People who sleep on their stomach, people who sleep on their back, and people who sleep on their side — what do they have in common? Definitely not which mattress fits them! Sleeping position is often overlooked when it comes to buying a mattress, but it plays a crucial role in your quality of sleep. We’ve put together a simple guide for mattress buying based on your sleeping position, to help you find the perfect fit.
Let’s start with the stomach. If you are one of many ‘stomach-sleepers’ out there, you know that it isn’t always easy to find the perfect comfort level. Here is the biggest thing to keep your eye out for:
- Firmness is key! It can make or break your comfort level, so it’s extremely important to note which firmness works for you.
Stomach-sleepers: look out for a firm mattress! Having a supportive mattress is very important, as it makes sure your spine stays aligned and your neck is supported. This mitigates neck and back pain, and also keeps you from sinking.
Next up, let’s chat with the ‘side-sleepers’. Side sleeping is the most common of the three sleeping positions, but that doesn’t mean just any mattress will do the job! If you’re searching for a better sleep, take note of this tip:
- In contrast to the stomach-sleepers, softer mattresses are preferential for people who sleep on their side! Having a softer foam means you sink in easier, which allows pressure relief in the shoulders and hips. Memory foam is another option for side-sleepers to consider, as pressure relief is one of its greatest strengths.
Finally, we’ll cover ‘back-sleepers’. Mattress choice can be more variable for back-sleepers, so we’ll give you a few popular suggestions from our best-sellers list. Here are some general guidelines to follow:
- From a firmness perspective, support for a back-sleeper can vary. However, the consensus is that a medium-firm mattress generally works best, as importance is placed on proper spine alignment. A medium-firm mattress will prevent the heavier parts of your body from sinking too far down, which aids in keeping the spine aligned. Another note to keep in mind is that a firm sleeping surface results in your whole body being supported equally, which means you will feel less pain in the morning!
- That being said, petite individuals may prefer a mattress closer to medium-soft, while individuals with a large frame may prefer one on the firmer side.
No matter what position you sleep in, you deserve a better sleep. To achieve this, we want to provide you with the most comfortable mattress buying experience. That’s why we offer a 90 Night Comfort Guarantee, so you can exchange your mattress within 90 nights of delivery* if it’s not the perfect fit.
Shop our collection to find the mattress that best suits you, and you’ll be off to Dreamland in no time. Sweet dreams!