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Mattress Research Center > Expert Advice > Best Type of Mattress For a Side Sleeper

Best Type of Mattress For a Side Sleeper

Getting Healthy Sleep


Sleeping 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.

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