Sleeping on your side will put a lot of pressure on your hips, shoulders, and neck, which can cause tension throughout the spine. A mattress that is too soft is not good because if it sinks in too much then your spine will also be curved. If a mattress is too firm, it will cut off a lot of the blood circulation in the body, and it will potentially cause major aches and pains because it doesn't contour to the widest points in the hips and shoulders. Therefore, side sleepers need mattresses that are soft enough to relieve those pressure points and contours well to the body as well as support the natural alignment of the spine.
Here are four types of mattresses that are ideal for side sleepers:
1. Memory Foam
The technical term for this new type of foam is Visco Elastic. Memory foam mattresses are great at relieving pressure points and therefore ideal for side sleepers. These mattresses use high-density polyurethane foam as the support system, in the upholstery layer or both. Memory foam contours closely to the shape of the sleeper. It has its own individual feel and moulds to your body using your weight and temperature. It, therefore, follows the shape of the sleeper and reverts to its original shape when the weight and pressure is removed. In addition to the pressure relieving properties, the mattress is also hypoallergenic and is available in a variety of qualities and depths.
The feel and firmness of the mattress can be changed by altering the thickness and density of the visco elastic used. A higher density memory foam mattress is great as it contours very well to your body and still relieves the pressure points on your hips and shoulders, thereby provides a great night's sleep for side sleepers.
2. Gel Mattresses
These mattresses use foam that contains gel in the product's support system, upholstery layers, or both. It's even softer than traditional memory foam mattresses, with a three layer construction consisting of a top layer of gel memory foam and two support layers of ventilated memory foam that help prevent overheating. The gel is added to the foam using different types of technology. This gel foam has an Impressive ability to disperse heat, therefore allowing for cooler and more comfortable sleep. The mattresses also contain hollow columns within the mattress that allow for increased airflow to more easily control temperature and keep the bed fresh.
3. Latex Mattress
Latex mattresses use latex foam as the support system, in the upholstery layers or both. Latex mattresses come in three levels of firmness, the best kind of mattress for side sleepers is the "soft" type. These mattresses provide comfortable support instead of the typical sinking feeling that many memory foam mattresses have. The properties of materials used to make latex helps it to conform perfectly to your body's contours for comfort and back support. Latex mattresses are available in different firmness according to the depth and density of the foam used in the construction process and according to what other fillings have been added to it. The thicker the layer of latex, the greater the quality and the more luxurious the mattress.
4. Memory Foam Hybrid
A hybrid mattress combines a steel coil support system with one or more types of foam, such as polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic) or latex, as well as foams that contain gel or other materials. These types of mattresses' are ideal for side sleepers because they provide the best of both worlds. They provide the traditional support and comfort of springs, with the added benefit of a pressure relieving layer to give you optimum comfort throughout the night, thereby helping you get the best night's rest.
The four types of mattresses above are ideal mattress for side sleepers because they are designed in such a way that they conform to your body, taking the pressure off your hips and shoulders. This helps align the spine so that your muscles can relax, resulting in comfortable and restful sleep. Contact us and choose from a wide range of mattress types ideal for side sleepers.