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SLEEP TIPS

What Mattress is Best for My Sleeping Position?

We all sleep differently and that’s OK!

Side sleeper? Stomach? Starfish? No single position is “better” than any other position when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, as long as you’re sleeping on a mattress specifically designed for that sleeping position. At Helix, we know that your sleeping position can have a big impact on the amount and type of support you need. That’s why we divide our mattresses into two categories: Side Sleeper Support and All Positions Support. Let’s dive into both.

  • Side Sleeper Support

  • Best For:

Side Sleepers – You tend to fall asleep or wake up on either of your sides

Toss & Turner – You tend to move around all night long

You’re Not Sure – You can’t decide which is your dominant position

 

If you’re one of these types of people, you need to think about minimizing pressure relief on your shoulders and hips so you can feel comfortable at night.

 

We design these mattresses using Memory Plus Foam and slightly more “give” in the density of the layers so that your shoulder and hips can have enough sink into the mattress to relieve pressure. Not many people think of it this way, but if the mattress was too supportive, you would get that stiff feeling which we want to avoid.

 

We advise people who toss & turn or who are not sure get matched in our Sleep Quiz to Side Sleeper Support so you can similarly experience the benefits of this pressure relieving design.

A Side Sleeper on the Helix Midnight Mattress
A back sleeper on the Helix Moonlight
    • All Positions Support

    • Best For:

      • • Stomach SleepersYou tend to fall asleep or wake up on your stomach
      • • Heavier Side SleepersYou tend to fall asleep on your side, but have a higher BMI

      • Back Sleepers – You tend to fall asleep or wake up on your back

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    • If you’re one of these types of people, you need to think about optimizing for spinal alignment when you sleep.

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    • We design these mattresses using Helix Dynamic Foam - our special latex-foam hybrid alternative - and slightly more support to react to your body shape and make sure your spine doesn’t bow when lying down on your back or stomach which can cause discomfort. With too little support, you may sink too much - so we add a little extra.

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    • We advise heavier side sleepers with high BMIs to choose this option because they require a little extra support in the layers of the mattress to avoid sinking too much. If you’re not sure which one to choose, we would say play it safe and pick the All Positions Support option.