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Our Best Mattresses for Sleeping on Your Stomach


Woman sleeping on her stomach enjoys a comfortable rest thanks to a great mattress from City Mattress

Do you sleep on your stomach? If so, you certainly are not alone. Stomach sleeping positions, including the prone position and the freefall position, account for anywhere from 7% to 16% of sleepers. The bad news is that your neck and spine are not in a neutral position when you sleep on your stomach. This may cause neck and back pain. Stomach sleeping can put pressure on nerves and cause numbness, tingling, and nerve pain. There is hope though! Most people who choose stomach sleeping positions can’t help that this is how they position their body as they fall asleep. Instead of trying to change your sleep position, you can find the best bed for stomach sleepers. You just need to sleep on the right mattress! So, what is the best type of mattress for stomach sleepers?

6 Things that Make the Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers

Adequate Firmness

Many, but certainly not all, people who regularly enjoy sleeping on their stomach find a Firm comfort feel is ideal for them. If a mattress is too soft, your hips and belly may sink in too deeply. The PranaSleep Nidra Extra Firm mattress is a favorite among those who want a truly firm bed. Another fantastic option is the Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm. The IntelliCoil support system provides lasting comfort and support along with the Precision Edge support for breathability. The Beautyrest Deerwood Firm features pocketed coils that provide motion separation for undisturbed sleep with a firm comfort.  

The comfort level you prefer is personal and unique, so it’s important to note that with the right support and spinal alignment, a stomach sleeper can wake up rested after a night of a soft or plush mattress as well.

Spinal Support

If you sleep on your stomach, you should do what you can to learn about neutral spinal alignment. This will be the key to comfort, both at night in bed and during the day after you go about your daily activities. People carry a good portion of their weight across the chest, hips, and belly, which means sleeping on your stomach can cause an unnatural curving of the spine. This bowing, for hours on end, then leads to back pain. The fact is you don’t need to look for a special brand or comfort feel to get the spinal support you need. All the mattresses we carry at City Mattress are high quality, meaning they all provide the spinal support you need to sleep deeply and wake up without pain.

Pressure Point Relief

We encourage you to begin your search for a mattress for stomach sleepers with an option that offers pressure point relief. You’ll find this by trying out the PranaSleep Karma Collection. This collection offers an innovative approach to coils and springs. After years of research and development working with unique and superior components, PranaSleep created a product unparalleled in the luxury mattress industry. The PranaSleep Karma Collection is crafted with unique-geometry pocketed coils for added pressure relief. An innerspring mattress made with low-quality coils will sag sooner, upsetting your alignment and leaving you with back pain. This is why a high-quality, premium mattress is worth the price tag! 

Cooling Comfort

Some stomach sleepers find that memory foam makes them “sink in” and get too warm as they sleep. This sinking in feeling also means your back is bowed and not kept in proper alignment. PranaSleep mattresses are carefully crafted with a PranaSleep Performance Talalay Core®. This core is made from our proprietary formula with more than triple the natural rubber as ordinary Talalay latex, meaning you can rest easy without getting too hot. The PranaSleep flagship collection was specifically designed to keep you cool as you sleep. These mattresses allow you to get a profoundly deep sleep with the help of a natural thermostat. This includes the Outlast Smart Fabric. The unique phase changing Outlast Smart Fabric seamlessly absorbs excess body heat and releases it back as needed.

Beyond PranaSleep, City Mattress carries several other options for temperature regulating mattresses. The Tempur-Pedic brand is well known for this ability. A Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze mattress keeps you up to eight degrees cooler throughout the night! Maximum airflow is provided from the Tempur CM Comfort layer. The support layer has Ventilated Tempur-APR – Advanced pressure relief, a new breakthrough technology. The SmartClimate Max Dual Cover System has a zippered, removable and washable cover that is double cool to the touch. 

Innerspring Support

You may want to focus your search for the ideal mattress for stomach sleepers on innerspring options. An innerspring mattress often sleeps cooler than other material types, because the coils keep you “on top” of the mattress rather than sinking down into the foam. Plus, innerspring mattresses have a more open construction that allows for more airflow. Our innerspring mattress options include our own City Mattress Parks Collection Everglades mattress, Simmons Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium, and the Sealy Response Kenaston Firm- all great choices!

Edge Support

Stomach sleepers should not cut corners when it comes to their mattress- literally! Edge support is incredibly important to consider. The PranaSleep Karma Collection features a double row of firmer gauge coils surrounding the perimeter. This translates into greater edge support and a broader sleep surface, so you can spread out without losing the support your spine needs.

As a stomach sleeper, it is quite possible you discover that you prefer a firm comfort option that offers edge support, cooling comfort, responsivity, spinal support, and pressure relief. We don’t expect you to find a mattress for stomach sleepers that checks off all these boxes on your own, of course. When you visit your nearest City Mattress location, you’ll be able to work directly with a sleep expert and try out several options in the store. When you make your purchase, you’ll know for sure that this is the best type of mattress for stomach sleepers, and for you!