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The right mattress can greatly improve symptoms associated with acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Both conditions cause stomach acid to flow into the esophagus, causing irritation and pain. Symptoms usually grow worse after lying down, making it difficult for sufferers to fall asleep.

Fortunately, many individuals are able to reduce their discomfort by sleeping on their sides and changing their style of bedding. Along with an adjustable bed, people with acid reflux typically benefit from using a mattress designed for side sleepers. These mattresses provide extra cushioning at pressure points like the hips and shoulders.

Wondering what type of mattress is best for acid reflux pain? Keep reading for a list of our top picks, what to look for in a mattress, and advice on choosing the best mattress for acid reflux.

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“Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Hybrid delivers a comfy foam-on-coil design available in three firmness levels, ensuring side sleepers can find a design that provides adequate cushioning and support. For added plushness, you can upgrade to a “Cloud Pillow Top” with additional foam padding on the surface.” – Danny Noyed, Senior Product Editor

  • Pros

    1. Hybrid construction promotes airflow

    2. Foam layers cushion shoulders, hips, and spine

    3. Available in three firmness levels

  • Cons

    1. Coils may generate motion transfer and disrupt sleep for couples

    2. Firmness exchanges are not allowed during the trial period

Mattress Type


Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$499 – $1,199

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid Mattress delivers the best of both worlds when it comes to cushioning and support. With multiple firmness options available, the mattress can accommodate various body types to help you optimize your sleep at night. This hybrid is also priced below average when compared to similar mattresses.

The Signature is available in three firmness levels which are each targeted toward different types of sleepers. Side sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds will most prefer the deep contouring offered in the medium soft (4) mattress. Side and back sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds may find the medium firm (6) most comfortable, due to its even blend of cushioning and support. Stomach sleepers and people who weigh above 230 pounds generally prefer a more robust support system, which the firm (8) model provides.

All three versions use the same materials, though the exact dimensions and specifications vary from model to model. The mattress’ quilted top is crafted from a knit fabric that’s intended to increase breathability. The comfort and transition layers are made from specialized polyfoams that relieve pressure beneath joints while still offering a responsive feel. The transition layer in the softer models compresses more easily than in the firm version.

Eight inches of pocketed coils rest on a high-density polyfoam base. Together, these layers create a resilient support system. The coils are stronger around the perimeter to enhance the edge support. Air circulates easily around the coils, which helps the mattress regulate temperature and stay cool throughout the night.

You can purchase the Signature in 14 different sizes including short and RV-specific dimensions. Shoppers who live within the contiguous U.S. qualify for free shipping and a 120-night sleep trial. Brooklyn Bedding backs the Signature with a 10-year warranty.

“The flagship Bear Original is firmer and more supportive than the average all-foam mattress, making it a solid choice for side sleepers over 230 pounds. A cooling Celliant-blend cover and breathable open-cell layers should also appeal to people who run hot in bed.” – Jackson Lindeke, Executive Director

  • Pros

    1. Celliant fabric helps promote physical recovery

    2. Firm feel ideal for back sleepers

    3. Foam engineered with cooling features

  • Cons

    1. Too firm for most side sleepers under 130 pounds

    2. Strong off-gassing odor for up to 72 hours after unboxing

Mattress Type


Firmness Options

Firm (7)

Price Range

$511 – $1,099

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night break-in period)

The Bear Original is a firm memory foam bed that rates 7 on the 10-point firmness scale. The mattress delivers a distinctly firm feel that promotes spinal alignment but still cushions the body where needed. The bed is a good value for athletes and individuals looking for a mattress designed to speed up physical recovery.

The 10-inch mattress begins with 2 inches of graphite gel-infused memory foam. While all-foam mattresses tend to retain heat, the graphite infusion is intended to promote cooling. A 2-inch transitional layer of polyfoam underneath prevents sleepers from sinking into the 6-inch high-density polyfoam support core. As a firm mattress, the Bear Original delivers even support and pressure relief that is especially appealing for back sleepers above 130 pounds.

The bed is encased in a cover made with Celliant sleep technology. Celliant fabric is specifically engineered to draw heat away from the body, convert it to energy, and transfer it back to the sleeper. This can help increase blood oxygen levels and improve circulation for faster recovery from physical activity. Since Celliant fabric draws heat away from the body, it’s also intended to help sleepers stay cool.

