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Man wondering what the best mattress topper for back pain is after consistently waking up in pain

If you’re tired of waking up sore but you aren’t quite ready to replace your mattress, we have the best mattress topper for back pain. Using the same method to handcraft our mattresses, we build traditional and custom-sized mattress toppers pads to improve your sleep and fit your budget.

But before finding out what makes ours the best mattress topper in the industry, let’s first dive a little deeper into why back pain happens in bed, what you can do about it, and whether or not a mattress topper can actually help.

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How Can I Stop My Mattress from Hurting My Back?

First and foremost, find the right mattress or mattress topper for your body to reduce your back pain.

We spend nearly half our lifetime lying in bed (reading, watching TV, sleeping, etc.). And if you’re spending all that time physically unsupported and uncomfortable, your spine isn’t getting the relief it needs at the end of a long, hard day.

That being said, back pain is quite common in the US. A Georgetown study found that around 65 million Americans reported recent back pain. And some 16 million adults (or 8% of all adults) experience persistent or chronic back pain—8 percent!

And while an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and non-ergonomic work environment are likely both contributors, retiring to the right mattress each night is a great way to give your overworked spine a bit of nighttime relief.

Now, you may also want to alter the way you sleep.

Side sleeping, for instance, can actually be one of the best ways to keep your spine aligned—if you do it right, that is.

This graphic from Edison Spine Center shows how the side sleeping position only works when you have the right pillow and the right mattress conformity not to throw off your shoulders and hips.

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Side sleeping isn’t the only position to stave off back pain, as Healthline points out.

But no matter what position you choose, a healthy and happy back starts with a comfortable bed.

Can a Mattress Topper Help with Back Pain?

It sure can.

Easing back pain is actually one of the biggest advantages of using a quality mattress topper.

Not to be confused with a mattress protector or mattress pad, a mattress topper is a thick, supportive layer of material you place over your mattress and under your sheets.

This material can often serve the dual purpose of adding both cushion and support. This additional support can go a long way towards relieving pressure points, supporting a properly aligned spine, and helping you sleep free from back pain.

Adding it to your bed is also a more economical way of getting a better night’s sleep without having to buy an all-new mattress.

What Is the Best Mattress Topper for Lower Back and Hip Pain?

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There are a few things you’ll want to look for when trying to find the best mattress topper for back pain and hip pain.

  • Firmness – Balancing the line between a firm mattress topper for back pain and how cushiony your mattress topper is can be tough. Side sleepers especially will want a topper that allows their shoulders and hips to sink in rather than be pushed out, misaligning the spine.
  • Contouring – In the same vein, the best mattress topper for hip pain will allow for a high level of body contouring. The more it can absorb your body’s natural shape, the less pressure your hips will be to move out of place.
  • Thickness – The best mattress topper for back pain will likely be on the thicker side. A thicker mattress topper usually provides more cushion and support, relieving your back pain and giving your bent spine a rest.

In the end, you’re going to want to find a firm, thick mattress topper that actually contours to your body shape.

And once you have found your ideal mattress topper, you’re also going to want to make sure you know how to use it correctly.

Who Makes the Best Mattress Topper for Back Pain?

Whether you’re looking for the best mattress topper for back pain or you want one that’ll help fix your sagging bed, Beloit Mattress makes the highest quality topper in the industry.

Since 1929, our family-owned business has been providing exceptional handcrafted mattress and mattress toppers to satisfied customers. We also offer a 5-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing we truly believe in our mattress toppers.

And at Beloit, we’re proud to create the best mattress topper for hip pain and back pain.

How We Build the Best Mattress Topper for Back Pain

Your old mattress may have worn-out springs or broken-down foam, both of which don’t provide any support or pressure relief, leading to major back pain. Our back support mattress topper goes directly on top of your mattress for a plush, supportive sleep surface that contours to your curves and keeps your spine in alignment.

Natural Materials

We use only the most natural materials in our hypoallergenic, antibacterial mattress pad, including:

  • Soy-based gel foam for dense cushioning and support over even the firmest, most uncomfortable surfaces.
  • Breathable, silky bamboo fabric that’s never treated with pesticides.
  • Moisture-wicking New Zealand wool to keep you cool and dry and combat mold.

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The Handmade Difference

Building the best firm mattress pad for back pain takes time. We use the same precision in our mattresses, stuff, hand-stitch, and then inspect every mattress topper before they leave our Beloit, Wisconsin factory. It’s what makes our mattress pads more durable than any other, and we back that with a 5-year-warranty.

Foam That Feels Good and That You Can Feel Good About

Whether you sleep on an innerspring bed or a memory foam mattress, back pain usually means you’re not getting the spinal support you need in whatever position you sleep. Our gel foam provides just enough cushioning for comfort but is firm enough to support your spine while sleeping on your back, side, or stomach. And while another mattress topper for back pain may contain harmful chemicals, ours is made with foams that are CertiPUR-US certified, so they have:

  • No ozone depleters
  • No toxic flame retardants
  • No heavy metals like mercury or lead
  • No formaldehyde No phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Low Volatile Organic Compound emissions for indoor air quality

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Custom Size Mattress Toppers to Fit Your Individual Needs

It’s frustrating to finally find a mattress topper on sale to discover it’s not offered in the size you need. We sell mattress pads in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, and everything in between, so no matter what size the bed is causing your back pain, we can make it better.

We also make custom mattress toppers for RV’s, Trucks, Campers, and more.  

Ready to Buy the Best Mattress Topper for Back Pain? Shop Now!

You don’t have to keep waking up with a sore back. If you aren’t quite ready to buy a new mattress but want to start waking up without pain, we have just what you need. Order online now, or come see us in Rockford, IL, or Beloit, WI, to start enjoying more restful nights!


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