I’m a sleep coach — this is the mattress topper I tell people with back pain to buy in Black Friday sales

In the summer of 2022, I was experiencing stabbing hip and back pain during pregnancy that worsened when lying down. It ruined my sleep for weeks – even my hybrid mattress struggled to relieve those pressure points for me. Then I remembered I had a review sample of the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt mattress topper tucked away. As soon as I put it on my bed, I felt relief.

I now recommend it to anyone dealing with similar pain, and this Black Friday there’s 40% off the Tempur-Adapt Topper at Tempur-Pedic to help you get that relief for less. It normally costs $419 for a queen, but with the brand’s official Black Friday mattress deal you can get a queen for $251.40. That’s a juicy price cut and superb value for money.

I rate the Tempur-Adapt bed as the best mattress for deep and lasting pressure relief, but as a luxury mattress it’s very expensive. If you want to reduce hip and back pain when lying down, and you have a few hundred (not thousand) dollars to spend on a solution, I highly recommend the Tempur-Adapt Topper instead. Especially at 40% off in the Black Friday sales. You get free two-day shipping too.

Do mattress toppers help with back pain?

Yes, mattress toppers help with back pain but it depends on the type of back pain (is it chronic or temporary) and where it’s located (upper or lower back) and the bed topper you’re thinking of buying. 

Like a lot of people, I used to assume that the firmer the topper, the better for back pain. Not so. In fact, and something I learned when researching mattresses for back pain, medium-firm beds and toppers are recommended by chiropractors and physical therapists as a good option for most back pain sufferers. 

That feel is affected by the firmness of your mattress though. I’d suggest buying a softer, contouring topper if your mattress is too firm for your back pain. If your mattress is too soft for you to sleep comfortably with back pain, buy a thicker, firmer topper made from latex to balance out the plushness of your bed. If you decide it’s time to buy a new mattress instead, take a look at our guides to the best mattresses in a box and the best hybrid mattress – my top type of bed for most people and many are on sale this holiday season.


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