Sleeping on your back has many benefits. It can relieve your sinuses if you’re feeling under the weather or keep your spine aligned if you have back pain. While it’s not the most popular sleeping position, if you’re having trouble sleeping on your stomach or side or just not waking up feeling rested, it may be time to switch to sleeping on your back. So how do you find the right supportive mattress that will set you up for success?
The Right Kind of Support for Sleeping on Your Back
While you might think it’s a good idea to get a very firm mattress to prevent your spine from sinking during the night, that’s not the ideal firmness for sleeping on your back. Instead, you should try to look for a mattress with medium firmness. This will ensure your larger joints, like your hips, won’t sink down during the night, but it will also offer evenly-distributed support for the rest of your joints.
The Right Material
Mattresses come in many sizes and materials; from pocket coils to memory foam, they each have their benefits for all of the various sleeping positions. Latex mattresses are great for sleeping on your back. Most medium-firm latex mattresses are also adjustable-base friendly, which can offer more support for your knees while sleeping on your back.
Talalay latex mattresses have larger cells than traditional latex, which means you’ll be cooler throughout the night as well. Regardless of what position you’re sleeping in, staying cooler always means a better night’s sleep!
However, that’s not to say a traditional pocket coil or memory foam mattress isn’t a great choice too! It depends on your body and what kind of material you like best.
Consider a Mattress Topper
If you’re not ready to invest in a brand new mattress, a supportive mattress topper can help when sleeping on your back. When browsing for toppers, consider the type of mattress you already have so you can supplement what it might be lacking for you. If you’re having some challenges pinpointing precisely what you need to get the best night’s sleep, you can always reach out, and we can help guide you in the right direction.
Sleepwell Is the Key to A Good Night’s Rest
With over 85 years in business, Sleepwell has been supplying consumers and retailers with the highest quality mattresses and bedding products in the industry. Sleepwell is a family-owned company that knows the true value of a good night’s rest and what it takes to achieve it. Our experts know how to match every customer with the right products. We service Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. You can reach us at 301‐322‐1000. Also, be sure to follow Sleepwell on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.