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Best Type of Mattress For a Side Sleeper

Getting Healthy Sleep


best side sleeper mattressesSleeping on one's side is a very common sleeping position, and it's one of the healthiest ways to sleep. Sleeping on your side allows your spine to rest in its natural position. It also takes pressure off of your back, keeps your joints in a neutral position, and can even eliminate snoring. If you're a side sleeper, then it's important that you choose the right mattress. Otherwise, you may find yourself tossing and turning through the night and waking with aches and pains. Since your spine rests in its natural position when you sleep on your side, it's important to find a mattress that contours to the curves of your body. Softer mattresses generally conform better than firm mattresses, but a firm mattress with a pillow or euro top can also provide adequate conforming comfort.

Finding the Right Comfort


Sometimes, people hear the word "soft" used to describe a mattress and then assume it's going to be too soft and unsupportive - that it will feel like sleeping on a cloud at night. This isn't true. Today's soft mattresses offer the same support as firmer models, but they do so with more comfort materials beneath the quilt. If you don't like the feeling of an excessively soft mattress, then look for something with a more middle-of-the-road level of comfort. When you're shopping on US-Mattress, look for mattresses with a Comfort Scale rating between 4 and 7. These mattresses will typically give a feeling of soft initial comfort with firm underlying support. If you do enjoy very soft mattresses, then look for models further up the scale. The most important thing to keep in mind if you're a side sleeper shopping for a mattress is avoiding anything that's excessively firm. Medium soft to soft mattresses will give your body the contouring support it needs as you sleep soundly on your side.

Our Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

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Beautyrest Black
Sidney Ultra Plush Pillow Top
Queen Size Mattress
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Sealy Optimum Latex
Newness

Mattress
Reg $5998

50% off
Sale $2774

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Stearns & Foster Lux Estate
Point Vincente Plush Euro Pillowtop

Mattress
Reg $5548

Sale $2174
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Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid
Tamara Luxury Plush Pillow Top
Mattress Reg $5519
50% + 25% off
Sale $2070

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Natura Latex Level 1
Caresse Plush Euro Top

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Reg $3998

50% Off
Sale $1999

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Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid
Point Adams Luxury Plush

Mattress
Reg $4948

Sale $1874
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Beautyrest Recharge World Class
Tillingham II Plush Pillow Top
Mattress Reg $4969
50% + 40% off
Sale $1491

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Sealy Posturepedic Select
Bellesguard Plush Euro Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $3729

Sale $1306
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Serta iSeries
Merit Super Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $2548
50% off
Sale $1274

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Beautyrest Recharge World Class
Phillipsburg II Plush Pillow Top
Mattress Reg $3249
50% + 30% off
Sale $1138

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Sealy Posturepedic Select
Yonge Street Plush Euro Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $2899

Sale $1088
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Sealy Posturepedic Plus
Warrenville III Plush Euro Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $2859

Sale $930
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Beautyrest Recharge Ultra
Lydia Manor II Plush Pillow Top
Mattress
Reg $2209

50% + 25% off
Sale $829

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Sealy Posturepedic
Mountain Ridge III Plush Euro Pillow Top

Mattress
Reg $1649

Sale $660
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Corsicana
8220 Exeter Double Sided Pillow Top
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Reg $1379

50% + 25% off
Sale $518

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Simmons BeautySleep
Star Fall Plush Pillow Top

MattressReg $1379
50% + 25% off
Sale $518

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