattress that is going to take away from your intercourse experiences.

Shopping for a mattress for sex isn’t completely different from shopping for a mattress for sleep. Still, there are some mattresses that are better for making love. There are also special considerations you should make when finding a mattress for sex.

Quick Look at Our Top Pick:

Editor’s Choice
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
Our Top choice is Nectar’s Memory Foam Mattress due to its advanced technology,  breathability and  overall level of comfort.
FEATURES
  • Good combination of comfort and support
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Good cooling
  • Motion isolation properties
  • Affordable

No matter what kind of purchase you’re making, it’s a good idea to take your time. Don’t rush into it. Do your research to make sure you’re getting what you’re truly wanting.

Before buying a mattress, you should look into reviews and consider some important factors. We’ve outlined five of the best mattresses for sex. We have also gone into detail about the various aspects you and your partner should think about. For example, you might want a bouncier bed or a quiet one.

What Should I Consider When Shopping for a Mattress for Sex?

There are plenty of factors to consider when it comes to mattress shopping in general. Of course, there are different things to keep in mind if you’re looking for a mattress for sex. Before buying a mattress for sex, be sure to do your research on the sleeping side of things too. For now, we’re focusing solely on the factors you need to consider when you’re shopping for a mattress for sex.

Note that some of these are based upon your personal preferences. Be sure to figure out which of the following is most important to you so that you can look specifically in that area.

In addition to thinking about your own preferences, talk to your partner about what they would like in a mattress. This will make sex more enjoyable for both of you. Take a look at your current mattress and compare it to what you would like to have. This can help you to make an educated decision on the type of mattress to buy.

Bounciness: You will want to look for a mattress that can rebound. This means that it won’t sink down as you press against it. It will be able to work with your body, which will make everything go more smoothly. This helps with keeping a rhythm as well.

Responsiveness: Some mattresses take a while to bounce back after you make a movement. A responsive one will stay stable while you’re having sex. If your mattress isn’t responsive to your motions, you will feel as if you’re sinking. This isn’t a good feeling if you’re sleeping, and it especially isn’t helpful during sex.

Durability: This is one of the most important factors of a good mattress for sex. Sex puts a lot more wear on a mattress than sleeping does. Because of this, you will need a mattress that is durable. Keep in mind that durable mattresses can be more expensive, but a pricier one will mean that you’ll be replacing it less often.

Look at reviews to see how long people have been able to use their mattresses for. This should give you a good idea of how durable a mattress is.

Material: As with all mattresses, there are a number of different materials to choose from. Be sure to choose one that can keep you comfortable while sleeping. Some of the most popular mattress materials include the following:

  • Latex
  • Memory foam
  • Hybrid
  • Innerspring

Which one you choose depends on your preferences. Latex mattresses are durable, bouncy, and hypoallergenic. Memory foam mattresses are firmer, but they can provide support and traction. Hybrid mattresses are known for having cooling layers, which work to keep your body at a comfortable temperature. Finally, innerspring mattresses are bouncy, but they’re noisy.

Reviews: The 7 Best Mattresses for Sex

Before you buy a new mattress, it’s a good idea to look at reviews of the best ones. We’ve found some of the mattresses that work the best for your more intimate moments while providing a comfy place to fall asleep. Be sure to keep your own preferences in mind as you take a look at each of these mattresses.

All of the mattresses that made this list are good choices, especially when it comes to having sex. Some are definitely better than others, but none of them are terrible! Any of them can work perfectly for you and your partner.

Nectar

The Nectar mattress gets excellent marks for comfort, but how does it stack up when compared with others in the “best mattress for sex” category?

As it turns out, this mattress is a fantastic choice. Constructed with four layers of Nectar’s adaptive Hi Core memory foam, it offers a good combination of support and responsive rebound.

Nectar’s breathable Tencel cooling cover wicks away heat, keeping you comfortable whether you’re making love or sleeping on a warm summer night.

Nectar mattresses come in just one firmness, which the company describes as “just right.” It’s a 5.5 to 7.5 rating on a scale of one to ten, with one being soft and ten being firm.

While it might be a little too soft for some people and a bit too hard for others, most people find that it feels very comfortable, with plenty of back support.

Pros:

  • 365-night trial
  • Forever warranty
  • Fits any foundation or platform
  • Cooling gel layer plus cooling cover

Cons:

  • Costs a touch more than some other mattresses

DreamCloud Sleep

If you find the concept of a slightly bouncy hybrid mattress appealing, you’ll want to take a closer look at the DreamCloud Sleep mattress.

With eight layers that combine to provide plenty of supportive comfort, it features a tufted cashmere Euro top for ample air flow, along with a cooling gel memory foam upper layer.

Underneath is a pocketed coil support core, which is nestled between layers of latex and memory foam, which helps keep your spine aligned while you’re sleeping, and prevents you from sinking into the mattress whether you’re watching a movie in bed or having some one-on-one time with your partner.

