Sleep Position

Your sleep position is how you lay in bed at night when you drift off. Finding a mattress that matches the support that your body needs when you sleep in that position is significant. This helps to give you the comfort and the pressure relief that your body needs while you are sleeping in that position. Some experts say there are really 8 different sleep positions, but others have said differently, and they are now categorized into 3 different sleep positions. Finding the mattress to give you the support and pressure relief for each class is one of the first decisions you must make when purchasing your new mattress.

When it comes to finding the best mattress for your sleep position, it can be a daunting task. However, one brand stands out in the industry for offering the ultimate comfort and support for all classes: Puffy mattresses. With their innovative design and premium materials, Puffy mattresses cater to side, back, and stomach sleepers alike. Their specially crafted memory foam technology relieves pressure points and keeps your spine aligned throughout the night, ensuring you wake up refreshed and revitalized.

What Are The Main Sleep Positions?

  • Back Sleeper
  • Side Sleeper
  • Stomach Sleeper
  • Combo Sleeper

I have seen that there are different categories of back and side sleepers. Then, the combo sleeper combines different positions throughout the night. A sleeper on their back and side is considered a combo sleeper. Most of us move around at night and roll over in our sleep, unaware of our movements.

What Type Of Mattress Do You Need?

Different mattresses work best for different types of sleep positions. Most of this concerns firmness, support, and pressure relief. Finding a mattress that offers enough support and pressure relief to keep your spine in proper alignment while sleeping is always essential. Waking up stiff and sore in the mornings indicates that you might be sleeping on the wrong mattress for the needed support.
  • Back sleeper – The best type of mattress for a back sleeper offers a medium firmness. Usually, a medium matter, ess, will allow enough sinkage for your spine to stay aligned. It is also essential to have enough cushioning to offer pressure relief and comfort to your hips, shoulders, and lower back.
  • Side sleeper – The best type of mattress for side sleepers offers the ability to let your body sink down some into the bed. This often happens with a foam mattress or at least a hybrid with a thicker topping. This allows your body to have support and pressure relief to align your spine correctly while you sleep on your side.
  • Stomach sleeper – The best type of mattress for the stomach sleeper offers quality firmness. It must also provide a cushion of protection of the hips and shoulder area, but the firmness will give the sleeper the comfort, support, and pressure relief they need.
  • Combo sleeper – This will take a little more research; if you are a back and side sleeper, you must find a mattress that will comfort and support both positions. Search for a bed that offers firmness but enough cushioning to comfort and support your side position.

When Sleeping With A Partner

When sleeping with a partner and purchasing a new mattress, you must consider both sleepers' sleeping positions and habits. It is important to remember everything we have discussed, but also consider the transfer motion so that your movements are not felt throughout the mattress. There are flippable mattresses out there that work well for this type of situation. This can allow you to flip the mattress so you both can have a comfortable night’s sleep.

Choosing Your Mattress

There are many different types of mattresses to choose from. The most important decision is finding the mattress that matches your sleep habits and gives you the comfort and support your body needs. Below are a few that offer quality comfort and support for different sleep positions.


The Saatva mattress offers quality and is a popular choice in the hybrid mattress category. It offers quality pressure relief and support for many sleepers. This mattress will keep you from sinking deep into the mattress and allow you to turn over quickly into a different sleep position.

  • Cover – The cover is made from organic cotton treated with antimicrobial protection. This cover is breathable and soft for added comfort as you touch your new mattress.
  • Comfort – The comfort layer offers a 3-inch layer of Euro Pillowtop. This offers pressure relief and cushioning comfort.
  • Support Layer – This layer is made from individually wrapped pocketed coils. These coils offer quality sleeper support and airflow for coolness and bounce for more effortless movements.
  • Zoned Support Layer – This layer is designed from a layer of zoned memory foam that gives support towards the middle of the layer, offering comfort and pressure relief to the lower back and hip area.
  • Foundation – This mattress's base layer or foundation is made from steel design coils that offer quality bounce and lift the sleeper up out of the mattress. These coils are wrapped in foam, giving the sleeper the support and use of the entire mattress.

This mattress is on the firmer side, tipping the firmness scale at a bit above average firmness. This would make a good selection for back or stomach sleepers and combo sleepers for back and stomach. There may be better choices for sleepers who sleep with a partner; the motion transfer can be felt throughout the mattress. The edge offers quality support to utilize the entire mattress surface.


The Nectar is one of the top-quality mattresses in the memory foam category. This mattress offers quality comfort and pressure relief for many sleepers. This design offers 11 inches of thick foam layers, providing protection and support for your body.
  • Cover – The cover for this mattress has been designed with a soft polyester fabric combined with a bit of memory foam for quality comfort and softness.
  • Comfort – This layer has been made from a gel-infused memory foam that offers a slow response to pressure. It allows the sleeper to sink slowly into the layer, offering quality pressure relief to the hips and shoulders, giving the sleeper a proper alignment.
  • Transition – This layer is made from a layer of transitional memory foam. It offers a quicker response to pressure, easing the sleeper into the firmer layer below.
  • Base – The base is made of a layer of high-density polyfoam, giving this mattress its shape and support for all of the layers above.
This mattress is on the softer side of the average firmness. This selection would be a good choice for a side sleeper and offers quality pressure relief. The motion transfer of this mattress would be a good choice for partner sleepers; the design of the foam controls the movements throughout the mattress.


The Leesa is one of the popular choices in the foam combination category. It offers quality pressure relief and comfort for many sleepers.
  • Cover – The cover is a soft and breathable twill, making the mattress comfortable from the top.
  • Comfort – The comfort layer is made of 2 layers of foam. One is a 2-inch layer of breathable foam, while the second is a 2-inch layer of memory foam. The combination of these layers allows coolness to the mattress and quality pressure relief.
  • Foundation – The foundation layer is a 6-inch layer of high-density polyfoam that offers support and firmness to this mattress.
This mattress ranks above the average firmness on the firmness scale. This mattress would be a good choice for back and stomach sleepers who like the softness of their mattress. Unless you are a light sleeper, the motion transfer of this mattress will work well for partner sleepers or a sleeper who shares their bed with the pet. This mattress also offers quality edge support so that the entire mattress can be utilized and would give more room on the mattress surface.


When finding the best mattress for your sleep position, there are many things to consider. Since your mattress is one of the most important purchases you will make, it deserves the required research to find the one that matches your sleep position. In Orthomattress, we know that a good night’s sleep and proper rest are necessary to give you the physical and emotional health you need to get through the following day.

Finding the best mattress for comfort, support, and pressure relief should help you drift off in a night of restful sleep. Matching your sleep patterns to your mattress type will allow you all the comforts of a quality mattress to help you get your required rest. Knowing how important this is and what to look for in your mattress will help you make the best-educated purchase when selecting your new mattress.