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Best Orthopaedic Beds and Mattresses

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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2 May 2024 11 min read

What if we told you that you no longer have to wake up in pain? Well, with these 10 orthopaedic mattresses – that might just be true. Let's find the best orthopaedic mattress the UK market has to offer and say goodbye to those pesky body aches!

Finding the best mattress can be quite overwhelming, especially if you're struggling with sleep-related pain. It's not uncommon for people that sleep on low-quality mattresses to experience lower and upper back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain and so on.

If you belong to this group of people – first of all, we hope you get better. Secondly, we believe we can help you.

More often than not, an aching back, neck or hips is due to bad alignment during sleep and the only culprit is the mattress you’re sleeping on.

Because of that, we’ve set out to test and find out, which one of the UK's most popular mattresses can take the crown of the best orthopaedic mattress. We've looked at different mattress types, how support and pressure relief help the body, and even covered a few handy tips to keep your body ache-free. Here's what we've found out!

Our top picks

First off, let's cover our personal favourite orthopaedic mattresses that you can get right now. We must say that all of these are great at what they do and we're positive at least one of them will do a great job at easing your pain. On that note, let's check out our top 10 UK orthopaedic mattresses!
    Mattresses 1
    Product image of the Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress
    Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress
    Best Overall
    Mattresses 2
    Product image of Emma NextGen premium mattress.
    Emma NextGen Premium Mattress
    Best Value
    Mattresses 3
    Product image of the OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Premium
    OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Premium Mattress
    Best Hypoallergenic
    Mattresses 4
    a product image of Signature 3000 Pocket Crystal Pocket Sprung mattress
    Signature Crystal 3000 Pocket Sprung Mattress
    Best Quality
    Mattresses 5
    a product image of Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Ortho Mattress
    Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Ortho Mattress
    Best for Back Sleepers
    Mattresses 6
    a product image of Nectar Memory Foam mattress
    Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
    Best Memory Foam
    Mattresses 7
    a product image of a white Rest Assured Adleborough 1400 Pocket Ortho mattress
    Rest Assured Adleborough 1400
    Best for Heavy Sleepers
    Mattresses 8
    a product image of Silentnight 7 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress
    Silentnight 7 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress
    Best for Lower Back & Hip Pain
    Mattresses 9
    Person lying on the mattress as a side sleeper.
    Hypnia Supreme Hybrid Mattress
    Best Design
    Mattresses 10
    Close up of the Sealy Millionaire Orthopaedic Mattress.
    Sealy Millionaire Orthopaedic Mattress
    Best for Firm Feel

Best Overall: Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress

If you're looking for the best of the best – look no further!
Best Overall
Product image of the Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress

If you're looking for the ultimate sleeping experience when it comes to pressure and pain relief – the Simba Hybrid Luxe has you covered. Once you lay your body onto these 11 layers, you'll forget other mattresses even exist. This is why we have given it our Best Orthopaedic Mattress 2024 award.

This one is by far the most advanced orthopaedic mattresses we've tested and it's almost impossible to find anything wrong with this one. it has 11 layers for the ultimate sleeping and relaxing experience. 

It boasts Simba's Aerocoil hybrid technology that keeps you supported, comfortable and cool – all at the same time. After all, it has a bamboo-infused wool layer, a support sprung base, 3 different pocket spring layers and high-end cooling foam.

So, it's clear no corners were cut when making this mattress. Although no cut corners also means that the price isn't very budget-friendly.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 6.5/10
  • Thickness: 31cm
  • Size: Single, Small Double, Double, EU Queen, King, Superking

Advantages

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Supportive & comfortable
Impeccable support due to the multiple spring layers.
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Great for back pain relief
Your back is being cradled and supported all through the night.
An icon depicting a thermometer illustrating a good thermo regulating properties
Temperature regulating
The bamboo infused wool will keep you at an optimal sleeping temperature.

Disadvantages

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A bit higher price tag
May be more expensive than some other products in this category.
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Not great for heavy sleepers
Might be too soft for some heavy sleepers.

Best Value: Emma NextGen Premium Mattress

It doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to value for money!
Best Value
Product image of Emma NextGen premium mattress.

