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The Best Mattress Toppers for Relieving Hip Pain


Woman sets at the edge of her bed holding hip as she looks for relief from hip pain with mattress topper

By definition, a mattress topper works as an extension of the mattress, giving a bit of extra height, depth, and cushioning. In reality, the right mattress topper can do so much more than just be comfortable! In fact, if you are one of the millions of people who suffer from sore joints in the morning you can even find a mattress topper for hip pain.

Why am I Waking up With Hip Pain?

Few things are as uncomfortable as living with hip pain. It’s difficult to walk, exercise, sit, and even lie down comfortably. In fact, if you’re like many people who suffer from hip pain, that’s where your hip pain actually originated- lying down. More than likely, you’re getting hip pain when sleeping on your side because of one of these:

  • Sleeping on a bad mattress
  • Soreness or overuse from exercise
  • Tight muscles
  • Injuries
  • Hip osteoarthritis

The most common cause of hip pain in the morning is because you’re sleeping on a surface that is making your pressure points worse, not better. In fact, even if your hip pain when sleeping isn’t directly caused by a bad bed, it will be further exacerbated by one.

Up to 90% of people with chronic joint pain don’t sleep well. That lack of sleep could be influencing your pain and mobility the next day. If you are suffering from hip pain while you try to sleep and it’s making good rest impossible, it could be affecting your chances of recovering completely from the injury or condition that caused your pain. This is because your body works hard at healing when you’re asleep. It’s time to break the cycle! 

The Best Mattress Toppers for Relieving Hip Pain

When you’re experiencing hip pain, it is because of pressure points. Memory foam, latex, and gel are the ideal mattress topper materials for those who need added pressure relief. For this reason, these are the options we recommend for those looking for a mattress topper for hip pain:

Thomasville Gellux Convoluted Tri-Zone 3-Inch Mattress Topper

Using patented Gellux™ technologies, this cooling mattress topper works to relieve pressure and pain through responsive, reflexive, and resilient support. Gellux™ maintains targeted support and pressure relief for aching muscles and joints, making it perfect for those who suffer from hip pain. While old-fashioned memory foam options left sleepers feeling too warm, this material allows for superior breathability. The three-zone design consisting of liquid gel, fused with high-performance memory foam, provides targeted lumbar relief where you need it most. Simultaneously, the channeled wave structure creates space for consistent, high airflow and refreshing comfort. 

Soft-Tex Bamboo Charcoal Infused 4-Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper

You can rest easier on the pressure-relieving support of SensorPEDIC's Bamboo charcoal infused memory foam mattress topper. This 4-inch pad features swirls of gray memory foam infused with bamboo charcoal to keep your sleep surface fresh and control odor naturally. Open-cell memory foam, coupled with VentAIR technology, work cohesively to provide superior comfort and optimize airflow. Say goodbye to hip pain and say hello to the long, uninterrupted night of sleep you deserve!

I Love My Pillow Out Cold Copper Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

This mattress topper is so much more than an extra layer of supportive softness! This 2.5-inch convoluted foam topper includes a removable, machine-washable Out Cold Cooling Cover infused with copper threads for antibacterial benefits and cools by actively pulling heat away from your body. Enhancing pressure-relief, breathable signature gel memory foam with zoned support and comfort curves delivers conforming responsiveness for your entire body, especially your hips.

A Quick Word About Your Mattress

A mattress topper doesn’t make a bad mattress into a good mattress; it makes a good mattress even better. For this reason, you should only be shopping for a mattress topper for hip pain if you already have a high-quality mattress. If your current mattress is old, cheap, lumpy, or poorly-made, even the best mattress toppers won’t be able to help you. This is why you’ll need to give serious thought to your mattress before anything else.

Pain isn’t normal, no matter what your age or what other underlying health conditions you have. To take it even further, pain that interferes substantially with your sleep isn’t sustainable. You absolutely need to sleep, so you need the right bedroom products that make this possible. As you look at our online catalogue, you’ll see you have dozens of options for your new mattress topper. Which one is right for you? If you’re still wondering, you can always reach out and ask! When you click on the “Chat with us” button in the lower right-hand corner, you’ll be speaking live to one of our local Sleep Experts. It’s just one way we make it easy for you to get the great sleep you need!