When you are trying to get to
sleep, everyone tends to favor a certain position. One of the most common
sleeping positions is to sleep on your side. With any sleeping position, it is
important to keep your neck and spine in proper alignment. Here are a few tips
to make side sleeping a little easier and more beneficial for your body.
- Use a
pillow between your knees. Your hips are wider than your knees, so a
pillow here ensures proper alignment of the spine.
- Use a
pillow thick enough to fill the space between the head and shoulder tip.
You can achieve proper alignment with a pillow to fill this gap. Without
this you might wake up with a kink in your neck or strained neck muscles.
your upper arm on a cushion like a body pillow. The upper arm needs
support, otherwise gravity will pull on the shoulder or tug on the
sensitive nerves in your neck.
- Try a
small towel or small pillow at your waist. Since our hips are wider than
our waist (usually), it creates a gap, and gravity fills the gap by
misaligning our spine.
- Do not
sleep on your side with a thin, flat pillow supporting your head. The neck
will bend in order for the head to rest on the pillow. Make sure your
pillow is thick enough to take up the distance between the neck and the
shoulders while maintaining alignment between your neck and spine.
Now that we have established some ways to make side sleeping
better for your body, we have compiled a list of our top 3 mattresses for side
STEARNS & FOSTER LUX ESTATE HYBRID MARY LEIGH LUXURY
Stearns & Foster mattresses are known for their outstanding
quality. The Stearns & Foster Lux Estate
Hybrid Mary Leigh Luxury Plush Mattress features
Advanced Adapt Foam has been created by Tempur-Pedic scientists to reduce
pressure points while extending the comfort life of your mattress. The foam
aides in eliminating tossing and turning, while encouraging deep REM sleep. The
advanced adapt foam is paired with their Intellicoil 2.0 innerspring system
that is going to give you the support that will help your body stay in the
SEALY OPTIMUM INSPIRATION GOLD MATTRESS
The Sealy Optimum Inspiration Gold
Mattress is loaded
with cooling gel adaptive foam. This mattress is going to make motion transfer
almost non-existent, which is important for couples. 2” OptiCool gel memory
foam is infused with OUTLAST that is going to help spread the body heat
throughout the mattress, so it doesn’t get warm as the night goes on. The 7”
Opticore memory foam and 3” of Optisense memory foam will create the support
that your body will need for proper alignment throughout the night.
SEALY POSTUREPEDIC HYBRID SILVER PLUSH MATTRESS
We finish up our list with the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Silver
Plush Mattress. This is another hybrid mattress that will give your
body the benefits of an innerspring and memory foam mattress. The Posturepedic
Hybrid Silver Plush has individually wrapped coils underneath the memory foam.
Encasing allows each coil to move independently. This targets support and reduces
motion transfer. The encased coil system responds to the natural curves and
alignment of your spine. The coil system is compiled with reinforced gel memory
foam that resides in the center third of the mattress. 20% more coils create
exceptional support and durability where you are going to need it most. This is
a huge benefit for proper spine alignment.
It is very important to purchase a mattress that is going to
help you sleep through the night and make getting to sleep easy. With the
mattresses that we have suggested you will be able to rest easy and your body
will thank you each and every morning. If you have other questions about
any of our mattresses, give us a call 866-328-5352. Our mattress experts
are ready and waiting to answer any and all of your questions.