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The Best Mattress for You Based on Your Sleeping Position

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Support- how a mattress aligns your spine. The type of support you should look for depends on how you sleep.

Changing the mattress you sleep on can literally change your life overnight. Whether you toss and turn, have back pain or just aren’t getting enough sleep, there are certain mattress types to look out for that can improve these problems.

To ensure a great night of sleep, you need to figure out how you sleep at night. Sleeping positions can help determine which mattress feel you need. Follow the advice from us, along with these happy customers, to find the mattress that was made for you.

4 Factors to Consider While Mattress Shopping

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Your dream mattress should provide the correct support and comfort for your body and sleeping position. How do you know what support and comfort to look for? Keep these four things in mind:

  1. Firmness- This should be the first thing on your mind while mattress shopping. Keep reading to find the right firmness for your sleeping habits. Your mattress should feel like you are laying on a cloud. No pressure. No gaps. Just comfort.
  2. Construction-Another important factor should be the materials of the mattress. For example, hot sleepers should avoid memory foam, unless it’s created with heat reduction in mind! Our blog on mattress types will give you more information on mattress construction and materials. 
  1. Quality- If you want a long-lasting mattress that will keep you comfortable for years, look for high-quality materials. Keep in mind, this doesn’t always mean a higher price tag!
  2. Price- In the back of your mind should be price. As long as you do your research, it will be easy to find the right mattress for you within your price range. While creating a price range, remember that in general, we use our mattresses about a third of every day! This really should be one of your most prioritized purchases.

Best Mattress for You Based on Your Sleeping Position


Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers

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Sealy Tuffington Firm Mattress

Mattress Tips for Back Sleepers

  • Medium to Medium Firm Feel
  • 2-inch Comfort Layer
  • Lumbar Support

Back sleepers need a medium to medium firm mattress to help fill in the small of the back and relieve pressure points on the shoulder blades. This is the best sleeping position if you suffer from lower back pain.

Usually, the only gap when laying on your back is at your lower back. Medium firm mattresses allow your body to lie comfortably on the mattress while also filling in the gap at your lower back. You don’t need a thick comfort layer but having something that conforms to your body will help support your back.

Plush mattresses are softer and will offer give, combining the pressure-relieving qualities of pillow top and firm mattresses. Just make sure it’s not too plush and that you don’t sink into your mattress!

Medium Firm Mattresses for Back Sleepers


5-Star Customer Reviews
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This Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Flex Supreme mattress has a medium feel, perfect for back sleepers! See what our customers have to say:

“We can sleep on our backs, sides and it seems to work well for both. I truly believe it gives more support because it is a hybrid bed with support coils and different layers of Tempur foam.”- Finally Sleeping
“I have a lot of back and knee issues, and this mattress has changed how long and well I sleep. We absolutely love this bed. I sleep only on my back, so in the morning, I would wake up feeling stiff and sore, but now I am feeling wonderful and well rested.”Mad city Sue

Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

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Serta Perfect Sleeper Sedgewick Plush Pillow Top Mattress

Mattress Tips for Side Sleepers

  • Pressure Relief
  • Soft Mattresses
  • Pillow Top Mattresses

When looking for a mattress, you need to consider your pressure points. Your shoulders and hips will stick out more than the rest of your body, so try out a few mattresses to see which aligns your spine and relieves pressure points in your hips and shoulders.

Comfort layers and pillow tops of soft fabrics or foams are best for side sleepers. Softer mattresses, especially pillow top mattresses, will ensure there is enough cushion for your shoulders and hips to sink in, turning your body into a straight line. 

Be sure your pillow gives your neck enough support as well! Your spine at the base of your skull needs to be straight, too.

Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers
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    Serta Perfect Sleeper Sedgewick Plush Pillow Top Mattress

    The Sedgewick plush pillow top features custom support with wrapped coil innersprings and pillowy-soft comfort foams.

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    Simmons Beautyrest Silver Sand Dollar Plush Pillow Top Mattress 

    Beautyrest’s Sand Dollar plush pillow top mattress has an innovative design including plush, pocketed coils, gel foams and a soft pillow top, making it ideal for side sleepers. It also features heightened support in the middle of the mattress, where your body needs the most support.

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    Simmons Beautyrest Silver Sand Dollar Plush Mattress

    The Sand Dollar plush mattress is similar to the plush pillow top, just without the pillow top. You still get the plush support from the Pocketed Coil technology and the gel foams. This mattress features extra support in the middle third of the mattress, right where your body needs it most.


5-Star Customer Review

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The Tempur-Cloud Supreme is a soft mattress. The adaptive support and softness are perfect for side sleepers.

“Because this Cloud Supreme is medium soft, we get the back support of a Tempurpedic but with enough give for very comfortable side sleeping.”MartyinLA

Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

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Mattress Tips for Stomach Sleepers

  • Firm Mattresses
  • Thin comfort layers
  • Support

Stomach sleepersnormally need a firm feel. It’s said that this sleeping position habit often forms as a cause of back pain. This is a challenging situation because if you don’t have a very firm mattress, this sleeping position can cause more harm on your lower back.

A firm mattress will help with spine alignment while on your stomach. Firm mattresses can come in many different materials. Firm foams offer contouring support while hybrid mattresses, foam with support from coils, could also offer enough firmness for stomach sleepers.

The Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers:
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    Simmons Beautyrest Sand Dollar Extra Firm Mattress

    The Sand Dollar extra firm mattress from Beautyrest features Pocketed Coil technology for all-over conforming support and layers of gel for added comfort and support.

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    Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra-Firm Mattress

    This extra firm mattress features Advanced Pocketed coils with technology that allows each coil to adjust individually to the pressure being applied to it. While the coils are conforming to your body to relieve pressure, the foams add additional support to your body.

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    Sealy Performance II Misha Firm Mattress

    The Sealy Performance II Misha firm mattress includes the Sealy Response Pro encased coil innersprings delivering targeted support where you need it. The center third of the mattress features SealyCool gel memory foam to provide reinforced support.

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    Sealy Essentials Deanna Firm Mattress

    The Sealy Essentials Deanna firm mattress has Sealy Response open coil innersprings and gel foam layers giving additional support to your body.


Ready for a New Mattress?

We know mattress shopping can be expensive and daunting, but now you have enough knowledge to purchase a mattress that will fit your sleeping position and feel like new for years!

If it’s time for a new mattress, remember to keep these tips in mind while searching. Our trained specialists in our showroom will be able to answer more questions based on information such as your sleeping position, coolness levels and more!

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