Surveys suggest roughly 20% of adults live with hip pain, and the condition is especially common for those over 45. While your mattress cannot cure or treat hip pain, a bed with layers that cushion the midsection and a support system that keeps your body on an even plane can reduce nightly discomfort caused by chronic hip pain. By the same token, a mattress that feels too firm or sinks beneath your weight can exacerbate the pain and leave you feeling worse when you wake up in the morning.
Mattresses that alleviate hip pain typically have thick comfort layers made of memory foam, polyfoam, or latex that contour evenly. Some of the best mattresses for hip pain feature zoned layers that feel firmer around the lower back and hips to reduce sinkage in these areas. A strong support core is also crucial. If the mattress doesn’t feel stable and buckles beneath heavier areas of your body, you’ll probably experience more pain in and around the hips.
Our team has tested hundreds of mattresses in our onsite lab. For this list, we focused on mattresses that excel in performance categories like pressure relief, durability, and ease of movement. Our top five mattresses for people with hip pain are outlined below. Scroll down to learn more about these models.
Best Overall: Nectar Premier
The Nectar Premier is a luxury all-foam mattress that excels at pain and pressure relief. While the mattress is medium firm (6), a 3-inch memory foam comfort layer creates a plush, contouring feel. Transitional and support layers of dense polyfoam provide additional cushioning while stabilizing the mattress to maintain an even sleep surface. People who weigh up to 230 pounds and experience hip pain shouldn’t sink too much around the midsection.
Couples should also be happy with the Nectar Premier, thanks to its excellent motion isolation. All three foam layers absorb movement and nearly eliminate transfer across the surface, allowing you and your partner to sleep soundly whenever the other person changes positions or gets up in the middle of the night. The firmer feel also facilitates movement, so you shouldn’t feel trapped or stuck when moving across the mattress.
Nectar ships the Premier free of charge throughout the contiguous U.S. The company’s 365-night sleep trial is one of the longest in the online mattress industry, ensuring you’ll have ample time to test out the Premier and decide whether it meets your needs.
Best Value: Bear Original
Sleeping on a mattress that feels too soft and sinks beneath your weight can exacerbate hip pain. The Bear Original is firmer than many competing all-foam models, rating as a 7 on our 10-point scale. After testing the Bear Original, we found it should resist sinkage and offer adequate support for side and back sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more.
The mattress is constructed with a memory foam comfort layer that gently conforms to the body, followed by dense polyfoam transitional and base layers that stabilize the sleep surface. A cover containing Celliant fabric encases the entire mattress. Celliant is engineered to convert body heat into infrared energy, a process that can promote physical recovery and help you wake up feeling refreshed and ache-free. This material also sleeps exceptionally cool, so the Bear Original is a good option for people who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds.
All customers in the contiguous U.S. qualify for free ground shipping with their purchase. The Bear Original is backed by a sleep trial that enables you to test out the mattress for up to 1 year before deciding whether to return it or keep it. Those who choose to keep the mattress also receive a lifetime warranty against structural defects.
Best Luxury: Loom & Leaf
Saatva offers an extensive and diverse lineup of luxury mattresses. The all-foam Loom & Leaf is one of the brand’s best models for alleviating hip pain. Constructed with two memory foam layers over a dense polyfoam base, the mattress cushions and cradles the body to create a feel our testers liken to sleeping on a cloud. The second memory foam layer has a high-density composition, allowing the material to cushion the body while also providing superior support. A dense foam strip located beneath the midsection provides additional reinforcement for the lower back and hips.
The Loom & Leaf is available in two firmness options. The medium firm (6) model conforms to a noticeable yet moderate extent, making it best suited to side and back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds. Those who need more support from their mattress, such as back and stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, will probably prefer the firm (8) feel instead. Both versions of the mattress excel at motion isolation for couples.
The Loom & Leaf’s expensive price-point reflects its high-end design, but Saatva sweetens the deal for customers with free White Glove delivery anywhere in the contiguous U.S. This service includes full assembly in a room of your choice and removal of your old mattress and box spring upon request. The Loom & Leaf also includes a 6-month sleep trial.
Most Comfortable: WinkBeds GravityLux
The WinkBeds GravityLux is constructed with dense, high-quality foams that cushion the body to alleviate hip pain. These components include a zoned transitional layer that feels firmer around the midsection, ensuring noticeable push-back against heavier areas such as the torso and hips and gentler cradling for the head, shoulders, and legs. A sturdy foam base also stabilizes the mattress and prevents sleepers from sinking or feeling stuck.
Three firmness options make the GravityLux a comfortable option for most people regardless of body type or sleep position. The medium soft (4) feel earned its most favorable ratings from testers on our team who weigh less than 130 pounds. People in this weight group also enjoyed the medium (5) feel, as did side and back sleepers up to 230 pounds and stomach sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds. The firm (7) feel is most supportive and best suited to people who weigh at least 130 pounds. All versions of the GravityLux feature moisture-wicking Tencel covers and open-cell foam layers engineered to dissipate heat, so the mattress sleeps relatively cool for an all-foam model.
WinkBeds offers free ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. The company’s sleep trial allows you to test out the GravityLux for up to 120 nights. If you aren’t satisfied with your initial firmness selection, you can swap in the mattress for a softer or firmer model at no extra cost during the trial period.
Best Pressure Relief: Nolah Evolution 15
If you experience hip pain but find all-foam or all-latex mattresses too soft, then a hybrid mattress with a coil support system may be a good option for you. The Nolah Evolution 15 is a standout hybrid model thanks to its sophisticated, thoughtful design. Its comfort system contains four individual foam layers that are progressively denser from top to bottom. This ensures even contouring and ample cushioning to alleviate pressure around the lower back and hips without excessive sink.
The zoned coil system is also helpful for people with hip pain. Thicker, lower-gauge coils placed beneath the midsection push back against the deep compression that often occurs around the hips, while thinner coils cradle lighter areas of the body. The coils are also reinforced along the perimeter to stabilize the sleep surface when you sleep close to the edges or get on and off the mattress. Additionally, the Evolution 15 excels at temperature control. All four foam layers are engineered to dissipate – rather than trap – body heat, the coils promote steady air circulation, and the entire mattress is encased in a breathable cover made of cooling ArcticTex fabric.
All Nolah customers in the contiguous U.S. receive free ground shipping with their Evolution 15 purchase. The mattress also comes with a 120-night sleep trial, though you may opt out of the trial period and decrease your up-front costs. A lifetime warranty is also included with each purchase.