Front, back or side - the perfect mattress for your preferred position
Which mattress is best for sleeping positions?
We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep, and choosing the best mattress is crucial. This guide will help you to weigh up your options. We also provide a 52 night guarantee and help on where to recycle your old mattress.
What kind of sleeper am I?
The most important factor to consider when sleeping is spine alignment. You want to achieve a neutral spine exactly the same as when you sit or stand correctly - therefore choosing the correct tension for the right support is crucial.
Mattress for front sleepers
You’ll usually need a mattress with more support so there are fewer gaps between your body and the mattress. The aim is to maintain a neutral position in your spine and neck - consider going without a pillow if necessary.
Mattress for side sleepers
You’ll need a softer spring to allow your shoulders and hips to sink into the mattress, keeping the spine straight without causing pressure points on the joints.
Mattress for back sleepers
Check that the tension of the mattress allows the bed to cushion right into your lower back so there’s no gap. Try sliding a hand underneath the base of your spine; if it’s easy to do, the mattress may be too firm; if there is no room, the mattress may be too soft and not giving you the right support.
All of these sleep positions are important to consider when purchasing a mattress, you may also want to think about the type of mattress you are sleeping on and the pillows too, find out more here. Look at some of our best options for levels of comfort to support your back during the night: