When getting older, many people report having difficulty getting to sleep. Several medical studies have found that our sleeping patterns often change as a natural part of ageing. This could involve feeling sleepy earlier, experiencing less deep sleep, and waking up earlier. On top of this, certain medications or aches and pains can interfere with your sleep even further. When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, the right mattress is incredibly important. Even if your current mattress used to feel great, our requirements change with our bodies as we get older. Therefore, reassessing your mattress every few years can be key to ensuring you drift off quickly and comfortably.
We’ve compiled a helpful list of the best mattresses for the elderly below. If you have any health conditions such as a bad back, you might want to consult your doctor before purchasing a new mattress; they might be able to advise you of any specific features you should be looking for. Once you’ve researched the mattress you would like, try to find a shop where you can try the mattress out. Alternatively, if you’re not very mobile or you would rather not make the trip to the shop, try to find a seller that offers a mattress trial. This way, you can really find out whether the mattress suits your needs. If you find that it’s not quite right for you, you’ll be able to get a refund with no problems.
Top 5 Mattresses for the Elderly:
Without further ado, here are our 5 best mattresses for the elderly. All prices are accurate as of 04/06/2021.
Inofia Mattress – Double Mattress – £145.99
This mattress only has an 8.7-inch depth, which makes it ideal for people who may be struggling with their mobility and finding climbing in bed slightly harder. This is a good budget mattress and the seller also offers a 100-day money-back guarantee.
Emma Original Mattress – Double Mattress – £449.00
This is a top-rated mattress, the most-awarded in the UK. It has won a Which? Best Buy Mattress award in 2018, 2019, and 2020! Emma offers a 10-year guarantee, along with a 200-night trial and free delivery and returns. This mattress offers great support, pressure relief, and breathability to give you a perfect night’s sleep.
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress – Double Mattress – £559.49
Another mattress with a ‘Which?’ Best Buy award. This is one of our best mattresses for the elderly as it offers an impressive 365-night trial and a forever warranty. Nectar says it provides you with the support of a firm mattress, whilst giving you the comfort of a pillow top.
Sleepeezee Memory Ortho 800 Pocket Mattress – Double Mattress – £349.95
Another mattress on the lower side of the budget, this mattress boasts 800 pocket springs and a firm, supportive feel. It offers a shorter trial at 60 nights, however, this is still a good amount of time for a test run. This mattress also comes with a 5-year guarantee and next-day delivery.
The Simba Hybrid Mattress – Double Mattress – £613.36
The last of our mattresses for the elderly has also won a Which? Best Buy Award for 2020. This mattress is a hybrid between traditional pocket springs and memory foam, offering a 200-night trial and a 10-year guarantee. This is certainly a luxury mattress, and it has a price tag to match, but with more than 40,000 5-star reviews it isn’t hard to see why.
Editor’s Note: we updated this blog on 04/06/2021 to reflect current prices. It was originally published 07/06/19.