The Best Mattress for Side Sleepers
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Here we ask the question what is the best mattress for side sleepers, knowing that there are a range of opinions out there and that the answer will depend on who you speak to. You can’t get anything much more personal than a mattress, as you sleep face to face with your mattress night after night for an average of 8 hours – it’s a pretty intimate relationship when you think about it – so it’s not surprising that every question about the “best” mattress for this or that, will elicit so many different responses.
Is there really anyone out there who never sleeps on their side anyway? Or never sleeps on their back for that matter? In truth most of us will move around and use a variety of positions during the night.
What is well known is that people who sleep mainly on their side will generally put extra pressure on their shoulders and their hips. This means that your mattress needs to cushion those body parts and provide the necessary softness to do that, but be able to balance it with some firmness for support of the whole body. But is there a particular mattress out there that can claim to suit all side sleepers? I very much doubt it.
What is more likely is that the best mattress for you if you sleep predominantly on your side is similar to one that would suit you if you sleep mainly on your back. You may opt for a slightly plusher feel, because the back sleepers spread their weight over a slightly larger area than a side sleeper meaning that the points of higher pressure will be less intense.
Looking at the features of a mattress that suits you well – it takes your body weight well, will respond to temperature and not become over-heated even during warmer summer months; it will provide soft cushioning in its upper layers and sturdy support underneath in either the springs or the foam layers that make up the bulk of the mattress; it will have a robust foundation; it will be made of materials that provide a relatively odorless night’s sleep; it will be well -manufactured and be quite noiseless whatever you get up to in bed; it will use materials that keep you free of allergies and dust mites; it will have fine fabric finishes that provide a luxurious surface and also allow the mattress to breathe; it will keep motion transfer to a minimum if you are sleeping with a partner; and overall, the best mattress for you will be good value for money.
But putting a name and number to that mattress will depend on your individual tastes, so the golden rule of reading up on and testing as many mattresses as possible should lead you to the best choice for your needs.