The DreamCloud Sleep mattress has a medium-firm feel that the company describes as “luxury firm” or a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. The inner core is divided into five comfort zones to support your entire body, whether you’re a back, side, or stomach sleeper.

Like many other online mattress companies, this one offers easy financing. A 365-night trial combines with DreamCloud’s Everlong warranty, which provides protection from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own the mattress.

Pros:

  • Responsive, bouncy feel makes this mattress ideal for sex
  • Good level of airflow for cool comfort
  • Isolates motion better than some other hybrid mattresses
  • Luxurious comfort at a surprisingly competitive price

Cons:

  • Very little edge support

Perfect Cloud UltraPlush Gel-Max Memory Foam Mattress

The Perfect Cloud UltraPlush Gel-Max Memory Foam Mattress is a great choice if you’re looking for a mattress for making love. This is the one that we consider the best memory foam mattress for sex. It works well and is comfortable at the same time.

It’s made up of three different materials including memory foam, Gel-Max memory foam, and foam. It’s 10 inches thick in total, leaving you with plenty of cushion. It also has a 10-year warranty, which gives you the nice peace of mind you might have been looking for. It’s also on the lower end as far as price goes.

This mattress comes in every size from twin to California king, so you shouldn’t be limited there.

Memory foam can be hit or miss when you’re looking for mattresses for sex. This one has the perfect firmness for sleeping and sex.

Pros:

  • 10-year warranty
  • 10 inches thick
  • Comfortable
  • Variety of sizes
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Memory foam isn’t for everyone

Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress

The Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress is another good option if you like memory foam mattresses. As mentioned, memory foam doesn’t always work for couples who are having sex. It’s functional for this mattress though!

An added bonus is that this mattress is completely made out of foam, so it doesn’t creak. It barely makes a sound, so it’s worth considering if you have other roommates or anyone staying at your home.

The firmness is very comfortable and perfect for sex. You can also flip the mattress and use either side. Its cooling system comes in handy when things are getting steamy.

It comes in every size, so you don’t have to worry about that. You get to try it for 120 nights before making your decision, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. The price is a bit higher than the previous option, but it’s still very affordable.

Pros:

  • 120-night trial
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Quiet
  • Cooling system

Cons:

  • Memory foam isn’t for everyone

Leesa Mattress


The Leesa Mattress is made out of Avena foam and memory foam. This combination makes for a firm mattress, but it’s still very comfortable. The Avena foam is optimal for sex, because it provides bounce and durability. It might even be bouncier and more durable than latex options.

One of the best things about the Leesa Mattress is that it is bouncy like an innerspring mattress, but there is no noise.

This mattress comes with a 100-night trial, which gives you plenty of time to test it out and make sure it works for you! It has a 10-year warranty as well. It comes in all sizes, from twin to California king.

The price is higher than our first two favorites, but with the features that the Leesa has, it should be worth the extra money.

Pros:

  • Somewhat affordable
  • Bouncy but quiet
  • Durable
  • 100-night trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Range of sizes

Cons:

  • Memory foam isn’t for everyone
  • Might be too bouncy for some users

Casper Mattress

Casper is quickly becoming a well-known mattress company, so you may be wondering if their mattresses are good for sex. We’re happy to report that they are!

These mattresses are made out of a unique type of memory foam. This provides a mid-range level of firmness. Because of this, you should be able to experiment with positions and feel comfortable no matter what. It responds quickly to motion, which can help when it comes to changing positions.

It has a 10-year warranty and a 100-night trial period. These two combined will provide you with the mental comfort you need when making this major purchase. This mattress is a little bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth it.

It comes in all sizes. There are additional options, such as the mattress with a foundation or with an entire sleep set.

The Casper Mattress was constructed with open-cell foams. This technology helps to keep users cool, which is essential during sex.

Pros:

  • 10-year warranty
  • 100-night trial period
  • Unique memory foam
  • Medium firmness

Cons:

  • Pricier than some of the other options

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress


The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress is made of three layers of latex, which provide a soft place for you to sleep. This is done while keeping the bed nice and firm. This combination helps to ensure that you are able to move around without sinking. It provides exceptional support without any added edge support. This is an bonus if you’re shopping for a mattress for sex.

You have a few choices when purchasing this mattress. It comes in every standard size, from twin to California king. You can also get a split option in the biggest mattress sizes.

The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress is on the less affordable side, which can be a major drawback for some users. Another downside is that the company doesn’t advertise their warranty and trial information.

Pros:

  • Soft but firm
  • Variety of sizes
  • Split options
  • Supportive

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No warranty or trial information

In addition to the above, you will want to think about some general mattress factors. This will help you to find the best mattress for sleep and sex.

