Many of us suffer from shoulder pain, whether on an occasional or an ongoing basis. Shoulder pain can be caused by pre-existing conditions, injury, or even by how you sleep.
For those with existing injuries or shoulder pain, sleeping on the wrong mattress can exacerbate the issue, while in other scenarios the way you are sleeping or the mattress you’re sleeping on can actually be the cause of your shoulder pain.
We’ve rounded up some of the best mattress types for shoulder pain and given the DFI Recommendation for the best mattresses for those who suffer from shoulder pain. For general information on available mattresses types in Ireland please check out our Mattress Buying Guide.
When it comes to how firm or soft your mattress is, it’s down to personal preference, but for those who suffer from shoulder pain, a soft to medium mattress is recommended.
A soft to medium mattress will allow your body to sink into the mattress a little more, providing relief from the pressure point of your shoulder and other joints.
The Best Mattress Types For Shoulder Pain
DFI Recommends: Hybrid Mattress
If you suffer from shoulder pain, a mattress of soft to medium firmness is recommended, to help relieve the pressure on your shoulder joints while you sleep. The Hybrid mattress gives you the best of both worlds, making it a great option for anyone suffering from shoulder pain.
With a pocket sprung core, combined with a topping layer of memory foam, the hybrid mattress offers a firm base of support with a memory foam comfort layer for added luxury, allowing you to sink slightly into the mattress, while being supported. The memory foam topping provides even distribution of weight.
Why is a Hybrid the best mattress for shoulder pain?
- Soft memory foam comfort layer provides pressure relief for shoulders and other pressure points
- Even distribution of weight
- Medium level of firmness
- Great option for side sleepers or those with shoulder pain
Option 2: Pocket Sprung Mattress
For those who suffer from shoulder pain, but prefer a mattress on the firmer side, a pocket sprung mattress offers a medium level of firmness and support. The springs within the mattress are sewn into individual pockets of fabric, which respond to the weight and shape of your body, providing support as you move and relieving pressure on the shoulder.
Why is pocket sprung a good mattress for shoulder pain?
- Pocket sprung mattresses provide even distribution of weight, relieving pressure on shoulder
- Responsive to movement and shape
- Come in a variety of firmness and spring count options
- Also great for taller or heavier individuals