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Top Picks for How You Sleep

— by Tempur-Pedic on Sep 5, 2023

Starting the mattress shopping journey can feel overwhelming. Choosing a feel, deciding between a spring or foam mattress, and understanding which mattress will offer you the most comfort are just some of the items you’ll need to consider. Each person is unique in their sleep preferences, and your favorite sleep position is important. Do you starfish in the middle of the bed, curl up into a tight ball toward the edge, or maybe you lie perfectly flat on your back? No matter your position, finding the perfect fit for your sleeping style is critical. We're here to guide you toward your ideal mattress based on tips and recommendations from our Tempur-Pedic® Sleep Experts.

The Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers need something medium to firm on the comfort scale. Sleeping on your stomach can cause additional pressure on the lower back, so your mattress should be supportive enough to align your spine, reducing potential pressure points. Our TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt® Firm is an excellent option as it provides proper support with the conforming comfort of our most adaptive material, TEMPUR-APR+™. A hybrid mattress – constructed with springs and memory foam (or, in this case, our legendary TEMPUR-Material™) is also a good option for stomach sleepers to consider. These models can provide additional support to help align your back and prevent your hips from sinking too far into the mattress. Our Sleep Experts also recommend the TEMPUR-ProAdapt® Medium Hybrid, which offers advanced pressure relief while maintaining the conforming, supportive feel you need as a stomach sleeper.

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The Side Sleepers

Side sleepers seek a mattress that will adequately conform to their shoulders and hips – where pressure points can quickly develop. A medium to soft feel is ideal for this type of sleeper; this allows for more adaptive comfort to accommodate and reduce pressure points while offering enough support to keep your spine aligned properly. If you’re experiencing pain in your hips or shoulders and sleep on your side, it may help to find a softer mattress! Our Sleep Expert picks include the TEMPUR-ProAdapt® Soft and TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt® Soft – or the TEMPUR-LuxeBreeze® Soft, for those looking to take their coolest night’s sleep to the next level.

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The Back Sleepers

Like stomach sleepers, back sleepers are more inclined to enjoy the feel of a medium or firm mattress. A medium or firm option provides a solid but conforming level of comfort to help support the spine and alleviate aches and pains. Our Sleep Expert picks include the TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt® Firm, TEMPUR-ProAdapt® Firm, and our TEMPUR-LuxeBreeze® Firm.

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The Combination Sleepers

If you tend to sleep in multiple positions, you’re not alone. Many combo sleepers find comfort in a medium mattress feel. Selecting a medium feel option offers just enough softness for when you sleep on your side or stomach but allows enough support when sleeping on your back. Our Sleep Expert picks include our TEMPUR-ProAdapt® Medium and the TEMPUR-ProBreeze® Medium.

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No matter how you sleep or what feel you prefer, we have plenty of mattresses to choose from so you can find the perfect fit for you. Still trying to find your best night’s sleep? Visit a store near you and try them out for yourself!

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