Do sore hips keep you up at night? If so, it could be time to upgrade your mattress. Quality sleep is vital for our overall health, concentration levels and mental wellbeing. So, if pain is getting in the way of a great night’s slumber, it’s time to do something about it.
The type of mattress you sleep on can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep, especially when you suffer from hip or joint pain. We look at some of the best mattresses for hip pain in the UK to stop you tossing and turning at night and help you on your journey towards perfect sleep.
It’s time to say goodbye to hip pain at night!
What Mattress is Best for Sore Hips?
Let’s look at different mattress types to find the best solution for hip pain;
A spring or innerspring mattress can aggravate hip pain. If the mattress does not have a sufficient top layer covering the springs, these springs can start to become sore on pressure points (ankles, hips, shoulders) as the mattress ages.
Pocket Spring Mattresses
Pocket spring mattresses provide better support than innerspring designs as individual pocketed coils allow for full-body, targeted support. As long as the mattress has a sufficient comfort layer above the springs, most should be suitable for hip pain sufferers.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Pressure-relieving memory foam mattresses are ideal for those with hip pain. This is because the material softens upon contact with body heat and weight to mould to your form. This softer mattress allows your body to rest in its natural alignment, without putting extra tension on joints.
Hybrid mattresses combine the bounce and support of pocket springs with the extra cushioning of memory foam. This is another good option for those with sore hips who prefer the feel of springs or share the bed with a partner of different weight.
Orthopaedic memory foam mattresses are designed for those who suffer from conditions such as back or joint pain. Extra thick layers of memory foam and strategically placed grooves in the foam provide heightened support where you need it most.
An orthopaedic memory foam mattress can help to ease hip pain by offering optimum pressure relief around the hips and lower back.
Another factor to consider when choosing your mattress is which mattress thickness and firmness is best for relieving hip pain at night.
The right mattress firmness for you depends on;
- Your weight (the heavier you are, the firmer your mattress needs to be)
- Your sleeping preference
- Your sleeping position
- Your bed frame support
Usually, a medium-firm memory foam mattress will be suitable for those with hip pain as it provides a good balance between comfort and support.
What is the Best Mattress for Lower Back and Hip Pain?
Sometimes, pain in the hips can be caused by transference pain from your lower back. This area of the body is closely connected, and it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where the pain is coming from.
If you experience discomfort in both your lower back and hips, a medical-grade orthopaedic mattress could have a big impact on your sleep.
Best Mattress for Hip Pain UK
We’ve scoured our collections to find the best mattresses for hip pain;
Classicpedic Ultra Memory Foam Mattress
The Classicpedic range of orthopaedic mattresses is designed to care for your back, muscles and joints.
The Classicpedic Ultra mattress features a deep layer of orthopaedic foam with a supportive reflex base, castellated for pressure point relief. A luxury quilted cover and triple-layer design guarantee you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and replenished.
- Medium soft support
- Luxury quilted cover
- Orthopaedic memory foam
- Castellated reflex base
- 10-year warranty
Zen Ergopedic Pocket Mattress
If you prefer the bounce and support of pocket springs, this hybrid mattress could be for you. The Zen Ergopedic pocket mattress has been designed with back and joint pain sufferers in mind and features a pocket spring base underneath a memory foam comfort layer.
Ideal for side sleepers, couples with different sleeping preferences and those who need additional support, this orthopaedic mattress contains high-quality materials to help you sleep well.
- Medium support
- Removable, washable cover
- Quad layer design
- Hybrid design
- Luxury quilted cover
- 10-year warranty
Komfi Healthcare Foam Mattress
With NHS grade foam and three layers of memory foam technology, the Zen Ergopedic Memory Foam Mattress is ideal for sleepers with hip pain. This is a fully supportive mattress that encourages healthy circulation and muscle relaxation.
- Medium support
- Medical grade foam
- Removable cover
- 10-year warranty
4G Aircool Pedic Deluxe
A perfect mattress for sleepers with hip pain who find traditional foam mattresses too hot, the 4G Aircool Pedic Deluxe mattress comes with a Eucalyptus infused cover and cooling technology to help you stay cool all night long.
Combining medical grade foam with cooling particles and an antibacterial cover makes for a great night’s sleep.
