Mattresses for bad backs

Finding the best mattress for back pain

Zoned support for better spinal alignment
Support where you need it the most
Support where you need it the most
60 day comfort guarantee
Scientifically tested by independent sleep experts

How quality rest helps combat back pain

How quality rest helps combat back pain

Neutral spinal alignment is really important to combatting back pain. That’s why the majority of our mattresses are strategically zoned and have been scientifically proven to align the spine more neutrally than non-zoned mattresses.

We’ve handpicked some of our best mattresses for support and comfort across a range of different firmness rating to suit your sleeping style. It’s also important to remember that personal support and comfort preferences are also vital factors. There are 4 key steps to finding the perfect mattress for your back. Find out more 

Don't just take our word for it - read customer reviews here.

Eco friendly mattresses for bad backs

A selection of environmentally-friendly mattresses that offer greater breathability and a fresher sleeping environment

Eco Comfort Miracoil Luxury

Firm mattress

Eco Comfort Miracoil Luxury

  • Perfect for back sleepers
  • Eco friendly materials for a fresh and natural sleeping experience
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Eco Comfort 1200

orthopaedic mattresses

Eco Comfort 1200

  • Great for back and side sleepers
  • Best-selling mattress and Which? Best Buy
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Eco Comfort Breathe 2000

orthopaedic mattresses

Eco Comfort Breathe 2000

  • Great for back and side sleepers
  • Innovative MicroClimate Sleep System for enhanced breathability
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Luxury mattresses for bad backs

Featuring our gel-infused comfort layer that's been scientifically proven to outperform standard foam mattresses. A luxurious sleeping experience is guaranteed by optimal pressure relief and support from head-to-toe

Geltex Ultra 3000

orthopaedic mattresses

Geltex Ultra 3000

  • Great for back and side sleepers
  • Extra layer of mini springs to improve breathability
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Geltex Miracoil

orthopaedic mattresses

Geltex Miracoil

  • Great for back and side sleepers
  • Best foam comfort layer around – as proven by scientific studies
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Geltex Pocket 1000

orthopaedic mattresses

Geltex Pocket 1000

  • Ideal for side sleepers & petite people
  • Best foam comfort layer around – as proven by scientific studies
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Zoned support

Step 1 - Look for zoned support

Scientific studies have shown zoned mattresses are better at aligning the spine than non-zoned mattresses. This helps your spine rest, recover and rehydrate after the rigours of the day.

Zoned mattresses offer additional support where you need it the most: the hips and shoulders. In studies conducted with the University of Central Lancashire, researchers concluded that it’s “clear changing the type of zoning can clearly affect an individuals’ wellbeing by putting them in a more ‘at risk’ posture”.

Silentnight mattresses with Miracoil and Mirapocket support systems are all strategically zoned to help align your spine in a natural, healthy way and combat back pain.

Benefits of zoned support systems

Improved posture 
Backed by scientific studies 
Tailored support
Geltex

Step 2 - Choose the right comfort filling

The comfort filling you choose is important as it personalises your sleeping experience, whether you want a snug feel, more breathability or reactive support.

Not all comfort fillings are made equal. We put our gel infused foam comfort filling, Geltex, to the test against memory and latex foams. The results came back conclusive, with Geltex performing better for spinal and hip support, pressure relief and breathability.

Spinal and hip support is vital to spinal re-alignment to help prevent the effects of back pain. Plus, Geltex comes with Active Response, which assists easy movement for an undisturbed sleeping experience.

Benefits of Geltex

Better support for the hip and spine
Enhanced breathability
Easier movement through the night
Mattress firmness rating

Step 3 - Find the perfect firmness

Some people assume that the firmer the mattress, the better it is for your back. This is not necessarily true. Instead, you need a mattress with the right firmness rating for you, which distributes your weight evenly and aligns the spine healthily.

For example, those who like sleeping on their side may find a medium firmness mattress better alleviates back pain than an extra firm mattress. On the other side, those of a larger stature who sleep on their back may find extra firm is just the ticket.

Don’t know which firmness rating is the best for you? Try our quick quiz...

comfort guarantee

Step 4 - Sleep on it

The ultimate test for any mattress is to sleep on it. It can take a little time to get used to it, but after a week or two you’ll know it’s the mattress for you.

All of our mattresses come with a 60 night comfort guarantee so you can do exactly that. If you don’t love it, you can return or exchange it for a more suitable mattress.

60 night comfort guarantee

We offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you’re not totally satisfied, we’ll exchange your mattress for an alternative mattress of your choice.

Customer reviews

Reevo mattress score

“Really comfortable, I chose it because it is recommended for side sleepers. I am now able to get up in the morning without back pain and stiffness. Worth every penny I paid for it.” - Linda, Abingdon

Pocket Geltex 1000
Reevo mattress score

“Very Comfortable and brilliant for someone suffering with back pain as it has helped me a lot.” - Ifanwy, GB

Pocket Geltex 1000
Reevo mattress score

Really comfy. My back pain has pretty much gone away, the best mattress ive ever had.” - Rhiannon, Telford

Eco Comfort 1200
Reevo mattress score

Very comfortable. Definitely no roll between. I was suffering a lot of joint pain, and in my back as I tend to sleep more laying flat now, but with this mattress, I don't wake up feeling stiff and really aching. It's lovely.” - Lisa, Hayle

Miracoil Geltex

Free UK Delivery

Our standard 2 Man Delivery Service (Mattresses & Divans)

  • Free UK delivery* to your room of choice throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • We provide a free professional two man delivery service that will deliver your purchases to your room of choice.
  • This service includes the set up of your bed or mattress in your chosen room, plus the removal and takeaway of the packaging.
  • We deliver most items Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm.
  • On average products are delivered within 7 - 14 days.
  • *Some restrictions apply, please visit our delivery information for more detail.

Next Day Delivery Service (Mattresses/Bedframes)

  • Free Next Day Delivery, via a courier, to the door only.
  • A card will be left, with a contact number to call for re-delivery, if there is no one in.
  • Delivery will be between 8am - 7pm
  • If ordered with another item, the Next Day Delivery will be delivered first, usual delivery terms apply for additional items (this may incur 2 deliveries)

60 night comfort trial

We're so confident that our beds and mattresses will provide you with a great night's sleep that we offer the security of the very best in terms of comfort guarantee.

  • At Silentnight we want to be sure that you are satisfied with the comfort of your new bed or mattress which is why we offer a total peace of mind 60 night comfort guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied we will exchange your purchased bed or mattress for an alternative Silentnight bed or mattress of your choice.
  • We do however ask that you try your new bed for at least four weeks for your body to adjust to your new bed or mattress.
  • For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Total Quality Assurance

Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.

Testing

  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
  • Silentnight products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) FSC-C104461
  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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