Choosing a latex mattress for side sleepers may seem scary but with the right guidance, you can sleep comfortably in no time.
Keep reading to learn what side sleepers need to think about when shopping for a natural latex mattress.
Pressure Point Relief
The number one thing side sleepers need to think about is pressure point relief. That is why we recommend a softer layer on top, such as soft natural Talalay, which promotes a comfortable cradling feeling. A soft top layer will put less pressure and resistance on your hips and shoulders.
Firm or Soft?
Side sleepers need a mattress that is soft enough to ease into but isn’t so firm that your muscles tense up, leading to hip and shoulder pain. It’s also important that your mattress provides adequate support so that your body can stay in alignment.
When your mattress is too firm, your body begins to dip and shift in bed which will interrupt your sleep and cause lower back pain.
A very petite side sleeper should especially consider a softer configuration. The less you weigh, the firmer a mattress is going to feel. With that in mind, the opposite is true as well.
Choosing Your Mattress Layers
Here are two configurations that may work for you if you are predominately a side sleeper.