Additional considerations to keep in mind include:

  • Price: It’s a good idea to set a budget before you begin looking for a mattress. Come up with a reasonable price range that works for your financial situation. Be on the lookout for sales as well.
  • Size: Make sure the mattress you are buying is the correct size for your bed frame. This may seem obvious, but it can be overlooked. Not all mattresses come in every size.
  • Brand: There are decent mattress companies that aren’t well-known. You can also go with the more popular brands. It truly depends on your preferences.
  • Warranty: Some mattresses come with a warranty and others do not. Some have shorter or more limited warranties as well. Though they are not a necessity, warranties can give you a peace of mind about your purchase.
  • Trial period: Some mattress companies will offer a trial period. You can use the mattress for a given amount of time to make sure it fits your needs.
  • Thickness: Mattresses come in a variety of thicknesses. This is based on your preferences, so it can be tricky to figure out which thickness you like. If you’re in doubt, look for a mattress of medium thickness.

Before you go shopping for a mattress, sit down with your partner and rank these factors in order of importance. This should help you to know what to look for.

Final Thoughts

We chose the Perfect Cloud UltraPlush Gel-Max Memory Foam Mattress as our favorite because it has the most benefits for the best price. It’s the least expensive on this list, but it’s definitely durable and can last for years.

Of course, all of the mattresses we chose are excellent options for sex. They can bring additional comfort to your intimate moments. Some can even make the whole process work more smoothly.

These mattresses are versatile and can be used for sleep as well. You can get a good night’s sleep on any of the beds we found. You don’t have to choose between a mattress for sex and a mattress for sleep.

While you take a look at these mattresses, don’t forget to keep your own preferences in mind.

For example, if you have another roommate or kids in your home, you will want a quieter mattress. This won’t necessarily apply to all users though!

Overall, you can’t go wrong with any of the mattresses on this list. They can all benefit you and your partner’s sex lives and bring you closer together.

Be sure to keep the previously mentioned considerations in mind when shopping for a mattress for sex. These will help to make sure you get the perfect mattress for you and your loved one.

About Aubrey Meister Audrey is an English teacher and writer. She enjoys the Florida beach life with her husband and puppy.

Whether you are out of shape, or just a large-framed person, if you are heavier than average it is important to have the right mattress.

The quality of a mattress not only determines the quality of sleep, but can also affect health. Mattress purchases should not be made lightly.

Unfortunately, it can be a bit confusing determining what the best mattress would be for your particular needs.

Quick Look at our top picks:

There are many features and variables to mattresses, and they are most definitely not one size fits all. For larger people, consideration must be taken regarding what the best mattress is for them.

For people who are overweight, a balance needs to be reached between comfort and firmness. If the bed does not provide the right amount of support, they can find themselves waking up with aches all over, especially in their joints and back.

Also, if we are larger,  it means that our beds get worn in more easily. Mattresses are often quite expensive, and if you are going to buy one you want to make sure that it is going to keep those qualities that make it comfortable for a long time.

This means that heavier people need to look for more firm, supportive beds. This often spring mattresses a poor option for people who are overweight.

The need for a firm durable bed that provides pressure relief may mean that the best mattresses for overweight people are usually memory foam.

However, another major consideration is temperature control. Many heavier people suffer from sleep heat, with their mattresses feeling almost like furnaces against their backs. Unfortunately most memory foam mattresses have difficulty with breathability.

This means that if you are overweight you really can’t just pick any firm mattress. Instead, you have to really find one that will work best for you. Below we’ve compiled a list of 10 mattresses that we believed are the best beds out there for people who are heavier than average.

LUCID 14” Memory Foam Mattress

When it comes to bigger people you want plush and firm, and the LUCID Plush Memory Foam is known for both of these things. The upper layer of this mattress contains an inch of bamboo charcoal infused memory foam, beneath which is a 3 inch layer gel infused memory foam. These upper layers keep the mattress feeling plush while contouring to your natural shape.  Unlike many memory foam beds, the LUCID is designed with to prevent body impressions that force you to sleep in the same pose every night. They also play a role in temperature control, a necessity for those who are overweight and run hot.  The next 10 inches are essential, giving the mattress an extra firm base for support.

Features:

  • Dual memory foam layers on top of a supportive base create a plush feel
  • Bamboo charcoal layer eliminates odors, perfect for sleepers with allergies
  • Plush, gel-infused memory foam hugs curves to relieve pressure, with ventilated design for better airflow and temperature
  • Foam is CertiPUR-US certified
  • Conveniently boxed and shipped for easy set up
  • 25 year warranty

Our Take

The charcoal in this mattress isn’t seen in a lot of mattresses, which is a shame because it really works well, keeping the smell down and helping maintain cool temperatures. The last thing we want is to be hot in bed, and heavier people tend to be so. The charcoal will help with that. Also, the anti-allergen properties of the mattress are an important feature. If you are even slightly overweight you might be prone to sleep apnea, so cutting allergens is a good way of minimizing this risk. This mattress has that perfect mix of support and plushness, and it is great for side sleepers who don’t want to wake up with hip pains.

