In the 5 Best Mattresses For Seniors, we’ll take a look at the best mattresses that fit with the senior lifestyle. For anyone shopping for a mattress, there are options you’ll want to consider. As a senior, some of these are how easy does the mattress make it to get out of bed; do you have medical issues where you want to raise and lower the head/foot of the mattress; do you suffer from certain aches and pains that a certain type of mattress could help? Do you run warm and prefer the feel of a cool night’s rest? In reading the 5 Best Mattresses for Seniors, you’ll see how these 5 mattresses address those questions.
At the bottom of the post, there is a side-by-side comparison table that makes it easier to see how the mattresses compare to each other.
If you’re looking for additional information about what to look for in a mattress, a previous post I wrote is Best Mattress Buying Guide 2021.
Top Choice for Back Pain Relief
Amerisleep AS 2
As the years pass, many of us suffer from back pain. Do you know that a worn mattress can contribute to the pain? Amerishop’s AS2 mattress is a top choice for back pain relief. Even though they can’t make medical claims, the reviews stand by their claims – over 2500 – 5 star ratings. The AS2 is a medium-firm memory foam mattress and lends itself to spinal alignment. It is perfect for both back and stomach sleepers.
The open-cell design of the AS2, in conjunction with being made with a plant-based Bio-Pur® material, allows for more air flow than found in other traditional foam mattresses. The benefit is a cooler sleep.
The Amerisleep AS2 mattress is certified as Certi-PUR-US. This means the mattress is:
- Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants
- Made without mercury, lead and heavy metals
- Made without formaldehyde
- Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
Being certified as Certi-PUR-US, the AS2 mattress is resistant to dust mites, mold, and mildew & made without harsh chemicals and made without ozone depleters.
Measuring 12-inches in height, the Amerisleep AS2 is available in 7 sizes from twin to CA King and even a split King option. This is great if your partner, or yourself, is bothered by the other sleeper’s movement. With these 7 sizes, you are assured you will find the right size for your needs.
Amerisleep allows for a 100 Night Risk-Free Trial. This means you have the mattress for 100 nights, and if you find that you don’t like it you can call them and receive a full refund. They will also assist in scheduling a pick-up.
The warranty is amazing – 20 years. The first 10 years of the warranty will replace the mattress if defects are found. This includes sagging of more than .75”. From year 10-20, you are offered a pro-rated replacement.
A solid or slatted mattress foundation best supports the Amerisleep AS2 mattress. The slats should have no more than 3 inches between them. While compatible with many bed frames and foundations, including adjustable bed frames, it is not compatible with box springs.
Free Shipping within continental United States.
- Pressure Relieving
- 100 Night Risk-Free Trial
- Free Shipping
- 20-year Warranty
- Cannot Use With Box Springs
Top Choice for Cooling Effects of Gel
Idle Sleep Plush
The Idle Sleep Plush is a foam gel mattress. This allows for temperature control throughout the night. The firmness is on the medium/soft side, so if you prefer a softer feel, this could be the mattress for you.
The height of the mattress is higher than most coming in at 14 inches. As far as sizes are concerned, the six common sizes are available to choose from.
There is one feature lacking that I would carefully consider for a senior. The side edge support is lacking, and as you roll to the outside edge, there is no support to keep you from falling. What I would suggest with this type of mattress is having some sort of bar on the side that prevents someone from rolling out of bed.
Also, because of the mattress’s density, there is sinking into the mattress as it contours to your body. This can make it difficult for some individuals to change positions.
Due to this of the sinking in, this is not a great mattress for stomach sleepers as it puts pressure on the back as the body sinks into the mattress.
Because of the density of the gel foam mattress, motion isolation is excellent. So if you share a bed and either of you moves around during sleep, it shouldn’t affect the other person.
Some great features come with the Plush. One of those is an 18-month risk-free trial. If you don’t like the mattress for any reason, you can return it no questions asked for a full refund. The company pays for return shipping as well.
Another unheard of feature is a lifetime warranty. This is a company that is really standing behind their product.
The Idle Sleep Plush comes with a washable quilted cover. Another perk also included are two free pillows that come with every mattress.
