The Best Mattresses for Seniors

You spend a lot of time in bed – roughly one third of your life! Your mattress is very important and will make a huge difference in the quality of sleep you are getting. Add into that the aches and pains of an aging body and your mattress needs to be supportive, not too hard, not too soft, and designed for a senior.

Twenty years ago, you might have been able to sleep anywhere, but that’s no longer the case. Plus a better night’s sleep may help prevent heart attacks, cancer, inflammation, memory, and even decrease depression. What are the best mattresses for seniors?

The Best Mattresses for Seniors

More than Just a Mattress Store

Before the internet, you generally had to go to a store to buy a mattress. You might be able to lay down for a few minutes, but that was about it for testing. Today, the internet will deliver, set up, remove your old bed, and allow you to really test the mattress, some up to 120 days.

New technology includes improved memory foam and combination of support. You can select what comforts and supports tired backs, necks and hips to give you your best night’s sleep.

Best Mattresses for Seniors


WinkBed has earned a reputation for luxury. It is a hybrid mattress with layers of polyfoam, gel memory foam, and pocketed minicoils for extreme comfort. The mattress has a lumbar pad that helps relieve lower back pain. The bed conforms to the sleeper’s body. Good air circulation helps keeps you sleep “cool.”

Choose from three firmness option from medium soft to firm. The WinkBed Plus is specifically designed for heavier individuals.

WinkBed offers free shipping within the contiguous US, with optional white glove setup. Try the bed for 120 nights, risk-free. If you aren’t satisfied, they will come pick it up and refund your money.  The bed comes with a lifetime warranty. You’ll find a variety of deals through their website.

Loom and Leaf

Loom and Leaf is great for seniors with chronic pain. It is a memory foam mattress in to firmness options – medium and firm. Unlike most memory foam mattresses, Loom and Leaf tends to sleep “cool” thanks to the organic cotton cover. The Loom and Leaf can be used with an adjustable base so you can comfortable sit up in bed or have parts of the mattresses elevated.

Loom and Leaf comes with free White Glove delivery, setup, and mattress removal with in the contiguous states. Try it for 120 days and return it for a small fee if not satisfied. The mattress comes with a 15-year guarantee and there is financing available through their website.


If sometimes you want a soft mattress and sometimes a firm one, Layla might be the best mattress for you. One side is soft (4.5/10) and the other is rated as 7/10. Just flip the relatively lightweight mattress! Layla comes with a copper infusion that helps you sleep cool, support the mattress, and keep your mattress clean through copper’s antimicrobial property. Layla is recommended for light weight sleepers but will work for all body types.

Layla ships for free in the contiguous US. Sleep on it for 120 days and return at no charge. The mattress comes with a 15-year guarantee. Layla offers incentives on its website and offers financing for qualified customers.


Bear offers added firmness that is particularly good for heavier seniors. Both the Bear and Bear Hybrid can take the weight and still deliver comfort and longevity. The Bear is constructed from graphite-gel foam that sleeps cool. The Bear Hybrid combines coils and cooling-gel foam. Both mattresses can be used on adjustable, solid or slatted bases.

Bear offers free delivery and a 100-night trial. The return is also free. The Bear website offers various incentives, including a military discount, and financing. The bed comes with a 20-year warranty.


Saatva makes the Leaf and Loom mattress as well as the Saatva. It is a coil on coil construction. The bottom is designed in an hourglass steel base while the top is made of individually wrapped coils designed to minimize motion transfer and increase support. The bed top is made of a high-end euro pillow top. The three firmness levels range from a plush soft 3 to a firm 8. The Saatva can be used on an adjustable frame.

The Saatva comes with a 15-year warranty. Try the bed for 120 days with free delivery and setup within the contiguous states. The website offers incentives and financing.

Final Word

These beds are generally less expensive than purchasing something from a mattress store. With the trial night, free shipping, and other incentives, purchasing exactly the right bed for seniors of all weights, activity levels and health conditions can be very simple. You owe it to yourself to start your internet search today.