Numerous things can impact the quality of sleep you get at night but sleeping on the wrong mattress can be a major cause of problems! When you go to buy a new mattress, finding a comfortable one is certainly not enough. You also need to find a mattress that suits your sleeping position.
Your aches, pains, and snoring habits are connected to your sleep position and the mattress you sleep on. While there's no best sleeping position, a lot depends on what makes you comfortable on the right mattress.
Here's a guide for each sleeping style
Around 8-14 percent of people prefer sleeping on their back. It isn't one of the most popular sleeping positions, but it is regarded as one of the best for your head, back, and neck alignment. As there is no extra pressure on those areas, you can get the rest in a neutral position when sleeping on your back.
If you suffer from acid reflux or snoring, sleeping on your back might aggravate those issues. In such a sleeping position, the airway becomes narrow, leading to sleep apnea.
A mattress with more support for the lower back is suggested for back sleepers. You can choose a medium to firm mattress for the most comfortable and healthy sleep experience. Opting for a memory foam or innerspring mattresses is recommended for such a sleeping position.
Being a stomach sleeper, you may have heard that it probably isn't the best way to sleep. Sleeping on your stomach can make your neck and spine feel pressurized, which makes it not a great sleeping posture in the long run. However, 16% of people are still sleeping on their stomachs and if you are one of them, choose a mattress that offers optimal support.
A firmer bed will ensure that your body doesn't sink too lower than your head and neck, as it will lead to pain later. The best mattress for stomach sleepers would be firm innerspring or foam mattresses. Avoid plush and plush-top mattresses.
This is the most common sleeping posture with around 75% of people resorting to this position for a good night's sleep. While side sleeping has numerous benefits, if you have the wrong mattress, it can lead to shoulder, hip, and back pain as the necks and hips don't stay properly aligned without optimum support.
If you are sleeping on your side and waking up with aches and pains, you probably need to look for the ultra-plush or plush mattresses. These are best mattresses for side sleepers., ensuring body-conforming and super comfort.
Sleeping with a Partner
Sleeping with a partner means having to deal with different sleeping styles. While one of you might sleep on your side and require a softer mattress, the other might be a back sleeper and need firmer support. It is important to go with your partner to choose a mattress.
For such couples, here are some of the things that you can try out:
- Step into Mancini's Sleepworld and check out the widest variety of mattresses available with us.
- Check out the mattresses and try them to see which fits both of you best.
- Keep trying unless you find the mattress that fits both of your perfectly.
- Use SleepMatch to get mattress recommendations as per your body type and sleeping pattern. The color-coded guide will ensure you get the perfect mattress for a good night's sleep. Plus, this will simplify the search regime for a new mattress for both of you!
- Consider a split-king mattress which will provide each of you individualized support and comfort. One could have firm while the other gets a softer mattress.
Pro tip:- Remember that when you choose a mattress for couples, choose a queen size or larger to accommodate both of you. Sleepers need to have enough space to enjoy the comfort of a good night's sleep!
Here are some of the top mattresses suggested by mattress specialists for different sleeping positions-
For Back sleepers
Nectar Premier Copper Medium Firm Mattress 14"
The Nectar Premier Copper mattress is one of the tallest produced by the brand and offers an extra 2 inches of base support for your back and muscles. Plus, it has heat-conductive copper fiber, which keeps you cool throughout the night. The medium-firm feel sets in perfectly for every back sleeper, giving them the proper comfort and support they need while sleeping at night.
For Stomach Sleepers
Sealy PosturePedic Cedar Court Medium Firm Mattress 12"
Sealy PosturePedic mattresses are designed with the help of orthopedic experts who ensure that you get great comfort and much-needed support. A healthy lifestyle begins with good quality sleep, and with Sealy PosturePedic mattress, you will get the perfect support for your core, hence relieving you of aches and pain. Its firmness is ideal for those who prefer to sleep on their stomach.
For Side Sleepers
Stearns and Foster Estate Rockwell Luxury Plush Euro Pillow Top Mattress 15"
If supreme indulging comfort is on your mind, then the Stearns and Foster Estate Rockwell Pillow Top mattress should be your first choice! Along with great comfort, you get great support from intellicoil technology. Summing up, this is the best mattress for side sleepers and should hence top your list!
Now that you are aware which type of mattress suits which sleeping position the best, you are steps away from getting a perfect sleep.
You can visit your nearest Mancini's Sleepworld and speak with our mattress specialists to know more. Also, if you are still unsure, you can try it before you buy it!