If you suffer from hip pain, you know first-hand how much discomfort can be felt when you sit or stand for long periods of time, and especially when you lay down to rest or sleep. Usually the pain in the hips can be relieved when sitting or standing by doing the opposite motion; however, when sleeping, it is not that easy to get relief if you don’t own the best mattress for hip pain.
The wrong mattress can bring much discomfort and hours of lost sleep. Understanding what position to sleep in and owning a mattress that is specifically designed for relieving hip pain is the only way to get the rest you deserve. Medications can temporarily relieve the pain, but a mattress that is designed specifically for this problem can give you permanent relief.
Common Causes of Hip Pain
There can be many cause of hip pain, many related directly to the hip area, and many that radiate from the spine to the hip. Some of the common causes of hip pain are being overweight, receiving an injury directly to the hip area or lower spine, and suffering from certain diseases. Degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, bursitis, and sciatica are common to hip pain. Physical therapy and medications are some of the solutions, but the way you sleep, and what you sleep on, can have a major impact on how your symptoms are relieved.
Mattress Comfort and Sleeping Style
The discomfort felt during sleep can be unbearable if you have pain in your hip. This pain is escalated during sleep, because of the laying down position of the body. When you lay on a mattress to rest or sleep, your spine can become unaligned, causing pressure to be placed in the hip area. The best way to sleep is on your side with another pillow between your legs to support your hip.
The best mattress for hip pain is one that offers firm support so the spine remains aligned. You will also need a pillow that cradles your head in proper alignment so the spine is in one straight line. If the mattress material is too soft or not made with quality supporting materials, like latex, you won’t be able to find relief of the pain in your hip area.
Mattress Design for Hip Pain Relief
A mattress made with special Talalay latex foam combined with our exclusive Intelli-Gel® material is the best mattress for relieving your hip pain. The exclusive honey-comb design used in our beds provides both support where you need it (your hips in this case), but also continuously provides cushioning that is needed for you to get a good nights rest. Below is a video that explains why the Intellibed makes the best mattress for those who suffer from hip pain: