Hip Pain and Sleep (2022) - Mattress Nerd (2022)

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The hips are a complex body part with a big responsibility. They support the weight of the body and provide movement and stability. Our hips enable us to walk, squat, and climb stairs. And like most body parts, when they’re working properly, we don’t think much about them. But when hip pain strikes, it can be debilitating, hampering our daily activities and disrupting our sleep, according to a study on hip pain published in BMJ. When sleep is impacted, it can take a toll on your physical and mental health, increasing your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and depression.

If you suffer from occasional or chronic hip pain, you are not alone. It’s a common complaint among older Americans, but it can affect people of all ages. Painful hips can be caused by a number of ailments, including fracture, arthritis, inflammation, strain, or injury. Depending on the source of your pain, the discomfort can be felt in the thigh, groin, buttocks, or inside or outside the hip joint. The type of pain can vary too, ranging from a dull ache to sharp pain, and can also feel like a pulled groin muscle or even a backache.

While treatments can make hip pain manageable during daily activities, nighttime can be especially bothersome to hip pain sufferers, says Dr. Steve Knauf, executive director of chiropractic and compliance for The Joint Chiropractic, the nation’s largest provider of chiropractic care. “Some sleeping positions put a lot of stress and strain on the hips at night that can aggravate symptoms and make hip pain worse,” he says. “Pain is almost always related to inflammation, and inflammation can build in an area while sleeping. Bursitis and tendonitis are two common reasons for hip pain caused by inflammation.”

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Sleep Solutions for Hip Pain

Hip pain can be a real pain, but there are strategies you can put in place to help you enjoy a good night’s rest.

Sleep Position

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night to find a comfortable — and less painful — position, consider these strategies based on your sleeping position.

Side sleepers

Most people prefer to sleep on their sides, but this can be especially painful for people with hip pain. “This can either be due to the compression of the downside hip into the mattress or, more commonly, excessive tension on the muscles of the upside hip,” says Dr. Jordan Duncan, owner of Silverdale Sport & Spine, a clinic specializing in difficult-to-treat musculoskeletal pain conditions located in Silverdale, Washington.

The upper leg also puts extra weight on the lower leg, which causes the hips to shift and strain. If you’re a side sleeper, try placing a pillow between the knees to help alleviate some of the pressure in the hips and lower back while also helping keep the spine in alignment. “This decreases strain on the hip and associated muscles, which can become excessively stretched if the lower extremity is allowed to fall inward when side-lying,” Dr. Duncan says. “Here, you would sleep with your painful side up.”

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Back sleepers

Chiropractors agree that the best sleeping position is on your back; this is especially true for back pain sufferers because it helps maintain spine alignment. But it does have its drawbacks. Back sleepers are more prone to snoring and may experience bouts of obstructive sleep apnea. For comfort, try tucking a small pillow or bolster under your knees to take pressure off your back and buttocks, as well as the front of the hips. A modification of this is to place a pillow under your thighs the long way starting from half way down your buttocks. This can open the front of the hip joint if that is where the pain is originating.

You can also slightly raise your head with a wedge-shaped pillow to reduce the risk of snoring and lessen episodes of sleep apnea. By elevating the head and the knees at the same time, you can create a zero gravity position, which mimics the weightless, pressure-free sensation of floating in space. This position can improve blood flow, reduce swelling, and lessen pain.

Stomach sleepers

If you’re a belly sleeper, “find a way to switch to sleeping on your side or your back,” Dr. Knauf cautions. Sleeping on your stomach is considered the worst sleeping position, according to the International Chiropractors Association. While it may appear to be more comfortable on the hips compared to side sleeping, stomach sleeping “may contribute to stress in the lower back, extending into the hips, legs and feet,” causing you to wake with lower back pain, shoulder stiffness, acute neck pain, and a headache. If you must sleep on your belly, try placing a thin pillow under the abdomen to help ease the strain in your lower back.

