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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Why have we chosen these?
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

View other firmness options
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
  • The Geltex comfort filling has been proven by scientific studies to improve spinal alignment.
  • Awarded a Which? Best Buy in the medium firmness rating
  • Comes rolled, boxed and ready for next day delivery
  • 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
Specification
Sizes
Double 135 x 190cm
4'6" x 6 '3"
Double 135 x 190cm
4'6" x 6 '3"
Double 135 x 190cm
4'6" x 6 '3"
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.

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

Mattress depth
33cm
25cm
28cm
Mattress weight
Single: 44kg
Double: 56kg
King: 65kg
Super King: 75kg
Single: 22kg
Double: 26kg
King: 31kg
Single: 27kg
Double: 41kg
King: 48kg
Super King: 57kg
Single or double sided
Single
Single
Single
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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 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 for further details.

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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