Finding the Right Mattress for Your Sleep Position

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Finding the Right Mattress for Your Sleep Position

There are a lot of different things that can affect the quality of your sleep, and one of the most important is your mattress. However, there is more to buying a mattress than just finding a comfortable one. While that is a good criteria to look for, it’s important to understand the best types of mattresses for different sleep positions.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re happy to help any client looking for a new mattress, no matter which position you sleep in. We offer innerspring, memory foam and numerous other mattress options for you to peruse. Here are some tips for finding the perfect mattress that fits your sleep style.

Mattress Types Available

While there are hundreds of mattress choices available at 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah, there are only really four basic mattress types (and within each, a range of styles and options):

  • Innerspring – a traditional mattress made of springs and coils with layers of foam and fibers for padding on top.
  • Memory Foam – a viscoelastic polyurethane foam that responds to heat, molding around your body as your sleep.
  • Latex – a spongy material that comes from synthetic or natural rubber that contours the body and provides instant support.
  • Airbeds – different from the portable air mattresses you might take camping, an airbed uses chambers filled with air for support instead of coils or foam. They also generally have a comfort layer of foam, latex, or fiberfill on the top and are adjustable to your preferences by inflating or deflating the air chambers.

Now, which of these is best for you will depend on how you sleep.

Sleep Positions and Mattress Recommendations

There are three main sleep positions: side, stomach, and back. Side sleepers make up the largest group of people, with around 74% of us preferring to drift off on our sides. Stomach sleepers come in at a distant second, with around 13% of people choosing to sleep face down. Back sleepers make up the smallest group, with only around 8% of people opting to catch some Z’s on their back.

The way you sleep can have a big impact on the kind of mattress you need in order to get a good night’s rest. For instance, since side sleeping is known to generate pressure points in shoulders, hips and other areas where the body protrudes from the mattress, a softer mattress that can provide proper support and conform to the curves of the body is recommended.

Conversely, stomach sleepers need firmer mattresses since their hips sink down into the mattress unless it’s tight enough to hold them up. This can cause lower back pain since the natural curve of the spine is thrown off.

Back sleepers need a balance of firmness and softness. Too firm and they can end up with pain in the lower back, but too soft and they may find their hips sinking down, just like stomach sleepers. The perfect mattress for back sleepers is one that provides support while still being able to contour to the natural curve of the body.

For more on how to choose the right mattress for your sleep position, or to learn about any of our mattress options, speak to the team at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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