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7 Excellent Mattresses for People with Fibromyalgia – Reviews and Buying Guide

Fibromyalgia is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes frequent pain throughout the body. Many fibromyalgia sufferers also suffer from insomnia because of this constant pain, tossing and turning to find a comfortable sleeping position. Worse, sleeping in a single position through the entire night often results in waking up to extreme stiffness and more pain. Thankfully, if you suffer from fibromyalgia, there is a way to somewhat relieve this condition. You can choose a mattress that is designed to help these symptoms and allow you to sleep through the night. This article will help you find the best mattress for fibromyalgia.

One of the key features of a mattress designed specifically for fibromyalgia is that it provides far more comfort and support than a typical mattress. These mattresses are designed to be soft on the outside for comfort, and stiff on the inside for support. To find the best mattresses for fibromyalgia, we combed through tens of mattresses, hundreds of customer reviews, and listened to what fibromyalgia sufferers had to say about the mattresses they love. The result is a roundup of the seven best mattresses for fibromyalgia sufferers.

Top 7 Mattresses for Fibromyalgia Review 2018

In the table below, you will find our seven picks along with the features that differentiate them. Continue on for individual reviews of each mattress, complete with pros and cons of each. Our buying guide will cover everything you need to know about choosing a mattress for fibromyalgia, and then the article finishes off by highlighting the overall best mattress for fibromyalgia.

Name and Features Image Rating Price
1. Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress (Best All-Around Mattress for Fibromyalgia)
10.5’’ memory foam mattress with 2 firmness levels: medium plush and firm; features copper-infused foam dissipating heat and relieving pressure points; 120-night trial period and lifetime warranty; ranked Best Memory Foam Mattresses 2018 by Forbes Magazine
Layla
2. Ultimate Dreams Eurotop Latex Mattress (Runner-up)
12.5’’ latex and memory foam mattress with customized and interchangeable firmness and thick foam base for durability; great customer support
DreamfoamBedding
3. Lull Mattress (Best for Cool Sleep)
10’’ gel-infused memory foam mattress with medium firmness available in 6 sizes, with low motion transfer; recommended by Consumer Reports
Lull
4. Hyphen Mattress (Budget Pick)
10’’ memory foam mattress, firm, available in 6 sizes; very comfortable and good at dissipating heat; works well on almost any bed
Hyphen
5. Bear Mattress (Best for Support)
10’’ memory foam mattress, medium firm, with the Celliant technology in mattress cover for increased blood flow and enhanced pain relief
Bear
6. Amerisleep AS3 12" Memory Foam Mattress (Best for Heavy People)
12’’ memory foam mattress with medium firmness, thick and durable; features the Celliant technology improving blood flow; available in 7 sizes
Amerisleep
7. Leesa Mattress (Most Popular)
10’’ memory foam mattress, firm, but does not need a mattress topper; available in 6 sizes and good for all sleep positions
Leesa
Features
  • Memory foam mattress
  • 1’’ copper infused memory foam + 4.5’’ base support foam + 2’’ convoluted support foam + 3’’ copper infused memory foam
  • Medium plush on the one side, firm on the other
  • Available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • 120-night trial and lifetime warranty
  • Made in the USA

OVERALL RATING: 10 out of 10

Layla

The Layla mattress turns the firmness debate on its head by offering a medium firmness memory foam on one side of the mattress and a stiff memory foam on the other side. Simply flipping the mattress over allows you to choose which firmness you prefer. This also works great if you and your partner have different preferences, since two twin Layla mattresses can be pushed together and turned to opposite sides to create a single king-sized bed.

The other secret to the Layla mattress is the copper infused into the memory foam. This allows the foam to dissipate heat quickly without resulting in the same cooling effect feeling that other heat-dissipating foam mattresses have. In addition, the copper adds to the mattress’ resilience and support, making it more comfortable no matter what position you sleep in.

The mattress comes with an extended 120-night trial period, and if you do not like the mattress after that time Layla will help you arrange to have the mattress picked up from your home for free and donated to a local charity instead. Best of all, the mattress comes with a lifetime warranty – so you can be sure that the mattress will last for as long as you want a good night’s sleep.