The Emma NextGen Premium Mattress is made from heavenly comfortable memory foam so you can be certain that your body will thank you for it. When it comes to pressure relief – it doesn’t get much better than this. You get 2 layers of memory foam – one for support and the other one for comfort.

On top of all that, you get 7 zones of support that evenly distribute weight and offer pressure and pain relief. Additionally, even though we’re talking about memory foam layers, the Emma NextGen is made from quality foams so you can be certain you won’t get hot during the night.

And, most importantly for your back, this mattress features extra large pocket springs that can individually adapt to your movements and provide full-body support!

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 5/10
  • Thickness: 25 cm
  • Size: Single, Small Double, Double, King, Super King, EU Double, EU Queen

Advantages

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Comfortable
7 zone support for ultimate comfort and pressure relief
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Breathable
Very cool and breathable
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Good motion isolation
Fantastic support and motion isolation.

Disadvantages

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Memory foam smell
Memory foam smell tends to linger for a few days.

Best Hypoallergenic: OTTY Pure Plus Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress

If those pesky allergies are stopping you from getting proper rest, this is the mattress for you!
Best Hypoallergenic
Product image of the OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Premium

While most of the mattresses we've featured on this list are hypoallergenic, the OTTY Pure Plus takes it a step further when it comes to keeping a clean sleeping surface.

For one, it has bamboo and charcoal-infused foam. The bamboo helps with any and all breathability issues you could ever have and the activated charcoal wicks away any moisture that does make its way through.

And as an orthopaedic mattress, it's no slouch either! With decently sized, encapsulated pocket springs, the mattress can adapt to your body as you toss and turn.

Meanwhile there's memory foam right above it, and even embroidered in the cover, that offers pressure relief for your entire body. No wonder it has over 9000 positive reviews!

To learn more, read our full review of the OTTY Pure+ Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Premium Mattress.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 6.5/10
  • Thickness: 25cm
  • Size: Single, Small Double, Double, King, Super King, Emperor + EU Double, EU King

Advantages

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Firm & supportive
Highly comfortable & supportive for all sleepers.
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Temperature-regulating
Excellent temperature regulation.
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Hypoallergenic
Safe for people with allergies.

Disadvantages

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Non-removable cover
The embroidered cover can't be removed.
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Off-gassing
Slight smell but soon disappears.

Best Quality: Signature Crystal 3000 Pocket Sprung Mattress

This mattress is a medium firm mattress (more towards the firm end of the scale) which is perfect for those wanting pressure relief as well as support.
Best Quality
a product image of Signature 3000 Pocket Crystal Pocket Sprung mattress

Within the mattress, you’ll find the individual pocket springs that move with your body and adapt as you change position. What’s more, there is little motion transfer too so if you’re sharing with a partner, you won’t be feeling their every move.

Comfort is another big part of the Signature Crystal 3000 mattress. There’s a natural filling made up of compressed silk, wool and cashmere. This also shows the quality of the mattress and durability so you know it will last you a long time. It’s finished with a soft breathable cotton fabric for a comfortable sleep experience.

Ultimately, you can have an ideal mattress to help with your aches and pains, for a reasonable price and know it will last for years to come.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Pocket spring
  • Firmness: 8/10
  • Thickness: 25cm
  • Size: Small Single, Single, Small Double, Double, King, Super King

Advantages

An icon depicting a firm & supportive surface indicating support & firmness
Very supportive
It's quite a firm mattress so you willl get the support you expect from an ortho mattress.
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Cotton fabric
The outer covering is made from cotton to absord moisture to keep it dry and fresh for longer.
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Reasonable price
For the quality filling and the detailing, this mattress is a good price.

Disadvantages

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Not so good for side sleepers
If you sleep on your side, you may find that this mattress is a little too firm.
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Non-removable cover
The cover can't be removed for washing so a mattress protector and fitted sheet might be a good idea.

Best for Back and Stomach Sleepers: Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Ortho Mattress

Back and stomach sleepers generally need a slightly firmer mattress to avoid body aches. And the Eco Comfort is one of our favourites in this category!
Best for Back Sleepers
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The miracle of the new, improved Silentnight Miracoil Mattress is a zoned spring system which constantly adjusts to your body’s movements, providing you with support and comfort. Also, you’ll get a generous layer of comfortable, sustainable fibres acting as a comfort layer, providing you with a bit of pressure relief.

