What is the Best Mattress for Side Sleepers?
As a side sleeper, it’s important that you get the support you need from your mattress so that you wake up rested and ache-free. Finding the right mattress may seem hard—there are so many choices! Don’t worry, we’ll talk about the best mattress (and pillows) for side sleepers.
How do I choose a mattress if I sleep on my side?
Regardless of your sleeping position, when you’re getting a new mattress, it’s important to consider the mattress type, firmness, comfort and support. If you’re trying to choose a mattress specifically for sleeping on your side, you want one that is supportive, especially for your shoulder and hip, which sometimes get sore and achy for side sleepers. The right mattress will keep your spine aligned all night long to help you get a good night’s sleep.
A foam mattress is a great option for side sleepers. Foam mattresses provide the support you need while contouring your body and relieving pressure points. 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 side 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 side sleeper, is your shoulders and hip. 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.
Plus, if you and your partner sleep differently (which many do), a foam mattress will give both of you the better sleep you deserve. Maybe you sleep on your side, but your partner sleeps on their stomach—don’t worry! Our mattresses have an adaptive feel, so they're a great choice for all types of sleepers, especially if you like to snooze on your side.
Which is the best type of mattress for side sleepers?
If you’re a side sleeper and considering getting a foam mattress, you have options. At Leesa, we have two different mattress options. The Leesa mattress is an all-foam mattress that was designed for cooling, body contouring, pressure relief and support. It has three layers of foam and adapts to all body types and sleepers. The Leesa Hybrid mattress combines Leesa’s premium foam layers with pocket-spring coils—the springs provide a unique support layer that adapts to your body as you move throughout the night. This hybrid mattress gives you the support and comfort you need.
What are the best pillows for side sleepers?
Just as important as the best mattress for side sleep is the best pillow. However, when it comes to choosing the right pillow, one size does not necessarily fit all. If you’re a side sleeper, a fuller pillow is probably going to be best for you. This will ensure your neck stays aligned with your spine while you sleep and help you avoid waking up with neck pain.
The Leesa pillow uses premium comfort foam and is the perfect complement to your Leesa mattress. It’s great for side sleepers and will keep you cool and comfortable while you sleep.
Our Leesa hybrid pillow is also a great option for side sleepers, with four different ways to tailor it to your personal pillow preference. It’s also reversible, with a cool-to-the-touch fabric on one side and a down-like pocket side on the other. If you like your pillow a little less full, you can remove the middle layer, changing your support level to your liking.