Invest in a New Mattress

Your mattress could be worsening — or even causing — your hip pain. Mattresses that are too soft, too firm, or don’t have enough support can leave you in pain regardless of your sleeping position or the pillows you use.

A new mattress made with memory foam is one of the best options for people with hip pain. Memory foam is known for its cushioning, contouring comfort, which is a godsend when it comes to side sleepers. These mattresses distribute body weight that allows more sinkage at the shoulders and hips, which helps ease pressure at these sensitive pressure points. Memory foam also helps keep the spine aligned to prevent backaches.

You’ll also want to be sure your mattress isn’t too soft or too firm. “If someone sleeps on their back on a hard mattress, it can cause the lower back to flatten into the sleeping surface, which creates flexion of the lumbar spine,” Dr. Duncan says. “This problem can be helped by sleeping on a medium-firm mattress, which provides support to the contours of the lower back.”

If a new mattress isn’t in your budget, or if your current mattress is supportive enough but doesn’t have the cushioning pressure point relief you need, consider a memory foam mattress topper. These toppers come in various thickness options, and some even come with cooling technology.

Stretches and Exercises for Hip Pain

Nightly stretches can do wonders to help hip pain sufferers sleep better, says Dr. Farzin Kabael with DOCS Spine + Orthopedics in Beverly Hills, California. Especially if the pain is in the buttocks area or the back of the hip. For this pain, “I recommend nightly stretches and a foam roller,” he says. “The foam roller provides direct pressure to the muscles and tendons, releasing tension and relaxing spasms that can be caused by overuse or, as I call it, fatigue.”

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To avoid injury or further aggravating your hip, warm up your muscles before stretching by doing some gentle exercises, such as walking. Hold stretches for about 10 to 30 seconds and only to the point of mild discomfort. If it hurts, you are pushing too hard!

Here are some stretches and exercises to help you get started.

  • Butterfly stretch: This is a great, basic stretch for your inner thighs and groin. Start by sitting upright on the floor. Then bend your knees outward and bring the soles of your feet together. Grasp your ankles and drive your knees into the floor.
  • Hip flexor stretch: The hip flexors are a group of muscles near the top of the thigh. They can be painful when they tighten up. To stretch out your hip flexor, get on your knees and bring one leg forward like you’re about to propose. Keep your upper body straight and lean your hips forward until you feel a stretch at the bend of the leg where it meets the abdomen. Repeat with the other leg.
  • Pigeon pose: This stretch opens the hips and eases tension and pain. Start by lying on your back with both knees bent. Lift your right leg and place your ankle on the top of your left knee until you feel the stretch in your hip. Repeat with the other leg.
  • Hip bridges exercise: This exercise is great for strengthening your hips, glutes and core. Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your arms by your side. Lift hips off the floor as high as you can, hold, then lower your hips back to the floor slowly. Repeat.
  • Lying lateral leg raises exercise: This basic exercise helps stretch out the glutes. Start by lying on your side with your legs straight. Lift the top leg up and down, keeping your legs straight. To stretch the hip flexors, slightly turn the toe on the upper leg down toward the floor. Be sure not to let your body roll forward or backward while you lift your leg. Repeat with the other leg.

While stretches can ease pain and help you sleep better, they may not be for everyone. For those with pain in the groin area or front of the hip, “it is much harder to find a comfortable position or to simply stretch it out,” Dr. Kabael says. “In those cases, I recommend over-the-counter analgesics and a call to a good orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation, as [those pains] tend to be a sign of possible labral tears or joint arthritis.”

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Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene involves the behavioral and environmental practices surrounding your sleep. Good sleep hygiene helps ensure a restful night’s sleep whether or not you suffer from hip pain. Here are some ways you can improve your sleep hygiene.

Nighttime routine: Establishing a nighttime routine is a great way to prepare young children for bedtime, but it’s also a good way for adults to wind down so they can fall asleep shortly after their heads hit the pillow. Begin about 30 minutes before bedtime by taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music, and meditating or doing yoga.

