Joint Pain and How Your Mattress Can Help

Ease joint pain with a new mattress

Joint pain is a miserable experience for anyone, whether you’re a pro athlete, a dancer, or just an average person. Such pain is especially detrimental to your sleep. It’s hard to sleep when your hips, knees, or neck are sending shocks of pain through you. It’s just as bad in the morning when you wake up stiff and in pain, which can affect your whole mindset for the day. However, your mattress could be the key to relieving you of this obnoxious pain.

What Causes Joint Pain?

Joint pain is discomfort that affects the joint, which is where the ends of two or more of your bones come together. Often, the pain can be described as burning, throbbing, or grating. It can also affect the function of your joints and limit your ability to walk, run, and do basic tasks.

Joint pain can be caused by any number of things, like osteoarthritis, arthritis, or bursitis, making it extremely common for people of all ages and walks of life. However, those who live especially active and physical lifestyles especially seem to get hit with it.

How Your Mattress Affects Joint Pain

Believe it or not, the quality of your mattress can seriously affect joint pain. A bad mattress, whether it’s low-quality or simply not the right kind for you, can make it worse. In contrast, a mattress that supports you properly can help you sleep more comfortably and reduce the pain.

What causes joint pain?

Which Mattress is Right for Joint Pain?

When shopping, you want to find a mattress that distributes your weight evenly and reduces all pressure points to minimize joint pain, which will allow you to sleep comfortably. Many swear by soft mattresses, like those made out of memory foam, will relieve you of your pain. This is because the material conforms to your body and reduces those painful pressure points. They also drastically reduce motion transfer, meaning that if you sleep with a partner, their movements won’t jostle you, aggravating your sore joints.

Yet a soft mattress is not the cure-all solution. This type of pain is so varied there is no one-mattress-suits-all solution. People feel the pain at different levels, at different times, and in different spots. So saying a person suffering from joint pain should just get a soft mattress might cause more harm than good.

For many, a mattress that’s too soft doesn’t support their body properly. This means that either pressure will be put on the already sore joints, or will create new pain in other spots. For these people, a medium-firm mattress, especially a hybrid mattress or a bed with an adjustable base, is the better option for relieving joint pain. These options provide more support to the body and, in the case of the adjustable base, can be put at angles that will remove the pressure from the affected joints.

Don’t let yourself suffer from joint pain because of your mattress. Come to one of our showrooms to test out our mattresses yourself. You can see which ones will relieve your pain, suit your sleeping position, and more. Your new mattress could be the key to a more comfortable sleep and happier waking hours.


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.