Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers
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.
Comfort Scale Rating Guide for Stomach Sleepers
||much too firm
||firm, but viable
||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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