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Which Mattress Should You Choose For Your Sleeping Position?

When it comes to picking the right mattress, did you know your sleeping position can have a massive impact on the type of mattress you need to consider? To make the decision easier for you, we have written this article based on which mattress you should choose according to your sleeping position. Are you a back, side, stomach or combination sleeper? Continue reading to see what mattress from the UK Bed Store is suitable for your usual sleeping position. 

Back Sleeper

Experts say sleeping on your back is mostly likely to cause snoring but it is the best position to maintain your natural spine alignment. Back sleepers tend to put pressure mostly on their lower back. If the mattress is too firm, it won’t allow enough space for the slight curve in your spine. If the mattress is too soft, your back can create a U-shape and this can cause a strain. 

Therefore, we recommend choosing a pocket spring or a memory foam mattress with medium to firm support. For example, our Healthbeds Heritage Cool Memory 2000 Pocket Mattress is a pocket spring mattress with a memory foam topper and it offers great pressure relief. If you experience regular back pain, an orthopedic mattress will help reduce strains.  

Stomach Sleeper

On the flip side, stomach sleepers tend to put pressure on the neck, shoulder, and arm area. As a stomach sleeper, you’ll want to look for a mattress that supports the natural alignment of your spine, provides pressure relief, and is not so soft that it causes you to sink too much and feel suffocating while you sleep. 

A pocket spring mattress with medium or medium and firm support is ideal for stomach or front sleepers. For instance, our Healthbeds Heritage Natural 1400 Pocket Mattress Medium Feel has natural wool, silk and cashmere fillings for a medium feel.

Side Sleeper

Sleeping on your side is the most common sleeping position for adults. You will want to look for a mattress that reduces pressure around the shoulder and knee area. However, combination or hybrid mattresses are most suitable for side sleepers. These include a coil spring or a pocket spring mattress with a comfort or topper layer. Our Vogue Cloud Gel 2000 Pocket Gel Feel Mattress is a pocket spring mattress with a cool gel pad on top to offer ultimate comfort without the “sinking” feeling you get with other foam-based mattresses.

Combination Sleeper

If you’re prone to tossing and turning during the night, you might find yourself waking up in a different position to when you fell asleep. If this sounds familiar, a pocket spring mattress is your best option. Pocket spring mattresses have individual springs that respond to each body part. This means, as you move from your back to your side or front, you will still feel comfortable and supported. Another benefit of pocket spring mattresses is they are great for couples who have different sleeping positions.

Visit The UK Bed Store

As you can see, no matter what your usual sleeping position is, you can’t go wrong with one of our pocket spring mattresses. Picking the right mattress is quite personal and comfort levels can differ from person to person. For instance, a medium feel mattress can be too firm and uncomfortable for some people. 

If you’re considering a new mattress, keep our recommendations based on your sleeping position in mind. To find the best mattress for your sleeping position, visit The UK Bed Store in Leek for a wide range of mattresses to try and exclusive deals.