Bedroom environment and room temperature: Your bedroom should be conducive to sleep. Block out obtrusive light with darkening shades or use a sleep mask, counter outside noises with a noise machine, and set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature a few degrees lower than you set it during the day. Be sure your bed linens are clean and cooling and your pajamas are comfortable and not too restrictive.

Limit alcohol/nicotine use before bed: A nightcap may help you fall asleep at night, but too much before bedtime limits restorative REM sleep and can leave you wide awake at 2 A.M. You might want to rethink that cigarette before bedtime as well. Nicotine is a stimulant and can leave you awake at bedtime.

Avoid blue light too close to bed: Blue light that emits from electronic devices such as laptops, smartphones, and TVs stimulates the brain, which is great during the day. But at bedtime, blue light can leave you restless when it’s time to fall asleep. Try unplugging at least 30 minutes before you plan to go to sleep to allow your brain to settle down.

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Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain varies depending on the source. If you suffer from persistent or acute hip pain, you will want to visit your doctor for a diagnosis. Knowing the source of your pain can help identify your treatment. Here are some common causes of hip pain:

Osteoarthritis: Also known as OA, osteoarthritis is a common degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage at the ends of the bones wears down over time. Symptoms include a dull, aching pain and stiffness in the groin, outer thigh, knee, or buttocks that is worse in the morning or after sitting for a while. The pain lessens with activity.

Bursitis: Bursitis is the inflammation of the tiny fluid-filled sacs in the joints called bursae. A type of bursitis, called trochanteric bursitis, can affect the hip’s outer area from the hip to the knee along the thigh. Symptoms include pain on the outside of the hip that gets worse when you stand, walk or run.

Rheumatoid arthritis: Also called RA, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints, usually the hands and feet, but it can also affect the hips. Symptoms include severe pain, stiffness, and swelling in the thigh and groin.

Sciatica: Sciatica refers to the pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back. It’s usually caused by a herniated disk or bone spur pressing on the nerve. Symptoms include pain that originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg. It usually only affects one side of the body. “The dull pain [of sciatica] may be hard to pinpoint, leading someone to believe the pain is coming from their hip,” Dr. Knauf notes.

Pregnancy: Hip pain is a common complaint among pregnant women, especially as they enter the third trimester. “Pregnancy causes the joints and ligaments to become more flexible,” Dr. Knauf says. “This may also lead to instability and extra stress on your joints. Using a pregnancy pillow is an excellent way to add support while sleeping.”

Final Thoughts

Hips are a complex body part, and when they hurt, the pain can be debilitating, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep. If it causes you to suffer a sleep deficit, it can affect your physical and mental health. There are strategies you can put into place to reduce your pain so you can sleep better. If those tactics don’t work or if your pain is undiagnosed, make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor to determine your source of pain and the best treatment options.

Meet Our Medical Reviewer

Vivian Eisenstadt, MAPT, CPT, MASPVivian Eisenstadt is the founder of Vivie Therapy. Her private practice helps individuals with chronic and recent pain reclaim their lives quickly and thoroughly. Prior to founding her own practice, Vivian served as a Physical Therapist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She specialized in treating spinal injuries, postural dysfunctions, sprains and strains, and general orthopedic injuries.

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FAQs

Why do my hips hurt when I sleep and mattress? ›

A mattress that's too soft or too hard could trigger pressure points, which may lead to a sore hip. Sleep posture can also cause pain. Try sleeping on your back or, if you're a side sleeper, sleep on the side that doesn't hurt and put a pillow between your knees to keep your hips aligned.

Do I need a new mattress if my hips hurt? ›

One of the most common reasons a mattress will cause hip pain? It's simply too old, and its interior no longer supports your body the way that it used to. You can also start to notice hip pain from a new mattress that is too hard for your body and doesn't provide any contour or cushion to the hips.