Bear offers free shipping within the contiguous U.S. and also ships to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for an additional fee. A 120-night sleep trial comes with the mattress. Bear also provides a lifetime warranty that covers manufacturing defects. White Glove delivery and old mattress removal services are available for an extra charge.

“Of the four WinkBed designs, our team found the Luxury Firm to accommodate the widest range of sleeper types. Plush surface foam, multi-zoned coils, and a moisture-wicking cover add to the appeal of this versatile luxury hybrid.” – Logan Foley, Editorial Director

  • Pros

    1. Zoned support system adapts to your body weight

    2. Reinforced perimeter provides exceptional edge support

    3. Breathable foams and coil layer promote temperature neutrality

  • Cons

    1. Off-gassing smells can be overwhelming at first

    2. Side sleepers under 130 pounds may find the mattress too firm

Mattress Type


Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$1,149 – $2,049

Trial Period

120 nights (30 night requirement)

WinkBeds combines the best aspects of all-foam and innerspring mattresses in their flagship hybrid model. Featuring a targeted, individually wrapped coil system and proprietary support technologies, the WinkBed is popular among customers seeking pressure relief as well as support. Shoppers can purchase this mattress in four firmness levels including the Luxury Firm, which is an excellent option for sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds.

The mattress uses individual support zones to target pressure points in the back, shoulders, hips, and joints. Its double-layered Euro-top cushions effectively thanks to its adaptive gel-infused foam. Working in tandem with the mattress’ support core, the Euro-top adds a plush feel that also isolates motion and wicks away body heat, making it a good option for couples with different sleep preferences and positions. Many couples also appreciated the model’s heightened edge support.

The WinkBed pairs well with most bed frames, including adjustable foundations. Customers who wish to return or exchange their mattress may do so at no additional cost. WinkBeds offers a 120-night sleep trial that begins on the day of purchase. The WinkBed is covered under a lifetime warranty and shipping is free within the contiguous U.S.

“Saatva’s Memory Foam Hybrid delivers a balanced blend of deep cushioning and sturdy support where it’s needed most. A dense lumbar pad intended to alleviate lower back pain and thick foam rails around the perimeter are two of the bed’s defining features.” – Lauren Fountain, Senior Product Editor

  • Pros

    1. Mixed-foam comfort system contours to the body to relieve pressure

    2. Zoned construction feels firmer around the midsection where extra support is needed

    3. Free White Glove delivery for all orders in the contiguous U.S.

  • Cons

    1. Potential for strong off-gassing smells for the first few nights

    2. Returns during the trial incur a $99 fee

Mattress Type


Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$925 – $2,630

Trial Period

365 Nights ($99 Return Fee)

Saatva’s Memory Foam Hybrid is a luxury mattress with a more affordable price-point than many of the brand’s other models. The mattress’ mid-range feel with balanced cushioning and support made it comfortable for many of our side-sleeping testers.

The Memory Foam Hybrid begins with a layer of adaptive polyfoam quilted into the surface. Underneath is a memory foam layer zoned to feel firmer around the lower back and hips. These areas carry more weight than the rest of the body and often need enhanced support. This layer is also infused with cooling gel meant to reduce heat buildup.

A convoluted memory foam transitional layer offers additional cushioning but prevents you from sinking too deeply. The egg crate design also helps facilitate airflow throughout the comfort system. The support core features pocketed coils that reinforce the sleep surface and keep your body on an even plane. A cover made of breathable organic cotton encases the entire mattress.

Our testing found the Memory Foam Hybrid alleviated the most pressure for side sleepers and back and stomach sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds. Close yet even contouring, zoned top layers, and a robust coil system all contribute to this mattress’ balanced medium firm (6) feel.

The Memory Foam Hybrid excelled in a few testing categories. The coil system creates a bouncy feel to help you move across the surface with ease. This also makes getting in and out of bed less awkward and ensures a comfortable surface for sex. At the same time, the foam layers absorb enough movement to reduce motion transfer and help you and your partner sleep soundly, regardless of the other person’s movements. Temperature regulation was another one of the mattress’ strengths thanks to the breathable cover and steady airflow through the coils.

The Memory Foam Hybrid is available in eight sizes, including a split king for couples who use adjustable bed bases. Saatva offers free White Glove delivery – including full setup in a room of your choice and removal of your old mattress – with all orders in the contiguous U.S. Your purchase comes with a 365-night sleep trial, and you’ll also receive a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty if you decide to keep the mattress.

