10 Best Bed For Back Pain Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

If you dread a trip to Mattress Firm or Macy’s, realize that you have more options than ever before—department and specialty stores are no longer the default destination for mattress shopping. Great mattresses at fair prices can be found at warehouse clubs and through online retailers—and the competition is only getting more intense.

We test queen-size mattresses (60 inches wide by 80 inches long) because they’re the most common size purchased. (For your reference, the other standard dimensions are king, 76×80 inches; California king, 72×84; full, or double, 53×75; and twin, 38×75.)

Top 10 Bed For Back Pain

Bestseller No. 1
Nayoya Back and Neck Pain Relief - Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set - Comes with a Vinyl Carry Bag for...
2776 Reviews
Nayoya Back and Neck Pain Relief - Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set - Comes with a Vinyl Carry Bag for...
  • IMMEDIATE back and neck pain relief in the comfort of your home in as little as 20 minutes per day
  • ELIMINATES the need for expensive treatments as well as therapist, masseuse and chiropractor visits
Bestseller No. 2
ProSource Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set for Back/Neck Pain Relief and Muscle Relaxation, Grey
2000 Reviews
ProSource Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set for Back/Neck Pain Relief and Muscle Relaxation, Grey
  • PAIN REDUCTION - Naturally reduce muscle tension, back pain, and headaches by simply laying on the mat daily...
  • FULL SUPPORT - The cushioned foam mat is large enough to fit your full back, and unlike many mats that only...
Bestseller No. 3
Sivan Back and Neck Pain Relief Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set, Chronic Back Pain Treatment -...
283 Reviews
Sivan Back and Neck Pain Relief Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set, Chronic Back Pain Treatment -...
  • ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE MAT AND NECK PILLOW (GREEN) - Provides thousands of stimulation points, for immediate back...
  • GREAT FOR HEALING -The mat and pillow is a Swedish acupressure mat, inspired by ancient Indian healing...
Bestseller No. 4
Acksonse Lumbar Pillow for Sleeping Memory Foam Back Pain Support Lower Back Cushion in Bed Waist...
56 Reviews
Acksonse Lumbar Pillow for Sleeping Memory Foam Back Pain Support Lower Back Cushion in Bed Waist...
  • ✔ Advanced pillow for sleeping back pain is designed to help improve spine posture and help reduce strained...
  • ✔Super-soft, machine washable outer velour cover. Inner mesh liner increases comfort and breath-ability.
Bestseller No. 5
The Angle by Back Support Systems - Guaranteed to Help Reduce Back Pain Immediately. Eco Friendly,...
169 Reviews
The Angle by Back Support Systems - Guaranteed to Help Reduce Back Pain Immediately. Eco Friendly,...
  • GUARANTEED TO HELP REDUCE BACK PAIN: Our Patented Angle Memory Foam Wedge Pillow is clinically proven to be...
  • BED WEDGE FOR THERAPY AND SLEEP: Designed for those suffering from back and body pains. The Angle diminishes...
Bestseller No. 6
Back Pain Relief Memory Foam Pillow - Half Moon Bolster Knee Pillow for Side, Back, Stomach Sleepers...
593 Reviews
Back Pain Relief Memory Foam Pillow - Half Moon Bolster Knee Pillow for Side, Back, Stomach Sleepers...
  • EFFECTIVE ORTHOPEDIC PAIN RELIEF - Recommended by Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Sports Trainers and...
  • LUMBAR PILLOW, KNEE ROLL PILLOW, LEG RAISER or SPACER - Ensure spine / hip alignment and relaxation,...
Bestseller No. 7
Spoonk - Back Pain and Sleep Aid Relief in Cotton Regular Size Acupressure Mat with Bag Eco USA...
2159 Reviews
Spoonk - Back Pain and Sleep Aid Relief in Cotton Regular Size Acupressure Mat with Bag Eco USA...
  • 3 PIECE COMBO SET: 1 reg. size mat with 6200 points comes with the bag 1 travel size mat - roles in a neck...
  • RELIEF from back and neck pain, sciatic nerve, stiff neck and shoulder pain, insomnia, deeper sleep quality...
Bestseller No. 8
Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set for Sciatic Pain Back Pain and Neck Pain Relief Relieve Stress by...
59 Reviews
Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set for Sciatic Pain Back Pain and Neck Pain Relief Relieve Stress by...
  • EFFECTIVELY induces a state of complete relaxation while reducing aches, pain, stress and tension.
  • STIMULATE METABOLISM:Relief from back and neck pain, Fibromyalgia, sciatic nerve, stiff neck and shoulder...
Bestseller No. 9
Sleep Jockey Lumbar Pillow for Bed Back Pain
3 Reviews
Sleep Jockey Lumbar Pillow for Bed Back Pain
  • ☁️ HIGHEST QUALITY LUMBAR PILLOW FOR SLEEPING BACK PAIN AVAILABLE ANYWHERE - Wrapped in a BREATHABLE...
  • 🐶 YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND IS BUILT TO LAST - Don't waste money on flimsy budget bed wedges. Our triangle...
Bestseller No. 10
Eco Acupressure Massage Mat Natural Organic Linen Cotton | Acupuncture Mats for Neck, Back,...
219 Reviews
Eco Acupressure Massage Mat Natural Organic Linen Cotton | Acupuncture Mats for Neck, Back,...
  • NATURAL HEALING FROM THE INSIDE, OUT. Ajnamat is a Doctor recommended acupressure mat that melts away pain and...
  • ENJOY A DEEPER SLEEP, WAKE UP REFRESHED. Simply lie on your acupressure spike mat for a relaxing, therapeutic...

