Front Sleeper Mattress Buying Guide

What type of mattress is best for front sleepers?

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep as a front sleeper, choosing the right mattress is key. And that means finding a mattress that provides both support and comfort for your sleeping position.

As a front sleeper, you likely spend most of your night with your face down and your body extended, which means you need a mattress that supports your hips, stomach, and chest. A mattress that's too soft can cause your body to sink, while a mattress that's too firm can cause pressure points and discomfort.

For front sleepers, a medium to firm mattress, such as Deepsleep's Majestic 1000 Mattress or Sleepeezee's Wool Superb 2800 Mattress would be ideal option. A mattress that's too soft can lead to spinal misalignment due to your body sinking, while a mattress that's too firm can cause back and joint pain.

A medium-firm mattress provides a good balance of support and comfort, keeping your spine aligned while still allowing your body to sink in slightly for comfort. Look for a mattress with a comfort layer that provides pressure relief for your hips, chest, and stomach, and a firmer support layer to keep your spine aligned. Pocket springs are also an excellent choice, as they will move and contour to the body’s shape easier than an ‘open coil’ spring unit, thereby giving greater support.

Different sleeping positions

Which mattress filling should a front sleeper choose?

There are many different types of mattress materials available, each with their own pros and cons. For front sleepers, a mattress that's made from foam or latex is usually the best option.

Foam mattresses, especially those made from memory foam, provide excellent pressure relief and contouring to your body, which can help to reduce pressure points. Latex mattresses, on the other hand, offer a bit more bounce and responsiveness, which can be helpful for front sleepers who move around a lot during the night.

Front sleepers often find themselves sleeping closer to the edge of the bed than other sleepers, which means it's important to choose a mattress with good edge support. A mattress with good edge support will provide a stable surface to sleep on, even if you're sleeping close to the edge. Look for a mattress with a reinforced edge or a support system that extends all the way to the edge of the mattress. We would recommend Sleepeezee's Jessica 2200, which is a uniquely created encapsulated mattress with edge-to-edge support.

Your body weight can also play a role in choosing the right mattress. For front sleepers who are heavier, a firmer mattress may be necessary to prevent sinking too deeply and causing spinal misalignment. On the other hand, front sleepers who are lighter may need a softer mattress to provide adequate pressure relief.

Finally, don't forget about breathability. Front sleepers often have their face pressed into the mattress, which can cause overheating and discomfort. Look for a mattress that's made from breathable materials or has a cooling layer to help regulate your body temperature while you sleep.

We’re here to help, so if you're still unsure give our friendly team a call on 01642 686365 and ask for advice or check out our other useful Mattress Buying Guides, to see if we can help you make the right mattress choice.

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