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Stomach sleeping isn’t a very common sleeping position and a good night sleep is important for your physical and mental well-being. This is because you’re likely to have aches and pains, and in most adults, the stomach is a weight center, and you put undue strain on your neck, shoulders, back, and hips. You may also experience some discomfort because of craning your neck on one side.
For a stomach sleeper, you will need a mattress that will provide extra support especially around your midsection where most of the weight is concentrated. You also need to consider how firm the mattress is putting into consideration your body weight and height, but most stomach sleepers prefer a medium or firm mattress, also the mattress density, thickness, materials, etc. Sleeping on your stomach makes it very difficult to achieve a neutral spine alignment which makes it the worst sleeping position.
However, if you love sleeping on your stomach let’s first look at a few ways of making you more comfortable.
Ways of increasing comfort for stomach sleepers
- It might take a while if you’re not used to it, but sleeping without a pillow can help significantly in straightening your neck and reducing the discomfort when you wake up. If you can’t sleep without a pillow you can buy the adjustable pillow that allows you to adjust it to your needs.
- Avoid sleeping with one leg lifted on your side because it twists your lumbar area into an unnatural position that will cause you aches and pains.
- Since most of your weight is concentrated in your hip area, it can cause a misalignment in your lumbar area. To prevent this and to reduce the downward bend, sleep with a pillow placed under your hips. Or you can buy a firm mattress that will naturally reduce your body contours.
- You can invest in a full-body pillow that can help you in your sleeping position. It can help you sleep with your face down like you would on a massage table.
- Stretching your spine for a few minutes every morning after you wake up can help your back. Yoga has many techniques that can be helpful to your back leaving you feeling refreshed.
Although stomach sleeping has a few downsides, it all comes down to how comfortable you are. This can only happen if you find the right mattress that suits your needs. Now let’s see which mattress is good for you.
Avocado green mattress
The avocado green mattress is a non-toxic product free of any harmful chemicals and synthetic materials. The latex and coil in the mattress make it very bouncy and responsive, and it has a medium and medium firm firmness options providing stomach sleepers with the proper cushioning support. You can opt for the mattress without a pillow or the one with a pillow top for extra cushioning. This mattress is very firm, supportive, durable, responsive, and comfortable. The support core has 8-inches thick innerspring coils that are arranged in zones for different levels of cushioning, increases responsiveness while improving edge support. The added latex layer above the coils helps to maintain the bed’s even surface and moderate body contouring which provides relief at your pressure points while still giving you plenty of bounce.
Nectar mattress comprises of three different layers of memory forms to cushion your body while preventing the sinkage feeling. The top layer is a gel-infused quilted memory foam while the second layer is standard memory foam. These layers help to relieve pressure.The transition foam underneath the memory foam is made of nectar’s adaptive hi core polyfoam and the high-density polyfoam in the support core help to stabilize the base and add resilience to prevent you from sinking too much into the mattress. This is also a good mattress for couples because it limits motion transfer.
Saatva innerspring mattress has three different levels of firmness, plush soft, luxury firm, and firm and two layers of coil for support. The luxury firm and firm provides stomach sleepers with adequate support and comfort. The thick comfort system of layers of memory foam, polyfoam, and pocketed micro coils help to conform to your contours and relieve pressure points while sleeping. The support core is made of low gauge Bonnell coils that strengthen the bed’s edges and helps to maintain a flat and even surface with minimal sinkage when you sit on it. The saatva mattress is very good at isolating noise and motion and keeping you cool throughout the night. The individually pocketed coils offer the bounce without transferring any motion on the bed.
Brooklyn bedding aurora
The Brooklyn bedding is a hybrid mattress that offers stomach sleepers the right mix of responsiveness, firmness, and resilience to keep you comfortable while sleeping. Its superior bounce and contour, cool sleeping surface, adequate edge support, and minimal motion transfer make this hybrid design the best mattress for stomach sleepers. The 6-inch layer of individually wrapped innerspring coils and the 1-inch layer of support polyfoam provides the base level of the mattress with firmness, response, and bounce. The TitanFlex gel-infused polyfoam conforms to your body curves relieving pressure from your hips and knees and regulating your body temperature to keep you cool during the night.
Tuff & Needle
Tuff & Needle is a good stomach sleeper mattress that is made of two layers of adaptive foam that are designed to provide relief on your pressure points and maximum support. It helps to support your body by properly aligning your spine and your neck and the firmness helps to prevent your hips from sinking into the mattress which can cause back pains. The adaptive foam provides a comfortable sleeping surface that is soft and responsive while still isolating noise and motion. The graphite and cooling gel in the adaptive foam prevents moisture and heat buildup to give you a cool night.
Aches and pains are very common with stomach sleepers regardless of the type of mattress you sleep on. However, some mattresses are better designed with comfort layers and support cores that provide greater support and relief to your pressure points.