Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers by Gardner Mattress

Comfort and support for back sleepers

Back sleepers aren’t limited to Frankenstein and Dracula. In fact, it’s the second-most common sleeping position, with 38% of people preferring to sleep on their backs. Some would even argue it’s one of the most beneficial for your body, as it supports your spine, can relieve knee and hip pain, and is good for your posture.

However, back sleepers can’t get the full benefits of their position from just any type of mattress. Your mattress will require the right balance of firmness and support. You should also take into consideration any potential health issues you might have. However, back sleepers, with the correct mattress, can have some of the best sleep imaginable.

Back sleeping is the second-most common sleeping position

Suggested Mattresses for Back Sleepers

Your sleep position determines a lot about what kind of mattress you need. For back sleepers, a medium-firm to firm mattress is recommended. As tempting as it might be to sleep on an ultra-soft, memory foam mattress, those can often cause back sleepers major discomfort. A too-soft mattress can create pressure points that will cause you to wake up sore and not get the best sleep possible.

Signature Tufted

In the Traditional Collection, Signature Tufted mattress is a popular choice for back sleepers. The high-density foam provides softness, but you’ll still be supported by the continuous wire springs and densified insulator pads at the base of the mattress. These prevent sagging, so you’ll enjoy your mattress for years without sacrificing comfort.

Unlike many other foam mattresses, this one has a low amount of VOCs and is made without heavy metals like lead or mercury. You’ll be able to breathe easier as you sleep and avoid long-term health risks other mattresses might cause.

Organic Classic

Want a more natural lifestyle? Back sleepers can enjoy organic materials of the Natural Sleep Collection when they get the Organic Classic. You get an ideal amount of support from the continuous wire springs that lay beneath the layers of organic cotton, wool, and insulator pads. 

Going for an organic mattress has the added benefit of being hypoallergenic, which is beneficial to those with sensitive skin or respiratory problems. They’re also not treated with any chemicals, further improving your respiratory health.

Adjustable Base

Back sleepers unfortunately are susceptible to sleep apnea and other breathing issues. These can be dangerous, as they cut off airflow. If you’re someone who suffers from this affliction, consider getting an adjustable base for your bed. An adjustable base will allow you to sleep on your back but be propped up at an angle that will be more comfortable for breathing. 

It’s also a great option if you’ve taken to back sleeping to alleviate neck, knee, or hip pain, as you can adjust the angle to best support those specific spots. These beds are also easier to get in and out of. This is important to note as back sleeping is usually recommended for those who have recently undergone surgery.

Back sleepers can find all kinds of comfortable mattresses that suit their specific needs at Gardner Mattress. Stop by one of our showrooms and talk to one of our crafters who can tell you all about each mattress we build. Or you can request more information about a mattress by contacting us on our website.


Visit one of our four conveniently located showrooms. Our original factory and showroom in Salem, our showrooms in Needham and Woburn, and our newest location in Boca Raton, FL.

Massachusetts Locations

Gardner Mattress Showroom in Salem, Massachusetts

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Hours of Operation

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Florida Location

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00pm*

Monday: 9:00am – 1:00pm*

Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed*

Thursday & Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm*

Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm*

*By appointment during off days and hours. Contact to schedule.