WHAT POSITION DO YOU SLEEP IN
As a side sleeper, you are amongst the majority of adults in the UK as more than half of British adults sleep in the fetal position. Although this posture can sometimes result in a numb arm, side sleeping is great for pregnant mums-to-be and those suffering from heartburn or acid re flux by easing discomfort.
What's the best mattress for side sleepers?
With countless options of mattresses available, it’s difficult to know what’s right for you. Understanding how mattress structure, firmness and filling materials should tailor to your sleeping position is important. Whether you sleep on your side, back or front different mattresses can ensure a better quality sleep.
As a side sleeper you are with the majority of the nation, as more than half of British adults sleep in the foetal position. Although this posture can sometimes result in a numb arm, side sleeping is great in easing discomfort for pregnant mums-to-be and those suffering from heartburn or acid reflux.
Recommended mattress firmness
medium, or medium soft mattress
A medium, or medium soft mattress, is recommended as they allow plenty of give to contour to your body’s natural curve and keep the spine aligned while providing maximum comfort.
Due to your vulnerable pressure points, side sleepers are best suited to softer mattresses that give you more cushioning and allow your body to sink slightly into the mattress.
As a stomach sleeper, chances are you’re less likely to snore. However, sleeping on your front is often cautioned, as it can lead to overarching the natural curve of your spine and even straining your neck. So it’s important to take extra care with your mattress choice if you find you unconsciously adopt this position.
What's the best mattress for front sleepers?
Mattress shopping is a tricky thing. With so many variations in structure, firmness and filling materials, it’s difficult knowing what will be best suited to you. To find your perfect mattress, it’s helpful to understand which position you sleep in. Whether you sleep on your back, front or side, certain mattresses are better at giving you a good night’s rest.
Recommended mattress firmness
Firm or medium firm
A firm or medium firm mattress is recommended to provide essential support to maintain the natural alignment of the spine. The firmness of these mattresses will allow maximum comfort while preventing you sinking in and arching your spine.
Due to the level of support stomach sleepers will need for their spine, it’s not recommended to get an overly soft mattress. If your mattress is too soft, your torso will sink to the mattress and your spine will arch as you sleep, leading to aches and pains. However, if you have a mattress that is too firm, it won’t let your spine fall into its natural curve and will also cause you discomfort.
As a back sleeper, whether you opt for the starfish or ‘Savasana’, sleeping on your back is beneficial for your spinal alignment as it remains neutral. Because your face is not crumpled into a pillow, sleeping on your back can also reduce the probability of wrinkles.
What's the best mattress for back sleepers?
Mattresses can vary in structure, filling materials and firmness. The perfect mattress for you should be tailored to how you sleep. Whether you sleep on your back, front or side, mattresses designed to support your sleeping position can ensure a better night’s sleep.
For back sleepers, whether you opt for the starfish or ‘Savasana’ stance, sleeping on your back is beneficial for your spine’s alignment as it remains neutral and not contorted. As your face is not crumpled into a pillow, sleeping on your back can also reduce the probability of wrinkles.
Recommended mattress firmness
Firm or orthapaedic
Back sleepers tend to vary on their preferences of mattress resistance, with some preferring a softer mattress to cushion their back and others a firm one. As a back sleeper, you will need more support than someone who sleeps on their side, as such we would recommend a firm or orthopaedic mattress.
An orthopaedic mattress is specially designed to gently support your back and joints while not allowing your midsection to sink in.
mattresses size guide
Single Mattress 90 x 190cm
A single bed and mattress is 90cm wide and 190cm long. In imperial dimensions, this is equal to 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. As the name suggests, they are ideal for one person. They’re also great for children as they account for all growth spurts from toddler right through to teen.
Best for: 1 person
Large Single Mattresses 120 x 190cm
In metric dimensions, a small double bed and mattress is 120cm wide and 190cm long. This is equal to 4 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. They’re most suited to one person but can accommodate two adults if necessary. If your bedroom is smaller than average, small doubles are ideal,
Best for: 1 person and small bedrooms.
Double Bed Mattresses 135 x 190cm
A standard double bed and mattress is 135cm wide and 190cm. In imperial dimensions, this is equal to 4 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. As the most common size for a bed and mattress, they’re ideal for two people, especially when bedroom space is at a premium.
Best for: 2 persons and small to average sized bedrooms.
King Size Mattresses 150 x 190cm
In metric dimensions, a standard king size bed and mattress is 150cm wide and 200cm long. This is equal to 5 feet wide and 6 feet 6 inches long in imperial measurements. King size beds are longer than doubles, making them perfect for taller people who need extra leg room.
Best for: 2 persons and those taller than 190cm.
Super King Size Mattresses 180 x 200cm
Standard super king beds and mattresses are 180cm wide and 200cm long. In imperial dimensions, this equals 6 feet in width and 6 feet 6 inches in length. As the largest bed and mattress size available, they provide an unbeatable amount of space. If your family all like to squeeze in together on Sunday mornings or you just value a lot of space, super king is the ideal choice.
Best for: 2 persons and those who value space.
Custom made mattresses
At the Bed Shop we can custom make any mattresses to any size and shape ,we offer mattresses to fit caravans and also boats ,we are always here to help you to what you require.