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We’ll tell you a life hack: You don’t have to buy a whole new mattress to get the support you need. A quality mattress topper will do the trick and cost a lot less, especially if it’s on sale.
Our PEOPLE Tested team slept on 10 different mattress pads to determine which ones are really worth buying. The Tuft & Needle Supportive Adaptive Foam Mattress Topper earned the title of “Best for Back Pain” for providing a firmer sleeping surface. While it’s a bit thinner than its competitors, the 2-inch pad offers the right amount of support without sinking you in. Plus, it works on virtually any bed, no matter how thick it is.
It’s available in twin-California king sizes, all of which are currently 15 percent off on Amazon, meaning it’s the perfect time to upgrade your bed without breaking the bank.
Buy it! Tuft & Needle Supportive Adaptive Foam Mattress Pad, $212.50 (originally $250); amazon.com
The knit cover offers breathability, which in turn helps regulate your temperature and keep you cool all night. The non-slip base prevents it from slipping off the mattress and causing discomfort – we know how annoying that can be. Note, however, that it is not washable and should be spot cleaned if necessary. However, using a durable fitted sheet will help keep it clean.
The mattress topper has a soft feel while providing “firm support” to keep you upright and relieve pressure points. Our testers said the support was “subtle” compared to the other mattress pads they tried, but assured us “that’s a good thing” for anyone who doesn’t want to sleep on a fluffy cloud.
All 10 mattress toppers were tested based on facility, comfort, and airflow, and only three made the final list. The Tuft & Needle Mattress Pad is best for sleepers with back pain and they even offer a 30-day return policy so you have nothing to lose. Add it to your cart while it’s still on sale for only $213.