Choosing the right mattress can seem a little overwhelming at first. However, you can narrow down the options quite quickly with some guidance. First, we will break it into three main sections – your sleeping style, firmness preference, and organic latex mattress construction. We will then bring it all together with our curated mattress selections.
There is some debate on what the best sleeping position is. However, we focus on fitting a mattress to you rather than some ideal that may never happen. Therefore, the first aspect to consider is your primary sleeping position. Typically, side sleepers should choose a softer option; back sleepers should go more in the mid-range, and stomach sleepers should choose something firmer. Still, people rarely stay in a static place throughout the night, so you may also consider your secondary sleeping positions.
Some people just like a firmer or softer mattress regardless of sleeping position. Thankfully, organic latex rubber is supportive at all different firmness levels, allowing you to choose a bed based on your preferred comfort level.
Read our Blog: Best Mattress for Side Sleepers.
Side & Back combo sleepers are the most common of any sleeping style. Typically you would want to fit the mattress to the predominant sleeping style while still ensuring it works for your secondary position when you inevitably shift in the middle of the night. The Hevean layering provides a smoother top-to-bottom feel with more nuance and adjustability. The Unison has a plusher top and a firmer base for those looking for that softer surface feel without sinking too deep into the mattress.
Read our Blog: Best Mattress for Side and Back Sleepers
All other sleepers envy back sleepers as they can sleep on virtually any sleeping surface. They don't require high levels of pressure relief like side sleepers or the stout firmness stomach sleepers require. Any mattress can work. It's really about personal preference, and most back sleepers tend to reside in the mid-range - erring on the side of firm - of the mattress firmness spectrum. Firm mattresses are also the easiest to construct and come in various thicknesses and layering styles. Soft on top and firm below, soft-less multi-layer smoothness or cascading firmness levels provide different degrees of comfort, depending on your preferences.
Read our Blog: Best Mattress for Back Sleepers
All different sleeping styles can prefer a firmer mattress, but we would typically only recommend them for back or stomach sleepers as the vast majority of side sleepers would find these too firm. The thicker 6" cores are the key to achieving the firmer feels sought by Back and Stomach sleepers, and you also want to avoid going too thick as additional layers add softness regardless of density.
Read our Blog: Best Mattress for Back & Stomach Sleepers
Most sleep experts wouldn't recommend that you sleep on your stomach, but if you do, you want as firm of a mattress as possible. We don't recommend any extra layering and advise using just our firmest latex core and nothing else.
Read our Blog: Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers