Calling all the front sleepers, back sleepers & side sleepers...
It can be quite overwhelming to decide which mattress you should buy, especially when it comes to considering your own requirements. Are you a front sleeper? A back sleeper? A spread out like a big starfish kind of sleeper? You should base your decision off the position you sleep in, your weight, height and your preferred comfort levels.
For The Front Sleepers: People who sleep on their front need support for their spine. This is why it’s not recommended to buy an overly soft mattress. Why? Because your torso will essentially sink into the mattress, making your spine arch while you sleep. If you have a mattress that is too firm however, it’s possible that it won’t let your spine fall into it’s natural curve.
Recommended Mattress Firmness: Medium + Medium Firm.
Recommended Mattress Type: Pocket Spring Mattress.
For The The Back Sleepers: Back sleepers often require more support than those who sleep on their side. Although preferences of mattress and firmness will vary depending on the user, it’s recommended that you should have a firm or orthopaedic mattress. There are various mattresses that offer softer materials or mattresses that are firmer but are still able to support your back and joints and provide you with blissful comfort.
Recommended Mattress Firmness: Firm
Recommended Mattress Type: Pocket Sprung Mattress
For The Side Sleepers: Finally calling all of the side sleepers – the popular sleeping position for many of us Brits! Those who tend to sleep in the foetal position often require a softer mattresses. It’s a great position for those who are pregnant, and those who suffer from acid reflux or heartburn. A medium soft mattress is highly recommended, as it gives contour to your body’s natural curve. It ultimately keeps the spine aligned as it gives you natural comfort. Side sleepers need more cushioning so their body is able to sink slightly into the mattress.
Recommended Mattress Firmness: Medium + Medium Soft.
Recommended Mattress Type: Memory Foam + Latex Mattresses