Stomach sleeping is the least common sleeping position, but I still do get a lot of emails asking for recommendations of mattresses that are ideal for it. There’s plenty of options available. I’ll highlight a few of my top picks and describe what you should look out for if you like to sleep mainly on your stomach.
Top Stomach Sleeping Mattress Picks
Certain Models Built For Side Sleepers: Helix
Memory Foam: Amerisleep Revere
Foam/Springs Hybrid: Sapira
Top Picks Compared
Helix is a great option for stomach sleepers because they completely customize your mattress based on your answers to a series of questions. One of the first questions is what is your preferred sleeping position (see how it works HERE). Through this customization process, you know that you are getting a mattress tailored to your individual needs. You will be able to get a mattress that has an ideal firmness level for stomach sleeping and also based on your weight and body type.
Saatva is an innerspring mattress with a euro-style pillow top. I think it’s around a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, making about the ideal firmness for sleeping on your stomach. Overall, it’s a highly supportive mattress that should prevent your back from getting into a curved shape that could lead to pain (see more HERE). Its has a history of good reviews over the past five years, so I think it’s definitely worth taking a look at.
The Revere mattress from Amerisleep is made specifically for stomach and back sleepers (check out their website). It is firmer than average, but the memory foam in the comfort layer relieves pressure and makes the sleeping surface comfortable. The mattress also has some extra bells and whistles in it like the celliant cover, which can promote more restful sleep. Overall it’s a solid choice if you like a memory foam feel and sleep on your stomach.
The Sapira mattress is a cool concept because it combines a heavy-duty coil support system with memory foam and performance foam (see detailed construction). The end result is a highly supportive mattress that has good pressure relief where you don’t sink in too much and have the feeling of getting stuck. I thought it was firmer than average, making it ideal for stomach sleeping. It uses all quality components, so it should last a long time as well.
What To Look For
There’s a few things you should look out for when buying a mattress catered to stomach sleeping.
- Firmer Than Average– When sleeping on your stomach, if the mattress is too soft, your body can get into a curved shape. Getting out of alignment like that can lead to back pain, which is of course something you want to avoid.
- But Not Too Firm– You don’t want your mattress to be too firm that there’s excess pressure on your midsection and you can’t get comfortable and you have trouble breathing properly. The ideal firmness is something firmer than average but not something overly firm.
- High Quality Components In The Comfort Layer– If the mattress uses really low-density foams in the comfort layer, it will start to sag over time. Sagging can throw your body out of alignment and lead to back issues, so it’s something you want to avoid upfront if possible.
There are a lot of great options out there. If you just watch out for the things I’ve listed out here, you should be able to get a pretty good mattress for you.