People have different preferences when it comes to sleep, particularly the position they find most comfortable to sleep in. Some like their back, others their stomach, and others still prefer to slumber on their stomach. Experts agree that sleeping on your side is best for your spinal alignment and joints, but this position isn’t without a few potential drawbacks. If you sleep on your side, you should know that the mattress you are lying on is very important.
Common Issues of Side Sleepers
Over 74% of people say that they sleep on their side. One of the biggest issues is that side sleeping can lead to shoulder pain and arm numbness. Not only that but sleeping on a sore shoulder can make it even worse. It is a tough cycle to get out of if you find sleeping on your side to be most comfortable. A good night of sleep is absolutely necessary for your health and happiness, so any type of pain that makes it more difficult to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night long needs to be dealt with right away!
When you lie on your side, the corresponding shoulder can collapse into the mattress. Your body can fall into an awkward position up toward your neck, creating misalignment and pain the next morning. You’re at a particular risk of this happening if your mattress is too soft. You should be sleeping on a Firm mattress, or at the very least a high-quality, supportive Medium one. As well, we also encourage you to look into a new hybrid mattress. A hybrid mattress is a mattress that uses two or more different types of support systems. Most often, a hybrid mattress combines the properties of an innerspring mattress with a memory foam mattress.
How a Hybrid Mattress can Help
You want to create a bed you love sleeping in, one that is ideal for side sleepers like you. It all starts with your mattress! You want to find and purchase the best mattress for you. This means one that is within your price range, provides excellent support, is made from materials you prefer, keeps your spine aligned properly, and is made to your comfort level. We recommend you look into a hybrid mattress.
As mentioned above, the biggest drawback to sleeping on your side is that it can increase your risk of shoulder pain. The shoulder you are laying on can press too hard into the mattress, creating misalignment and pain the next morning. A supportive mattress can help alleviate this risk, especially one with sturdy springs inside. Not just any mattress will do though, you want one that is both comfortable and supportive.
You can’t get the restful sleep you need if you aren’t being supported! The right amount of support helps you avoid any type of back or neck pain or joint soreness in the morning. You’re looking for a hybrid mattress that provides support for your natural curves and the alignment of your spine. You may think comfort and support are the opposite of one another, but in the mattress industry they are one in the same. The innersprings are there for support, and the memory foam is there for comfort- making a hybrid mattress your best option for achieving both.
Best Hybrid Mattresses for Side Sleepers
Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt Firm Mattress ProAdapt mattresses have 25% more Tempur material than other Tempur-Pedic options, in order to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. The comfort layer is Tempur-APR (Advanced Pressure Relief) which is a new technology capable of providing that supportive yet soft feel you’re looking for. This is by far our most popular hybrid mattress.
Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress This is Casper’s most supportive model and the best for reducing chronic joint and back pain. Conforming to your body and ergonomically aligning the spine, the Casper medium hybrid mattress features three Zoned Support™ Max areas coupled with unique gel pods under the waist and lower back to minimize aches and pains for head-to-toe comfort and support. A pocketed innerspring unit surrounded by a firmer border provides durability and stability, lifting with higher airflow and responsive ease.
Beautyrest Black Hybrid 'X' Class Medium Mattress This mattress features the world's premier support system, the exclusive patented T3 Pocketed Coil®. It keeps you comfortably supported while lying on your side. The ContourFit™ design, exclusive to Beautyrest, allows you to find and snuggle into your optimal sleep position. The RightTemp™ Memory Foam helps keep your body temperature regulated while the Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam provides advanced pressure relief. It’s no wonder so many people consider this hybrid mattress one of the best of the best!
This information can feel like a lot to keep in mind when mattress shopping, but well worth it in order to have the sleep you need. And remember, if you need any additional help, the City Mattress Sleep Experts are here for you! When you visit your nearest City Mattress location, begin by discussing your current sleep situation with our team members. Tell them you prefer sleeping on your side and you’d like to look into hybrid mattress options. They’ll immediately know which products to show you so you can begin looking at your best options. Very soon, you’ll have a night of deep, restful sleep and wonder how you ever went so long without the best hybrid mattresses for side sleepers!