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The Best Type of Mattress for Side Sleepers

We all have our own unique sleeping style, developed over years of trial and error. And just as no two sleeping positions are the same, no two mattresses are the same either. Believe it or not, not every mattress you find will be the right mattress to suit your sleeping style, particularly, if you’re somebody who likes to sleep on their side.

So if you’re a ‘side sleeper’ and you’re looking to replace your new mattress, or just struggling to sleep with the mattress you currently have, which is the best mattress to help you get a good night’s rest, while maintaining your preferred sleeping position?

The problem with side sleeping

There are significantly more curves on the side of your body than there are on your back. This means that those who prefer to sleep on their side, run the risk of concentrating pressure on certain parts of their body, particularly the hips and shoulders. If left unchecked, this could lead to longer-term hip and joint problems.

Softer mattress

If you are somebody who likes to sleep on their side, you would be better suited to a softer mattress. This will allow your shoulders and hips to sink into the mattress and relieve pressure from those areas while ensuring the other parts of your body are fully supported.

The best choice of mattress for a side sleeper is one made of latex memory foam. This material contours around your body and ensures the right amount of support, evenly distributed throughout.

At Rise and Recline Ltd. we offer a range of different mattress types, including memory foam. If you would like further information or support in finding the right mattress for you, take a look at our mattresses page on our website or request your free brochure today.