How to choose the right mattress according to your sleeping style
Several factors come into play when It’s time for you to buy a new mattress. After choosing the right store and establishing your budget, you should have only one goal in mind: your comfort.
Specialty stores like Matelas Bonheur offer more than 100 models in order to meet the unique needs of each client. But what is the most important thing to consider when finding the perfect mattress? You! Tell us how you sleep and we will guide you to the best-suited mattress model.
The mattress you choose should support the areas of your body that are most stressed during the hours when you are asleep. So, in what position do you usually sleep?
What’s the best mattress if you sleep on your side?
They say this is the most popular position and is used by about 70% of the population. If you are in this group, the parts of your body that are most under stress when you sleep are:
You will need a mattress offering more flexibility and allowing blood flow for these pressure points. Just ask your consultant to direct you to the models that will mould to your hips and shoulders- while maintaining support- and will return to its shape when you get up. Also, remember to choose the right pillow to support your neck!
Tip: Did you know that it’s recommended for side sleepers to place a pillow between their knees in order to properly align their legs, pelvis and spine?
What’s the best mattress if you sleep on your back?
It is estimated that only about 15% of people adopt this sleeping posture, yet it is the best position to support the human body with better weight distribution. If you are in this group, the parts of your body that are most stressed when you sleep are:
The choice of mattresses for back sleepers is trickier than for side sleepers. Ask your consultant to direct you to mattresses that effectively support the vertebrae in your back. However, avoid mattresses that are too firm as they do not help to support the lower back. You can also place a pillow under your knees to bring additional support to the lower back.
Tip: Feel free to try as many mattresses as you please! There is no other way of knowing which one will suit the unique person you are.
What’s the best mattress if sleep on your stomach?
This is a position adopted by a low percentage of sleepers. This position has some associated annoyances like discomfort, numbness and bruxism (teeth grinding). This position puts a lot of pressure on these body parts:
– The cervical joints (neck)
– The thoracic joints (back)
Talk about how you like to sleep with your consultant so that he or she can direct you to a more firm mattress, without being too springy. Don’t feel shy about trying each mattress out! If you feel that your current sleeping position causes you too much discomfort, consult a healthcare professional. Remember that it’s possible to change the way you sleep and maximize your comfort. So why deprive yourself?
Tip: Stay away from soft mattress at all costs if you sleep on your stomach! A soft mattress will put you at risk of pain in your shoulders, hips and back.
How about you? What is your favorite position for sleeping?