“Featuring a different firmness level on each side, the flippable Layla Mattress boasts a flexible, pressure-relieving construction and pairs nicely with an adjustable base. We were also impressed at how cool this mattress sleeps compared to other all-foam models we’ve tested.” – Brad Nehring, Senior Product Manager

  • Pros

    1. Flippable mattress offers medium soft (4) and firm (7) surfaces

    2. Strong pressure relief

    3. Firm side delivers above-average temperature regulation for a foam bed

  • Cons

    1. Strong — albeit, temporary — off-gassing odor after the mattress is unboxed

    2. People seeking a true medium firm feel may not feel comfortable on either side

Mattress Type


Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)

Price Range

$749 – $1,249

Trial Period

120 nights

Layla’s flagship mattress is a flippable memory foam bed designed to accommodate different body types and sleep positions, in particular side sleepers. On the medium soft side, the Layla Memory Foam Mattress rates 4 on our 10-point firmness scale. On the firm side, the bed rates 7. Regardless of the firmness, both sides offer adequate cushion and support to benefit side sleepers across different weight categories.

The Layla Memory Foam Mattress includes four foam layers and features a breathable polyester, rayon, viscose, and poly-lycra blend cover on each side. When the medium soft side faces up, the bed begins with a thick layer of gel-infused memory foam for a conforming feel on the surface. The copper gel is intended to dissipate heat better than some other foam models. Zoned polyfoam lies underneath this layer to prevent sleepers from sinking into the polyfoam support core, which is followed by a thinner layer of gel-infused memory foam. Side sleepers under 130 pounds are likely to enjoy the pressure relief offered by this medium soft option.

Sleepers who desire a firmer mattress can flip the bed, so that the thinner layer of memory foam sits on top. The foam conforms to the shape of the body but, due to its thinness, feels noticeably firmer than the softer side. For individuals who tend to sleep hot, the firm side delivers above-average temperature neutrality.

Layla ships for free within the contiguous U.S., but customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada can expect additional charges. The mattress includes a 120-night sleep trial, with a required 14-day break-in period. A lifetime limited warranty covers any manufacturing and workmanship defects.

“The luxurious Nest Bedding Owl eases pain and pressure points with a responsive surface and gentle contour. You can choose from three firmness levels based on your primary sleep position and how much you weigh, and a generous sleep trial allows you to test the mattress in your own home for up to a year. – Tom Ryan, Head of Product Testing

  • Pros

    1. Latex and foam layers cushion the body without sinking too much beneath your weight

    2. Three firmness levels to accommodate different sleep positions

    3. Each purchase backed by a year-long trial period

  • Cons

    1. Bouncy design may produce disruptive motion transfer for couples

    2. Fairly expensive compared to the average hybrid mattress

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Soft (3), Medium (5), Firm (7)

Price Range

$1,492 – $3,518

Trial Period

365 nights

For many sleepers, a balanced feel is key to alleviating pressure points in the shoulders, hips, and other sensitive areas along the spine. The Nest Bedding Owl is a hybrid that combines the even contouring of adaptive foam and the natural responsiveness of Dunlop latex, resulting in a balance of cushioning and bounce. You can also choose from three firmness levels based on your body type, sleep position, and general mattress preferences.

The polyfoam and latex layers are both encased in a Euro-top, creating an invitingly plush feel when you get into bed, while denser transitional polyfoam pushes back against your weight as your body settles. Pocketed coils over sturdy base foam make up the support core. Thicker coils line the perimeter to reduce sinkage when you sleep or sit along the Owl’s edges. The coils also promote steady air circulation to help the mattress stay cool, and the cover is composed of natural organic cotton for added breathability.

After testing all three of the Owl’s designs, we found the soft (3) model conforms very closely to the body. Most of our testers found this feel a bit too plush, though it was very popular among our side sleepers under 130 pounds. The medium (5) model offers the most balanced feel, making it suitable for side sleepers across all weight groups, back sleepers up to 230 pounds, and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. If you need extra support from your mattress, the firm (7) feel should deliver sufficient reinforcement.

The Owl is competitively priced, but all orders in the contiguous U.S. qualify for free ground shipping. Your purchase comes with a 365-night trial period, one of the longest in the online mattress industry. If you aren’t satisfied with your initial firmness selection, Nest Bedding allows you one free exchange for a softer or firmer model. Your Owl is also backed by a lifetime warranty against structural defects.