Can my mattress be causing hip pain? ›

Sleep is a critical time for physical recuperation, but unfortunately, many sleepers find that their mattress contributes to pain in areas such as the hips. This often occurs with old mattresses that have worn out and no longer provide adequate support.

What mattress is best for side sleepers with hip pain? ›

If you sleep on your side or on your back, a medium-firm memory foam mattress may provide enough support to keep your spine straight through the night and help relieve hip pain. But if you sleep on your stomach, a pillow top mattress or hybrid with an innerspring might fit your needs better.

Is firm or soft mattress better for hip pain? ›

To relieve hip pain, especially for side sleepers, a softer mattress surface will help tight muscles relax and relieve pressure. If you already have a good-quality mattress but it's too firm, and you're aware of uncomfortable hip pressure, consider adding a soft mattress topper.

How do you stop your hips from hurting while sleeping? ›

Sleep Position

A mattress that's too soft or too hard could trigger pressure points, which may lead to a sore hip. Sleep posture can also cause pain. Try sleeping on your back or, if you're a side sleeper, sleep on the side that doesn't hurt and put a pillow between your knees to keep your hips aligned.

Can memory foam mattresses cause hip pain? ›

Yes, a mattress that does not match your body type, as well as your dominant sleeping position, could lead to a dysfunctional body alignment which could severely affect the hips.

Why do my hips hurt at night when I sleep on my side? ›

One of the biggest causes of nighttime hip pain is sleeping on your side — a position most Americans prefer. Sleeping on an injured or arthritic hip puts pressure on the joint, so it's really no surprise that your symptoms are worse. But hip pain can worsen even if you sleep on your opposite side.

What kind of mattress is best for hip and knee pain? ›

If you have chronic pain, hybrid mattresses that have a matrix of independently wrapped coils and cushion the body oftentimes are go-to's. However, also well-made foam mattresses alleviate pressure points on your knee. Dreamcloud and Bear's mattresses offer great hybrid mattresses that will comfort the body.

Why do my hips ache at night? ›

If you have hip pain only at night, odds are the culprit is your sleep position or mattress. Side sleepers are particularly prone to hip pain due to pressure on the hip joint. The opposite hip – the one you're not lying on – might hurt, too, if it strains forward.

Can my mattress cause hip bursitis? ›

Hip bursitis causes pain and tenderness that often gets worse when you try to sleep. The wrong mattress makes pain from hip bursitis worse, and the right one can provide much needed relief. After reading our guide below, it should be clear what the best mattress for hip pain should provide.

What is the fastest way to relieve hip pain? ›

Try these self-care tips:
  1. Rest. Avoid repeated bending at the hip and direct pressure on the hip. ...
  2. Pain relievers. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) may help ease your hip pain.
  3. Ice or heat.

What are the first signs of needing a hip replacement? ›

5 Signs You Might Need Hip Replacement Surgery
  • You experience pain when you walk. ...
  • You are experiencing a limited range of motion in your hip joint. ...
  • You are limping or experiencing limpness in one leg. ...
  • You have swelling or tenderness in your hip. ...
  • You have a feeling of instability in your hip joint.

How should I sleep with hip arthritis? ›

Side sleepers should lie on the hip that isn't painful, and place one or more pillows between the legs. When lying on your back, place a pillow or rolled up blanket beneath your knees and possibly another under the small of your back. When sleeping on your back, place pillows beneath your knees.

Does the Purple mattress help with hip pain? ›

Purple Performance Highlights

Pressure Relief: A layer of hyper-elastic polymer is what gives this mattress its outstanding ability to relieve pressure on your hips and shoulders. This layer cushions your hips and shoulders and helps relieve pain.

Why do my hips and shoulders hurt when I sleep? ›

Why is sleep painful? Normal joint pain, especially in your hips, knees and shoulders, frequently worsens at night, notes Dr. Dapul. Your sleep position and the alignment of your body are responsible for most of the pain, but some comes from being so still at night.

