Sleeping Positions and best mattress choice

There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing a new mattress. Your personal sleeping style or position is also a determining factor in what is the best mattress for you personally. Below are types of mattresses according to your personal sleeping style/position.

All of us have our habits when it comes to sleeping, but the position we sleep in will always fall in to one of four categories:

Back Sleeper. The back sleeper requires support for the lower back because back sleepers are more susceptible to back pain. Therefore, it is advised to avoid very firm spring mattresses since they tend to push against the spine and increase the amount of strain on your spine when you lie down. A mattress that is too soft will not give enough support to the body and the back. Look for a mattress that is medium firm or slightly more plush.

Side Sleeper. Side sleepers require a mattress that doesn’t put stress on your shoulders and hips. Choose a medium to soft memory foam mattress specifically designed to support hips, shoulders and to a certain degree the spine as it accommodates the body’s natural curve and keeps the spine aligned.

Stomach Sleeper. Stomach sleepers require a firmer mattress that keeps the body afloat instead of sunken. Many stomach sleepers can suffer from lower back pain, which has forced them to this sleeping style where spine alignment is at its most minimal. The main reason for this is the majority of your weight falls on the torso area, and when you sleep on your stomach you’re actually putting a lot of pressure on your spine because of this. It is important you know what you can do to help alleviate strain on your spine. The first thing to consider is how well your current mattress is supporting you.

Combinations. Most people fall into this sleeping style category meaning that there is a lot of movement during sleep. For this style, it is important to choose a mattress that is personally suitable to you for your comforts, one that’s not too firm for side sleeping and not too soft when sleeping on your stomach. In general, combination sleepers have found mattresses with innerspring pocket coils or those made from latex foam to be very comfortable.



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