Frequently asked questions
Finding the best mattress depends on several factors including who will be sleeping on it, personal comfort preferences, lifestyle, weight, health considerations, and of course, budget. The best type of mattress is one that offers a long-lasting balance of comfort and optimal support for your sleep style. If you sleep with a partner who tosses and turns through the night, a mattress that reduces motion transfer, like a memory foam mattress or a hybrid innerspring with individually pocketed coils, can do wonders for your sleep quality. If snoring is an issue, upgrading to an adjustable bed base that elevates the head at the proper angle can help you get more restful, uninterrupted sleep.
Picking the right mattress to help ease back pain starts with assessing your typical sleep position, then choosing a mattress that best supports you in that position. No matter what kind of mattress you choose, the best mattresses for back pain should include firmer support zones for optimal spinal alignment. Every Saatva mattress is engineered with a dedicated lumbar zone support layer to promote healthy spinal alignment for every type of sleeper.
Good news, back sleepers! Since you can generally sleep comfortably on a variety of sleep surfaces, you should be able to find a good fit with just about any type of mattress. Now it’s all about finding the right firmness level for your specific comfort preference and needs. If you suffer from back pain and are of average weight, look for a medium-firm mattress. If you’re heavier, go slightly firmer or consider a heavy-duty mattress. If you’re on the lighter side, a softer, more plush mattress will likely be more comfortable overall.
Side sleepers need a mattress that offers pressure relief on the hips, shoulders, and neck. Look for mattresses that are soft enough to contour your body’s natural curves while supporting your spine in neutral alignment. Some of the best mattresses for side sleepers are memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses, and innerspring mattresses with a cushioned top layer that contours to your hips and shoulders.