Sleep Innovations Shiloh

With 2.5 inches of SureTemp Memory Foam as the upper layer, Sleep Innovations’ Shiloh will lightly cradle you to sleep while keeping you cool. The Shiloh’s memory foam help keeps your body properly aligned while giving full support. This mattress is designed specifically for average to larger bodies. 12 inches thick, with 9.5 of those inches being firm support, this mattress can put up with some extra weight while still surrounding you with comfort.

Features:

  • Ideal for any sleep position
  • Proven pressure point relief and personal alignment
  • DuoComfort Design: Comfort top layer, deep support bottom layer
  • Soft poly-cotton blend mattress cover
  • 20 year limited warranty
  • Conveniently boxed and shipped for easy set up
  • Made in the USA

Our Take

This bed is firm! If that is what you enjoy, you can rest assured that you are going to get a good amount of support with a bed that will last you awhile. Weight isn’t going to wear this mattress down. Something to consider is that the top layer is very plush, and has a bit too much give for some. If you roll around a lot it might not be great for you, and if you are sleeping with a partner in the bed, you’ll want to make sure there is room so nobody sinks into the other person’s space.

Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam

Three layers of foam come together to create a comfortable mattress for those who need a little more support. The top 3 inches are memory foam, giving that personalized alignment and comfort it’s famed for, the next 2 inches is designed to relieve pressure on your body, which is important for those of us whose weight might put pressure on joints or our back. The final layer is a high-density base support.

Features:

  • Conforming memory foam comfort and support
  • 3 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam, and 5 inches High-density Base Support Foam
  • CertiPUR – US Certified
  • Uses BioFoam, replacing some of the traditional petroleum with natural plant oil, keeping the bed fresh

Our Take

Besides being a great bed, the Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam Mattress wins a lot of points for being inexpensive. Many bariatric beds designed for larger people can really break the bank, but the super firm Zinus is a very reasonably priced bed. If this you aren’t sure about getting a firm memory foam mattress, you might want to try this before you go shopping for more expensive mattresses designed for overweight people.

DynastyMattress Cool Breeze 12” Gel Memory Foam Mattress

If you are looking for a mattress that will keep you cool, the DynastyMattress Cool Breeze might be the best option for you. The top two layers of this thick 12-inch bed are designed for comfort and temperature control. The top layer has 3-inches of gel foam, followed by 4-inches of Cool Airflow Foam. Combined you get the comfort of a memory foam bed with the cool airflow of the traditional spring mattress. Of course, the final 5″ of the bed is a firm supporting foam. This mattress also looks great with its brown suede corners. It also has a washable cover, great for keeping it clean of bacteria and potential allergens.

Features:

  • Made with High Quality and durable 4-layer construction
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • Fire barrier,
  • Washable cover
  • Warranty: 30 years limited warranty.
  • 120 day trial

Our Take

Like many of the best mattresses for overweight people, this mattress is very firm! Smaller people you may share the bed with may not like this bed as much. If you are the travelling type, they even have a cool RV edition of this mattress.

Sleep Innovations Taylor

While Sleep Innovations’ Shiloh was designed for those heavier sleepers who like to sleep in one position, the Taylor is designed with those who can’t make up their mind when it comes to sleep positions. Besides a medium-firm support ideal for all sleep positions, the Taylor also has 4″ worth of cooling plush to make sure that you don’t over heat in the night while tossing and turning. 8″ of Ultra-Support on the bottom makes sure this is a firm durable mattress.

Features:

  • Memory Foam
  • TriComfort Design including a SureTemp memory foam top layer, a breezy middle layer and Deep Support Foam bottom.
  • Pressure point relief and personalized alignment.
  • Made in the USA
  • For the average to bigger body.
  • Quilted poly-cotton blend mattress cover
  • Ideal for any sleep position
  • 20 year limited warranty

Our Take

Those thick layers that create a comfortable and supportive rest make this is a tall bed, 12″ total. You’re going to need sheets with depth to them if you use this bed, but it’s well worth it for the super cool feeling it gives you. The Taylor is much cooler than the Shiloh, and it also has low motion transfer, so you don’t have to worry about trapping a partner or tossing and turning.

Tuft & Needle Mattress

Tuft & Needle is a leading startup in the world of mattresses, designing top of the line mattresses using high-quality foam. This mattress uses special T&N Adaptive foam which gives it a bouncy yet supportive feel. The T&N Adaptive foam is a more advanced material than memory foam, and prevents you from feeling stuck in a hot bed. The mattress should give you supportive pressure relieving sleep with a little “bounce”. Tuft & Needle use cooling gel and graphite to keep the bed fresh and feeling cool throughout the night.

