If you’re a side sleeper, your body weight may not be as evenly distributed as other positions, leading to pain at pressure points such as the hips, shoulders and knees. Side sleepers will prefer a mattress that contours to the body and relieves joint pressure and pain.
Fortunately for side sleepers, this is one of the most popular sleeping positions out there, so there are lots of mattresses designed just for you.
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Stomach sleeping is the rarest sleep position out there, accounting for only 7% of the adult population. Without the right mattress, this position can be really tough on your body. A softer mattress puts a ton of pressure on your spine and chest, which may lead to back and neck pain, difficulty breathing, tingling nerves, pressure point pain and general aches and pains.
To avoid discomfort on pressure points and difficulty breathing, you’ll want to find a mattress that’s slightly soft on the top, but firm enough to provide spinal alignment. For this reason, a medium-firm mattress is usually the best mattress for a stomach sleeper.
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Back sleeping is often recommended by experts as the best position for a body at rest. If you’re a back sleeper, a soft, sink-on-in mattress will put your body in an arch position, and won’t provide you with enough support for restful sleep.
But a mattress that tilts too far in the other direction can feel like a concrete slab to a back sleeper—this puts too much pressure on your back and shoulders causing you to wake up with aches in the morning.
The best mattress for a back sleeper is a medium-firm mattresses that offers a little “give,” with just enough contouring ability to support your body.
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If you’re a combination sleeper, you often change positions throughout the night. Because of this, you need a mattress with excellent responsiveness that can easily adapt to your changing positions and provide the same level of support.
Hybrid or latex mattresses tend to be great options for combination sleepers because of their buoyancy. However, there are some memory foam beds with advanced technology that will provide the amount of support that combination sleepers need – typically at a lower price point too.
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A mattress is a big purchase, but there is also a big price range available in the market. Choose your wallet’s destiny by shopping within your budget, whether that’s tight or unlimited.