If you’re a stomach sleeper, it’s important that you choose a memory foam mattress or a hybrid mattress that will provide the right support so that you can get a good night’s sleep. Finding your dream bed 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'm a stomach sleeper?
When considering any mattress for any sleep position, 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 provide pressure relief for your hips and support your spine.
A foam mattress may be your best option if you sleep on your stomach. Foam mattresses provide support while providing pressure relief, 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.
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 Sapira 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 Hybrid 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, memory foam and pocket springs as
our hybrid, with an added layer of micro pocket springs for our most
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 sleeping positions. Foam
mattresses also offer benefits that other mattresses don’t:
- Pressure relief: memory foam adjusts to your body to relieve pressure
on your hops, 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. The 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
What is the best mattress firmness for stomach sleepers?
experts would tell you not to sleep on your stomach because it puts a
lot of strain on your neck and spine, but if that's the position that's
most comfortable for you, there are things you can do to make sure
you're getting the pressure relief you need. The firmness of your
mattress will play a large role in how much support you get, but not all
stomach sleepers will be comfortable with the same firmness.
stomach sleepers generally prefer a medium to a medium firm mattress.
Lighter-weight stomach sleepers can get away with a softer mattress,
while heavier-weight sleepers favor a firmer feel for the most support
and pressure relief.
your body weight and shape into consideration when selecting the
firmness of your mattress. The right pillow will also do wonders for
your neck and spine.
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
they need 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.
What mattress type is best for stomach sleepers?
The Leesa Sapira hybrid mattress is the best mattress for stomach sleepers. It's great for average weight stomach sleepers, hot sleepers and people who are easily woken up by moving partners or pets. It has pocketed coils for superior support and bounce. The foam layers reduce motion transfer and the ventilated foam plus air circulation between the coils keep you cool all night long.
Do stomach sleepers need soft or firm mattress?
Different size sleepers need different mattress firmness. Average weight stomach sleepers will be more comfortable on a medium firm mattress, lighter weight sleepers can get away with a softer mattress, and heavier sleepers will need a firmer mattress for maximum pressure relief.
How can I avoid sleeping on my stomach?
There are several things you can do to try and stay on your back and side instead of your stomach, but it takes practice to get into the habit. Try using a therapeutic cervical pillow to help you stay on your back when you sleep. If you want to try sleeping on your side, a full body pillow can be comforting since stomach sleepers like the feeling of having full body contact with a soft surface. Hug it close and see if it helps.
Can you sleep on your stomach on a memory foam mattress?
Absolutely! A memory foam mattress is one of the most comfortable mattresses for stomach sleepers. They provide the right support and pressure relief that stomach sleepers need for a good night's sleep. They're actually great for any sleep position.