With the spinal support you get from the Silentnight Miracoil, you can easily enhance your sleep, and reduce back aches and pains, while also keeping you cool and dry all through the night.

The mattress is quite firm, so it should be a pretty good match for back and front sleepers. Side sleepers, on the other hand, might want to look for something a tad bit softer, or get themselves a topper.

Check our Silentnight Eco Comfort Ortho Mattress review.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Innerspring
  • Firmness: 8/10
  • Thickness: 39cm
  • Size: Single, Double, King, Superking

Advantages

An icon depicting the product is stomach sleeper friendly
Great for back and stomach sleepers
Stomach and back sleepers will love it.
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Supportive and responsive
Perfect balance of firmness and support.
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Affordable
Excellent value for money.

Disadvantages

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Too firm for side sleepers
Side sleepers might find it doesn't give proper spinal alignment.
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Lack of motion isolation
Motion isolation could be better.

Best Memory Foam: Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

No matter your sleep position, you’ll be able to find comfort and support from this mattress.
Best Memory Foam
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It’s suitable for everyone so anyone looking for an orthopaedic mattress can enjoy the Nectar mattress.

This product has a couple of foam layers that help give you the best sleep experience. The first is a support layer that has a little bounce to it for comfort, but it hugs your body to work with your positioning.

Below that, is a pressure relieving memory foam – which is self-explanatory. Those who have aches and pains will appreciate this layer as it takes the pressure off of your body and gives comfort and support to the areas that need it most.

These two layers are reinforced by the 7-zone supportive base. From top to bottom, comfort and support has been considered making it an ideal orthopaedic mattress.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Memory foam
  • Firmness: 7/10
  • Thickness: 25cm
  • Size: Single, Small Double, Double, King, Super King

Advantages

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For all sleepers
No matter what position you sleep in, you will can sleep comfortably.
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Little motion transfer
Thanks to the 7-zone supportive base, motion transfer is minimised.
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Forever warranty
You get a lifetime warranty on this mattress.

Disadvantages

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Lack of handles
There are no handles for lifting the mattress into place.
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Slight off-gassing
This is expected and typical of a memory foam mattress.

Best for Heavy Sleepers: Rest Assured Adleborough 1400

You can rest assured that the Rest Assured will hold you down as you sleep – no matter how big and burly you are.
Best for Heavy Sleepers
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One of the many features of the Rest Assured Adleborough 1400 Pocket Ortho Mattress is that it’s designed for heavier sleepers and those in need of extra support.

As an orthopaedic mattress, this one’s rated firm, so you can be certain that you’ll get to experience some next-level support.

With that being said, side sleepers probably won’t have a fun time with this one, as the Adleborough 1400 offers little to no contouring and pressure relief. It will keep your spine aligned only if you sleep on your front or back.

However, what it will do is keep you cosy and cool all through the night. So, if you're of a larger build and are sick of back or hip pain, or overheating, this is the perfect mattress for you!

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Pocket sprung
  • Firmness: 8/10
  • Thickness: 25.5cm
  • Size: Single, Double, King, Superking

Advantages

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Good for stomach sleepers
Ideal for heavy and stomach sleepers.
An icon depicting good cooling properties
Cool and breathable
Cooling, regardless of the season.
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Hypoallergenic
100% safe for people with allergies.

Disadvantages

An icon depicting the product is not side sleeper friendly
Too firm for side sleepers
Side sleepers will find it too firm.
An icon depicting a non motion isolating product
Poor motion isolation
There's some motion transfer.

Best for Lower Back & Hip Pain: Silentnight 7 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress

If you'd like to forget about the pain in your lower back & hips – try this one out!
Best for Lower Back & Hip Pain
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The Silentnight 7 Zone memory foam mattress is one of the most comfortable orthopaedic mattresses on the market. Not only is it made from the highest-quality memory foam that will make you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud, but it also comes with 7 zones of support so you can be certain that each part of your body will enjoy the finest treatment.

Naturally, like every orthopaedic mattress on our list, aside from pain and pressure relief, this one also provides you with substantial support for a foam mattress, while also being hypoallergenic on top of all of that.

And while it might not be as luxurious as some of the two thousand pound mattresses, the mattress performs very well. So, in terms of value, it's up there among the best!

