Side sleeper or back sleeper- Does it really matter?

Side sleeper or back sleeper- Does it really matter?

This week I want to talk about whether your sleep position matters to your choice of mattress. In short, yes it can.

In last week's blog about thread count and choosing sheets, I made reference to choosing what is comfortable for you. Whether the quality or the price is the determining factor, always go with what you're comfortable with. You know what I mean, purchase what YOU like.

Whether you sleep on your side or your back , what really should be noted is the level of support that your mattress offers and does it feel comfortable when you lay down on it. A mattress is like a shoe and needs to fit the user as such and if you try a few  (mattresses that is) , you will quickly discover the difference between models.

Being an independant family business we have hand selected our range of mattresses. Not based on profit margins or fancy marketing but instead we base our range on a number of factors that are important to us. Factors such as the quality of the materials used to make the mattress, the integrity of the manufacturer and our mattresses are all 100% Australian made by Australian owned companies. We have even designed our own mattress based on what our customers ask for. The Centennial is exclusive to us and made just for you.

Actually one of our mattress ranges is from a company called Comfort Sleep. These guys are a family business based in Melbourne. Comfort Sleep supplied the Crown Hotel at Barangaroo, if you're lucky enough to stay there you'll be sleeping on a Comfort Sleep mattress. The level of hotel room you have will determine the mattress that you will be sleeping on. We have their full range of mattresses in store. Come and try them, it's cheaper than the penthouse!

Now lets get back on topic and take a dive into sleep positions and mattress choice.

How Does Sleep Position Affect Your Mattress Choice?

When it comes to choosing a mattress, your sleep position can play a role in determining the level of support and comfort you need. Let's take a closer look at how different sleep positions can impact your mattress choice.

Side Sleepers

If you're a side sleeper, you'll want a mattress that provides adequate support to keep your spine aligned. Look for a mattress that offers pressure relief for your shoulders and hips, as these areas tend to bear most of your body weight in this sleep position. A medium or plush feel mattress is most suited to side sleepers as the mattress will "hug" your body and provide pressure relief where you need it most.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers generally need a mattress that offers a balance of support and comfort. Look for a mattress that provides enough support to keep your spine in a neutral position, while also offering enough cushioning to relieve pressure points.

Medium and firm mattresses are ideal for back sleepers. The body is provided with support and is held in a neutral position.


While your sleep position can influence your mattress choice, it's important to remember that comfort is subjective. What works for one person may not work for another. Ultimately, the best mattress for you is the one that provides the right level of support and comfort for your individual needs and preferences. So, when choosing a mattress, consider your sleep position, but also listen to your body and choose what feels best for you.

We have mattresses in all sizes suited to all budgets. You can come in and lay on them all if you like. We really don't mind and we won't hassle you either.

We try to make mattress shopping a relaxing experience rather than standing over you and filling you with information that lacks practical value or relevance. Don't worry we have the information and knowledge on all of our mattresses and are only too happy to provide thoughtful answers to your questions along with practical points of interest.

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