If you change sleeping positions throughout the night, you’re a combination sleeper. Most people are. This is why you might find yourself lying on your stomach or on your side when you wake up even though you were lying on your back when you drifted off to sleep, for example.
Combination sleeping is not in any way unusual. However, most mattress manufacturers make beds with a specific sleeping position in mind. What if you need a mattress for a mix of two or three different sleeping positions?
To find the best mattress for combination sleepers, consider the following pointers:
No matter what sleeping positions you tend to combine, always consider a mattress that provides adequate support to ensure spinal alignment. Combination sleepers can benefit the most from mattresses with stable support layers no matter how many positions they alternate.
The necessary thickness of a comfort layer depends on one’s sleep position, weight and personal preference.
If you’re a combination sleeper, you’ll be more comfortable with a mattress containing a comfort layer that’s a bit thinner than what’s needed for the position you sleep to the most. For example, if you spend more time sleeping on your side than, say, on your back or stomach, choose a comfort layer thickness that's a little thinner than what's ideal for side sleepers.
Since combination sleepers will be switching positions throughout the night, they need to be able to do this without too much bounce and without disturbing or waking their sleeping partner. To ensure this, check your potential mattress for motion isolation.
When it comes to mattress firmness, it all boils down to one’s personal needs and preferences – whether medium, medium-firm, firm or extra-firm latex mattress – although medium-firm organic mattresses provide the most adaptability for all sleeping styles.
Your weight is also a crucial factor, as your build can influence how much or how little support you receive from a mattress when you're lying down in a specific position.
The following types of mattresses are great options for combination sleepers. How do they stack up against each other?
Aside from innerspring, natural latex and poly/memory foam mattresses, you can also check out hybrid mattresses, futon mattresses and adjustable air mattresses.
Finding the best mattress for combination sleepers is mostly a matter of personal preference and priorities. But if you ask us, we’d recommend natural latex mattresses, as these are not only supremely comfortable, supportive and durable, but they are also hypoallergenic, antibacterial and Eco-friendly – just like the ones we make at Nature’s Embrace.
Please contact us if you have any questions about how our mattresses are supremely adaptable and can be fitted to any sleeping style.