The Most Comfortable Side Sleeper Mattress

Sleeping on your side is one of the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping positions. However, side sleepers are prone to aches and pains if they don’t have the right mattress. Layla’s Side Sleeper Mattress can prevent shoulder and lower back pain by providing support where you need it most.

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Layla Hybrid, The Most Comfortable Mattress for Side Sleepers

Layla® Memory Foam Mattress - The best mattress for side sleepers. knows their stuff, so when they voted the Layla® Memory Foam Mattress the Most Comfortable Mattress Overall in 2023, we realized that we truly nailed it. The Layla Memory Foam Mattress is the best mattress for side sleepers because it offers copper-infused memory foam and variable support to keep you supported where you need it most. Our mattress for side sleepers minimizes and reduces motion transfer to a significant extent while the copper-infused foam transfers heat away from the body for a cooler, more comfortable sleeping experience.

Layla® adjusts to support you evenly, no matter how you sleep.

There’s a lot of science behind how we help support a moving body throughout the night. But who wants to read all that science-y stuff? That’s what college was for. So watch it all unfold in this glorious video we’ve made just for you side-sleeping beauties.

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Side Sleeper Mattress FAQs

  • The top mattresses for side sleepers offer medium or medium soft firmness levels. Remember, the main goal of your mattress is to keep your hips, neck, spine, and shoulders in proper alignment all night long. If your mattress is too soft, your shoulders and hips may sink too deeply. Meanwhile, if it’s too firm, your hips and shoulders may end up out of alignment the opposite way. In any case, there should be enough softness to gently support your pressure points to help sleep.

    Memory foam is considered one of the best mattresses for side sleepers because it contours to the body shape to keep the spine in alignment. In addition, side sleepers benefit from softer mattresses to provide pressure relief to shoulder and hip joints. That said, innerspring mattresses offer better airflow for side sleepers who tend to get hot at night. The Layla Hybrid mattress combines the best of both worlds while infusing our memory foam with copper to draw heat away from the body.

  • Side sleepers need a medium to soft firmness level since they exert a lot of pressure on the hips and shoulders. Additionally, they need comfort while supporting the spine. Layla’s mattresses offer flippable firmness to help side sleepers choose the side that works best for them. The soft side can relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips, while the firmer side will ensure proper spine alignment. However, in most cases, it’s a matter of preference, which is why we’ve left the choice up to you.

  • The best mattress for side sleeping will offer soft cushioning and gentle contouring to help you maintain good sleep posture. However, additional features to look for in a side sleeper mattress include the following:

    • Mattress type: When shopping for a mattress, you have options, including memory foam, innerspring, latex, and hybrid mattresses. Most side sleepers prefer memory foam or hybrid mattresses that can keep their spines aligned while providing enough cushioning for their shoulders and hips.
    • Materials: Not all memory foam is created equal. Generally, memory foam is hot and absorbs your body heat throughout the night. However, Layla's memory foam mattresses are infused with copper to draw heat away from the body and keep you cooler at night. Additionally, the Hybrid Mattress contains individually wrapped coils to help air circulate through the mattress and keep you cooler while you sleep. Read this to learn why you need a cooling mattress.
    • Comfort: How you consider your mattress is a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer soft mattresses, while others prefer firm, regardless of their sleeping position. In addition to firmness level, your mattress's comfort may depend on your bedding, pillows, and mattress topper, so you must find the right combination of products to improve your sleep quality.
    • Firmness: Side sleepers should aim for medium to medium-soft firmness levels to prevent aches and pains in the morning. However, again, firmness is a matter of preference. That said, it might be time to reconsider your mattress firmness if you wake up with shoulder, lower back, or hip pain. Luckily, Layla's flippable firmness makes it easy to choose which firmness level you need and switch to the right one.
    • Motion control: If you share your bed with a partner, children, or pets, you don't want their movement waking you up in the middle of the night. Instead, aim for a mattress that offers motion control and edge support to prevent their tossing and turning from disrupting your sleep.

  • Apart from investing in a quality mattress for side sleepers, there are several things you can do to improve your sleep, including the following:

    • Use a mattress topper: A mattress topper adds a layer of plushness to your mattress, which can make a firm mattress softer or a soft mattress firmer, depending on the topper.
    • Place a pillow between your knees: Placing a pillow between your knees can alleviate some pressure on your hips and spine while preventing your body from contorting in the middle of the night.
    • Ensure your pillow has enough loft: The pillow you use under your head should have enough loft to help you alleviate pressure on your shoulders and keep your neck in proper alignment.
    • Sleep with a body pillow: Consider sleeping with a body pillow you can use under your head and between your knees to prevent you from tossing and turning or waking up to adjust pillows in the middle of the night.
    • Improve your routine: Having healthy nighttime routines can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep by training your mind when it’s time to settle down for the night. Always go to bed and wake up at the same time every day (yes, even on weekends!)

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