Side sleepers tend to experience shoulder pain and lower back pain when sleeping on mattresses that don’t provide the right kinds of support in those areas. That’s why, as a side sleeper, you need a mattress that can better contour to you body and provide relief on those key pressure points: the shoulders and the hips. Here are three of the best mattresses for side sleepers.
Helix Midnight: This hybrid mattress is actually one of the few designed for side sleepers. It also helps keep you comfortable sleeping in a single position, reducing your need to toss and turn to each side throughout the night.
The Helix Midnight is made with breathable fabrics and foam that promote airflow and control temperature. It also has polyfoam that provides ergonomic support to put pressure in all the right places that side sleepers need support.
The coils at the base of the mattress reduce motion transfer, meaning you’re less likely to wake up your sleeping partner with turning over, and prevent sagging around the edges of the mattress to maintain the largest possible sleeping area.
The Helix Midnight mattress ranges from $699 to $1,449.
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress: The DreamCloud mattress is another hybrid offering medium firm support to side sleepers.
There’s breathable cashmere in the mattress cover, adding a little luxury to your sleep, a quilted polyfoam surface and a contouring layer of memory foam to hit those key pressure points.
It, too, has coils to prevent motion transfer, making it a great couple’s mattress. And if you want some extra plush comfort, opt for the DreamCloud Premier for an extra $400.
These mattresses range from $1,198 to $1,798.
Bear Hybrid: The Bear Hybrid mattress is built for side sleepers of all body types and a wider range of body weights, unlike other side sleeper mattresses on the market.
The coils in this hybrid mattress actually aid in airflow as well as contouring support.
It also has cooling gel foam to draw heat away from the body as well as a super-supportive adaptive comfort foam to prevent sinking in the shoulder and hip regions on the body.
For athletes and hard workers, the mattress cover is made of Celliant fibers, which help regulate body temperature and help you muscles recover more easily while you sleep.
Get a Bear Hybrid mattress starting at $1,095 to $1,995.