- 4G Aircool cooling memory foam technology
- Quilted, 100% natural, eucalyptus-infused cover
- Medical grade orthopaedic foam
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Triple-layer design
- 10-year warranty
Common Causes of Hip Pain
Hip pain is a common complaint in the UK, and it can be caused by a number of different factors;
Hip pain is often caused by health conditions that tend to appear later in life. Hip pain could be caused by;
- Abnormally shaped bones that rub together
- Tearing in the cartilage around the hip socket
- Hip dysplasia
- Infection in the hip bone or joint
- Reduced blood flow
- Sciatica or pinched nerves
- Bone cancer
Another cause of hip pain is physical injury. Excessive exercise, overexertion or a fall, could result in the following causes of discomfort;
- Inflamed joints (bursitis)
- Hamstring injuries
- Inflamed thigh ligament
- Hip fractures
- Sprained muscles or tendons around the hip and thighs
(Although we know almost everything there is to know about mattresses, we’re not doctors so always visit your GP for an official diagnosis)
Why Do My Hips Hurt at Night?
For some people, hip pain can be exacerbated at night as you lie inactive in the same position for extended periods of time, leading to stiffness and discomfort. Your sleeping position can also aggravate certain existing conditions such as osteoarthritis, sciatica and tendonitis.
Can My Mattress Cause Hip Pain?
It’s unlikely that your mattress is the underlying cause of your hip pain, however, certain types of mattresses can make existing hip pain worse.
If your mattress is old, or it contains springs with only a thin comfort layer, it can make hip pain more pronounced.
That’s why it’s important to choose the right type of mattress for you and your individual sleeping needs.
How do you Relieve Severe Hip Pain?
If you’re after some general tips on how to relieve hip pain in your day to day life, read on;
- If you’re overweight, losing weight can help take pressure off your hip joints
- Avoid overly strenuous activities such as high impact running
- Instead, try low impact exercises such as walking or swimming
- Always stretch and cool down before and after exercise
- Try to wear flat, well-fitting shoes
- Visit a physiotherapist for some simple exercises to strengthen the muscles around your hips
- Try to avoid sitting or standing still for long periods
How Should I Sleep to Relieve Hip Pain?
Your sleeping position could have a surprising effect on the way you experience hip pain;
Sleeping on your side has some great health benefits, including improving circulation and healthy spine alignment. However, sleeping on your side can put pressure on your hips. For this reason, it can help to sleep with a pillow in between your knees to realign the hips.
Memory foam is ideal for side sleepers as it moulds to the shape of your body, providing cushioning around the hip joints and relieving pressure.
Sleeping on your front can put extra pressure on your lower back and hips as they press into the mattress. If you do prefer to sleep on your stomach, opt for a medium-firm mattress that can support your weight, and maintain the natural curve of the spine.
Sleeping on your back is one of the best sleeping positions for hip pain sufferers. This is because it allows you to rest in a neutral position, without putting pressure on the back, shoulders and hips.
Do Mattress Toppers Help Hip Pain?
A memory foam mattress topper can provide an extra layer of comfort and support to cushion pressure points and relieve hip pain at night.
Viscoelastic memory foam moulds to your shape, providing pressure relief for pain spots and helping you fall asleep quicker.
Here’s a look at some of the toppers in our range;
Budget Memory Foam Toppers
Our Essentials memory foam toppers are ideal for those on a budget looking for a quick fix. Toppers in this range can help soothe minor aches and pains, but for more severe hip pain you may need a deeper layer of memory foam.
Mattress Toppers for Hot Sleepers
If you often wake up too hot during the night, choosing a cooling mattress topper that increases air circulation is a simple solution. Try our Coolmax mattress topper range for a cool and comfortable sleep surface.
Mattress Toppers for Hip Pain
If you suffer from hip pain, we recommend choosing a mattress topper with a thicker layer of memory foam to provide optimum comfort. A Zen mattress topper with a luxurious 7.5cm layer of memory foam should provide the comfort and support you need to sleep without discomfort.
What is the Best Pillow for Hip Pain?
If you sleep on your side, placing a pillow between your knees can help to relieve hip pain by realigning the hips into a more natural position.
The best type of pillow for hip pain is memory foam as it moulds to your shape to provide personalised comfort. A memory foam pillow is long-lasting and provides the best level of support.
Say Goodbye to Hip Pain at Night
If you’re ready to banish discomfort, it might be time to upgrade your mattress. Here at Memory Foam Warehouse, we have hundreds of styles to suit all different types of sleepers, regardless of budget.
If you need some more help choosing the right mattress for you, check out our online mattress buying guide.
Or, if you’re ready to get stuck in, start browsing our memory foam mattresses online today.