Are you suffering from hip and shoulder pain during the night? If you are, you know how difficult it can be to get a good night’s sleep with this kind of discomfort. The wrong kind of mattress is often a cause of this type of pain and this is where Intellibed’s selection of mattresses with Talalay latex can help you out. These firm mattresses provide the support your hips and shoulders needs while also providing cushioning for a good night’s sleep.

Causes of Hip and Shoulder Pain

There are various causes of hip and shoulder pain. Many are directly related to the hip area, but others can radiate from the spine to the hip. Common causes of hip or shoulder pain include:

Being overweight

Osteoarthritis, a common cause of hip pain, is often linked to obesity. A high body mass index increases the risk of developing back, knee or hip pain. Since the hip is a weight-bearing joint, it is put under severe pressure when someone is overweight.


This is the most common chronic joint condition. Osteoarthritis happens when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down, causing pain, stiffness and swelling in areas like the hips and shoulders.

Acute injury directly to the hip area or lower spine

If you’ve experienced a recent injury directly to these areas, you are probably experiencing a high degree of pain still. An acute injury is a sudden injury typically associated with a traumatic event that occurs in one specific area of the body. Traumatic events are things like running into another player during a sport or falling off a bicycle.


Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints. The hips, shoulders, and elbows are the most common locations for bursitis. This condition often occurs from frequent repetitive motion.


This is a common, complex chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness is specific areas or throughout the body. It can vary in intensity and typical symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive difficulties, and stiffness.

Degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disc disease occurs in the lumbar spine, or lower back. The condition happens when a compromised disc causes low back pain. It’s typically caused by inflammation in the surrounding disc nerves or abnormal micromotion instability when the outer rings of the disc are worn down and cannot effectively absorb stress on the spine.


This is a symptom of a pinched nerve that affects one or more of the lower spinal nerves. Sciatica is often a symptom of a herniated or slipped disc causing pressure on a nerve root, spinal stenosis, a result of the spinal canal narrowing with pressure on the nerves and spondylolisthesis, a slippage of one vertebra so it is out of line with the one above it. Sciatica causes weakness, numbness, and pain through buttocks, hips, legs, feet and even toes.

Why Choose Intellibed

Sleeping can cause unbearable discomfort if you have pain in your hips and shoulders. This pain escalates during sleep because of the laying down position of your body. When you lay down to sleep, your spine can become unaligned, causing pressure in the hip area. It’s best to sleep on your side with another pillow between your legs.

The best mattress for hip and shoulder pain is one that offers firm support to keep the spine aligned. You also need a pillow that cradles your head in proper alignment so the spine is a straight line. If mattress material is too soft, you won’t find pain relief. At Intellibed, mattresses like the Numea Azure™, Numea Sapphire™, and Numea Indigo™ are made with special Talalay latex foam and combined with exclusive Gel Matrix™ material to relieve your pain. Our beds have an exclusive honeycomb design to provide the comfort and support you need.