“The DLX Premier Hybrid features a cushioning Euro-top surface reinforced with dense transitional layers and robust coils, so uncomfortable sinkage shouldn’t be a problem. You can choose from four firmness levels, including a split option if you and your partner have different preferences when it comes to cushioning and contouring.” – Jeremy Klein, Senior Product Testing Manager

  • Pros

    1. Euro-top hybrid design offers deep cushioning and sturdy support

    2. Four firmness levels available, including a split dual-firmness option

    3. Reinforced perimeter coils reduce sinkage along the edges

  • Cons

    1. Limited options for stomach sleepers over 230 pounds

    2. Foams may produce a noticeable odor for the first few nights after unboxing

Mattress Type


Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$1,699 – $2,499

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

Nailing down your ideal mattress firmness is key to getting a good night’s rest, but this can be tricky if you and your sleep partner have different preferences. The DLX Premier Hybrid gives you four firmness options, including medium soft (4), medium firm (6), firm (8), and a split design with medium soft on one side and medium firm on the other. This range should accommodate most people regardless of their sleep position or body type, making the Premier Hybrid one of the most versatile mattresses sold today.

The comfort system features a top layer of viscose fiber batting, followed by three layers of adaptive foam. Viscose has cooling and moisture-wicking properties to help you maintain a comfortable sleep temperature, while the foams contour evenly to alleviate pain, pressure, and hot spots along the spine. The third foam layer acts as a buffer between your body and the support core and helps maintain an even sleep surface.

Pocketed coils and high-density base foam provide a stable support system. The perimeter coils are thicker to prevent excessive sinkage when you sleep close to the edges or get in and out of bed. At the same time, the coils are designed to move independently from one another and shouldn’t generate too much motion transfer — a benefit for couples and co-sleepers. Steady airflow through the coil system also helps regulate the hybrid’s internal temperature.

Our tests show each firmness level is best suited to different types of sleepers. Side and back sleepers under 130 pounds should consider the medium soft option, whereas people who use these positions and weigh 130 to 230 pounds may feel more comfortable with the medium firm surface. Keep this in mind if you and your partner fall into different weight groups. People who weigh more than 230 pounds will probably prefer the firm design.

Competitive pricing and free shipping throughout the contiguous U.S. make the Premier Hybrid a solid option for budget-conscious shoppers. Each order includes a 120-night sleep trial. If you’re satisfied with the mattress after the trial period ends, DLX further backs your purchase with a lifetime warranty covering structural defects for as long as you retain original ownership.

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How to Choose a Mattress for Acid Reflux

With so many models on the market today, choosing the best mattress for acid reflux can be a daunting task. This section explores some of the most important features to consider when you’re shopping for a mattress to help with acid reflux. Read on to learn how variables like firmness level, contouring, and pressure relief play a part in nighttime reflux relief.

What to Look for in a Mattress

While some mattress companies rely on gimmicks or deceptive language to drum up business, it’s easy to cut through the hype by focusing on a few key factors. By prioritizing the following aspects in a mattress, you’re more likely to purchase a quality product that meets your needs.

  • Price: While a good mattress typically represents a significant financial investment, nearly everyone must stick to a certain budget or spending limit. Keep in mind, the most expensive mattress isn’t always the best, and it is possible to find a cheap mattress that provides excellent results. The free shipping offered by several online retailers who ship their mattress in a box will help keeps overall costs down as well.
  • Quality Materials: Nobody wants to replace their mattress only a year or two after buying it. Mattresses made with quality materials are more durable, perform better, and are less likely to need replacement before their warranty is up.
  • Firmness Level: Firmness is one of the most important features to consider while mattress shopping. Although preferences vary considerably between individuals, certain body types tend to benefit more from certain firmness levels. Firmer mattresses generally offer more support, while softer models provide greater contouring.
  • Pressure Relief: Firm, supportive mattresses usually offer the most pressure relief. The best mattress for back pain and acid reflux promotes better spinal alignment and provides targeted support at the hips and shoulders.
  • Edge Support: Mattresses with a reinforced perimeter offer greater edge support and a larger usable sleep area. Strong edge support also prevents sleepers from rolling off the edge of the bed.
  • Contouring: This term refers to a mattress’ body-conforming properties. The right amount of contouring cradles pressure points while preventing the sleeper from sinking into the mattress’ support layer. Generally, all-foam mattresses offer more contouring than hybrid or innerspring models.
  • Temperature Regulation: Individuals who tend to sleep hot often prioritize temperature regulation, seeking out mattresses like hybrid models, which provide greater breathability than all-foam versions. Many mattresses also use special fabrics and fillers, such as copper or gel, to create a cooler sleep surface.
  • Ease of Movement: This factor is especially important for couples, and for individuals seeking a mattress to use with an adjustable bed frame. Mattresses with more bounce typically allow for greater ease of movement, while sleepers tend to sink into contouring foam surfaces. In contrast, coil-based models provide more bounce.
  • Mattress Type: Most mattresses fall into one of several categories, which are based on construction, materials, and function. Each mattress type comes with certain benefits and drawbacks, which we shall explore further below.