How do I know if my mattress is too firm? ›

How do I know if my mattress is too firm?
  1. It doesn't contour to your body.
  2. It feels uncomfortable.
  3. You wake up with back or neck ache.
  4. You get a better sleep when you sleep on a softer mattress elsewhere.

What mattress do back surgeons recommend? ›

For more spine support, latex and memory foam are typically best. They add either softness or firmness, good support for your joints, and motion control for others on the bed.

What is best for hip and back pain? ›

Your doctor may recommend rest, pain medication, and hot and cold compresses to reduce muscle tension and inflammation. An injection of a steroid into the joint is often helpful. In more severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgery.

What kind of mattress is better for arthritis? ›

Sleepers with arthritis often appreciate mattresses made with adaptive foam comfort systems, which typically offer excellent pressure relief for the joints.

Why do my hips hurt when I lay on my side? ›

That's because sleeping on the unaffected side allows the painful hip to shift forward (thanks to gravity), putting additional strain on the joint. A better option: Place a pillow between your knees. The pillow stabilizes your hips, keeping them in a more naturally aligned position that relieves joint strain.

Is walking good for hip pain? ›

Walking is one of the best ways to relieve hip pain. But, if you find that despite a daily walk you are still experiencing it, there are other options available to you as well. If you've had a hip injury, ongoing physical therapy can help you immensely.

What is the one leg test for hip arthritis? ›

Method. Performed with eyes open and hands on the hips. Client must stand unassisted on one leg, timed from the time the other foot leaves the ground till when the foot touches the ground again or the arms leave the hips. If unable to stand for 5 seconds or less client at greater risk of injury from fall.

Is Casper mattress good for hip pain? ›

Hip Pain — The Casper may not be the best choice for back sleepers with hip pain. The firm foams at the hips are great for back support, but not ideal for extra hip pressure relief.

Is memory foam good for hip bursitis? ›

You want to avoid any firm or overly supportive mattresses at all costs. You ideally need a mix of high loft and medium feel fibres that will allow hips and shoulders to sink neatly into the top comfort layer of the mattress. You also want to avoid firm foams, memory foam and very firm layers.

Can a firm mattress cause joint pain? ›

Firmness is an important quality to look for in a mattress. However, a mattress that is too firm can exacerbate joint pain. Research suggests that medium-firm mattresses provide enough support for the spine and relieve pressure on joints.

What does osteoarthritis of the hip feel like? ›

With hip arthritis, the pain is mainly felt in the groin, and occasionally in the outer thigh and upper buttock area. Pain can get worse after standing or walking for long periods of time or after a period of rest (waking up in the morning). Stiffness in the hip makes it difficult to move the hip or rotate the leg.

Can sleeping on your side cause hip bursitis? ›

Generally speaking, sleeping on your side is recommended for proper spinal alignment. However, many people find that side-sleeping triggers an attack of hip pain. If you are suffering with hip bursitis, you may experience pain in either of your legs (top or bottom) when sleeping on your side.

How can you tell the difference between hip arthritis and hip bursitis? ›

“The simplest way to understand the difference between hip bursitis and hip osteoarthritis is to understand where the pain is coming from,” says Dr. Sparling. “When you have hip osteoarthritis, the pain is coming from inside the joint. With hip bursitis, pain is coming from the outside.”

Is a firm or soft mattress better for arthritis? ›

Firmness. Firmness is an important quality to look for in a mattress. However, a mattress that is too firm can exacerbate joint pain. Research suggests that medium-firm mattresses provide enough support for the spine and relieve pressure on joints.

Are memory foam mattresses good for arthritis sufferers? ›

Memory foam can soothe joint pain and arthritis by relieving pressure and easing swelling. Here's why memory foam provides the ultimate comfort and support for arthritis and other similar conditions; Provides a soft, comfort layer to cushion pressure points and joints. Absorbs movement.