PROS:
  • Flippable for medium and stiff firmness options
  • Copper-infused foam dissipates heat and adds support
  • 120-night trial period and lifetime warranty

CONS:
  • Core support foam layer is thinner than on other foam mattresses

Features
  • Latex + foam mattress
  • Firmness: customizable, medium
  • Available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
  • 3″ Talalay latex foam + 1.5’’ super soft reflex foam + 8″ high density convoluted base foam
  • Quilted bamboo cover
  • Perfect for all sleep positions
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • OEKO-TEX certified
  • 120-night trial and 10-year warranty
  • Made in the USA

OVERALL RATING: 9.7 out of 10

DreamfoamBedding

Dreamfoam is unique among mattress companies because they go above and beyond to craft a mattress that is customized to your needs. Rather than offering a mattress with a set firmness, Dreamfoam will contact you after your purchase to discuss your sleeping habits and come up with the firmness that is right for you on a 1–10 scale. The firmness is based on the density of the latex top layer of the mattress, which is designed to be removable. Therefore, Dreamfoam will actually send you an alternative firmness level latex layer if the mattress does not fit your needs – either during the trial period or at any point during the lifetime of the mattress.

The mattress overall is 12.5 inches thick with a highly durable 8-inch high-density foam base. However, users found that the mattress developed small valleys where it was slept on most frequently, even within a few months of use. This was especially true for mattresses topped with a less firm latex layer. Underneath the initial latex layer, a reflex foam layer provides excellent back support and relieves pressure points while conforming to your body.

Dreamfoam offers a 100-night trial period and, as discussed above, works closely with you to find the firmness that is right for you during this time. Beyond that, the company also offers a 10-year warranty on their mattress.

PROS:
  • Customized and interchangeable firmness
  • Thick memory foam base for durability
  • 100-night trial and 10-year warranty

CONS:
  • Known to develop valleys within several months of use

Features
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Firmness: medium
  • 7’’ high-density polyurethane support layer + 1.5″ proprietary therapeutic mid layer + 1.5″ gel-infused top layer
  • Top cover: 90% polyester/10% rayon
  • Available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
  • Low motion transfer
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • 100-night free trial period and 10-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9.5 out of 10

Lull

The Lull mattress is an excellent choice for anyone suffering from fibromyalgia as well as a great all-around mattress. The mattress was rated as both a Best Buy and a Recommended mattress by Consumer Reports, a testament to how much people enjoy this mattress and the quality to price ratio Lull puts out.

The mattress is a 10-inch thick memory foam mattress with two 1.5-inch thick layers in the top portion of the mattress. The first layer is a gel-infused foam, which does wonders for heat dissipation. Although it can feel strangely cooling, this material helps to maintain a neutral temperature during warm nights and works quite well. The second layer is a therapeutic layer, which is where much of the conformity and support comes from.

Although the mattress is rated as medium firmness, users note that the mattress starts out extremely firm and takes months to settle into a more comfortable level of firmness. Adding a mattress topper during this time can help with comfort, and many users use a mattress topper indefinitely on this mattress.

Lull excels in customer service, offering a 100-day trial period on the mattress. If you don’t like it, they’ll actually pick it up for free in addition to giving a full refund, which means there is little risk to trying this mattress out for a few months. In addition, if you do purchase the mattress, it comes with a 10-year warranty.

PROS:
  • 10-inch memory foam available in numerous sizes
  • Gel-infused foam keeps neutral temperature
  • 100-day trial period and 10-year warranty

CONS:
  • Very firm, to the point of requiring a mattress topper

Features
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Firmness: firm
  • 6” polyurethane base support layer + 2” polyurethane buoyant transitional layer + 2” proprietary hyphen comfort layer
  • Antimicrobial outer fabric
  • Available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
  • Low motion transfer
  • Works well for platforms/slats, box springs, adjustable frames, and floor
  • 100-night free trial period and 20-year warranty
  • Made in the USA

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

Hyphen

This memory foam mattress is beloved by its users, many of whom switched from a far more expensive memory foam mattress and were shocked at how comfortable the Hyphen mattress really is. The mattress is rated as firm, but is not so firm that it requires a mattress topper for most people. The advantage to this firmness is that the mattress can be placed directly on the floor or on wooden slats and still be comfortable and not experience sagging.

The upper layer of the mattress is two inches of a proprietary comfort layer, which users found to be decent at dissipating heat and very comfortable. In addition, for those that have a partner who tosses and turns, the mattress has virtually zero motion transfer across the bed.

The mattress comes with a 100-night trial period, although Hyphen does not have a clear mechanism in place for how you would return the mattress – once it is expanded out of its shrink-wrap packaging, there is little chance of returning it into the box for return shipping. Once you commit to the mattress, though, you’ll be protected nearly for life, since the mattress comes with a 20-year warranty.

