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Finding the perfect mattress for back pain relief

In the UK, chronic pain affects between one-third to and one-half of people equating to around 28 million people. Couple this with a staggering 4 out of 5 enduring the daily challenges of back pain, it makes you wonder how any of us are getting any sleep!

Chronic back pain can greatly affect our mood, daily routines, and sleep, emphasising the importance of finding effective solutions for those experiencing such discomfort.

The good news is the right mattress can make a significant difference, offering support and comfort tailored to take the edge off back pain, giving you a better sleep experience.

In this blog, we’ll explore the connection between back pain and sleep, why choosing the right mattress for back pain relief and sleep is important, and what our experts (Clair!) would pick when choosing a mattress.

The connection between back pain and sleep

Back pain isn’t just a daytime annoyance; it often creeps into the night, disrupting your sleep and leaving you dreading the alarm in the morning. The relationship between back pain and sleep is complex, as discomfort during the night can lead to restless tossing and turning, worsening the issue.

Recognising this connection is the first step toward finding a solution.

“If you’re feeling discomfort while attempting to settle into a cosy position that proves fleeting, your mattress might not be supporting you the way it should.” – Clair, owner of Leyland Beds and Furniture.

Finding your perfect mattress

It’s no secret that you get what you pay for.

Not all mattresses are created equal, especially when it comes to addressing back pain.

Here are some key considerations for selecting the best mattress.


In our 20+ years’ experience, a medium-firm mattress provides a good balance of support and comfort for those dealing with back pain.


Memory foam and latex mattresses are popular choices for back pain sufferers. These mattresses are popular choices for people with back pain including contouring the body, relieving pressure points and ensuring proper spinal alignment.

Don’t resign yourself to living with back pain when viable solutions exist to help you address it. If you need a hand, we’re here to help.


When on the hunt for the perfect mattress, your top priority should be exceptional support. Look out for features like targeted lumbar support and a responsive surface. This will ensure the mattress adapts to your body’s contours and ease any back pain you have.

What do you recommend?

We asked Clair what mattresses she would recommend for back pain and that offered support. Her top three picks are as follows:

Memory Foam Mattresses

“Memory foam mattresses are one of my favourite mattresses. They’re known for their contouring capabilities and pressure point relief, including the lower back. We have a range of memory foam mattresses in various firmness levels and sizes at Leyland Beds and Furniture. We’ll find one to suit you.”

Latex mattresses

 “The thing I like most about natural latex mattresses is (not to get too technical!) they ensure optimal spinal alignment by offering gentle body conformity, especially in high-pressure areas like hips and shoulders. The difference between these and memory foam mattresses is that latex provides uplifting support without sinking, relieving pressure points effectively. Food for thought when choosing your new mattress!”

Hybrid mattresses

“Hybrid mattresses, combining memory foam, latex, and innerspring coils, provide versatile support catering to a variety of different people and their sleep preferences. Their excellent motion isolation and enhanced durability ensure a lasting and undisturbed sleep experience, whilst protecting your back too.”

Sleep better with Leyland Beds and Furniture

Investing in a mattress designed to rid yourself of back pain is a direct investment in your well-being and health. If you’re prepared to take the next step toward a more restful night, reach out or visit our showroom for a personalised mattress consultation. Contact us today at or give us a call at 01772 622509.