Check our Silentnight 7 Zone mattress review for more information.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Size: Single, EU Single, Double, EU Double, King, EU King, Superking
  • Type: Foam
  • Thickness: 20cm
  • Firmness: 6/10

Advantages

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Great for pain relief
Great weight distribution and pressure relief due to the 7 support zones.
An icon depicting a leaf indicating hypoallergenic properties
Hypoallergenic
Safe for people with allergies.
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Affordable
One of the more budget-friendly orthopaedic mattresses.

Disadvantages

Hot-sleeper-con
Not for hot sleepers
Could get warm during summer nights.
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Some durability concerns
Might not last as long as some high-end orthopaedic mattresses.

Best Design: Hypnia Supreme Hybrid Mattress

If you’re someone who struggles with back pain or always wakes up with aches and pains then this is the mattress to look at.
Best Design
Person lying on the mattress as a side sleeper.

This 2-in-1 mattress has an integrated topper filled with foam for a truly comfortable sleep surface. It is a designated section to ensure you receive both comfort and support. This is reinforced by the ergonomic 7-zone support and the pocket spring system that ensure your spine is aligned. You will feel pressure relief from underneath you when you lie on this mattress.

It has a quilted design on top for a durable finish so you know you will have lasting comfort. Plus, the bonus of it being a soft touch cover. But we must admit the actual quilted design isn’t the most comfortable to lie on but it is something that you can get used to.

Check out our Hypnia Supreme Hybrid Mattress review.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 6/10
  • Thickness: 30cm
  • Size: Single, Double, Small Double, King, Super King, EU Double, EU King

Advantages

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Handles on the side
Easy to lift the product onto your bed frame, which is needed for a heavier mattress.
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Suitable for all sleeping positions
No matter what position you sleep in, you can find comfort.
An icon depicting a firm & supportive surface indicating support & firmness
Good edge support
If you're sharing a bed and end up near the edge of the bed, you won't feel yourself slipping off.

Disadvantages

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Off-gassing
There's an initial smell to the product so you need to let it air out.
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No removable cover
Maintenance is trickier and you'll want to make sure you have a mattress protector and/or fitted sheet.

Best for Firm Feel: Sealy Millionaire Orthopaedic Mattress

This mattress is a favourite for those who sleep on their front or back due to its extra firmness.
Best for Firm Feel
Close up of the Sealy Millionaire Orthopaedic Mattress.

The firmness helps to alleviate pain and encourages spinal alignment so there’s less chance of you waking up with an aching body. Its open coil design has been made to distribute your body weight so there isn’t pressure on specific parts of your body. The PostureTech spring system has been created for targeted support, especially for front and back sleepers who strain their lower back most.

Those sharing a bed will appreciate the foam edging that allows you to sleep right up to the edge of your mattress without sliding off.

On top of this, it’s a double-sided mattress that can be flipped from time to time to give the mattress longevity. Thankfully, it has handles on the edge of the Orthopaedic Mattress so you can easily rotate and flip the mattress when needed.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Type: Open coil
  • Firmness: 9/10
  • Thickness: 28cm
  • Size: Single, Double, King, Super King

Advantages

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Supportive
Since it's an orthopaedic mattress, you can expect high level of support.
An icon depicting the product is stomach sleeper friendly
Great for stomach sleepers
Front sleepers are going to like it the most.
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Hypoallergenic
White fill ensures bacteria, dust mites and allergy removal so you can sleep peacefully.

Disadvantages

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Not for side sleepers
Those who sleep on their side might not find it as comfortable
An icon depicting off gassing
Slight off-gassing
Since it has memory foam, do expect a little bit of off gassing, especially in the beginning.

What you need to know about the best orthopaedic beds?

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can find the best orthopaedic mattress, let's clear up a bit of confusion. Namely, do you need an orthopaedic bed, an orthopaedic mattress, or something else entirely?

Well, more often than not, an orthopaedic bed simply refers to an orthopaedic mattress. And these mattresses can be used with any bed frame and generally help with issues such as back, shoulder, and hip pain.

