Best mattresses for bad backs

Best mattresses for bad backs

A good quality mattress can help ease those common back aches and pains by aligning the spine naturally and allowing it to recover through the night.

Using scientific research, we've hand-picked our best mattresses for soothing bad backs. You can also find out more about choosing the best mattress for your back here.

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Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress - Medium Firm

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From £679.00

Studio by Silentnight Medium Mattress

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From £399.00

Silentnight Pocket Latex 1400 Mattress

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From £579.00
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How will it feel?
Firmness: Medium/Firm

A little bit of give, but with that extra level of support to give you a base you can depend on. Perfect for both back and side sleepers

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Firmness: Medium

The Goldilocks of firmness ratings. Not too soft, not too firm – medium is a safe shout for side sleepers

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Firmness: Medium/Firm

A little bit of give, but with that extra level of support to give you a base you can depend on. Perfect for both back and side sleepers

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What's so good?
  • The Geltex comfort filling has been proven by scientific studies to improve spinal alignment.
  • Features a zoned spring system to give you support where you need it most: the hips and shoulders. Studies show this improves spinal alignment and eases back pain
  • An extra layer of springs improve breathability, for sleep that’s both supportive and refreshing – no night-time overheating
  • Which? Best Buy mattress
  • Featuring a combination of Geltex and memory foam comfort layers for unbeatable comfort
  • The Geltex comfort filling has been proven by scientific studies to improve spinal alignment.
  • The latex comfort filling is extra responsive and eases movement - which is ideal if you move a lot through the night
  • Features a zoned spring system to give you support where you need it most: the hips and shoulders. Studies show this improves spinal alignment and eases back pain
  • Made from non-allergenic materials – ideal for allergy sufferers
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Firmness Rating
Medium/Firm

A little bit of give, but with that extra level of support to give you a base you can depend on. Perfect for both back and side sleepers

Medium

The Goldilocks of firmness ratings. Not too soft, not too firm – medium is a safe shout for side sleepers

Medium/Firm

A little bit of give, but with that extra level of support to give you a base you can depend on. Perfect for both back and side sleepers

Comfort Filling
Geltex

Gel infused comfort filling that's been scientifically proven to outperform memory foam for comfort, support and breathability

Geltex

Geltex is highly flexible to assist free movement through the night for an undisturbed sleep, while offering optimum pressure relief. It comes with an open cell structure for a more breathable sleeping environment. The Studio mattress also features a layer of memory foam, moulding the contours of your body for soothing pressure relief.

Latex

Our latex comfort filling has been engineered using robust natural latex properties to offer lasting durability and outstanding pressure relief

Support System
Mirapocket

Premium pocket sprung support system that adjusts to your individual body shape and weight for luxurious comfort. Scientifically proven to improve spinal alignment

Foam

A foam support system provides a foam core without the need for springs. Offers a cocooning-feel from head-to-toe, perfect for those who prefer memory foam mattresses

Mirapocket

Premium pocket sprung support system that adjusts to your individual body shape and weight for luxurious comfort. Scientifically proven to improve spinal alignment

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We’ve got your back. Here’s why our product experts chose these mattresses

Zoned support

Zoned support is key

Not all mattresses are born equal

Scientific studies have shown that mattresses with a zoned support system are better at aligning the spine than non-zoned mattresses.

Why is this important?

Aches and pains in the lower back can be a result of pressure on the spine from day-to-day life.

We spend most days sat or stood in a vertical position, which puts stress on your intervertebral discs.

Having zoned support around the hips and shoulders allows your spine to rest, recover and rehydrate at the end of the day.

That’s why the mattress you sleep on is so important to your spinal health.

Read about the our study with the University of Central Lancashire

Find the right firmness

We’re often told that firmer is better for your back.

But this isn’t always the case.

For example, a petite person who sleeps on their side might find a medium firmness mattress is best for them.

While a back sleeper of a larger stature will probably go for a firmer mattress.

In short, the firmness rating you choose can relate to a few things, including: the side you sleep on, comfort preferences and stature.

Take our short quiz to find which firmness rating is perfect for you.

Choose the right comfort filling

The comfort filling is like the icing on the cake and helps tailor your sleeping experience.

When it comes to back support, some comfort fillings are better than others.

Geltex – a gel infused comfort filling- has been scientifically proven to provide better spinal alignment than other foam comfort fillings - including memory foam.

Latex is another good choice for your back. It’s a naturally responsive material that helps assist easy movement through the night.

It’s also great if you’re a restless sleeper with disturbed sleeping patterns.

Comfort guarantee

Sleep on it

The ultimate test for any mattress is to sleep on it.

It can take a week or two to get settled into a new mattress, which is why we offer a no-qualms 60 night comfort guarantee.

Unlike other comfort guarantees out there, you can opt to return or exchange your mattress within 60 days of purchase.

So you have extra peace of mind and confidence in finding a mattress to not just like, but love.

FREE UK delivery available

FREE UK delivery on orders over £49

Mattresses and divans delivery service

  • FREE UK delivery to a room of your choice
  • Professional 2-man delivery service
  • Includes set-up of your bed or mattress, plus removal and takeaway of the packaging
  • FREE next day delivery available on rolled mattresses

When do we deliver?

We deliver most items between Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm.

How long does delivery take?

Mattresses and divans are delivered within 7-14 days. Bedding is delivered within 3-5 days.

How much is delivery for orders under £49?

Orders of or under £49 will come with a £2.50 delivery charge.

Find out more about our delivery service here

60 night comfort exchange

Our comfort exchange gives you 60 nights to get really comfortable before making a decision. If you're still not loving your new mattress within 60 nights from delivery, you can exchange it for another mattress. It's as simple as that.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick your new mattress on the official Silentnight website
  2. Sleep on it for at least 28 nights as it can take a little time to adjust to a new mattress
  3. If you're not happy after the initial 28 nights you can exchange it for a new mattress, as long as you claim within 60 nights of delivery

Read more about the 60 night comfort exchange

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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