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Best Mattress for Side Sleepers

Positioned for Healthy Sleep


Lying on your side is possibly the most common sleeping position, and it has many health benefits. It takes pressure off of your back, keeps your joints in a neutral position, and can eliminate snoring. Sleeping on your left side can reduce heartburn, making side sleeping a helpful position for those with acid reflux disease. Side sleeping is also the best sleeping position for pregnant women because it encourages blood flow.

Avoid Firm Mattresses


If you sleep on your side and find that you wake up with shoulder or hip pain, your mattress may not be providing enough support. More often than not, this kind of discomfort is cause by a mattress that's too firm. When you lie on your side, your spine rests in its natural position, so these people need a side sleeper mattress that conforms to support the natural curvature of the body. Softer mattresses generally conform better, but some firm mattresses with pillow or euro tops can provide conforming comfort as well.

Don't Forget About Your Neck


Keeping your head elevated is vital for ensuring proper neck alignment, but if your pillow is too thick, it can be just as bad as not having one at all. You'll want a pillow that supports your head without putting your neck at an uncomfortable angle to your spine. Special contour pillows are available to accommodate side sleepers.

Our Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

NEW
Beautyrest Black
Georgianna Ultra Plush Pillow Top
Queen Size Mattress
Reg $5308

50% + 10% off
Sale $2389

NEW
Spring Air Back Supporter
Sapphire Deluxe Euro Top

Mattress Set
Reg $3598

50% off
Sale $1799

NEW
Stearns & Foster
Suzette Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop

Mattress Set
Reg $3398

Sale $1529
NEW
Beautyrest Recharge World Class
Tillingham Ultra Plush Pillowtop
Mattress
Reg $4679

50% + 35% off
Sale $1520

NEW
Stearns & Foster
Terri Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop

Mattress Set
Reg $3198

Sale $1349
NEW
Beautyrest Recharge World Class
Tillingham Plush
Mattress
Reg $4129

50% + 35% off
Sale $1341

NEW
Spring Air Hotel & Suites
VIP Grand Estate Euro Top

Mattress Set
Reg $2798

50% + 20% off
Sale $1119

NEW
Beautyrest Recharge World Class
Phillipsburg Plush Pillowtop
Mattress Reg $3299
50% + 40% off
Sale $989

NEW
Sealy Posturepedic Gel Series
Barrett Court Plush Euro Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $3399

50% + 40% off
Sale $1019

NEW
Restonic Comfort Care
Brookhaven Pillow Top

Mattress Set
Reg $2499

50% + 25% off
Sale $937

NEW
Sealy Posturepedic Gel Series
Warrenville Plush Euro Pillow Top

mattress
Reg $2949

50% + 30% off
Sale $1032

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Serta Perfect Sleeper Smart Surface
Neddleton Super Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $2459

50% + Rollback
Sale $799

NEW
Sealy Posturepedic
Santa Paula Plush Euro Pillow Top

mattress
Reg $2189

50% + 40% off
Sale $656

NEW
Beautyrest Recharge
Kenosha Place Plush Pillowtop
Mattress
Reg $1599

50% + 20% off
Sale $639

NEW
Beautyrest Recharge
Monument Valley Plush Pillowtop
Mattress
Reg $2549

50% + 25% off
Sale $955

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Sealy Posturepedic
Webster City Plush Euro Top

mattress
Reg $1799

50% + 25% off
Sale $674



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Simmons BeautySleep
Rossi Pillow Top

MattressReg $1599
50% + 30% off
Sale $560

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Sealy
Belfair Plush Euro Pillowtop

Mattress
Reg $1569

50% + 30% off
Sale $547



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