Choosing the perfect mattress for your sleeping position - Oct 17, 2019
Stomach sleepers usually prefer a medium to firm feel. They require more body contouring and a tiny bit of sinkage to accommodate the fact that their belly is underneath the main weight being applied to the mattress. Very soft or very firm mattresses may not provide the correct spinal support and contouring a stomach sleeper needs. Stomach sleepers frequently report sleeping hot. A temperature regulating fabric can help alleviate this problem.
Back sleepers generally choose a firm mattress. They can sleep well on a firm mattress as it will make them feel more supported than a softer mattress. Back sleepers tend to be more concerned with relieving stiffness and aching and less concerned with pressure point relief. A quality pocketed coil spring system or a core of super high-density firm foam can provide back sleepers superior support.
Side sleepers tend to prefer the softest mattresses. Side sleepers experience superior pressure relief in a softer or plusher mattress as the pressure is channeled more to one side and concentrated across a smaller surface than someone who sleeps on their back or stomach. Pressure points on the shoulders and hips are common complaints with side sleepers. Gel memory foam is a must have consideration for side sleepers as it contours and cradles the body to relieve pressure.
When choosing the right mattress, it is important to keep in mind that a softer feeling mattress can be just as supportive as a firmer feeling one. Manufacturers using lower-quality materials, for instance, might offer a firm product that fails to deliver the necessary support. With new technologies such as memory foam and micro springs, mattresses can now meet the needs of sleepers in all positions without sacrificing comfort.