We all need to sleep, but what good is it if you are asleep rather than rejuvenating? Your mind and body need more than just “rest” each night. If you love the idea of sleep but cannot seem to perfect the art of comfort, the specialists are here to help at Mattress World Northwest. We are here to help put a stop to sleepless nights and waking up feeling “zombified.”
With our epic selection of mattresses by top brands, our sleep specialists can help you put an end to the tossing and turning from back, neck, or hip pain with a luxuriously comfortable mattress. A few tips will help you decipher how body type and sleep position directly coordinate with the type of mattress you need to feel rested.
Your sleep position and mattress comfort level both have the potential to either make or break the quality of sleep you get each night. The most common myth about choosing a mattress may be surprising to some. When trying to find the best fit mattress for you, the fact is that a firm mattress is not always better. It can be tricky to find something comfortable, especially for two people sharing the same mattress.
We believe that to achieve consistent deep sleep patterns that a well-balanced mattress is needed. A mattress should not only be supportive enough to align the vertebrae, but soft enough on the surface to cradle the joints and allow the muscles to relax. When your body relaxes, the mind follows, allowing for rejuvenating sleep.
A firm mattress on the inside and cushiony on the outside is the ideal balance for many side-sleepers.
Let’s walk through a few things that affect your mattress needs below.
To process your thoughts about choosing the best type of mattress for side sleeping, you will need to determine your body type and individual sleep habits. Side sleeping is one of the most common positions. You may confidently call yourself a side sleeper if you wake up on your side some or most of the time.
Now that you have determined your sleep position, it is also best to establish your body type. Use your best judgment to choose between an extra small, small, medium, large, or extra-large frame and body type. The best mattress for side sleepers is supportive enough to provide alignment through the hips and shoulders but also allows the same areas to sink into the mattress to reduce pressure.
If you would call yourself a small or extra small body type then your comfort match would likely be an ultra-plush or pillow top mattress. This is recommended for side sleepers who want deep sleep and defined comfort through cozy and comfortable layers on top of the support system. The materials used in ultra-plush or pillowtop mattresses, like memory foam or latex, are designed to decrease pressure points and improve circulation needed for regenerating sleep.
An ultra-plush or pillow-top mattress is also a thoughtful choice for side-sleepers who suffer from aches and pains from arthritis or fibromyalgia. Comfort materials that are multi-layered, like a pillow-top mattress, will add to the comfort of the mattress and can significantly reduce the amount of pressure from the weight of the body by laying flat.
If you consider yourself an average body type then you should be able to play around with different comfort levels. The perfect fit may be more subjective to your personal preference on how you would like the mattress to feel. Side-sleepers tend to gain the most comfort on plush or pillow-top mattresses. But, it also may depend on your secondary sleep position. If you personally consider back or stomach sleeping as a co-primary position then a cushion firm mattress could also be recommended for you.
Trying out contrasting comfort levels in multiple positions to evaluate how it fits your body is the best way to make the best choice for sleeping well on your new luxury mattress. A plush or pillow-top will still be the best recommendation if you are an average medium body type and sleep on your side most or all of the time.
A cushion firm mattress is a great option and recommended for large or extra-large body types and frames. The mattress should also act soft enough on the surface to conform to your body shape. This will reduce tossing and turning significantly and also support heavier bodies with a stockier or muscular build.
For optimal health benefits from sleeping, the best position is on your side. Overall the benefits of either right or left-side sleeping are very similar. Specifically, left-side sleeping has been said to have other benefits that include filtering out toxins in the lymph nodes and boosting mood by clearing brain waste. In general, side-sleepers can experience better body circulation and natural detoxification. The best bed for side sleepers can also help to ease the digestive process. Side sleeping can allow you to breathe easier, a perfect position for those with sleep apnea. Cardiologists recommend sleeping on your right side to alleviate any strain on your heart especially if there are existing medical conditions such as heart failure. A side sleeper with a proper fit of pillow and mattress for support can diminish airway compression to reduce snoring while also providing healthy and restful sleep.
Now that you have determined your sleep position and body type, your sleep habits come into play. If you find your sleep habits to include waking up frequently with or without pain, tossing, turning, or waking up hot or cold, a luxury mattress designed for side sleepers is likely what you need to improve your sleep quality. Mattress World Northwest invites you to browse our online or in-store shops to try the best luxury mattresses. We will help you unscramble the pieces to your perfect-mattress puzzle and evaluate which model is best for you.
The mattress surface needs to cushion your joints and muscles to continue circulation in the same areas that you need support to prevent tossing and turning from affecting your sleep patterns.
Each body type (tall, thin, short or stout) will influence the type and style of mattress that will work best for ideal pressure relief while side-sleeping.
The master craftsmen at Stearns and Foster pay close attention to each detail that goes into building the exquisite Estate mattresses. Not to mention, it’s one of the best mattresses for side sleepers. The Estate Collection by Stearns and Foster features different feels to provide comfort for all body types. Stearns and Foster’s mattresses are constructed with a powerhouse support system of over 1700 individual coils in queen size. Also with side air vents and Tencel fabric, they provide a cool moisture-wicking surface. This is by far one of the best when it comes to being ultra-supportive and “hard on the inside, cushiony on the outside.” Mattress World Northwest rates the “Hurston” luxury mattress as one of the best overall for side sleepers.