Features:

  • Adaptive Foam: Constructed with freshly poured T&N Adaptive foam
  • Compressed and shipped quickly in a box
  • Localized bounce: avoids disturbing sleep partners
  • Full refund guarantee within a 100 Night Sleep Trial
  • 10-year warranty you can actually use

Our Take

The Tuft & Needle adaptive mattress truly adapts to your body, giving you comfort no matter how you sleep. Despite being adaptive, it’s also firm enough to prevent transfer motion that could disturb someone else’s sleep. Something we’ve noticed is that the sides are not firm, so if you sleep at the very edge of the bed you might feel like you are going to fall! It also can be a bit too firm for those who sleep on their side.

Casper Sleep Mattress

Feel like you are weightlessly floating on a cloud with the Casper Sleep Mattress. The top layer is springy and breathable, keeping away sleep heat while giving you a comfortable rest. Casper uses an innovative design that supports the sleeper across four touchpoints. Below the breathable bouncy top layer, high-density foam supports pressure points. Beneath this high-density foam is a deep comfort transition layer designed to allow for even weight distribution. This weight distribution is important for those who are overweight, keeping off extra tension in localized areas like the hips and spine. A zip-off cover allows the mattress to be cleaned easily.

Features:

  • Cooling Design – The top layer uses convection and conduction to move heat away from the body
  • Pressure Relief
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • 100 Night Risk Free Trial – Rest easy knowing that if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, your mattress can be returned, free of charge, within 100 days of shipment receipt through Amazon.

Our Take

This is a great choice for someone who runs hot and needs a bed that can keep the pressure off their joints. The mattress does sink a bit though, and the sides can slope, so if you are someone who tosses and turns a lot, or sleeps on the edge of the bed, this might not be the best option for you.

Leesa Mattress

The Leesa Mattress is designed with three layers of foam for cooling, comfort and support. These layers will help heavy sleepers stay cool while taking pressure off their pressure points so that they can wake up feeling refreshed, rather than having morning aches and pains. The Leesa is also a beautiful looking mattress with diamond pattern quilt cover.

  • Three layers of foam
  • Delivered direct to home
  • 100 Nights Guarantee:
  • Giving back: Leesa gives one mattress to homeless shelters for every ten sold
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Our Take

A socially conscious company with great customer support, the Leesa is a perfect choice for heavy back sleepers who are looking for a firm, but not too firm, bed. The Leesa, like many foam beds, does lack support on the sides, which means if you are someone who sleeps on their side, near the edge of the bed, you might find yourself sinking.

Arctic Dreams 12″ Cooling Gel Mattress

As the name suggests the Arctic Dreams mattress is designed specifically to address sleep heat. This mattress utilizes an advanced patented visco-elastic foam known called Energex™ to keep sleepers at the perfect temperature. While other mattresses which may require a slow cooling down period, the Arctic Dreams mattress has a quick response alternative that cools you down quickly. The materials used in the Arctic Dreams mattress provides a feel that falls just between spring and latex bed, and also provides pressure relief. On top of this special foam, the mattress is covered a thick layer of soft, breathable quilting.

Features:

  • Soft-Medium Firmness
  • Certi-PUR US Certified
  • Gel-infused top comfort layer
  • Made in the USA
  • 10 year warranty

Our Take

This is truly a cooling mattress, but it is softer than most that we would recommend for heavier people. This mattress will be the best compromise for those with partners who need a softer bed. It is a bit too soft on the edge for side sleepers, and it might be worthwhile to place a mattress pad on top to give it a little more shape and comfort. Just make sure you get a pad that is breathable and doesn’t interrupt the wonderful cooling powers of this mattress!

Modway Aveline 10″ Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress

 

For heavier people, sleeping on a bed that doesn’t conform to their body properly can lead to awful aches in the morning and low quality sleep. The Modway Aveline takes care of this with open cell ventilated memory foam that relieves pressure points. This foam also limits bounce so that partners aren’t going to bother each other, while keeping the temperature down. The mattress comes with a removable knit diamond patterned cover which can be washed easily.

Features:

  • Inexpensive!
  • Cooling gel-infused top layer
  • Aligns spine and reduces pressure on hips, lower back and shoulders.
  • CertiPUR-US
  • 10-year warranty

Our Take

Things to consider before purchasing:

Sleep Position: Not every mattress is designed well for every sleep position. If you sleep on your side you need to make sure that the mattress you choose is one that has sturdy sides. Side sleepers don’t just sleep on their sides; most sleep on the edge of their bed, and nobody wants to try sleeping while they feel like they are slowly sliding out of bed. Also, if you toss and turn, you will want to make sure you’ve chosen a bed that has a bit more firmness to it that won’t create deep impressions. Otherwise, you might find yourself trapped in an impression when all you want to do is roll over! This is something you’ll have to balance, as you might sacrifice the memory foams ability to provide you with customized alignment, for a little more bounce.

