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Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers

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A Balance of Softness and Support


The stomach sleeping position is the least common and most finicky of the sleeping positions. Whereas back sleepers can sleep on just about any mattress, and side sleepers do well on medium or soft mattresses, stomach sleepers need a specific mid-range comfort to ensure healthy, restful sleep. The problem with being a stomach sleeper is you need a mattress rigid enough to keep your spine properly aligned, but soft enough to reduce pressure on your ribs and stomach. With a mattress that is too plush you are liable to sink in and overextend the arch of your back, but with a mattress too firm your ribs and stomach won't have enough pressure relief.

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Comfort Scale Rating Guide for Stomach Sleepers


Comfort Scale
1 much too firm
2 too firm
3 firm, but viable
4
medium-firm, good
5
mid-range, good
6
medium-soft, good
7 too soft
8+ much too soft
The medium-firm range is ideal for stomach sleepers. The sweet spot is between a 3 and a 6 on our Comfort Scale. These mattresses are firm enough to be supportive and keep you from sinking in, but padded enough to avoid feeling hard and uncomfortable. You should still think about where in this range is best for you, as some stomach sleepers will find a Comfort Scale rating of 3 too firm and others will find a 6 too plush. Straying too far in either direction is bad news for a stomach sleeper. Back and side sleepers might wake up with a sore back or achy bones if they slept on too soft or too firm of a mattress, but stomach sleepers risk their lower back locking up if they were overextending it all night or may not even be able to fall asleep if the mattress is too firm on their stomach and ribs.

So for you stomach sleepers out there struggling to find the perfect mattress, we know it isn't easy, but we're here to help! We have experts standing by to help guide you toward the mattresses that will accommodate your needs and fit your budget. Use our revolutionary Comfort Scale to help narrow down the mattresses that will work best for you, and let us know if you have any questions! You can give us a call at 1-800-455-1052 or contact us through our website.

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Our Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

Sealy Optimum Latex Meadowcrest Mattress
Optimum
(2)
from $1,449.00
Free Delivery
Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Copper Plush Mattress
Posturepedic Hybrid
(1)
from $974.00
Free Delivery
Sealy Posturepedic Select Bellesguard Plush Mattress
Posturepedic Select
from $980.00
Free Delivery
Spring Air Hotel & Suites Collection Grand Resort Plush
Hotel Collection
(4)
from $729.00
Free Delivery
Sealy Posturepedic Select Yonge Street Plush Mattress
Posturepedic Select
(2)
from $739.00
Free Delivery
Serta Perfect Sleeper Sapphire Suite Double Sided Plush Mattress
Perfect Sleeper
(31)
from $683.00
Free Delivery
Serta Perfect Sleeper Regal Suite Pillowtop Mattress
Perfect Sleeper
(9)
from $649.00
Free Delivery
Sealy Posturepedic Mountain Ridge III Plush Mattress
Posturepedic
from $604.00
Free Delivery
Serta Perfect Sleeper Belltower Super Pillow Top Mattress
Perfect Sleeper
(2)
from $449.00
Free Delivery
Spring Air Back Supporter Value Anchor Bay Plush
Back Supporter
(8)
from $449.00
Free Delivery
Sealy Posturepedic Santa Paula III Plush Euro Top Mattress
Posturepedic
(19)
from $432.00
Free Delivery
Sealy Posturepedic Santa Paula III Plush Mattress
Posturepedic
(4)
from $432.00
Free Delivery
Simmons BeautySleep Star Fall Luxury Firm Pillow Top Mattress
BeautySleep
(3)
from $465.00
Free Delivery
Simmons BeautySleep Solar Fest Plush Mattress
BeautySleep
(25)
from $308.00
Free Delivery

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