What causes hip pain that radiates down the leg? ›

Sciatica. This one is often the most common cause of hip pain being funneled down your leg. Sciatica refers to the sciatic nerve that runs between your hip and down each leg. To be exact, it runs down the back or your hip and the front, back, and sides of your leg.

What causes a woman's hips to hurt? ›

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults. Arthritis leads to inflammation of the hip joint and the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions your hip bones. The pain gradually gets worse.

Which type of mattress is best for me? ›

In general, side sleepers should look for Medium Soft to Medium Firm mattresses that can cushion their impact points. Back and stomach sleepers should look for Medium Firm to Firm beds that have only light conforming.

How often should you change your mattress? ›

Therefore, it's important to invest in the best mattress possible, and replace it according to expert guidelines. But when should you replace your mattress? Under normal conditions, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years. Of course, this is a general guideline and not a one-size-fits-all solution.

What is bursitis of the hip symptoms? ›

Symptoms of bursitis of the hip

Symptoms include joint pain and tenderness. You may also see swelling and feel warmth around the affected area. The pain is often sharp in the first few days. It may be dull and achy later.

What vitamins are good for hip pain? ›

Supplements and Medications To Help Joint Pain
  • Vitamin D. The number one supplement I recommend for joint health and overall musculoskeletal health is vitamin D3. ...
  • Estrogen. Estrogen is important for musculoskeletal health, including joint health. ...
  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. ...
  • MSM. ...
  • Turmeric. ...
  • Omega 3. ...
  • Ginger. ...
  • SAMe.
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What is the natural remedy for hip pain? ›

Wrap an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel to ice your hip. A warm bath or shower may also help reduce your pain and prepare your muscles for stretching. Stretch. Gently stretching your body may reduce hip pain, especially if the cause is a strain or pinched nerve.

Will an xray show if I need a hip replacement? ›

When tests like X-rays and MRIs show severe osteoarthritis, it can also signal the need for you to undergo hip replacement surgery.

What is the average age for a hip replacement? ›

According to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the average age of patients who undergo hip replacement procedures is 67 years old.

What can I do to avoid hip replacement? ›

However, there are things you can do to keep your hip bones strong to avoid surgery as long as possible.
  1. Maintain a Healthy Weight. ...
  2. Get Regular Exercise. ...
  3. Try Physical Therapy. ...
  4. Take Supplements and Anti-Inflammatories. ...
  5. Don't Ignore Hip Pain.
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How do I stop my hips from hurting when I sleep? ›

Sleep Position

A mattress that's too soft or too hard could trigger pressure points, which may lead to a sore hip. Sleep posture can also cause pain. Try sleeping on your back or, if you're a side sleeper, sleep on the side that doesn't hurt and put a pillow between your knees to keep your hips aligned.

Can a mattress cause hip pain? ›

Sleep is a critical time for physical recuperation, but unfortunately, many sleepers find that their mattress contributes to pain in areas such as the hips. This often occurs with old mattresses that have worn out and no longer provide adequate support.

How do I stop my hip from hurting when I sleep on my side? ›

Sleep with a pillow between your legs

Using a pillow is one of the easiest ways to reduce and even eliminate hip pain at night and while sleeping on your side. Many side sleepers find that using an extra pillow between their legs is more comfortable, even if they don't have any existing hip pain or tightness.

Is a memory foam mattress good for hip arthritis? ›

Memory foam can soothe joint pain and arthritis by relieving pressure and easing swelling. Here's why memory foam provides the ultimate comfort and support for arthritis and other similar conditions; Provides a soft, comfort layer to cushion pressure points and joints. Absorbs movement.

How do I stop my hip from hurting in my bed? ›

Sleep Position

A mattress that's too soft or too hard could trigger pressure points, which may lead to a sore hip. Sleep posture can also cause pain. Try sleeping on your back or, if you're a side sleeper, sleep on the side that doesn't hurt and put a pillow between your knees to keep your hips aligned.

