Which Mattress Is Best For Back Pain?

Choose a mattress that has got your back.

One in six Australians experience back pain. There are two main categories of back pain; chronic and acute. Even if you haven’t had chronic back pain, you are likely familiar with the horrible feeling of tenderness in the back.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of mattresses available that can considerably worsen back pain and, in some cases, cause it. As a result, choosing the right mattress is essential as it could be the difference in alleviating pain and aggravating it. If you’re buying a new mattress and you suffer from back pain, it’s crucial to know what to look out for that will curb suffering and aid in your relief.

Good Spine Alignment

Bad posture dramatically contributes to the cause and aggravation of back pain. It would be best if you had a good posture while you sleep and do not allow your spine to curl. The muscles and ligaments in our back need time to relax and recover while we sleep. A mattress that is too hard or too soft will not properly support your spine, neck and lower back.

Make sure the mattress you buy has a stable even surface to promote a good spine posture while you sleep.

A Medium-Firm Mattress

A medium-firm mattress is going to give you more support while you sleep. This is because when you are on a firmer mattress, your bones absorb most of the pressure, leading to less stress on your muscles, veins and arteries. If a bed is too squishy, your lower back will often collapse, impacting the amount of oxygen intake getting to the lower back.

Memory Foam

Memory Foam is a favourite amongst Osteopaths for patients with bad backs. NASA initially invented it to allow cushioning for astronauts in Spacecrafts and provide support against the high pressure of the G Force. Since then, it has become a staple in high-quality couches, pillows and mattresses due to its ability to conform to the specifics of your body, providing pressure point relief and better lumbar support.

Memory Foam is highly beneficial if you are suffering from Sciatica as it helps alleviate pressure and cushion the heavier parts of the body.

Another benefit of memory foam is it has zero transfer. This means that it stops your partner’s movements from affecting your position while you sleep.

100-Day Guarantee

Ultimately everyone’s body is different. The best person who can measure your level of pain is you. The size of your hips and your weight can impact the pressure put upon a mattress. It’s so important to have a trial when buying a bed so that you can see whether it works or, in some cases, increases pain within your back. With Dusk and Dawn’s 100-day guarantee, you allow for the time you need to evaluate the effect of the mattress on your back. Sleep on one of our mattresses for 100 nights to ensure you’ve chosen the best support for your back.

The Best Result for your Back

While there isn’t yet a mattress that eliminates back pain, it’s essential to understand what to look for that will give you the most improved experience. Dusk and Dawn mattresses were voted best mattress for back pain by bed buyers. Try out one of our signature mattresses for 100 nights and feel the difference.

Why Dusk&Dawn

Some helpful insights

“I should have bought this bed long ago. The Premiere mattress is a winner. Don't know why I held back on upgrading for so long. ”

MaddyDecember 26, 2020

“I bought the top of the range Signature mattress and I am out like a log every night. Now I actually look forward to sleeping. ”

Ben27 November 2020

“I bought a Signature Dusk&Dawn mattress for my parents as a surprise and they absolutely love it. They're getting up feeling much more rested. ”

Sophia5 December 2020

“I love my comfy Dusk&Dawn Essential mattress. So affordable, I'll be buying another one soon for my daughter. ”

Debbie11 December 2020

“I looked at other mattresses and then came across Dusk&Dawn through Google and I loved their 100 day Comfort Guarantee so I just got. It was a lucky find... I love it. ”

Ken22 December 2020

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Who manufactures our mattresses?

Our mattresses are proudly manufactured right here in Melbourne Australia and made under license by Comfort Sleep who have been making quality mattresses for over 40 years.

What happens to my old mattress?

Metro locations: for a fee of $100, we will collect your old mattress and take it to a mattress recycler. Unfortunately we can not offer our mattress collection service in regional locations at this stage.

Do your mattresses come in a box?

No, our products are made using high quality materials which do not allow them to be compressed, rolled and squashed into a box. When this is done, quality is compromised and we don't do that.

How do I choose the mattress that is right for me/us?

We have carefully engineered two feels in each model, these two feels will please most. If you are looking for rock hard or super cloud soft, you are in the wrong place.

Comfy-Medium, our most popular feel is supportive with added comfort. Firm-Support is a little firmer and is comfort with added support.

Feel free to give us a call if you would like to discuss the options with one of our trained staff.

Are Dusk&Dawn mattresses environmentally friendly?

Yes, all Dusk&Dawn mattresses are made using Australian made foams and fabrics. We proudly use GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) and Oeko-Tex certified materials ensuring the most environmentally responsible products.

What type of bed frame do you recommend?

Our mattresses are designed for best performance when used in conjunction with our matching classic slimline base as part of a total sleep set. 

Where can I try your mattresses?

Right in the comfort of your own home! You have 100 nights to decide if you are happy with your selection. It certainly beats 20 minutes in a mattress shop.

Can I order over the phone?

Unfortunately not, for your security all orders must go through our website.

Do you have AfterPay?

Yes, we also accept ApplePay, Zip and PayPal too.

How much is delivery?

Our Delivery service is 100% FREE in metro areas, Australia Wide. For regional areas it's $250 flat rate. Certain regional areas may experience some delays in delivery. Please ask us for accurate delivery times.

What areas do you deliver to?

We are currently delivering to most regions of Australia excluding NT & TAS ( for potential deliveries to these areas please email support@duskanddawn.com.au ), including regional areas. Due to current freight delays and ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, regional deliveries may take up to 3-4 weeks. Please ask us for accurate delivery times.

What bed sheets fit the Signature mattress?

Due to the height of the Signature mattress being 38cm high, we advise you purchase 'Super Queen' size fitted sheets for a Queen size mattress as they will fit more comfortably around your mattress. These can be found at most bedding retailers across Australia including Adairs.

Is there a trial period?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your new mattress. For this reason, all Dusk&Dawn mattresses come with a 100 night comfort guarantee. During this time you can test your new mattress out in the comfort of your own home. You must own the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights from the date received, this will give your body the adequate time to adjust. If between, night 31-100 you still are not satisfied with your sleep, then let us know and we will arrange to collect your mattress and adjust the firmness before returning it right back to you FREE of charge. 


Please... Don't pay retail prices?

We are sold purely online. If we were to sell to popular retailers, our prices would be double and they would make huge margins. We want to pass those saving on to you - the customer. We pride ourselves on value for money. Quality Australian made workmanship using only premium materials. You simply won't get this quality of build at these prices at the major retailers. They need to make a big margin to pay for staff, lease or bricks and mortar.

Delivery Timing and Expectations

We are not a 'bed in a box'. All our mattresses use the most premium quality of materials and are all tailor made by hand.

Delivery generally takes up to 7-10 working days depending on exact location/state. Regional deliveries may take up to 3-4 weeks, based on your location. Please contact our friendly sales team for more up-to-date timings.

Melbourne Metro orders are usually with 3-5 working days. 

Do we offer a refund?

Yes we do offer a refund. But first:

1. You must go through 1 Comfort change first as per our Comfort Guarantee policy;
2. And then if you are still not happy after a further 30 nights of sleeping on it, we will happily refund your money (Minus the shipping component costs).