The Brick's Complete Guide to Sleep Position

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your sleep last night?

If you answered anything lower than a 10, it might be time to give your sleep position a little extra thought. A restful night sleep is an important aspect of life and the type of mattress you use and the sleep position you frequently choose can affect how the amount of rest you actually get. Here's The Brick's sleep position guide to help you choose the best mattress for your sleep style.

If You Sleep on Your Side...

Then you're in good company because more people sleep on their sides than in any other way!

Maybe it has something to do with how we learned to sleep curled up like a baby, but side sleeping with the knees bent up toward the chest in the fetal position is oh-so-comforting

The best mattress for side sleepers is one that has innersprings or a soft foam mattress. For example, the plush Springwall True North Huron Eurotop Mattress is a top choice among side-sleepers.

If You Sleep on Your Stomach...

Then you might want to try another position if you can stand it.

Stomach-sleeping may help you snore less, but it can also cause neck and back pain since the spine can't be in a very neutral position when you sleep like this. It's also more common to get numb nerves and tingling fingers when you sleep facedown.

The best mattress for stomach sleepers is one that is made with firm foam, a dense innerspring or an air-filled mattress. For a firm mattress to support your stomach sleeping style, consider the Serta Perfect Sleeper Performance Focus Eurotop Mattress.

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If you Sleep on Your Back...

Then you're in the minority but sleeping in a very healthy way.

Back-sleeping helps the spine, neck and head stay in a neutral position so that you aren't putting extra pressure on those areas to cause pain. As long as you don't have sleep apnea or snore, this is also a great way to prevent acid reflux while lying down.

The best mattress for back sleepers is one that isn’t too plush or too firm to provide balanced support for the body. If you’re a back sleeper, look for a luxury firm, plush, or luxury plush mattress.

If You Have Back Pain...

Back pain is one of the most common chronic health issues in Canada, with four-fifths of adults having at least some back trouble during their lives. Back pain sufferers benefit from memory foam or latex mattresses to take the pressure off of sensitive areas and provide extra support where it's needed most. For example, the Serta Vintage Hybrid Symmetry Super Pillowtop Mattress has gel-infused memory foam for pressure relief of aching muscles at the end of a long day.

Serta Vintage Hybrid Symmetry Super Pillowtop Queen Mattress Set

If You Have Allergies...

Allergies are also very common across the country and affect an estimated 7.7 million Canadians due to tree pollen, fungal spores and other allergens. Allergy sufferers should choose foam or latex mattresses that are less likely to harbor dust and other allergens that disrupt a good night's sleep. The allergy-friendly Serta Perfect Sleeper Oasis Haven Pillowtop Mattress, for example, is constructed with latex foam that's made from natural rubber plants and also has special quilt fibers to keep you cool when you sleep.

The Brick's Mattresses for Every Sleep Position

We just love how sleep positions can offer insights into our personalities and highlight individual uniqueness even after drifting off into dreamland. No matter how you like to sleep, The Brick has your perfect mattress just waiting to be discovered and snoozed upon for many years to come. While there is no one-size-fits-all “best sleep position” for everyone, we know what it takes to find the best mattress for your overall health and how you sleep.

At The Brick Mattress Store, we offer qualified sleep experts, a large selection of products and all the brands you know and love. And you can't go wrong with our 90-day lowest price guarantee, 180-day satisfaction guarantee and free local delivery!