However, an orthopaedic bed can also refer to an adjustable bed. So, an adjustable mattress and an adjustable bed frame. In this context, an orthopaedic bed can help with specific medical conditions that require a specific sleeping position. For example, raising your upper body when dealing with GERD or raising your legs up in the case of Orthopnea or Restless Leg Syndrome. Or it can just be used to stay more comfortable, if you don't like lying down flat.

Lastly, while not common, an orthopaedic bed can also refer to a specialised mattress and bed frame that directly tackle a certain issue. For example, how a pressure mattress directly tackles pressure ulcers and similar conditions.

So, to ensure we're covering all our bases, we'll recommend a few adjustable beds and mattresses in the following section. And if you think that you need a pressure mattress instead, we recommend first talking to your GP.

The Best Orthopaedic Beds

Like we promised, in this section, we're going to cover a few different orthopaedic beds. To be more precise, we'll cover adjustable bed frames and adjustable bed frame bundles that can offer more tailored support than just an orthopaedic mattress.
    Mattresses 1
    An adjustable bed without a mattress.
    Sleepmotion 800i Adjustable Platform Bed Frame
    Best Overall
    Mattresses 2
    An image of Tech Motion Adjustable Divan Bed Set.
    Tech Latex Motion Plushtop Adjustable Divan Set
    Best Bundle
    Mattresses 3
    a product image of Sleepeezee Gel Comfort 1000 Adjustable Mattress.
    Hylton Adjustable Electric Bed
    Best Budget
    Mattresses 4
    An image of Adjustable bed in a bedroom.
    Tempur Suffolk Disc Adjustable Slim Divan Base
    Best Luxury

Best Overall: Sleepmotion 800i Adjustable Platform Bed Frame

For our number one pick, we had to go with this luxurious 800i model as it offers just the right balance of value and luxury!
Best Overall
An adjustable bed without a mattress.

While the Sleepmotion 800i Adjustable Platform Bed Frame is only an adjustable bed frame, meaning you have to get an adjustable mattress separately, we'd still say it offers amazing value.

That's because the frame itself is packed with all of the state-of-the-art features you could ever wish for! It can be controlled via either an app or a wireless remote, it has 4 adjustable areas, and does an amazing job at supporting your body's pressure points. 

It also has some luxurious features, like 2 USB ports and even LED lights under the bed.  And while these won't help combat back pain, they are very nice to have. What will help however, are the two massage units!

Lastly, the bed frame is incredivly sturdy, being able to handle up to 55 stone. So, it's the ideal pick for slightly heavier individuals.

Shop Now £1199
With free delivery
KEY FEATURES:
  • Size: Double, King, Super King
  • Control: App and remote
  • Adjustability: 4 areas
  • Assembly: Added fee
  • Mattress included: No

Advantages

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2 remote control options
The bed can be controlled via the app or the wireless remote.
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Useful extra features
The bed frame has nice-to-have features like USB ports and LED lights.
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Ideal for heavier people
The bed frame can support up to 55 stone.

Disadvantages

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Quite expensive
Since you'll also need an adjustable mattress, the price is quite high.

Best Bundle: Tech Latex Motion Plushtop Adjustable Divan Set

If you want a full orthopaedic bed, with an adjustable bed frame and mattress, this is your best bet!
Best Bundle
An image of Tech Motion Adjustable Divan Bed Set.

The Tech Latex Motion Plushtop Adjustable Divan Set allows you to deal with all of your body aches with just one purchase. Like with our previous pick, the bed frame is fully adjustable in 4 distinct areas and you can use either a remote or the app.

But unlike the previous pick, here you get a mattress as well! And the mattress is up there with the best orthopaedic mattresses while also being adjustable, which is a rare combination.

With 1800 mini and 2000 full height pocket springs, it can easily adapt to your movements. And the latex layer provides amazing pressure relief and bounce! So, you're getting both the support you need while also sleeping as snug as a bug.

Lastly, if you share the bed, you can choose for the mattress to have two different firmness ratings! So, you can ensure that both you and your partner are getting what you need.

Shop Now £2799
Free assembly
KEY FEATURES:
  • Size: Single, King, Super King
  • Control: Remote or app
  • Adjustability: 4 areas
  • Assembly: Free
  • Mattress included: Yes

Advantages

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Multiple firmness options
The mattress can be a medium, a firm, or a medium and a firm.
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High quality
Both the bed frame and the mattress utilise high-quality, luxurious materials.
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Lots of options
The bed frame comes in 3 sizes, 3 firmness ratings and 10 colours.

