A Singaporean’s Guide to the Perfect Mattress Type for Every Sleep Position

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There are few things more frustrating than not being able to get a quality night of sleep. But if you’re using a low-quality mattress, your reality might be night after night of sleeplessness. Did you know that for every type of sleeper, there’s a mattress that’s compatible with your unique sleeping needs? If you’re having trouble sleeping, it might be because you’re sleeping on the type of mattress that’s wrong for your usual sleeping position.

Although some people change up their sleeping style every now and then, most people have a preferred sleep position that makes them feel the most comfortable and relaxed.

So what kind of sleeper are you? And how should it affect the type of mattress you choose to purchase? Here’s a guide to help you! 

The Right Mattress for Back Sleepers

If you’re a back sleeper, you probably already experience better sleep than stomach or side sleepers. This is because sleeping on your back is ideal for your spine health. It’s one of the best ways to fight off back pain—as long as you’re sleeping on a high-quality mattress from a top-reviewed mattress store in Singapore. The right kind of mattress will support your spine health even after years of use. It’s important for you to have a mattress that’s sturdy enough to keep supporting your back without sinking in the center, even if you always sleep in the same spot on the mattress. If it ends up sinking and you lie down on your back, your spine will end up being misaligned, and you’ll develop all kinds of back problems. Here are some recommendations suitable for back sleepers or sleepers with chronic back problems: 

King Koil’s Posture Comfort Sonata Mattress

KingKoil Sonata 5 Zoned Individually Pocketed Spring Mattress

Queen Size $2499

Maxcoil Classic Supreme Rest Individual Pocketed Spring Orthopedic Mattress

Maxcoil Supreme Rest Mattress (or Classic Supreme Rest Individual Pocketed Spring Orthopedic Mattress)

Queen Size $1599

 Star Grand Sovereign Grand Sovereign CoolMax Natural Latex 3 Zoned Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Four Star Grand Sovereign Grand Sovereign CoolMax Natural Latex 3 Zoned Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Queen Size $1599

 

By firmly supporting your spine, a good mattress will remove excess pressure from your joints. your joints and pressure points from doing too much work as you sleep. So you know you need a firm mattress, but it’s also important to not get a mattress that’s not too firm. You need support, but too stiff of a mattress which will be hard on your spine. For your best night’s sleep as a back sleeper, look for a medium-firm mattress. Mattresses made from latex are usually a safe bet for back sleepers because they typically incorporate just the right combination of soft and firm.  

The Right Mattress for Side Sleepers

If you’re a side sleeper, a latex foam mattress is your most comfortable option. It will give you a squishy kind of support that melds to the unique contour of your body just so. When you’re a side sleeper, it can be easy for you to get too hot while you’re sleeping. A latex foam mattress maximizes air circulation, which keeps side sleepers comfortably cool at night. 

Like with back sleepers, side sleepers can end up causing their mattresses to shape and sink in certain sections, leaving them with uneven support that can cause back problems and spine damage over time. Latex foam bounces back and maintains its shape like memory foam, only better. Latex foam is long-lasting and will see you through years of peaceful sleep. Multiple layers can help give you extra support and comfort.

Here are some recommendations suitable for side sleepers: 

King Koil Opera Natural Latex 5 Zones Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

King Koil Opera Natural Latex 5 Zones Individual Pocketed Spring

Queen Size $2299

Maxcoil Classic Supreme Sense Individual Pocketed Spring Orthopedic Mattress

Maxcoil Classic Supreme Sense Individual Pocketed Spring Orthopedic Mattress

Queen Size $1999

Sleepnetics Aloe Vera I Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Sleepnetics Aloe Vera I Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Queen Size $1899

If you’re a side sleeper who deals with any kind of shoulder pain, a softer mattress is better to keep the pain at bay. The same is true if you have hip pain. A soft mattress will hug your hips and shoulders and help you relax. Usually, side sleeper mattresses should be softer at the top where your arms and head would be and more support around your hips and lower body. Most of your body weight will be focused on your lower body while sleeping on your side, so it’s important for that area to have the most support.

The Right Mattress for Stomach Sleepers

If you’re someone who sleeps on your stomach, you’re at a greater risk of developing back and spine problems. This is because your spine isn’t supported in any way while you sleep. But if you do some research and find a mattress that helps combat these problems, you can seem soundly without worrying that you’re damaging your body.

Most of a stomach sleeper’s weight is concentrated around the middle section of their body. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you’ll need a mattress that gives some extra support to your stomach to combat aches and pains. The top thing stomach sleepers should look for in a mattress is firmness—firmer than back sleeping or side sleeping mattresses to avoid dealing with soreness throughout the day. The firmness will alleviate some of the extra pressure that stomach sleeping can cause to your thoracic and lumbar spine. On the other hand, a soft mattress will make your hips sink to the mattress, forcing your weight to be unevenly distributed and your lower body to bear most of your weight. Here are some of our preferred mattresses for stomach sleepers:

Dunlopillo Angeline TalaSilver Latex HiLo Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Dunlopillo Angeline TalaSilver Latex HiLo Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Queen Size $2699

Sleepnetics Aloe Vera I Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Sleepnetics Aloe Vera I Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress

Queen Size $1899

 

If you don’t want to experience the back pain and soreness that can be constant for stomach sleepers, make sure you’re sleeping in the right mattress. If the mattress isn’t enough, sleeping with a body pillow can help your body feel even more relaxed while you sleep. Some of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers are made from latex memory foam or memory gel foam.

Don’t suffer through nights of discomfort on the wrong mattress. Having a great night’s sleep is very possible! You can find a mattress that’s perfect for you with The Mattress Boutique. We offer mattresses for every type of sleeper, for every Singaporean!

Don’t waste any more time getting low-quality sleep. If you’re not sure what type of mattress is right for you, come on into our top-reviewed mattress store in Singapore! We’d love to help you find the mattress that’s right your sleeping needs.

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