Shipping is free but is only available to the continental US at this time.
- 2-Free Pillows
- 18-month Risk-Free Trial
- Lifetime Warranty
- Free Shipping
- No Edge Support
Top Choice For Edge Support
Have you ever been lying in bed and roll over to find you almost rolling out of bed? Do you find that while sitting on the edge of the bed, you soon find yourself sliding to the floor? Someone could get hurt at any age, but as a senior, these scenarios can be scary.
Having a mattress that has edge support can help with this. The Layla Hybrid mattress is a mattress that has Infinity Edge™ for that added edge support. This is accomplished with double coils around the perimeter for extra edge support. Now, of course, if there is a concern of falling out of bed, you still want to use further precautions.
The Layla hybrid mattress is constructed with both spring coils, for a more traditional feel, and memory foam. With a 13″ height and 7 sizes, there is something available for just about every room size.
Dual Firmness Levels
An unusual feature not found in many mattresses is the option of the degree of firmness depending on the side you place on top, also known as flippable firmness. One side of the mattress has a softer plush feel, and if that is too soft for your liking, you can flip it to the other side that has a firmer, more supportive feel.
This mattress is copper infused that has the benefit of transferring heat away from your body, resulting in a much cooler sleeping experience.
With copper being naturally anti-microbial, it resists odor-causing bacteria and keeps you sleeping fresh.
Another feature that comes with the Layla Hybrid is that it comes with a breathable, washable cover and handles for flipping.
Risk Free Trial
A 120 Night Risk-Free Trial allows you to try the mattress, and if not satisfied, it can be returned for a full refund. Return shipping from HI, AK, and Canada is not refundable.
And yes, there is a warranty. The Layla hybrid comes with a 10- year Limited Warranty – Covers: (a) seams coming apart; (b) visible permanent compression of the mattress surface greater than 1″. (c) loss of mattress shape beyond 1”. However, a word of caution – there are limits to the warranty, and some uses can void the warranty, so be sure to read it and know what you will and won’t be covered for. One of the limits is using a base made by Layla.
Free shipping within the continental United States but also ships with an added cost to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.
- Edge Support
- 2-Sided Firmness
- Washable Cover
- 120 Night Risk-Free Trial
- Warranty Can Be Voided
Top Choice for Hip Pain
Nolah – Signature 12
Nolah Signature 12 comes with their technology, Nolah AirFoam™. Nolah AirFoam provides a cool sleep and, compared to memory foam of the past, is more durable and does an excellent job providing pressure relief. Side sleepers will benefit from the extra-deep pressure relief on hips and shoulders.
Dual Firmness Option
The Nolah Signature 12 comes in two firmness choices, all in the same mattress. If you prefer a medium/soft firmness, you can find that on one side of the mattress. If you find that too soft, flip it over to the other side and enjoy the medium/firm support. Stomach sleepers will probably find the mattress’s soft side is too soft and may feel pressure applied to the back. The medium/firm side will probably be more comfortable for stomach and back sleepers.
If you have a partner that shares the bed, the Nolah did really well in motion isolation. Motion isolation will make it less likely to feel the movement of a restless sleeper.
Nolah Signature 12 is available in the most common six sizes and will hold a total body weight of 350-700 pounds, depending on the mattress’s size. The Twin, Twin XL, and Full sizes each has a total weight capacity of 350 pounds. The Queen, King, and Cal King have a total weight capacity of 700 pounds
You can use just about any type of bed frame with the Nolah Mattress; box spring, platform, adjustable and slatted – if using a slatted base, be sure the slats are no more than 4 inches apart.
Nolah offers a 120 Risk-Free Trial. If you are not satisfied with the mattress, it can be returned for a full refund. Do be aware that the return policy is from day 31 through day 120. It is suggested to give the mattress a few days to expand after unpacking. Because of this and that it can take some time to adjust to the mattress, returns are not accepted in the first 30 days.
I suggest that if, for any reason, after the 30th day, you are not happy with the mattress, contact customer service to see if they have any suggestions to make the mattress more to your liking, perhaps by flipping. Between days 31 – 119, make your decision. This is usually enough time to know if the mattress is just something you will love or not. Do keep in mind the mattress cannot be returned after day 120.
