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Mattress Selection Advice for Back Sleepers

Back sleepers can find the supportive mattresses they need for restorative sleep at The Mattress Store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Research about Back Sleepers

The supine sleeping position (on the back) is, perhaps, the healthiest sleeping position because it keeps the spine in its natural alignment. The lack of bends, kinks or other obstructions also makes back sleeping the best position for breathing and circulation. However, back sleepers can experience problems with airway obstruction (i.e. obstructive sleep apnea), which can result in snoring and sleep disturbance.

Research indicates that only about 13% of the population are back sleepers. If sleep position is indicative of personality, back sleepers, which are also called “soldier sleepers,” tend to be quiet and reserved.

Best Mattress Matches for Back Sleepers

One of the most important mattress considerations for back sleepers is firmness. Back sleepers need a firm (or extra firm) mattress to maintain proper spinal alignment when muscles are fully relaxed. The same consideration should also be applied to pillow selection to ensure proper cervical (neck) alignment.

Because back sleeping can cause snoring and/or exacerbate other symptoms of sleep apnea, back sleepers should also consider an adjustable base. By elevating the head, adjustable bases, can minimize airway obstruction for better breathing and overall sleep quality.

There is no particular support system recommended for back sleepers, but our bedMATCH™ system can identify the best support system for your body.

Visit one of our eight Albuquerque locations. The bedMATCH system takes just three minutes to find the right mattress construction for your needs, and our knowledgeable sales team can help you with the rest of the mattress selection process, including getting you pre-qualified for financing.

Call or visit The Mattress Store nearest you to find the best mattress for back sleepers.

Because a great day starts with a great night’s sleep