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How You Sleep Matters: What Mattress Works for You?

How You Sleep Matters: What Mattress Works for You?


Your sleeping posture plays a big role in determining which mattress will give you the best night's sleep. Whether you sleep on your side, back, stomach or mix things up, different comfort levels, support and sizes in your sleeping surface matter. Choosing the right mattress for your sleeping posture is easy when you know what to look for. Learn more about what side, back and stomach sleepers should look for when deciding on a new mattress.

Woman Resting on Mattress

Back Sleeper

Back sleepers need to be conscious of the gap created in the lumbar area throughout the night. Especially firm mattresses often may not provide enough support to the lower back, while softer mattresses may not properly support the shoulders and lower body. Back sleepers will want to consider medium-density mattresses with a moderate amount of top padding.


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Woman Sleeping on Back

Woman Sleeping on Side

Side Sleeper

Side sleepers will appreciate the give a softer mattress can provide to the shoulders, lower back and hips. A generous amount of top padding combined with a less firm foundation will help support each part of the body to help align the spine throughout the night.


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Stomach Sleeper

Stomach sleepers will benefit from a firm mattress with minimal top padding. Less give will help support the upper and lower body evenly, helping to align the spine.


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Woman Sleeping on Stomach

Woman Sleeping Naturally

Mixed Sleeper

Mixed sleepers need to be comfortable in any position. Consider a mattress that's soft enough for side sleeping but with enough support when you're on your back or stomach. You may also want to consider customizing your mattress with foam or gel pads that can help fine-tune your sleeping surface.


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