Cooling: Overweight people have a strong tendency to run hot even when they aren’t asleep. When they lay down on a mattress made from materials that are not breathable that heat becomes trapped in the mattress, heating it up so that the sleeper becomes uncomfortable and sweaty. It’s important to then choose a mattress that at the very least has a breathable top layer. The best mattresses use cooling gels and charcoal to keep the bed cool, and some have a second layer with a slightly more firm material that is still quite breathable.

Firmness: We might imagine that the softer and cloudier the bed is, the more comfortable it is. It may be fun to jump into such a bed, but for larger people, the more plush the bed is, the more likely they will have aches in pains in pressure points. A firmer bed will be healthier for someone that is heavyset. Of course, smaller partners may not like this, and we do still want some plushness to our beds. This means it’s important to test the different mattresses to find a balance between firm and plush. Some of the beds above find a great balance by having super firm base layers with soft cloudy top layers. Adding a mattress pad may also be a great way to add plush to an otherwise firm and supportive mattress.

Durability: Spring mattresses are going to wear down quickly if you are heavy, and you’ll soon find springs digging into your back. This is why all the beds above are made from foam materials. However, even foam mattresses are going to wear down over time. You should expect that after a few years the firmness of the mattress is going to lessen. The best mattresses for someone who is overweight and wants to keep the mattress long term is one that is thick and super firm. Also consider the cleanliness of your mattress. Some mattresses have removable covers that can be washed. Of course, if you use a mattress pad this won’t be a problem.

Size: Always keep in mind the size of your bed frame when buying a mattress. Also not the depth, some mattresses are going to be quite deep and will need sheets that will fit them.

CertiPUR-US Certification: Some mattresses are made with chemicals which aren’t great for your health or the environment. CertiPUR-US certification assures you that the mattress doesn’t contain formaldehyde, heavy metals, PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP flame retardants.

Price: Mattresses can be quite expensive, and if you are unsure if the mattress is going to be solution you’ve had in mind for your sleeping challenges, you don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune on a mattress. Fortunately many of the best mattresses on the market these days need not be that expensive.

Warranty: Things can go wrong, especially with memory foam mattresses that may develop indentations in the wrong spots. The mattress seams could rip, or it could develop a strange chemical smell. Make sure you get a good mattress with a long warranty.

Guarantee: Warranties won’t cover everything, and you don’t want to get stuck with a non-defective mattress that you just don’t feel comfortable in. You need to be able to test the mattress for a few days before you decide if it’s the right fit for you. The guarantee is in many ways more important even than the warranty. The best mattresses all include great guarantees, but consider getting one with a 60-100 day warranty so that you really have time to test it out.

Sleep should be a pleasant experience, one that leaves us refreshed, not feeling more tired and achy. Now that you are armed with knowledge regarding the best mattresses for overweight people, you can make the decision to upgrade you sleeping and bring an end to hot uncomfortable bed times.

About Dabora Dabora is Chief editor at Sleeping Culture. She is a proud mother of two, passionate about sleep and finding ways to live a healthier and stress-free lifestyle.

Shopping for a mattress can be an overwhelming experience. With so many brands and types of available, it’s hard to know which one is going to be the best for you and your sleep situation.

When you walk into a mattress store, you’re at the mercy of the salesperson who greets you. But just like appliances, furniture and even engagement rings, you can now research, compare and buy the mattress you need online.

Quick Look at Our Top Pick:

Editor’s Choice
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
Our Top choice is Nectar’s Memory Foam Mattress due to its advanced technology,  breathability and  overall level of comfort.
FEATURES
  • Good combination of comfort and support
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Good cooling
  • Motion isolation properties
  • Affordable

Mattress-in-a-box For Arthritis Sufferers

The newest trend in mattresses, called “mattress-in-a-box”, allows you to pick the mattress you need and order it.

Some companies will help you tailor it to your own specifications, and some are made-to-order.

Once ordered, it’s shipped to you compressed or rolled up for transport.

It’s as heavy as a traditional mattress, but it’s a lot easier to move around. Just open the box, unroll it or unfold it, and let it decompress and expand for anywhere from 2 hours to 72 hours.

This is where your research is important—you don’t get to see this mattress before you purchase it. But next-gen online mattress companies also have excellent customer service and guarantees on their products.

So if you’re not satisfied, you can return it for a refund.

Between online vendors, reviews and blog articles, finding the best mattress for arthritis pain is a lot easier. Manufacturers’ websites contain the basic information, but they don’t always tell you what it’s like to actually sleep on it. That’s where the reviews come in from people who have purchased and used the mattress you’re interested in.

If you’re one of the many people that suffer from arthritis or other chronic pain, a mattress can become one of the most important purchases you will ever make.

On average, we spend one third of our lives sleeping. Pain exacerbated by the wrong mattress can make good sleep difficult. This is one purchase where you don’t want to make a mistake.

What Is The Best Mattress For Arthritis Sufferers?

That depends on you. Are you a side or back sleeper? Do you need firm support, something that doesn’t promote pressure point pain, or something that you can sink into a little?