Disadvantages

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Not the longest guarantee
Given the price, 8 years isn't all that impressive.

Best Budget: Hylton Adjustable Electric Bed

If you're in need of an orthopaedic bed but can't afford to spend thousands of pounds, this bed is perfect for you!
Best Budget
a product image of Sleepeezee Gel Comfort 1000 Adjustable Mattress.

As our value pick, the Hylton Adjustable Electric Bed isn't all that fancy. However, that's not to say that it isn't excellent at dealing with body aches!

The mattress is rather comfortable and supportive, and comes with a quilted top cover, which makes it feel a bit more luxurious. And while the bed frame doesn't have all the bells and whistles as other models, it does allow you to raise your head or feet as needed.

And the bed offers significant lumbar support, which is going to make a lot of back sleepers happy.

Plus, with the capacity of 210kg, you don't have to worry about the bed frame giving out under you. And while it's not the longest, for this price, a 5-year warranty is still pretty significant.

Shop Now £659
Delivery and assembly included
KEY FEATURES:
  • Sizes: Small Single, Single
  • Control: Remote
  • Adjustability: Head and feet
  • Assembly: Included
  • Mattress included: Yes

Advantages

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Affordable
Even though you're also getting a mattress, this bed is cheaper than most adjustable models.
Back-support-pro
Lumbar support
This bed is especially good at tackling back pain.

Disadvantages

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Only comes in small sizes
You can only get this bed as a Small Single or Single.

Best Luxury: Tempur Suffolk Disc Adjustable Slim Divan Base

If price isn't your concern and you want the most high-tech orthopaedic bed money can buy, this model from Tempur is for you!
Best Luxury
An image of Adjustable bed in a bedroom.

The first thing you'll likely notice about this adjustable bed frame is that it's leagues above the rest in terms of price – especially since you don't even get a mattress!

However, this is because this is a smart orthopaedic bed. So, you're getting features that no other bed frame so far could offer!

For example, the bed frame comes loaded with an AI program that will sense vibrations as you sleep and keep track of your sleep health. So, it can tell that you're snoring before even your partner can!

Plus, the bed frame can react and adapt to your movements, allowing for a level of tailored support other bed frames can't achieve. And while this isn't a game-changer, it's one of the few adjustable beds that comes in Single and King sizes.

KEY FEATURES:
  • Size: Single, King, Super King
  • Control: N/A
  • Adjustability: Adaptive discs
  • Assembly: Easy self-assembly
  • Mattress included: No

Advantages

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Futuristic design
The bed frame utilises AI to track your sleep.
Adjustable-bacrest-2.0-pro
Adapts to movement
The disc base reacts and adapts to your movement.
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Durable
The bed frame is predicted to last over 20 years.

Disadvantages

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Very expensive
One of the most expensive models.

What to consider when buying the best orthopaedic mattress

First and foremost, when you're trying to find the best orthopaedic mattress – it's important to realise what you're looking for. Identifying the key features of a mattress will help you find the one that matches you perfectly. When it comes to orthopaedic mattresses, you have to consider the type of mattress, how supportive it is, whether it does a good job of relieving pressure and so on. On that note, here’s what you have to pay attention to.

Type

An illustration of hybrid mattress made of memory foam

When it comes to different mattress types and orthopaedic support, each has something to offer. Memory foam and latex mattresses are typically the best at pressure relief. This is because they cradle your body and spread out the surface area, helping your joints out in the process. And if you also tend to overheat, try out a gel memory foam mattress or a mattress with treated foam!

Spring mattresses are usually better when it comes to support, since springs can adapt to your movements and hold you up a lot better than foam. This is especially true for pocket spring mattresses, as each spring can move individually.

And hybrids have the best of both worlds! However, do note that a good hybrid mattress is likely going to be a lot more expensive than a pocket spring or foam mattress. But it might also be the best for orthopaedic support – so, keep that in mind.

Support & firmness

Depending on your sleep position, you'll require different levels of firmness and support to properly enjoy yourself once you go to sleep. As far as orthopaedic mattresses go, it's important to strike that perfect balance between firmness and support, so you keep your body properly aligned as you lie down.

