More people are more comfortable sleeping on their sides than on their backs or stomachs. Side sleeping can be quite ergonomically friendly, but it does have its drawbacks—especially for people with chronic hip pain. That’s because side sleepers have key pressure points at the hips and shoulders.
Although no mattress is bad for people with hip pain, there are some that are certainly better than others. If you have hip pain and your sleeping experience is less than ideal, it’s time to talk to the sleep specialists at Mattress World Northwest. We carry a large selection of premier mattresses at affordable prices. There is no one “right” mattress for people with hip pain, but when you talk to a sleep specialist, you’ll get all the information you need to make the best decision.
In general, side sleepers with hip pain tend to prefer mattresses with a firmness level of soft to medium. This is because a softer firmness level provides more “give” to the pressure points like the hips. As you sink into the mattress, the material should cradle your joints and adjust to your unique contours. For this very reason, people with hip pain often select memory foam mattresses. These are made from a responsive material called viscoelastic. Memory foam mattresses have the added benefits of minimizing movement transfer (which lets your partner get a better night’s sleep) and discouraging dust mites.
If you’re having a hard time letting go of your traditional inner spring mattress, but you’re craving the comfort of memory foam, consider testing some hybrid models when you visit the mattress showroom. Hybrid mattresses are a relatively recent innovation that has skyrocketed in popularity. A hybrid mattress is any inner spring mattress that is combined with specialty materials like latex, memory foam, or gel foam. A hybrid mattress might be right for you if you prefer the solid support of an inner spring, but also need a responsive material to reduce the pressure on your hips.
It’s always smart to become an informed consumer before you go shopping, even though the sleep specialists at the showroom will have all the information you need. However, the only way to know for sure that a particular type of mattress is right for your health issues is to try them out for yourself. Don’t be shy about taking all the time you need to lie on the various mattress models. For a true sense of how well you’ll sleep on a mattress, consider bringing your favorite pillow along.
Now is the perfect time to upgrade your mattress. Our mattress showrooms around the Portland area are celebrating Memorial Day with incredible savings on top brands, including a free box spring or up to $800 off on all Beautyrest adjustable mattresses! You’ll find unbelievable deals on other luxurious brands too, like $800 off a new Stearns & Foster adjustable mattress set. Stop by a Mattress World Northwest location near you or give us a call to inquire about our competitive finance offers.