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However, for those who suffer with acid reflux and snoring, sleeping face up can worsen those issues. According to Dr. Kansagra, Mattress Firm’s sleep health expert: “…the airway becomes so narrow that it becomes intermittently blocked, which makes breathing difficult. This problem of a recurrent blocked airway is known as obstructive sleep apnea.”
Memory foam or hybrid mattresses
For those who experience some pain from their side sleeping preference, the key to a better night’s sleep lies in finding the best mattress for sleeping on side and the best side sleep pillow. When you sleep on your side, you will need to ensure your body remains aligned so that pressure is taken off your shoulders and hips, and any mattresses for side sleepers should also provide ample comfort, meaning ultra-plush and plush mattresses are often the best option.
Start your search on the softer side.
Plush or medium comfort level mattresses are best for side sleepers as they have enough padding to reduce pressure points like shoulders and hips.
Test out your options.
Whenever you’re ready to replace your mattress, make sure to test out a potential new bed before making a decision. By laying down in the position you prefer to sleep in, you will be able to tell whether or not this could be the bed of your dreams.
Stomach sleepers typically should avoid plush mattresses.
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