Instead of relying on a sales person to tell you which mattress is the best for arthritis sufferers, online research makes it a lot easier.

But many seniors are just not online. It’s the one group research can help. But elderly arthritis patients may not know how to find the best mattress for their arthritis pain, and may rely on a salesperson.

If you have an elderly relative or friend, let them know that you can go online and research for them if they are looking for a new bed. It can not only save them money, it can save them a lot of pain and disappointment from the wrong mattress.

Is A Memory Foam Mattress Good For Arthritis?

Memory foam is just one of the types of mattresses that can help if you have chronic pain, including arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Standard coil mattresses can create pressure points that exacerbate pain, disrupting sleep or preventing sleep all together.

But memory foam, latex, and gel mattresses all eliminate potential pressure points and allow proper spinal alignment wheather you sleep on your side or on your back.

Hybrid mattresses combine memory foam and gel inserts to give firm support and spinal alignment, eliminate pressure points and pain and sleep cooler.

Many of these mattresses also stop motion transference. That means you can turn over, get in and out of bed, or sit up, without any squeaking or disturbing your sleeping partner.

How Much Do Mattresses for Arthritis Cost?

One bonus of these new online mattress vendors is the price.

While some of these mattresses cost as much as the standard ones purchased in a store, many independent vendors have lower price points than the bigger-name mattresses. Zimus’ most expensive mattresses are under $500.

The original Purple mattress is well under $1,000.

Our Top Picks – Mattresses for Arthritis

So which mattresses are best for people with arthritis and other chronic pain? We’ll look at 5 popular models, available online, that are rated best for arthritis patients.

Nectar

Nectar Sleep mattresses are among the best for people with arthritis, thanks to a mid-level firm feel, which provides ample support and prevents sinking, all while offering a good level of cozy comfort. Made with superior materials and priced for good value, it’s on par with some higher-cost mattress brands.

The Nectar mattress does an excellent job of eliminating pressure points, thanks to a layer of gel memory foam located just beneath the moisture-wicking Tencel cover. This provides a feeling of softness next to your body; at the same time, the supportive high-density polyfoam core keeps you from sinking while providing reliable motion isolation. This combination also helps optimize airflow, so there’s less heat buildup in this mattress than in some competing memory foam mattresses.

Nectar mattresses come in all sizes, and are compatible with all platforms and foundations, including adjustable beds. The company offers a 365-night trial period  and a life time warranty.

Pros:

  • Good combination of comfort and support
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Good cooling
  • Motion isolation properties

Cons:

  • A little more “new mattress” odor than some other brands

DreamCloud Sleep

If you’re looking for luxury at an affordable price, you’ll probably want to shortlist the DreamCloud Sleep mattress. This one stands out for its five-zone pocketed coil system, which is encased in multiple layers of comfortable memory foam. The cashmere tufted cover comes complete with cooling gel memory foam quilted inside, and combined with the next layer, which is also comprised of cooling gel memory foam, manages to provide a good level of airflow while helping to prevent uncomfortable pressure points.

DreamCloud Sleep describes its mattress as a 6.5 on the comfort scale, which translates to a medium firm feel that’s well-suited to people who sleep on their stomachs, backs, and sides. Free delivery and a lighter weight than a standard memory foam mattress makes this an attractive option, as does its 365-night sleep trial and its Everlong warranty, which lasts as long as you own and use the mattress.

Pros:

  • Good motion isolation despite the responsive feel
  • Less offgassing odor than is found in many other mail-order mattresses
  • Comfortable sleep temperature
  • Very supportive, with plenty of pressure relief; great for back pain as well as arthritis

Cons:

  • Lacks the conforming, hugging feel of a memory foam mattress
  • Less edge support than some competitors

LINENSPA 10 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress

*Best Mattresses For Seniors With Arthritis

With designs from innerspring to memory foam and gel hybrids, this popular bed is priced under $500. A full 76% of the 3800 Amazon reviews are five-star. This medium-firm mattress incorporates foam both in the cover and inside the mattress itself. Linenspa’s twin is priced under $100 and is an Amazon’s Choice, with other sizes just as popular.

Pros:

  • Affordable, and comes in a number of mattress types.
  • Individually wrapped coils under the foam
  • Ten-year warranty
  • CertiPUR – US Certified foam interior, with a 3-inch inch layer to minimize pressure points and reduce pain.
  • Can work with any base, including adjustable

Cons:

  • Suitable for lighter sleepers, teenagers and children. Might be too thin for adults and heavier sleepers
  • Warranty is only for 30 days

Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress

this customizable bed offers a CertiPUR-US Certified mattress with a gel foam insert to help you sleep cooler and more comfortable.

An Amazon’s Choice mattress with over 2,500 reviews, this mattress can be used without a box spring and fits any standard bed frame, including adjustable. Starting at around $179, with a queen size under $300, this mattress has gel beads embedded in the three-inch-thick comfort layer for a cooler sleep temperature.

