Are you in the majority, turning on your side when you turn out the lights? Or do you sleep flat on your back? What about nestling in, belly down? Whatever your preference, there is a mattress suited to your sleeping style. Check out our tips below to find the right mattress for the way you sleep.
MOST COMMON SLEEPING POSITION
A mattress that is soft enough to cradle shoulders, hips and knees, with a balanced base of support.
A Hybrid Mattress, which provides a core of pocket-spring support, with a soft, sinkable, comfort layer of memory foam or latex.
Position Most recommended by doctors
A mattress that has enough support to keep your spine in neutral alignment, with responsive cushioning to provide even support from head to toe.
A Memory Foam Mattress, which conforms to the body to provide balanced, customized support. Avoid plush toppers, which may cause you to sink out of alignment.
POSITION least RECOMMENDED BY DOCTORS
A mattress that has ample support, preventing strain on the neck and spine.
A Pocket Spring Mattress, which provides serious support paired with increased air flow. Doctors recommend that stomach sleepers opt for special body pillows, to help relieve targeted pressure on the torso.
SLEEPERs with special concerns
Sleepers with chronic health issues like poor circulation and acid reflux, or those recovering from surgery should turn to an Adjustable Mattress. This style, originally designed for therapeutic purposes, allows sleepers to elevate their heads or feet to alleviate specific symptoms.
Partners with different sleep needs might also benefit from adjustable mattresses, opting for split base models. Each side of these models operates independently, allowing for customized, side-by-side sleep. Prefer a single level? Couples should seek memory foam mattresses, which isolate motion.
Sleepers who tend to change positions throughout the night are considered combination sleepers. These sleepers benefit from a Latex Mattress, which isolates motion as well as a memory foam, with faster bounce-back after compression.
Whatever your sleep style, you are well on your way to better rest. Sweet dreams!