Best mattress for back pain Australia

best mattress for back pain

You spend 1/3 of your time on your mattress, and 1 in 7 Australians suffer from back pain. Making picking a mattress that doesn’t aggravate the problem a must. Choosing the best mattress for back pain isn’t a cure so make sure you see a doctor but getting a bed that supports you and relieves pressure is a definite help! From a lot of the reviews, we have seen heaps of Australians say they no longer have back pain after getting a mattress in a box.

We made this guide because of a fact stated above and another one we found while researching that 3 million Australians are affected by chronic back pain, if your one of them or know somebody with back pain hopefully this guide will help out. From asking around we found that people who have chiropractic treatments accompanying with a mattress best suited for back pain are the 2 most effective methods to stop annoying pains.

A few tips before we jump into the mattresses is to make sure you get the right mattress size for you and make sure you find a bed with memory foam because of the pressure-relieving qualities. If you’re on the heavier side or you don’t like the sinking warm feeling, you might prefer a hybrid mattress that has a memory foam top so you get the best of both worlds.

How we make our picks

To find the best mattresses for bad backs, we looked at real customer reviews along with materials used, doctor ratings, firmness, and much more. At this end of this guide, you’ll find the best mattress for your back pain from our research.

Everyone is individual, and mattress are too, you might prefer a firmer, softer, bouncier, lighter, mattress. Depending on your needs and back issues, that’s why we made our choices unique for differing reasons. Luckily most mattress offer an extended trial period so you have little risk trying a new mattress.

The best mattresses for bad backs in Australia

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The Ergoflex 5G Memory Foam Mattress is the original mattress in a box company. They use premium quality foams providing excellent support and have stud the test of time.

Ergoflex has the highest reviews out of all the mattress in a box companies in Australia with most of them being 5 star (over 3,000).


It’s excellent for back pain with orthopaedic pressure relief and uses hospital-grade materials.

2. Macoda Mattress (Editors Choice)

Macoda Mattress Review

Honestly, we love the Macoda mattress. The brands not as popular (yet) as the other bed in a box companies but the features and excellent reviews make it a great bed to consider when looking for a new mattress.

Macoda has won Australia’ s “Best Comfort” Mattress in a Box two years in a row and here’s why, their hybrid design has advanced foams and pocket springs to give it support and bounce. The layers are interchangeable to fit your sleeping style, offering a medium (5/10) to a medium-firm feel (6.5/10).

Two Australians made the Macoda in 2018, and they made it too high standards with all our polyurethane foams being Certi-PUR-US certified, and the other materials used being to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The bed also has Australians climate in mind with advanced cooling gel inserts.

3. Eva mattress (Comfort)

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Eva is a hybrid mattress combining springs, latex, gel, and high-density foams. The Eva mattress is thicker than most brands, and the extra cushion and pressure relief is fantastic. This mattress is a great over mattress…

… In fact, it won ‘Best Overall’ Mattress in Box for 2019. Eva is ideal for people who want the contour of foam, but enjoy the bounce of coil designs.

Summing it up, Eva is a great ‘all-rounder’ offering superb value for money and support for your back. It’s the thickest mattress in a box on the market in Australia measuring at 31 cm. However it’s not just the thickness of the mattress that provides support its the great materials used.

Eva has a no-strings-attached return and refund policy with 120 night trial period.

4. Sleeping Duck mattress (Adjustable firmness)

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One of the most expensive mattresses on the market because of the high-quality materials used. Sleeping Duck has six layers and two different comfort levels available medium and firm. You can also adjust the foam layers for the personalised perfect night’s sleep.

Sleeping Duck was recently awarded the top mattress in independent testing by CHOICE. If money isn’t an option, then Sleeping Duck is one of the best mattresses on the market. We think the price is worth the great nights sleep you’ll have on this bed.

5. Sommuto mattress (Supportive)

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he Sommuto mattress is Australian made with high-quality materials providing support will embracing your bodies curves. The gel-infused memory foam, comfort foam, and high-density foam gives a balanced, supportive feel. The combination also allows airflow to come through the mattress, helping you to stop from overheating.

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