What Type of Mattress is Best for Preventing Acid Reflux?

Most mattresses currently on the market fall into one of the following categories. While mattresses within each category tend to display many of the same features, it’s important to remember that no two models or brands are alike. Every mattress includes slightly different materials, construction, and features. Let’s see what each type of mattress has to offer.


Definition: Hybrid mattresses combine the best features of innerspring and all-foam mattresses and features fewer of the drawbacks of each type. They consist of a pocketed coil-based support core topped by a multilayered comfort system. The comfort system may feature latex, memory foam, or a combination of the two.

Highlight: Ideal for side sleepers, hybrids typically offer more contouring and pressure point relief than innerspring models while providing more support than the average all-foam mattress. They also tend to sleep cool, thanks to a pocketed coil system that absorbs and disperses body heat.


Definition: Once the most common type of mattress on the market, innersprings feature a coil-based core and a fabric cover, with little or no comfort or transitional system. They are often more difficult to ship than other types. With more comfortable options available today, very few companies continue to produce innerspring mattresses.

Highlight: When available, innersprings tend to be among the least expensive options.


Definition: These models are made entirely from natural or synthetic latex rubber, or a mixture of the two. Natural latex is derived from rubber tree sap and processed using either the Talalay or Dunlap methods. Talalay latex typically creates a lighter and softer mattress, while Dunlap latex tends to be firmer and more durable.

Highlight: Latex’s moderate contouring cushions side sleepers’ pressure points without too much give or sink.


Definition: Instead of coils, latex, or foam, an airbed’s support core consists of multiple air-filled chambers, which may be filled or deflated to the sleeper’s liking with a built-in pump. The pump is often controlled by a smartphone app or remote control. These fully adjustable mattresses may also contain materials like foam or latex.

Highlight: Airbeds allow users to customize their sleep experience, targeting key areas for acid reflux sufferers like the upper body. Sleepers can adjust the mattress to suit ever-changing preferences and pain levels without disturbing their partner.


Definition: These mattresses feature multiple layers and types of foam, such as memory foam and gel-infused foam. Instead of pocketed coils, they rely on a strong polyfoam core for support.

Highlight: Memory foam offers deep contouring and soothing pressure relief, making all-foam models great for side sleepers. While these mattresses tend to offer less support than hybrid or innerspring models, their flexibility makes them ideal for use with adjustable bed frames.

How Does Acid Reflux Affect Sleep?

Also known as GERD, acid reflux is a chronic condition that can have a dramatic impact on sleep quality. The condition may also lead to disorders such as sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and chronic insomnia. When patients with acid reflux sleep or lie down, stomach acid flows up into the esophagus, causing heartburn, regurgitation, and coughing fits. Over time, untreated reflux may increase the risk of developing ulcers, long-term complications, and even certain cancers.

While a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications exist to treat acid reflux, most sufferers find that they need to make lifestyle changes to find relief from their condition. Because symptoms often worsen at night, many individuals with acid reflux must learn to sleep in a different position. Often, they must also purchase a new mattress and/or bed frame specifically designed to help alleviate their symptoms.

Back and stomach sleeping may aggravate reflux, and doctors often recommend that individuals with GERD sleep on their sides. In addition, sufferers often benefit from sleeping with their heads slightly elevated, or about six inches. This prevents stomach acid from flowing back up the esophagus. For this reason, GERD patients often use adjustable bed frames, which allow sleepers to switch between prone and upright positions. Adjustable beds may also help with related issues, like snoring and sleep apnea.

