Mattresses are not one-size-fits-all. Some are better for people who sleep on their back while others are better for side-sleepers. And if you sleep with a partner, you may be more concerned with motion transfer (i.e. being jostled awake whenever your partner moves).
Feeling overwhelmed with your choices? Not to worry. Refit Mattress has options for everyone, and we’ve broken down the choices by body type and sleep concerns.
Most Americans prefer to sleep on their side‚ and for good reason! According to the American Chiropractic Association, sleeping on your side can help reduce back pain by taking pressure off the low back and may improve your posture over time. But to get these amazing benefits, you’ll need a good mattress that supports proper spine alignment. A quality memory foam or hybrid mattress is a good choice for side sleepers because the foam comfort layer allows the wider parts of the body, the shoulders and hips, to rest deeper into the mattress without leaving permanent indents.
People who consistently sleep on their back find that a firmer mattress gives them the right level of support throughout the night. Because the spine is not contorted by resting on the shoulders and hips, they don’t need as much cushion to compensate. However, most doctors recommend elevating the head further than normal if you sleep on your back to open breathing passageways and reduce problems like snoring and sleep apnea.
Do you toss and turn at night, even when you’re on the most comfortable mattress in the world? Or perhaps your partner wakes earlier than you or makes frequent trips to the restroom. If this is the case, you want a mattress that is going to minimize motion transfer. That way you won’t wake up every time you or your partner wakes up or makes adjustments. Look for a plush mattress that will help absorb movement.
Chronic Joint Pain
If you wake up with a sore back or you have sensitive hip joints, you should consider a hybrid or plush mattress. If you go with a hybrid or innerspring mattress, be sure to look for one with lots of coils that will contour comfortably around your joints.
Not sure which mattress is right for you? That’s why we offer a 30 day sleep guarantee! Learn more.