PROS:
  • Firm, but very comfortable
  • Dissipates heat relatively well
  • 20-year warranty

CONS:
  • 100-night trial period has no mechanism for returning mattress

Features
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Firmness: medium firm
  • 1” graphite-gel infused foam + 2.5″ quick response foam + 6.5” of breathable support foam
  • Celliant Technology-infused cover
  • Available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
  • Enhanced pain relief
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • 10-year warranty
  • Made in the USA

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

The Bear mattress is somewhat expensive relative to other mattresses in our roundup, but users swear by its comfort. The memory foam mattress is described as medium firmness, so it appeals to a wider set of sleepers than some of the extremely firm memory foam mattresses. In addition, the mattress cover is infused with Celliant technology, which is designed to increase blood flow for a healthier night’s sleep and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning.

The keys to the comfort of this mattress are the one-inch graphite gel-infused top foam layer and the underlying 2.5-inch quick response foam layer. The gel-infused layer is excellent at dissipating heat, although users note that the cooling sensation produced by the foam can take some getting used to. The quick response foam layer provides the mattress with a firm bounce, which helps it to conform to your body while providing excellent, pressure-free support. This layer also helps to improve spinal alignment, which can in turn decrease fibromyalgia pain in your back.

The mattress comes with a 100-night trial, and Bear’s customer service is easy and straightforward to work with if you do decide that the mattress is not right for you. The mattress comes with a 10-year warranty for peace of mind that the construction will last after you make the purchase.

PROS:
  • Medium firmness
  • Celliant technology in mattress cover for increased blood flow
  • Gel-infused foam dissipates heat
  • 100-night trial and 10-year warranty

CONS:
  • Expensive compared to other memory foam mattresses

Features
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Firmness: medium
  • 3″ Bio-Pur memory foam, 2” affinity layer, 7″ Bio-Core sag-free support layer
  • Celliant-infused cover
  • Available in 7 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King
  • Works well for an adjustable bed foundation
  • Good for all sleep positions
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • 100-night trial and 20-year warranty
  • Made in the USA

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

The AS3 mattress from Amerisleep is an extra thick 12-inch memory foam mattress, which packs a ton of excellent features but comes at a high price tag because of the extra thickness. For heavyset people, the extra thickness can make a significant difference in the lifetime and comfort of the mattress, especially since the thick seven-inch base foam layer is specifically designed to prevent sagging over time.

The firmness of the mattress is described as medium, although users found that the mattress was very firm and most required at least a mattress topper to sleep comfortably. The top two layers of foam are both designed to be responsive to your body, and together provide the feeling of floating on top of the mattress so that there are few pressure points. The mattress cover is infused with Celliant technology, which improves blood flow and is intended to help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling refreshed.

Amerisleep offers a 100-night sleep trial for this mattress, and users found that they have excellent customer support throughout this trial period. Over the long term, they provide a 20-year warranty on the mattress, although thanks to the thick and durable construction problems are unlikely to arise.

PROS:
  • Thick and durable 12-inch memory foam construction
  • Celliant technology in mattress cover
  • 100-night sleep trial and 20-year warranty

CONS:
  • Users found it to be very firm and required a mattress topper
  • Expensive

Features
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Firm
  • 6″ core support foam base + 2″ contouring memory foam + 2″ cooling Avena® foam top layer
  • Seamless iconic four-stripe cover
  • Available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
  • Good for all sleep positions
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • 100-night free trial period and 10-year warranty
  • Made in the USA

OVERALL RATING: 8.5 out of 10

Leesa

The Leesa mattress was picked by Wirecutter as their overall best foam mattress, so you know off the bat that this mattress is a high-quality choice. The 10-inch memory foam mattress is described as firm, which users felt rang true when sleeping on it, although a mattress topper would not be necessary for comfort. However, the Leesa provides significantly less support on the edges of the mattress, which can be uncomfortable if you tend to sleep on the edge of the bed and even makes getting out of the bed somewhat difficult. Otherwise, users found that the mattress provided ample back support.

Although many users find the mattress to sleep only lukewarm, heat is a major issue with this mattress. A significant number of people who try the Leesa mattress find that it sleeps very hot. In addition, the top foam layer of the mattress allows you to sink in more than other memory foam mattresses, so it is easy to feel surrounded by heat-trapping foam.

The mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial and returns are relatively easy if you decide the Leesa mattress isn’t right for you. It also comes with a 10-year warranty for peace of mind if you do decide to stick with the Leesa.

