Everyone has their way of sleeping. Some people sleep on their stomach while others sleep on their backs.
There are others who sleep better on their side. These individuals have specific needs, and it is important that a mattress meets those needs.
The problem is sometimes you don’t know what kind of mattress best suits your needs. Thankfully, we can help you find the right mattress if you are a side sleeper.
You need to figure out your needs as a side sleeper. Identifying these needs should help you figure out what kind of mattress will work best for you. For side sleepers, we believe it is important to pay attention to pressure points and the mattress’ ability to align the body.
First, you need to look at the top layer of the mattress. This layer needs to be soft or comfortable enough to allow your body to sink in just a bit yet have some firmness.
The firmness is there to help with alignment. Failing to get the right mattress could place too much pressure on your neck and lower back. This could lead to an unpleasant night and discomfort in the morning.
What Kind of Mattress Do You Need?
Okay, now you know what you need and why you need it, so it should be easier to look for mattresses for side sleepers. What you are looking for is a mattress with a high level of firmness to help align your spine and body. Good foam mattresses usually come with the right blend of softness and firmness.
You want to stay away from mattresses that are too soft because they won’t help with alignment. The problem is soft mattresses can be quite comfortable for some people. This comfort sometimes attracts buyers so much that they forget what they need and go for a softer mattress. Do not make this mistake because you’ll end up paying for it each morning you don’t wake up rested.
Spring mattresses may not be too helpful because there are a few zones of the body that sink into the mattress. The zones usually include the shoulder and hips. A mattress that doesn’t conform to these zones, such as spring mattresses, could cause some discomfort.
It is important to keep in mind that the mattress you choose should be designed to reduce motion transfer. This characteristic is important for those who sleep with a partner because it means that movement from your partner won’t disturb you. Of course, your movement will not be able to disturb your partner either.
Hopefully, this information helps guide you towards a mattress that was made for side sleepers. Truth is that many people can benefit from this way of sleeping, such as those who have back pain or sleep apnea.
Do not be afraid to try the mattress out. Many companies offer an opportunity to try out the mattress to see if it is a good fit or not. We think it is important to be patient while you are looking for the right mattress. Also, do not forget to read comments from previous customers of the mattress you are considering to get an idea of what to expect.