What is the Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers?
If you’re a stomach sleeper, it’s important that you choose a mattress that will provide the right support so that you can get a good night’s sleep. Finding your dream mattress can seem daunting and with all the different options, you may feel overwhelmed. Let’s talk about how to find the best mattress for stomach sleepers.
How do I choose a mattress if I sleep on my stomach?
When considering any mattress, you should consider the type of mattress, the bed’s firmness, comfort and support. But, how do you choose a mattress specifically for stomach sleepers? Sleeping on your stomach can be tougher on your back and neck than sleeping on your side or back, so you need a mattress that’s going to support your spine.
A foam mattress may be your best option if you sleep on your stomach. Foam mattresses provide support while relieving pressure points, which for stomach sleepers, is really important. We offer 3 different foam mattress options—one all-foam mattress and two hybrid foam + spring options.
The Leesa Original mattress is our all-foam option. It has three layers of premium foam for cooling, body contouring, pressure relief and support.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress is our spring and foam mattress choice. It features cooling top layer foam, memory foam and the support of individually-wrapped pocket springs for enhanced support for stomach sleepers. The Leesa Hybrid mattress is an expert favorite: Wirecutter named it The Best Memory Foam Mattresses You Can Buy Online and it's also Business Insider's pick for Best Mattress Overall.
Our newest Leesa Legend mattress offers a dual-hybrid pocket spring system for targeted pressure relief where you need it most, which, as a stomach sleeper, is your hips. It features the same great cooling foam and memory foam and pocket springs as our hybrid, with an added layer of micro pocket springs for our most advanced support.
Which is the best type of mattress for stomach sleepers?
A foam mattress (as opposed to a latex or innerspring mattress) is going to be the most adaptable for all body types and sleepers. Foam mattresses also offer other benefits that other mattresses don’t:
1. Pressure point relief: memory foam adjusts to your body to relieve pressure, so it’s great for all body types and sleepers. It’s especially good for stomach sleep.
2. Support: a foam mattress will support your body evenly, even when you’re sleeping on your stomach. Foam allows your spine to remain aligned as you sleep.
3. Pain prevention: Memory foam is great for pain relief, especially pain in your back, hips and shoulders. Less pain means better sleep.
4. Low motion transfer: A foam mattress is going to give you the least amount of motion transfer, which is especially great if you share your bed with a partner or pet. In fact, the Leesa mattress passes the red wine test—you can jump, dive, or roll into bed without spilling a glass of wine placed on the mattress.
What are the best pillows for stomach sleepers?
A good pillow is just as important as the right mattress when you sleep on your stomach. It can be hard to find a comfortable position that doesn’t put too much strain on your neck, but the right pillow can help.
A really full pillow will push your head into an uncomfortable tilt. A memory foam pillow is great for stomach sleepers. It gives your head and neck the support it needs without being too full, which makes the Leesa pillow a great option. If you like to have a more customizable type of pillow for however you’re feeling, the Leesa Hybrid pillow is adjustable and reversible to provide comfort and cooling. You can tailor it four different ways, including taking out the middle layer to make the pillow flatter, which makes it a perfect pillow option for stomach sleepers.