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Orthopaedic Mattresses

An orthopaedic mattress is a great choice for those who suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. Designed to promote a healthy sleeping posture, our orthopaedic mattress range reduces the strain on key pressure points of the body.

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What is an orthopaedic mattress?

An orthopaedic mattress is specifically designed to provide optimal support to key areas of the body while you sleep. A suitable orthopaedic mattress for back pain will ensure the firm sleeping surface alleviates spinal pressure, reducing feelings of soreness and tenderness.

To find out more about the best orthopaedic mattresses, take a look at our dedicated orthopaedic mattress buying guide. Alternatively, if you are an arthritis sufferer, then check out our helpful best mattress for arthritis guide.

Why choose an orthopaedic mattress?

  • Maximum levels of support – whether you choose a pocketed spring, memory foam or hybrid design, orthopaedic mattresses deliver outstanding support. They spring back quickly, and if turned regularly will not develop uncomfortable dips or lumps.

  • Better weight distribution – because they’re more robust, orthopaedic mattresses spread out your weight across a larger area. This also makes them a good choice for heavier or larger people. The weight distribution ensures that pressure spots are eliminated.

  • Encourages a healthy posture when sleeping – because of the levels of support, an orthopaedic mattress helps you naturally settle into a healthier sleeping position.

  • A neutral spine position – on an orthopaedic mattress, your spine is aligned correctly from your neck down to your lower back. This minimises stress and helps you get a better night’s sleep.

What is the price of an orthopaedic mattress?

You’ll pay a little more for a good quality orthopaedic mattress, purely because of the way they’re constructed. Orthopaedic memory foam mattresses use denser, thicker layers of foam, which may also include Reflex foam. The best way to save money is to look for special deals and sale offers. At MattressNextDay, you’ll also save money with our free UK mainland delivery service. 

How firm are orthopaedic mattresses?

Orthopaedic mattresses are generally rated firm or extra firm. This additional firmness allows your body weight to be more evenly distributed across the mattress, relieving painful pressure points while maintaining a natural spinal alignment. An orthopaedic mattress for back pain is also a suitable choice for users who simply prefer the supportive feel of firm mattresses

What types of orthopaedic mattresses are available?

Orthopaedic beds can be purchased with an array of fillings, providing sleep support to users with an assortment of needs and ailments. There are various levels of back and joint pain, and our broad orthopaedic bed range offers differing top-layer materials and contents to complement the firm orthopaedic base:

  • Pocket sprung

  • Memory foam

  • Sprung 

  • Reflex foam

Next-day delivery on orthopaedic mattresses

At MattressNextDay, we offer a huge range of the best orthopaedic mattresses with free next-day delivery. From single to super king orthopaedic mattresses, our back support beds are available from many leading mattress brands, including Silentnight. We offer a nationwide next-day mattress delivery, striving to deliver your mattress for joint support within 24 hours where possible, for free.

Size Imperial Metric
Cot Mattress 3'9" x 1'9" 120cm x 60cm
Cot Bed Mattress 4'6" x 2'3" 140cm x 70cm
Adjustable Small Single 2'6" x 6'6" 75cm x 200cm
Adjustable Single 3' x 6'6" 90cm x 200cm
Adjustable Small Double 4' x 6'6" 120cm x 200cm
Adjustable Double 4'6" x 6'6" 135cm x 200cm
Small Single 2'6" x 6'3" 75cm x 190cm
Single 3' x 6'3" 90cm x 190cm
Small Double 4' x 6'3" 120cm x 190cm
Double 4'6" x 6'3" 135cm x 190cm
King Size 5' x 6'6" 150cm x 200cm
Super King 6' x 6'6" 180cm x 200cm
European Small Single 2'8" x 6'6" 80cm x 200cm
European Single 3' x 6'6" 90cm x 200cm
European Double 4'7" x 6'6" 140cm x 200cm
European King Size 5'3" x 6'6" 160cm x 200cm

All mattress sizes given are approximate and stated sizes refer to the sleeping surface only. Mattresses sizes may vary slightly from their stated dimensions due to manufacturing tolerances, please allow +/- 2 inches (5cm).

Support Best for
 Icon for Memory Foam Memory Foam Body moulding and pressure relieving
 Icon for Natural Fibres Natural Fibres Unrivalled comfort, naturally temperature-regulating
 Icon for Latex Latex Breathable, supportive and eco friendly
 Icon for Cool Gel Memory Foam Cool Gel Memory Foam Active cooling properties, ideal for hot sleepers
 Icon for Soft White Fibres Soft White Fibres Hypoallergenic polyester, soft and durable

Support Best for
 Icon for Pocket Springs Pocket Springs Individual springs for tailored support
 Icon for Foam Foam Conforms to your body's shape, silent (no springs)
 Icon for Open Coil Springs Open Coil Springs Traditional, interlinked springs
 Icon for Pocket Springs Latex Bouncy yet supportive, great for hot sleepers

Firmness Best for
Good for side sleepers, a softer level of support
Good all-rounder for front, side or back sleepers
Medium - Firm
Good for people who change sleeping position
Good for people who sleep on their front or back
Extra Firm
The firmest level of support, also known as orthopaedic

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