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What is the Best Mattress for Hip Pain?

What is the best mattress for hip pain?

If you experience hip pain, you know how uncomfortable it can be, and how it can even impact your sleep experience. Your mattress should be a soothing space for you to feel rejuvenated, not make your hip pain worse. 

So, what is the best mattress for hip pain? A customizable latex mattress. Keep reading to learn more.

Why do my hips hurt when I sleep?

If you notice that you have hip pain in bed or it seems to be most intense right after you wake up, it may be your current mattress.

If you sleep on your side, it’s very important that your mattress offers pressure point relief for your hip and shoulder. This means that a mattress shouldn’t be too firm. It should instead cradle you as you gently sink in. However, at the same time, it shouldn’t be so soft that you no longer have any support. There truly is a balance.

Of course, other reasons why your hips hurt may have nothing to do with your mattress. Some of these reasons include…

  • Arthritis
  • Hip injury
  • Pregnancy
  • Bursitis

If you think your hip pain is caused by a medical issue, consult with your doctor.

Can hip pain impact sleep?

YES! Pain and discomfort can absolutely wake you up in the middle of the night, or make it difficult to fall asleep in the first place. It can also lead to tossing and turning, which is your body’s way of desperately searching for a comfortable position. You will feel antsy, agitated, and exhausted in the morning after a poor night’s rest.

What is the best sleep position for hip pain?

If you are able to sleep on your back, this may be your best solution. However, if you wish to sleep on your side, you can try sleeping with a pillow between your knees (we recommend using a body pillow), or you can soften your mattress even further with a mattress topper. 

Using a mattress topper for hip pain gives you that pillowy relief without the expense of buying a whole new mattress (if it is indeed the mattress that is causing you issues). However, please note that if your mattress has a large dip that is aggravating your hip, adding a topper will not solve the problem. The topper will dip with the mattress.

Best Mattress for Hip Pain

We recommend a customizable latex mattress because of its ability to give you the exact feel you need for ultimate comfort.

The Serenity mattress is available in two different types of latex, Dunlop latex and Talalay latex. Each type of latex comes in Soft, Medium, and Firm densities. The Serenity includes 3 layers of your choice.

Dunlop is more dense than Talalay so if you are looking for a softer, “sinking in” type of feel to your mattress that will gently cradle your hip, we recommend that at least the top layer of your mattress is Soft or Medium Talalay.

When considering the best mattress for sore hips, the key is to make sure your mattress is firm enough that it has support but soft enough that your hip doesn’t feel pressure. 

To learn more about mattress configurations, check out this page.

Is my memory foam mattress causing hip pain?

Memory foam mattresses are excellent for pressure point relief BUT they also pose the risk of never bouncing back over time, causing dips and sags in the mattress. If your memory foam mattress has a significant dip, this may be contributing to your hip pain.

You can read the differences between memory foam and natural latex here or watch this video.

Best Mattress Topper for Hip Pain

If you are looking for a mattress topper that is plush and mimics the feel of pressure-relieving memory foam (without the memory foam), then we recommend The Vitality mattress topper. This topper includes one layer of Soft Talalay latex that is wrapped in an organic knit fabric. The stretchy fabric allows close contact to the latex, which means you really get to feel that luxurious softness that is so comforting.

Best Body Pillow for Hip Pain

If you are a side sleeper with hip pain, we highly recommend adding a body pillow to your routine. The organic kapok body pillow is fluffy, lightweight, and allows for pressure point relief and spinal alignment. 

Say Goodbye to Hip Pain

We hope that with a more supportive sleep set up, you can rest more comfortably and either decrease or completely eliminate your hip pain. The power of a quality mattress should never be underestimated.

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