Independent Mattress Advice
If you sleep on your side
Don't be taken in by claims that firm mattresses are necessary for good support.
mattresses work better for people who sleep on their back than they do for side sleepers.
This doesn't mean that a softer feel mattress will be better. A mattress that bevels
too much or bends wont be supportive enough for the spine.
Potentially the best mattress for side sleepers will have a supportive feel, but
also have enough give to mould to the contours of the body whilst feeling soft
If you sleep on your tummy
When sleeping on your tummy this can put pressure on your neck and back due to
the complete rotation of the neck to one side while in this position. It is not
generally advised to sleep on your tummy and it is always advised to try and
choose your back or side. However, if you cant sleep side on or on your back, it
is best to try and buy a mattress that is soft enough to Aid the lack of a
pillow. Using Pillows while on your stomach may push the neck further to a
rotated and backward extended position. such pressure can cause irritation to
the joints and soft tissue of the spine.
Best mattress for wrigglers
The ideal mattress to buy for wrigglers have a supportive sleeping surface, but
will have enough give to mould to the contours of the body, with a softer feel
to substitute for the frequent lack of a pillow and provide more comfort for the
muscles and joints.
Don't be fooled by all those promotions which state that firm
mattresses are necessary for good support. Firm mattresses work better for
back sleepers than they do for side or stomach sleepers. This does not imply that a soft mattress
will be more beneficial. A mattress that gives too much or bends inwardly will
not be supportive enough for the spine. The best mattress for a stomach sleeper will
have a supportive density, but also have enough give to conform to the bumps and
curves of the body, with a softer overlay to substitute for the lack of a pillow and
provide more comfort for the muscles and joints.