The Signature 12 comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers defects and but not normal wear and tear. Be sure to read the warranty to know what can void the warranty.
Defenders of Wildlife
As a side note, Nolah does donate a portion of the sale to Defenders of Wildlife. As of this post’s writing, you can choose which endangered species the donation goes to during the check out process.
- 2-Sided Firmness
- Pressure Point Relief
- 120 Night Risk Free Trial
- Free Shipping
- Lifetime Warranty
No Returns After Day 120
Top Choice for Organic
Plush Beds – The Botanical Bliss®
Are you looking for an organic mattress? One that doesn’t use toxic materials? One that is allergy-friendly? Then the Botanical Bliss made by Plush Beds is for you. The Botanical Bliss has over 12 certifications that have some of the highest standards and most rigorous tests in the industry, assuring you this mattress lives up to its claim as one of the purest and healthiest organic mattresses on the market.
No toxins in this mattress – do you know that many mattresses have mercury, lead, heavy metals, cyanides, and flame retardants, and the list goes on. Though Plush Beds can’t make medical recommendations, these are other toxins that are known to cause certain health issues in some people. Why add chemicals to your life when it’s not necessary.
Do you know that your mattress is one of the leading sources of dust mites contributing to indoor allergens? The Botanical Bliss is dust mite resistant. Also, the mattress is anti-microbial, mold, and mildew proof. What does this do in laymen’s terms – less sneezing and wheezing for allergy sufferers.
The Botanical Bliss is compatible with many foundations, including adjustable, slat, platform, box springs, orthopedic, etc. – just as long as they are sturdy. If you a slat foundation, be sure the slats on no further apart than 2 1/2 inches.
Some Positive Features
Because of its buoyant feeling and gently cradling the body’s pressure points, which leads to helping relieving aches and pains, chiropractors and orthopedic specialists have often recommended the Botanical Bliss.
With having close to 4,000 – 5 star reviews, the Botanical Bliss comes with some great features. The first is having 3 height options – 9, 10, or 12 inches. If you are a shorter person, this is a great option, so you can have your feet planted on the floor before getting up – making falls less likely to occur. The 9″ is also a good choice for lighter weighted individuals.
Available in six sizes plus 3 split side versions give the buyer so many choices. If you sleep with someone who tosses and turns, you might want to look at one of the 3 split versions. If you sleep alone or your partner’s movement isn’t an issue, you can choose from one of the other 6 sizes.
Not only do you choose the size and height right for you, but you also can choose either medium or firm support. After you receive the mattress, you can adjust the firmness more to your liking by switching the order of the layers.
Plush Beds allows for a 100 Night Trial and will issue a full refund if you are not satisfied and want to return the mattress.
Plush Beds offer an unheard of 25-year limited manufacturers warranty and free shipping.
- Multiple Height Options
- 100-Night Trial
- 25-year Warranty
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|Nolah – |
|Plush Beds – Botanical Bliss|
|Type||Memory Foam||Gel Foam||Memory Foam & Coil Springs – Copper Infused||Air Foam||Organic Latex|
|For||Back and Stomach Sleepers||Back and Side Sleepers||Back, Side, and Stomach Sleepers||Side Sleepers||Back, Side and Stomach and Heavier Weight Individuals|
|Good For||Back Pain||Cooling Effect||Supported Edge||Shoulder, Hip, Lower Back||Allergy Sufferers|
|Profile Height||12 inches||14 inches||13 inches||12 inches||9, 10 or 12 Inches|
|Trial Period||100 Night||18 Months||120 Night||120 Night||100 Night|
|Returns||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes- only days 31-120||Yes|
|Shipping||Free within Continental US||Free||Free within Continental US||Free within Continental US||Free within Continental US|
|Price||Click Here for Price||Click Here for Price||Click Here for Price||Click Here for Price||Click Here for Price|
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at the 5 Best Mattresses for Seniors. I hope in reading this you have become more informed in your decision in purchasing a mattress.
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