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What’s the Best Type of Mattress for Stomach Sleepers

March 8, 2021  ·  8 min read

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Are you looking for the best type of mattress for stomach sleepers? If so, it’s important to note that there is no single true answer to this question. Though online sources will try to point you in a certain direction, no mattress is one-size-fits-all, especially for stomach sleepers

Since you have your own unique sleep needs and preferences, you should find a mattress that ticks all of your boxes, not just your preferred sleeping position. 

Luckily, Texas Mattress Makers can give our professional recommendations for the best type of mattress for stomach sleepers and can walk you through how to choose the best mattress for your body type to ensure you find the perfect, supportive mattress for the best quality sleep for years to come.

What You Need to Know About Sleeping on Your Stomach

Approximately, 7% of people sleep on their stomachs, making it the most unpopular sleeping position. 

Some sources claim that sleeping on your stomach is not the healthiest sleeping position; but in reality, no one sleep position can truly be called the healthiest. There are pros and cons to sleeping on your stomach, but they depend on whether or not you’re sleeping on a good mattress for your body.

Benefits of Stomach Sleeping

  • Reduces snoring and sleep apnea: Sleeping on your stomach allows your airways to stay open, helping you to breathe better throughout the night.
  • Digestion Aid: The pressure that is put on your stomach while you sleep can help your digestive system.
  • Warmth: Sleeping on your stomach traps your body heat so you can stay warm throughout the night.

Though there are benefits to sleeping on your stomach, the wrong mattress will cut down these potential benefits and leave you with soreness, aches, and pains. This means having the right mattress is crucial to getting the best night’s sleep every night.

Drawbacks to Sleeping on Your Stomach

Some health professionals advise most sleepers to avoid sleeping on their stomachs due to the pain it can cause throughout the body, which can lead to sleep deprivation over time. Here are some cautions to take into consideration if you’re a stomach sleeper:

  • Stress on the spine: If you’re sleeping on a bad mattress, stomach sleeping puts stress on your spine by taking your neck and back out of a neutral position. What happens is all of the weight is then distributed to the middle of your body. This can cause pain in multiple areas throughout the body.
  • Increase in neck and lower back pain: If you struggle with neck and back pain, sleeping on your stomach is not advised. Without a supportive mattress, stomach sleeping can cause your neck and back to stay in an awkward or arched position all night long, resulting in pain the next morning.  You also need to make sure that you are sleeping on the right pillow so that your neck is not elevated and you are keeping your neck and spine aligned. 
  • Pain throughout the day: It’s likely you’ll wake up with neck and back pain from sleeping on your stomach, especially if you’re on the wrong mattress. This can lead to problems during the day including fatigue, soreness or pain, and mood changes.

These issues can be resolved best by finding the right supportive mattress for you, and can also be paired with these tips:

  • Use a thin (or no) pillow to avoid angling your neck too high
  • Put a pillow under your pelvis to elevate your hips, creating a straighter line with your spine to reduce some pressure
  • Keep your legs as flat as possible and avoid wrapping your legs around a pillow so that you continue to make sure your spine is aligned

Just remember, if you’re sleeping on your stomach, it’s important to keep your spine aligned while you’re sleeping to reduce any pain. The experts at Texas Mattress Makers can help you find a mattress to support any of your sleep concerns, especially if you’re a stomach sleeper.

What is the best type of mattress for stomach sleepers? Answering FAQs.

Similar to how we previously broke down the best mattress for side sleepers on our blog, we’ll be answering some of the top questions asked by stomach sleepers, as well as sharing our recommendations for the best Texas Mattress Makers mattresses for stomach sleepers.

What kind of mattress is good for stomach sleepers?

If you’re a stomach sleeper, the best mattress for you will be one that provides enough support for your spine to be aligned while also allowing your chest and stomach to fit comfortably into the mattress. 

When it comes to firmness level, there’s no one quick answer for stomach sleepers. Most mattress shoppers have a preference of whether they prefer a soft vs. firm mattress, but if you’re sleeping on your stomach, you’ll need to find a mattress with the right balance of both.

As a stomach sleeper, here are some things to consider before purchasing a mattress:

  • Make sure there is enough softness to allow your chest and stomach to both go into the mattress without creating a dip in your spine. If your mattress is too soft, it will not support your weight and your back will look U-shaped which can cause you pain.
  • Your mattress shouldn’t be too firm that you can’t sink into the mattress well enough. This can cause pressure on your chest (especially for women) and can put tension in your lower back. 
  • Women will need to take into consideration their chest when sleeping on their stomachs.  Make sure your mattress is supportive enough that your upper body is not lifted. It’s also best if you sleep on a very thin pillow (or none at all) as well if you are large chested to make sure you are keeping your spine aligned.  

What is the Best Type of Mattress for Stomach Sleepers? Our Recommendations.

As we’ve mentioned before, one mattress will not work for the masses. We’ve curated this list of the best types of mattresses for stomach sleepers that take body type, temperature, and budget into consideration. 

  • Our Expert Pick –Noah Allen Plush: This medium-firm mattress combines a medium-feeling comfort and firm support to give stomach sleepers the best of both worlds.
  • Best Value – Dublin Deluxe: This medium-firm lumbar support mattress ideal for back and stomach sleepers looking for great value in an everyday mattress.
  • Best for Heavyweight Sleepers –Geneva Copper Latex Hybrid: A medium-firm mattress that is ideal for all sleeping positions with copper-infused latex for pain relief.
  • Best for Hot Sleepers – Cannes Plush: A medium comfort mattress that has two cooling layers for a comfortable sleep with the spinal support your body needs.
  • Best Young Adult –Paris: This firm-feeling mattress provides your body with a cozy embrace and additional back and lumbar support for your spine.

Please remember that when you are looking for a mattress you need to take into account your weight, height, and weight distribution (or, body type) in addition to your sleeping position.  Shop with one of our experts at one of our locations or chat online today to help find out what is the best mattress for you.  

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Find the Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers at Texas Mattress Makers

Though sleeping on your stomach has its pros and cons, you can still enjoy your favorite sleeping position with the perfect supportive mattress from Texas Mattress Makers. Though there isn’t one single best type of mattress for stomach sleepers, there is a best mattress in our showroom for you

If you still can’t find the right mattress, we are able to create custom mattresses for your specific needs. All of our mattresses are handmade right here in Texas with US-sourced materials and components. Together, we will ensure that you are provided with the highest quality mattress that can last you a lifetime. 

You can explore our full selection of handmade mattresses online or in-store. Simply choose to shop by either comfort level, mattress type, mattress size, or budget or come and visit any of our convenient locations today!

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