Pros:

  • Certi-Pur US certified, and made in the US
  • Ten-year warranty
  • Energex gel foam reduces pressure point pain while providing good support for
  • Doesn’t have “sinking” or “stuck” feeling like standard memory foam mattresses
  • Sleeps cool

Cons:

  • May still exhibit some light chemical odors
  • May take longer to expand
  • Some sleepers feel it’s more “medium-firm,” which might require a comfort topper to compensate
  • Might be better for back sleepers

Tuft And Needle

another innovative mattress company created by two men who were just looking for a comfortable mattress.

Although their mattresses are available you fit any size bed, they only make two models. The newest Mint Mattress is an upgraded version of their original mattress, using a higher-quality gel, improved air flow for a cooler night sleep and better pressure relief.

The Mint is a little more expensive than their original model, but offers more of what the original has, with two extra inches in thickness. All their mattresses fit in standard sized bed frames, and are shipped compressed.

T&N’s mattress is an Amazon’s Choice mattress with over 6,200 reviews.

Pros:

  • Uses a unique natural adaptive foam that relieves pressure point pain and offers better support than standard memory foam
  • No motion transfer, so you don’t disturb your sleeping partner
  • Tested and certified by OEKO-TEX to be free from chemical residues, phthalates, and heavy metals
  • No chemical flame retardants and no “off-gassing” upon expansion
  • 10-year warranty with a 100-night “sleep trial”

Cons:

  • Two week “break-in” period
  • Heavier sleepers may need a topper to fully relieve pressure point pain
  • More expensive mid-range model

Eco Terra Natural Latex and Coil Spring Luxury Hybrid Mattress

Boasting all-natural materials and no chemical flame retardants or off-gassing, this mattress is also moderately priced with the most expensive being just over $1,000.

Made in the US, the mattress is made with non-toxic plant-based materials, 100% natural latex foam and no off-gassing.

The encased coils that provide support all the way to the edge. These mattresses are OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class 1 certified, and is free of harsh chemicals in the mattress as well as manufacturing. Eco Terra offers a 15-year limited warranty.

Pros:

  • Natural latex is cooler than standard memory foam
  • Eliminates pressure point pain
  • Organic cotton cover for more comfortable sleeping
  • Wrapped coils ensure no motion transfer
  • Fits all standard bed frames
  • Natural antimicrobial properties, repels dust mites

Cons:

  • Only one model of mattress is available
  • More expensive mid-range model, but under $1,000 (queen)
  • May be too firm for some sleepers.
  • May be a bit smaller than standard size

Purple California Mattress

This mattress company now offers two models, Little purple, and the new model was just customizable the 2, 3, or 4 in foam insert.

This insert is designed with air cells in the interior foam layer that allow the free flow of air and a “neutral temperature,” keeping you cooler at night.

This is especially helpful if you are a “hot sleeper.” This CertiPUR-US certified mattress also offers natural food-grade materials that are also non-toxic and allergen-free. Amazon reviewers say that it’s so comfortable, you may not want to get out of it.

Pros:

  • Great support and no “hot spots”
  • Eco-friendly with recyclable packaging
  • Well balanced with good edge support
  • Great spinal alignment and pressure point capabilities
  • Good for back and side sleepers of all sizes, especially those who “sleep hot”
  • Don’t need a box spring

Cons:

  • Edge support is a bit lacking
  • Comforter layer is a bit thin
  • May be a little too firm for the side-sleeper
  • Expansion may take as long as 48 hours once unpacked+

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress

The least expensive option, it’s still well-made and an Amazon Choice with some of the bests reviews on Amazon.

The natural foam made from plant-based ingredients is one of the best mattresses for seniors with arthritis, providing cushioning on pressure points. The mattress also includes green tea extract and charcoal to keep you smelling fresh.

Pros:

  • Affordable, budget-priced
  • Great support
  • Breathable
  • CentiPUR foam is made without toxic chemicals and has less off-gassing
  • Provides pressure point support for pain-free sleeping

Cons:

  • A bit lacking in edge-support
  • Not a “cooling mattress,” but a cooling topper can help
  • Expansion may take as long as 48 hours
  • Some buyers report more off-gassing than expected
  • Heavier sleepers may notice more “sinking” than lighter sleepers

Final Thoughts

If you buy a mattress and discover that it’s not quite what you need, these companies have guarantees that allow you to request a return. Alternately, you can also add a mattress topper to increase cooling, comfort and pressure point reduction.

About Amy ODonnell Amy O’Donnell is a legal blogger and copywriter. She lives in rural Louisiana with her partner, two dogs and a cat, but considers herself a Texan after 18 years in Houston. Amy writes for a number of different genres, including health, technology and legal. You can visit her personal foodie blog over at HeatCageKitchen, where she writes about new trends in food, health, kitchen and occasionally annoying her partner.