Are you a stomach sleeper? If your answer is yes, consider yourself unique. According to a survey, there are only about 7% people who like to sleep on their stomach. Unlike back sleepers, who can sleep on just about any mattress, stomach sleepers need a specific comfort to sleep peacefully. The ideal firmness for stomach sleepers is between 5-7, i.e. medium firmness. Stomach sleepers need a mattress which is not too firm as it will overextend the arch of their back, and not too soft as it will not be able to provide pressure relief to the ribs and stomach. While sleeping on your stomach can reduce snoring and sleep apnea, but it’s not considered an ideal sleeping position as it strains your back and spine. Also, since this is the least preferred sleeping position, it is hard to find a mattress that can cater to your needs. But don’t worry, in this article we are not going to focus on whether it is good or bad for you to sleep on your stomach, rather we will list a few mattresses that are our top picks, which will provide enough support to your body and help you to sleep better.
Helix mattress is the most ideal mattress for stomach sleepers as it is fully customizable. When you visit their site, you will have to answer a series of questions like your preferred sleeping position, firmness, etc, according to which they will customize your mattress. Unlike any other mattress, this will be tailored to your preferences and as a result it will provide you maximum support and comfort. You can try this mattress at the comfort of your home, and if you don’t like it then you can return it within 100 days without any extra cost to you.
Sapira is considered to be more of a “luxury” mattress brand. It is a hybrid mattress that combines the comfort layers of Leesa foam mattress with individually-wrapped pocket spring system. The steel pocket springs provides bounce to the mattress which doesn’t let the sleeper sink into the mattress and provides enough support to keep the spine aligned. At the same time, the foam layers on top of the steel coils provides comfort and enough contour to the body so that it doesn’t feel too firm on the stomach. It has a firmness level of 5.5-7 on the firmness scale (10 being the firmest) which is ideal for stomach sleepers.
The Zenhaven mattress is the offering of Saatva, an all-latex mattress made using natural materials. Just like all other latex mattresses, Zenhaven being an all latex mattress, provides good bounce and support to the sleeper. It doesn’t let the sleeper sink into it while providing ideal comfort and contour. The best thing about Zenhaven is that it offers two levels of firmness – The Luxury Plush and The Gentle Firm both in one mattress. All you have to do is flip the mattress and enjoy both the sides of the mattress. For stomach sleepers, the Gentle firm side is considered better as it is firm enough to provide pressure relief to stomach while still providing comfort to the sleeper.
Purple mattress is made of a very unique material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer™. This mattress provides firmness to the sleeper where it is needed the most. It’s unique material doesn’t let the sleeper sink too far into it, providing enough contour for pressure relief. It is an ideal mattress for stomach sleeper as they will not sink into it, which will help keep their spine aligned through the night. It is a temperature neutral mattress meaning it is good for people who sleep hot as well as those who sleep cold, as this will not get too warm or too cold, maintaining the temperature to neutral. It sits on 6-6.5 on firmness scale, 10 being the firmest, which is the ideal level of firmness for stomach sleepers.
For stomach sleepers who prefer that traditional innerspring feel, Winkbed is a great choice. It combines the plush
comfort of a foam bed with the contouring support of an innerspring. It will not let you sink too far into the bed providing you a floating experience. Winkbed offers four levels of firmness, Luxury firm being the most popular out of all. It ranges to about 6-6.5 on firmness scale and is ideal for stomach sleepers as it is firm enough to provide maximum support to the stomach, while keeping the spine aligned.