PROS:
  • Firm, but does not need a mattress topper
  • 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty

CONS:
  • Traps heat
  • Little edge support
  • Expensive relative to other memory foam mattresses

Buying Guide

Choosing a mattress for fibromyalgia can be difficult, since it is a big commitment and there are a number of factors that go into a bed. In this section, we’ll cover some of the most important features to look for when choosing a mattress.

Type of mattress

Woman on the mattress

Mattresses for fibromyalgia are typically constructed with memory foam, latex, or a hybrid of memory foam, latex, and springs.

Memory foam mattresses offer excellent conformity to your body, which can be excellent for relieving pressure that otherwise causes pain. They also come in a wide range of firmness levels, so you can find the memory foam mattress that feels most comfortable for your body. However, memory foam mattresses tend to collect heat, which can make it more difficult to sleep, and can sag over years of use.

Latex mattresses offer a high degree of conformity, but not quite as much as memory foam mattresses. However, they are still available in a wide variety of firmness levels to allow you to customize your sleep style and tend to provide a greater level of support than memory foam. Unlike memory foam, latex mattresses will last nearly forever without sagging and rapidly dissipate body heat for a cool sleep.

Hybrid mattresses have memory foam or latex in the top of the mattress for comfort with coiled springs in the core of the mattress for support. These mattresses typically produce more pressure against your body than either memory foam or latex, although they are available in different firmness levels. In addition, hybrid mattresses tend to be noisier and transfer motion across the bed more than either foam or latex mattresses.

Thickness

Typically, thicker mattresses will offer more support and durability, especially if you are a heavyset person. However, a thicker mattress also requires more material and so is often more expensive. When possible, it is worth spending extra for a slightly thicker mattress that is more comfortable, works better to relieve your fibromyalgia pain, and will last longer.

Temperature regulation

Mattress Temperature regulation

In addition to suffering from chronic pain, people with fibromyalgia tend to sleep very warm – so warm that the heat can keep them awake. To help with this problem, look for a mattress that is designed with heat dissipation in mind. Memory foam mattresses are typically much hotter than latex or hybrid mattresses because they trap heat. However, among memory foam mattresses, look for beds that are designed with air flow mechanisms to improve circulation.

Quality and durability

A mattress is a big purchase, so you want to know that it will last. It is worth investing in a mattress constructed from high-quality, durable materials that will continue to provide support and comfort over the course of years to come. This can also influence health and wellness, since a mattress that loses its support will cause pressure that in turn causes fibromyalgia pain to flare up again.

In general, latex and hybrid mattresses will have a longer lifespan than memory foam mattresses, while thicker mattresses will last longer than thinner mattresses.

Warranty and trial period

Whenever you are purchasing a mattress, and especially if you are buying a mattress online sight unseen, a trial period can be a huge advantage. The trial period offers a chance to try the bed out through a whole night’s sleep rather than just for a 20-minute nap, making it much easier to determine if it is the right mattress for you.

In addition, many manufacturers offer warranties to guarantee their mattresses’ quality over several years. Look for long warranties, which can provide peace of mind when purchasing your mattress and insure you against any problems that arise over the lifetime of the mattress.

Conclusion

Fibromyalgia pain can make getting a good night’s sleep extremely difficult, but thankfully having the right mattress can ease the pain and allow you to sleep through the night. The mattresses made with fibromyalgia in mind provide comfort and support, as well as dissipate heat and last for years to come. Our guide highlights seven of the best mattresses for fibromyalgia on the market today, almost all of which come with a trial period so that it is easy to try out a new mattress with little risk.

10 Total Score
Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress – Editor's Choice

Our overall favorite mattress for fibromyalgia was the Layla Mattress . This mattress turns the issue of finding a mattress with the perfect firmness on its head by offering medium firmness on one side of the mattress and stiff firmness on the other side. As a result, simply flipping the mattress is all you need to do to dial in the comfort. In addition, users appreciated the copper-infused memory foam in this mattress because of how well it worked to dissipate heat. At the same time, it does not result in the same strange cooling feeling that many other heat-dissipating memory foam mattresses have. The copper-infused memory foam also provides excellent support and responsiveness for reducing pressure points in any sleeping position. Users also appreciated the 120-night trial period and the unbeatable lifetime warranty on this mattress, which together provide a huge confidence boost when purchasing. Overall, these features make the Layla mattress the best mattress for fibromyalgia on the market today.

Ease of pain
10
Comfort
10
Durability
10
PROS
  • Flippable for medium and stiff firmness options
  • Copper-infused foam dissipates heat and adds support
  • 120-night trial period and lifetime warranty
CONS
  • Core support foam layer is thinner than on other foam mattresses
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