Does sleeping on your side cause hip pain? ›

One of the biggest causes of nighttime hip pain is sleeping on your side — a position most Americans prefer. Sleeping on an injured or arthritic hip puts pressure on the joint, so it's really no surprise that your symptoms are worse. But hip pain can worsen even if you sleep on your opposite side.

Is a firm or soft mattress better for arthritis? ›

Firmness. Firmness is an important quality to look for in a mattress. However, a mattress that is too firm can exacerbate joint pain. Research suggests that medium-firm mattresses provide enough support for the spine and relieve pressure on joints.

What type of mattress is best for seniors with arthritis? ›

If you're a senior with arthritis, back pain, or other joint pain, high-density memory foam mattresses with a medium to medium-firm level of firmness could be the solution. Top memory foam mattresses do a fine job of providing pressure relief and helping keep your spine aligned in a neutral position.

What is the best mattress for aches and pains? ›

The best choice for pain relief is a medium to medium-firm latex, hybrid, or memory foam mattress. Ideally, it would be comfortable, offer support, and encourage spinal alignment.

What mattress do back surgeons recommend? ›

For more spine support, latex and memory foam are typically best. They add either softness or firmness, good support for your joints, and motion control for others on the bed.

What is causing my hip pain at night? ›

Tendons in the hip may become inflamed or break down due to compression or overloading without having time to recover. This can cause hip pain at night. Frequently sitting with legs crossed, or standing with all the weight on one hip can also cause tendinopathy and hip pain.

Why do my hips ache at night? ›

If you have hip pain only at night, odds are the culprit is your sleep position or mattress. Side sleepers are particularly prone to hip pain due to pressure on the hip joint. The opposite hip – the one you're not lying on – might hurt, too, if it strains forward.

What are the first signs of needing a hip replacement? ›

5 Signs You Might Need Hip Replacement Surgery
  • You experience pain when you walk. ...
  • You are experiencing a limited range of motion in your hip joint. ...
  • You are limping or experiencing limpness in one leg. ...
  • You have swelling or tenderness in your hip. ...
  • You have a feeling of instability in your hip joint.

Is walking good for hip pain? ›

Walking is one of the best ways to relieve hip pain. But, if you find that despite a daily walk you are still experiencing it, there are other options available to you as well. If you've had a hip injury, ongoing physical therapy can help you immensely.

What is the one leg test for hip arthritis? ›

Method. Performed with eyes open and hands on the hips. Client must stand unassisted on one leg, timed from the time the other foot leaves the ground till when the foot touches the ground again or the arms leave the hips. If unable to stand for 5 seconds or less client at greater risk of injury from fall.

What are the best stretches for your hips? ›

7 Stretches to loosen up tight hips
  • Foam roller stretch. You can use a foam roller to loosen up tight hips. ...
  • Kneeling hip flexor stretch. You can do this stretch daily to help loosen your hip flexor. ...
  • Pigeon stretch. ...
  • Spiderman stretch. ...
  • Butterfly stretch. ...
  • Horizontal squat stretch. ...
  • Sitting stretch.
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Do you need a softer mattress as you get older? ›

No, you don't need a softer mattress as you get older. While a softer mattress is recommended for people who sleep on their stomach or side, older people actually need a firmer mattress.

Is my mattress causing joint pain? ›

Joint soreness

There's nothing wrong with a firm mattress, provided it's supportive. If you sleep on a mattress that's overly firm and stiff, the extra pressure on your tailbone, shoulders and arms could lead to joint soreness over the long term.

Is Tempur-Pedic good for arthritis? ›

The technology at work in the Tempur-Pedic mattress range is particularly helpful for those with arthritis. For starters, the upper layer is made using the brand's SMARTCLIMATE® Dual Cover System which keeps your skin cool.

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Address: Apt. 505 914 Phillip Crossroad, O'Konborough, NV 62411

Phone: +8555305800947

Job: Construction Agent

Hobby: Shopping, Table tennis, Snowboarding, Rafting, Motor sports, Homebrewing, Taxidermy

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