According to our experts, firm mattresses are a great choice for people with chronic back pain. This hybrid pick includes a three-inch Euro pillow top, high-density memory foam for a firmer feel, steel coils for pressure relief and to prevent unwanted sagging, and firm rails for edge support.
The brand’s patented Lumbar Zone® Technology has been awarded by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, and sleepers alike can attest to its pain- and pressure-relieving properties. Additionally, while synthetic foam mattresses are not the most eco-friendly, this one does have a few green perks, such as a flame-retardant barrier made from natural thistle pulp and a nontoxic botanical antimicrobial treatment. We’ve recommended this model as one of the best full size mattresses and the best luxury mattress for side sleepers. The mattress is available in three firmness levels: plush, luxury firm, and firm. Side sleepers will enjoy the plush model, while the firm model is a great option for back or stomach sleepers and even people with scoliosis.
Unlike other modern mattresses, this isn’t a bed-in-a-box. The brand provides white glove delivery and setup and even removal of your previous mattress (all included in the cost). According to the brand, if the mattress were to be stuffed in a box it would compromise its support and lifespan which is why it doesn’t arrive in that format.
The Saatva Classic Mattress has nearly 3,000 reviews and is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. Reviewers say their back pain is “long gone” thanks to this comfortable mattress, and that it’s “tough to get out of bed in the morning.” One shopper says, “I have back issues and this was a perfect fit for me. I am in love with it! After the first night of sleeping,I woke up pain-free.”
A few negative reviews say the mattress is too firm, which goes to show how the feel is really subjective. Fortunately, you’ll have 365 nights to sleep on this mattress and decide if it’s right for you.