This is why we labelled some mattresses as good for back sleepers but not side sleepers and the other way around. Generally speaking, side sleepers need softer mattresses while back and stomach sleepers need firmer mattresses. Also, people of a smaller build need softer mattresses and people of a larger build need firmer mattresses. Put these two facts together and you get this table.

An infographic showcasing different mattress firmness levels

We'd also like to shout out zoned support. These are mattresses that are softer in some areas, like along your back and limbs, and firmer in others, like around your shoulders and hips. As you can imagine, this feature significantly increases the orthopaedic support of the mattress.

Pressure relief

Those who suffer from chronic pain, especially pain in the hip or shoulder area, can greatly benefit from plush, pressure and pain-relieving mattresses. In most cases, hip and shoulder pain is caused by improper support and lousy weight distribution.

A lot of things will affect the mattresses’ ability to relieve pressure. First of all, the firmness of the mattress is really important, as we've already mentioned. Secondly, zoned support is crucial if you want to alleviate pain in certain parts of the body. A good hybrid or a memory foam mattress will certainly be your best bet if you're looking for the ultimate pressure relief.

Sleep position

The type of mattress you need will be heavily influenced by your sleeping position. Not everyone sleeps in the same position – as you are aware. Some people sleep on their stomachs, others on their backs, some like to lie on their side and of course, there are those restless sleepers that switch sleeping positions during the night.

An illustration of different sleeping positions

This is important to consider when choosing a mattress because, depending on how you sleep, your mattress should keep your body properly aligned and supported, which is key when it comes to pain relief. For example, stomach sleepers prefer firm mattresses, while side sleepers prefer softer mattresses. It all comes down to good alignment and optimum support in key areas such as the hips and shoulders if you want to get rid of the annoying pain.

Edge support

The edge support of a mattress is very important when it comes to orthopaedic mattresses. Edge support, in essence, refers to the amount of resistance offered around the mattress's edges. If you’d like, think of it as a mattress frame of sorts, because that’s what it actually is.

The frame of the mattress is made stronger with additional coils or other types of layers to prevent sinking and to keep you on the mattress at all times. The Sleep Advisors have prepared a guide on the best mattresses with edge support so you can check out our selection.

The main goal of the edge support is to, well, provide extra support. This is particularly crucial if you are a restless sleeper who tosses and turns at night. Edge support is essential for pain relief because it keeps you on the main portion of the mattress, where you can experience the most benefits of zone support or other important features.

Motion isolation

Another important feature to look for in an orthopaedic mattress is motion isolation. In general, most memory foam, gel foam or hybrid mattresses are great at motion isolation, as they're not quite as bouncy as innerspring mattresses are. This can come quite in handy if you're sleeping with a partner who's a restless sleeper.

A great motion-isolating mattress will keep you sound asleep as you won't be bothered by the constant movement of your partner. This also comes in handy if you're the one that moves around, as motion isolation not only absorbs movement, but it helps keep you in place, as well.

Your doctor's advice

Your doctor will know your condition and therefore it is highly advised to visit your doctor regularly. Whenever you have a new pain, you feel an improvement/less pain, report that to the doctor. Based on your condition and current state, the doctor might be able to determine whether, for example, you should go for a firmer or softer mattress – or how to find the best orthopaedic mattress for your set of circumstances.

For example, if you have pressure ulcers, a pressure mattress might be recommended. Or, if you have severe back pain, an adjustable bed and mattress might be a better solution. Any change or pain you feel has to be reported as it is crucial for your recovery and proper treatment. 

How can the best orthopaedic mattress help you?

Now that you know which of the mattresses are best for pain relief, let us take a closer look at some of the advantages these mattresses bring to the table.

First of all, sleeping on a quality mattress improves your overall quality of life and eliminates preventable body aches. Waking up without pain will make sure you enter the day with a smile on your face. Being in pain and feeling grumpy, on the other hand, will only bring you down and affect your life negatively.

Additionally, many people have reported, that they have gotten rid of chronic back pain, simply by switching up the mattress they sleep on. Even in instances where the pain wasn't due to a bad mattress, a quality mattress managed to help.

Finally, a great orthopaedic mattress can help you recover a lot better and faster. If you're an athlete, for instance, your body needs quality rest if you plan on recovering and going back to training. Also, properly relaxing your muscles and joints can prevent injuries in a major way.

Tips for buying and using the best orthopaedic mattress

Now that we've gone over some of the key features of the best orthopaedic mattresses, we thought it would be good to give you some additional tips on how to reduce your aches and pains.

For starters, an orthopaedic mattress does not necessarily need to be soft or medium firm. Even though pressure relief is important, sometimes the pain is caused by improper spinal alignment, so you could benefit from a firmer mattress, like an innerspring or a latex mattress. This is especially true if you're a stomach sleeper. Still, a supportive mattress that suits your sleeping position is going to be the best pick for you – so take it into consideration.

What we’ve found out during our testing is that most of these mattresses work really well with a great pillow. After all, neck pain can be just as prevelant and annoying as back pain. So, finding a good orthopaedic pillow is just as important as finding a good orthopaedic mattress.

Finally, a great orthopaedic mattress must be great at weight distribution. If the mattress can't do a good job of distributing your body weight, you're going to end up in even more pain than before.

5 Extra tips for making your back/joint paint bearable

Back/joint pain is something truly inconvenient and some people simply look for ways to make it bearable while they're trying to live a normal life. While the best thing to do is to visit a professional chiropractor or doctor, to check about your pain or condition, there are a few things you can do to make this pain bearable. Of course, if your pain does not go away or becomes even worse, make sure that you visit the doctor.

Maintain good posture all the time

One of the key things for making your joint/back/shoulder pain bearable is to keep your spine aligned. Make sure that you keep your spine aligned during your everyday activities like sleeping, walking or sitting.

An infographic showcasing proper sitting posture

Move as much as you can

Physical activity helps you to maintain a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you have enough physical activity during the day – this can be a simple 30-minute walk, an extensive workout session or a yoga session.

Avoid napping and lying on your bed during the day

While it can feel like we're all hard-wired to lie in bed and scroll on our phones, this is a big no-no. For one, napping can disturb your sleep cycle and make it harder to fall asleep at night. And lying in your bed all day can have a similar result, as it's no longer the “place you sleep” but rather the “place you hang out at”.

Keep your feet-shoulder-width apart

This is super important as this is a proper and good way to ensure yourself a healthy posture. Whenever you are awake, make sure you keep your feet-shoulder width ratio as this is highly important during day-to-day activities.

Roll your shoulder back and forth

This easy and quick exercise is highly valuable and is something you can do anytime and anywhere. It does not take you much of your time and it boosts your body tremendously and helps your (neck) muscles from becoming stiff.

Conclusion

And that's all you need to know to find the best orthopaedic mattress in the UK and say goodbye to those pesky body aches! Just keep in mind that not every mattress is going to fit every individual. Consider your build, your sleeping position, and any medical circumstances that you might fall under before making your decision.

And if the pain doesn't cease even after sleeping on your new mattress for a week or two, consider seeing a professional. It's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your health.

Lastly, if you have any questions, check out the FAQ section, ask us in the comments, or get in touch with us directly!

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FAQs about your new orthopaedic mattress

Finally, we thought it would be wise to answer a couple of questions that people seem to ask quite often. Knowing the answer to some of these questions could help you make the best possible decision when you decide to go out mattress shopping. Let’s check out our answers.

What makes an orthopaedic mattress?

Orthopaedic mattresses have a specific goal in their design – to alleviate pain and relieve pressure points, while giving adequate spinal support. The majority have a higher firmness level that led to more support, which is exactly what orthopaedic experts recommend.

Can I treat my back pain issues with an orthopaedic mattress?

If there's no underlying medical conditio, yes, you can. Just make sure you find the right firmness/support-comfort ratio, so you enjoy your night's sleep.

What type of mattress is most recommended by chiropractors?

Chiropractors will regularly recommend latex mattresses as they tend to offer great spinal support.

Why should I opt for an orthopaedic mattress?

If you're having trouble with chronic pain, you should definitely give an orthopaedic mattress a try. It will alleviate your pain and make it more bearable,or even eliminate the pain entirely.

Are orthopaedic mattresses the same as the regular mattresses?

Not quite. Orthopaedic mattresses are specially designed to relieve, alleviate and prevent pain.

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Connie
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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