With or without an adjustable base, the wrong mattress type or model can make acid reflux worse in the long run or lead to other complications. For example, an overly firm mattress may cause back pain in side sleepers, especially those under 130 pounds, while deep contouring all-foam models might not support heavier sleepers enough to prevent reflux. In addition, some thicker or denser mattresses may not work well with adjustable beds.

How Does Sleeping Position Affect Acid Reflux?

Your sleeping position can relieve or worsen acid reflux symptoms, snoring, and back pain. Generally, people with GERD and acid reflux are encouraged to sleep on their left sides. Wondering why? Keep reading to find out how sleeping position can affect acid reflux and trigger other types of pain.

Back Sleepers

Back sleeping is generally the worst position for individuals with acid reflux and GERD, and sufferers who sleep on their backs tend to struggle with worse and more prolonged symptoms. Sleeping on one’s back allows acid to freely move up from the stomach and into the esophagus, where it can linger for extended periods of time, damaging the esophageal lining. The position is particularly dangerous for individuals with excess abdominal fat, as the additional weight on the stomach may push acid up the esophagus with stronger force.

Side Sleepers

While side sleeping can be hard on the hips and shoulders, it’s also the best position for acid reflux and spinal alignment. Exactly which side you sleep on, however, can make a big difference in symptom reduction.

Experts usually suggest that sufferers sleep on their left side, which positions the stomach directly below the esophagus and makes it more difficult for acid to flow upward. Thanks to gravity, any stomach acid that does enter the esophagus can quickly flow backward without causing any lasting damage.

In contrast, lying on the right side places the stomach at an angle, allowing the stomach to leak acid directly into the esophagus. In this position, leaked acid tends to linger in the throat for extended periods of time, worsening symptoms and potentially leading to complications.

Stomach Sleepers

Like back sleeping, stomach sleeping creates prime conditions for severe GERD and acid reflux. The position permits acid to flow freely up the esophagus, without the aid of gravity to force it back down. In this position, stomach acid lingers in the food pipe much longer than usual, exacerbating symptoms.

Many stomach sleepers also struggle with back pain. Sleeping on the stomach places most weight on the center of the body, causing pressure to build along the spine, neck, and lower back. This pressure, in turn, can lead to tingling or numbness in the extremities and other parts of the body. Over time, stomach sleeping may also cause neck pain, or even herniated discs.

Combination Sleepers

As we’ve seen, some sleeping positions combat acid reflux better than others. While most experts would advise against sufferers sleeping on their stomachs or backs, there are some benefits to changing positions frequently throughout the night. Because they rarely allow pressure to build up at one point or another, combination sleepers often avoid some of the musculoskeletal issues associated with stomach or back sleeping, like back and neck pain. Changing positions may also improve circulation issues.

Last Things to Consider with a Mattress for Acid Reflux

Ready to go mattress shopping? Here are just a few more things to consider before you make a final purchase.

How Can I Get Relief On a Budget?

The best mattress for acid reflux pain isn’t always the most expensive one. If you’re on a tight budget, prioritizing reflux-relieving mattress features can help narrow down your choices. For example, you may want to develop a list of mattresses for side sleepers, or adjustable models, and explore the least expensive options in each category. Your insurance provider may also cover part or all of the cost.

How Does Body Type Affect Mattress Selection?

Different body types benefit from different types of mattresses and firmness levels. While most people with acid reflux are told to sleep on their sides, heavier side sleepers may still need a firmer mattress than side sleepers under 130 pounds. Typically, larger individuals need extra support at the shoulders and hips, while lightweight side sleepers often prefer soft, contouring sleep surfaces like all-foam mattresses, which cradle pressure points.

How Much of an Investment Do I Need to Make?

A queen mattress typically costs $1,000 or more. However, the best mattress for acid reflux is an investment that can save you plenty of money — and sleepless nights — in the years to come. The right mattress can reduce reflux, snoring, and reliance on antacids, leaving you feeling better in the long run and potentially cutting back on costly visits to the doctor.

Do Mattresses Come with Warranties?

Before you make your final purchase, be sure to review the mattress’ warranty, sleep trial information, and return policy. Many companies offer a sleep trial that begins after a certain initial break-in period, and most offer some kind of warranty. However, warranties are often contingent on the type of foundation the mattress is used with. If you plan to use your new mattress with an adjustable bed, be sure that this type of use is covered in the warranty.

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