Vol. 2 No. 4 (2022)
Health Technology Reviews

Therapeutic Mattresses for Chronic Pain

Published April 4, 2022

Key Messages

  • One systematic review (that summarized 9 relevant studies) provided evidence on the use of mattresses for treating chronic low back pain.
  • Medium-firm mattresses may lead to less back pain and better sleep quality compared with firmer mattresses.
  • Mattresses with an air overlay may also improve pain and sleep quality in those with chronic low back pain.
  • Several limitations of the data informing this report were identified, which limits the certainty of the evidence.