Aireloom has made a name for itself over 80 years in the making. California-Handmade luxury mattresses featuring resilient and cool-sleeping latex material, along with Tencel fibers for added moisture-wicking and a silky-soft feel. Now made with temperature regulating Celsion latex and select models with graphite memory foam designed to keep cool sleepers warm and warm sleepers cool. Featuring the patented Aireloom Lift, the hand-tufted design is durable, cozy, and luxurious. Aireloom mattresses are finely tuned using the finest materials such as natural cotton, silk, and wool. Aireloom hand-made mattresses are one of the best and most comfortable luxury mattresses available for side sleepers. We recommend you come down to one of our locations and try out this mattress in a firm or luxury firm (for large or extra-large bodies) or in plush (for small or extra small bodies).
One of the most trusted manufacturers, Sealy Posturepedic was originated in the 1950s by Orthopedic surgeons. Their development of technology and design has since advanced significantly. Posturepedic by Sealy now offers independent support coil systems and enhanced lumbar back support that is great for side sleepers who experience low back pain. The added lumbar, also known as zoned support, utilizes 20% more coils through the center third of the mattress. The zoned portion of the mattress can provide longevity and added support to alleviate back pain for side sleepers.
Posturepedic uses specialty fabrics like Allergen and Moisture Protect to keep your mattress fresh and hinder the growth of allergens such as dust mites. Select models include Sealy chill fiber in the surface layer to keep you feeling not too hot, or too cold. The “Satisfied” mattress comes in multiple feels available at Mattress World Northwest like cushion firm for medium to large bodies. Plush or pillowtop mattresses are best for small or extra small individuals who sleep on their side. The Satisfied mattress is an excellent match for you if maintaining a budget is important, but compromising on quality is not. The Sealy Satisfied with Posturepedic technology will provide you with more than just satisfactory sleep for many years to come.
Well known for their bowling ball mattress commercial from 1996, the original Beautyrest mattresses were tailor-made for side sleepers and couples. Their pocketed coil provides ultra conforming support and little to no sleep disruption. The modernized Beautyrest style brings you one of the most advanced cooling sleep systems designed for side sleepers. Beautyrest Black mattresses are on display at Mattress World Northwest, shown in a medium pillow top with firm support for large or extra-large body types. The C-Class plush pillow top is also on display and would be a brilliant choice for small or medium side-sleepers. The pillow top on both models is an ideal addition for side sleepers experiencing neck or back pain who would like to gain pressure relief but not compromise support.
Developed by Simmons Beautyrest, the pocketed support system features the Beautyrest Black legendary T3 coil. Because of the strength of using a triple-braided wire, this support system is arguably the most durable support system on the market today.
About that cooling: the Beautyrest C Class models feature BlackIce 4.0 standard. This will provide you the ultimate benefit of cool-to-the-touch fabric and foam with phase change material allowing for total body temperature regulation. With this technology, it will work both ways, keeping you warmer or cooler as needed. Beautyrest RightTemp Carbon infused memory foam will add cooling and hygienic anti-microbial benefits. Since 2006 Beautyrest Black has become the #1 luxury line of innerspring mattresses.
Beautyrest Black became very popular and gained a reputation as a well-rounded quality mattress by consumers. Simmons decided soon after that the brand would expand on their popular top-of-the-line models. They created the X-Class mattresses which offer a less conventional hybrid style with a luxurious memory foam feel.
Technoluxe foams used in the X-Class mattresses combine advanced cooling technology with high-density luxury memory foam. Not only will the Technoluxe foams give you the best pressure relief for side-sleepers, but also provides superior relaxation for your muscles and joints. Also with BlackIce cool-touch memory foam and fabrics will allow you to feel cool and sleep better.
If you suffer from mild or chronic back, neck or hip pain X-Class Hybrid’s are some of the best available on the market. They will undoubtedly provide superior pressure relief, support, luxurious comfort, and allow for a restful night’s sleep.
By expert recommendation, it is wise to try different styles to gauge how the mattress will fit your body before bringing it home. Mattress World Northwest also offers a 90-night comfort trial for most any new mattress purchase. Many variables play a part in selecting the proper support system for side-sleeping and pressure relieving material that is best for you. Mattress specialists are available to answer any questions you have along the way.
Now you have expert tips on what style of mattress would come recommended for side sleepers like you. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of what is best for your individual needs. When browsing and selecting a new mattress, keep in mind your primary sleep position, body type, and sleep habits. We offer the best selection of luxury mattresses at Mattress World Northwest.
Our sleep specialists will assist you by properly custom fitting you to a luxury mattress and pillow. Believe us when we say that we take your comfort, happiness, and sleep quality very sincerely. Mattress World Northwest sleep specialists will be looking forward to improving your quality of life through rejuvenating nights of undisrupted sleep.