The Best Beds for Bad Backs

Updated February 21, 2017

Foam or air beds are typically the best beds for people with bad backs because they provide stable support, according to The Sleep Guide. Mattresses with spring coils provide uneven support and tend to apply pressure to sensitive areas. The Relief for Back Pain site also notes that spring-coil mattresses shift whenever a person moves or gets in or out of the bed, which disturbs another sleeper in the bed.

Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made of visoelastic memory foam that contours to the shape of a sleeper's body and supports the sleeper to relieve pressure points. The airflow system in the base layer of foam lets air circulate through the mattress and keeps it cool.

The Tempur-Pedic Deluxebed has a Tempur Comfort foam layer, a Tempur Support foam layer, and a base layer of foam with the airflow system. The Tempur-Cloud is softer than the Tempur-Pedic and has a Tempur-ES foam layer, a Tempur Support foam layer, and the base foam layer. Both include a plush zippered cover and a bed foundation constructed of MDF boards covered in microsuede.

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses provide firm support for sleepers and do not cause pressure points. Several manufacturers offer memory foam mattresses in a variety of styles.

The AngelBeds Luxury mattress is made of multiple layers of memory foam on a ventilated foam layer. The mattress is encased in a stretch terry velour cover.

The foam used in the Vienna mattress by Bragada is denser and softer than most other memory foam mattresses. A quilted cashmere cover with natural fibre fill surrounds multiple layers of foam.

The Inspiration mattress by The Healing Company is made of multiple layers of memory foam in a quilted wicking cover. The surface layers of the foam contain channels for air circulation and cooling.

The Sealy Posturepedic True Form Crystal Sea mattress is made of multiple layers of convoluted and solid memory foam with a built in Posture-Core weight distribution layer and a heat-wicking quilted cover.

ComfortAire Mattress

ComfortAire mattresses have adjustable air-support systems. Twin size mattresses have one air chamber, full and queen size mattresses are available with one or two air chambers, and king size mattresses have two air chambers.

The DreamAire Cirrus mattress by ComfortAire has latex rubber air cores in a foam support system topped with a soft convoluted foam pad. It is encased in a quilted cover and has a fast, but somewhat noisy, air-control unit.

The GS500 mattress has air chambers surrounded by soft foam. The quilted euro-top cover is also lined with foam. The air-control unit is quieter and slower than the DreamAire unit.

The Anniversary mattress has air chambers in comfort foam with convoluted memory foam on one side and multiple layers of foam on the other side for your choice of comfort. The thick euro-top cover is lined with durable resilient foam. The air-control unit is the quietest and slowest model.

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Melody Lee holds a degree in landscape design, is a Florida Master Gardener, and has more than 30 years of gardening experience. She currently works as a writer and copy editor. Her previous jobs include reporter, photographer and editor for a weekly newspaper.