Three Mattress Myths

Common claims that haven’t held up in our tests:

The More Coils, the Better
The better innerspring models we test have 600 to 1,000 coils. But even if one mattress has more coils than another, the coils could be made of thinner-gauge metal. You’ll also hear about coil variations such as Bonnell (hourglass type), continuous wire, and individually pocketed springs. None of those is inherently superior.

Gel Provides a Cooler Sleep
More than half our innerspring mattresses (noted in our mattress ratings) have a layer of gel-infused foam that’s claimed to provide a cooling effect, though it’s worth noting that 10 percent of the mattresses with a gel-infused layer still retain warmth. Overall, our tests have shown that innerspring mattresses containing gel did tend to sleep slightly cooler, but the reverse was true with gel-infused foam beds.

Extra Lumbar Support Helps Back Sleepers
A special lumbar-support zone is one of many ways manufacturers try to differentiate their product lines. But there’s no guarantee that it makes any real difference, and it hasn’t shown significant benefits in our tests.

Forget About Comparison Shopping

If you like a mattress at one store and ask elsewhere for something similar, you’re likely to be steered toward a same-brand mattress claimed to have the same construction, components, and firmness. Mattress makers offer some lines nationally, but when those brands are sold through major chains such as Macy’s or Mattress Firm, they’re typically exclusive to those chains. And manufacturers don’t publish a directory of comparable mattresses. So use our ratings as a guide, and insist on the precise make and model that scored well in our tests. Also check our ratings of mattress brands and stores, based on subscriber surveys.

Shopping Tips

Lie Down
If possible, lie on any mattress that you’re considering. Wear loose clothes, and shoes you can slip off. Make yourself comfortable, and shoo away the salesperson if you’re feeling pressured. Salespeople should expect you to take your time. Spend at least 5 or 10 minutes on each side and on your back (your stomach, too, if that’s a preferred sleeping position). Panelists who took beds home for a month-long trial rarely changed the opinion they formed after the first night. Shopping online or at a warehouse club? Tryouts aren’t usually an option, so checking return policies before you buy is extra-important.

Check Return Policies
Make sure the store offers a full refund or credit toward another mattress. Return periods often called “comfort guarantees,” range from a couple of weeks to 120 days. Some retailers, including Macy’s and Sears, charge a 15 percent restocking fee. Some sellers provide free pickup if you want a refund or an exchange, but otherwise, you’ll have to pay for it—or cart the mattress to the store. Macy’s, for example, charges an $85 pickup fee. And you’ll be responsible for any damage.

Try to Haggle
Once you’ve settled on a model, try to bring the price down. Many businesses, such as warehouse clubs, have fixed prices and won’t budge. But for retailers that do negotiate—particularly specialty chains—huge markups allow them to lower prices by 50 percent or more during their frequent sales. Our recommendation: Any time of year, insist on a sale price you’ve seen for the mattress you know you want and don’t be afraid to walk out if you feel you’re getting a raw deal. While it’s a little tougher to negotiate online, there are still ways to save.

Don’t Be Bullied Into Buying a Box Spring
You might not need it. If your box spring isn’t broken and is still structurally sound, consider keeping it and saving money (roughly $150 to $300 for a queen-size). One caveat: Some brands require you to buy their box spring to receive full warranty coverage. Many foam manufacturers recommend a platform base or strong slatted wood foundations.

Understand the Warranty
It can range from 10 to 25 years and covers only manufacturing defects such as sagging and loose or broken coil wires. Coverage is frequently prorated, meaning that it decreases over time.

On Delivery Day
Never accept delivery without inspecting the mattress (and the box spring, if you buy one) for stains and other damage. Also, be sure that the mattress has a label that states “all-new material” before you send the driver on his way. If it’s not there, refuse delivery. And keep it on afterward in case you have to file a warranty claim in the future. If you bought a bed-in-a-box, inspect the mattress as soon as you unroll it. Call customer service immediately if something appears to be wrong with the mattress or if it’s dirty. Take a few photos with your smartphone in case the customer service representative asks for proof of the damage.

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