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Best mattresses for stomach sleepers

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Deciding to take the plunge and invest in a new mattress can be overwhelming. There are hundreds of options out there, but not all are suitable for stomach sleepers. Whichever direction you go, we recommend focusing on finding a firm, supportive mattress with enough cushion to make drifting off to sleep an enjoyable experience, not a stressful or painful one.

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To determine which mattresses were good for stomach sleepers, we compared mattress types, pressure relief features, support features and firmness. Our picks:

Mattresses for stomach sleepers: our picks

We chose only mattress brands that have at least a 3.6 rating on our site (as of publication). The models we’ve selected are available with firm or medium-firm support levels and have added features for pressure and pain relief.

Most of our picks are hybrid models, which, according to Isabella Gordan, editor of Sleepy’s Express, a publication that reviews mattresses, “offer the contouring pressure relief of foam combined with the bouncy support of innerspring coils, making them great for couples who need customizable comfort based on their individual sleeping preferences.”

What we found: Nest Robin mattresses are the best choice for pressure relief and spinal alignment. Saatva Classic is the best innerspring mattress for stomach sleepers, providing extra support with its thick comfort system. For those suffering from lower back pain, we recommend Helix Dusk Luxe mattresses for relief. If your main concern is staying cool, consider Cocoon by Sealy’s Chill Hybrid model.

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Good for pressure reliefNest Robin
  • Type: Memory foam
  • Price (queen): $1,699 (as of publication)
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime
  • Test period: 365-night trial

Nest Bedding is one of the first direct-to-consumer companies to sell bed-in-a-box mattresses. The Robin is a medium-firm hybrid coil memory foam mattress designed to be flippable, with a medium top and firm bottom, so you can flip the mattress according to the firmness you need.

The Robin’s luxury firm feel is ideal for stomach sleepers. The gel material is breathable and ergonomic, allowing for cool and comfortable sleep.
Reviewers on our site like Nest Bedding for its smooth delivery process, customer service and quality materials. Linda from Oviedo, Florida, indicated that she plans to order a king-size Nest Bedding mattress after having “the best night’s sleep” on her first Nest purchase for her guest room. She said that the mattress “arrived much quicker than expected. It was fun and easy to unpack and get onto the bed. … I slept great the first night. I think my husband feels like I’ll never leave the guest room if he doesn’t buy the king.”
Good for supportSaatva Classic Luxury Firm
  • Type: Memory foam-innerspring hybrid
  • Price (queen): $1,995 (as of publication)
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Test period: 365-night trial

The Saatva Classic is a hybrid memory foam and innerspring mattress that accommodates most stomach sleepers regardless of their weight. The support system includes memory foam and a tempered “responsive dual-coil design” for a durable but not-too-firm mattress.

The luxury firm version of this mattress is a great choice for stomach sleepers who need firm support but still want a luxurious plush feel. For stomach sleepers who want more support, however, a firmer version is available.
Lots of Saatva customers have left reviews on our site that praise the company for its warranty and for making the return process easy. Albert from New York City said: “I first purchased the firm. I found it way too firm. After three months I decided to return it and exchange for luxury firm. I’m very pleased and everyone was very pleasant and helpful in the process.”
Good for back painHelix Dusk Luxe
  • Type: Foam
  • Price (queen): $2,373.80 (as of publication)
  • Warranty: 15-year limited
  • Test period: 100-night trial

Each Helix customer can receive a customized mattress recommendation based on their responses to a quick online sleep quiz. For stomach sleepers with moderate back pain, the company recommends mattresses from its Helix Dusk line.

The Helix Dusk Luxe is a medium-firm foam mattress designed to contour to your body shape and help alleviate body aches and pains. The Dusk Luxe uses Helix Dynamic Foam, which is a latex-foam hybrid that responsively adjusts to your body more than other foam mattresses.
A number of Helix customers who’ve left reviews on our site mention the benefits of sleeping on Helix’s foam-topped mattresses. Amanda from Delmont, New Jersey, said: “After about a week, my back had completely stopped hurting and so did my neck. I have an old fracture in my vertebrae. … My old mattress was sagging in the middle and irritated my spine. Now, I wake up refreshed, and it’s almost like I have no back issues at all.”
Good for temperature regulationCocoon by Sealy Chill Hybrid
  • Type: Memory foam-coil hybrid
  • Price (queen): $1,699 (as of publication)
  • Warranty: 10-year limited
  • Test period: 100-night trial

The Cocoon by Sealy Chill line combines memory foam with cooling technology to keep you feeling fresh. The Chill Hybrid pairs the memory foam with “premium coils” and includes a stretch-knit cover that’s infused with a “Phase Change Material” to help absorb and dissipate heat.

Cocoon by Sealy has great prices when compared with competitors. The Chill Hybrid is designed to conform to your body and keep you cool throughout the night, making it ideal for those who sleep on their stomach.
Reviews for Cocoon by Sealy on our site show the brand has a loyal following for its mattress quality and trustworthiness, which Bernice from Milwaukee echoes in her review: “I’ve had mine for over eight years and still going strong. That’s the only type of mattress I’ll ever buy. … I am considering purchasing another one in another couple years.”


What’s a good type of mattress for stomach sleepers?

Good types of mattresses for stomach sleepers are memory foam and hybrid mattresses because they conform to the body in response to pressure, evenly distributing body weight.

What is a good mattress firmness for stomach sleepers?

Most stomach sleepers prefer a firmer mattress because it provides exceptional support, especially around the midsection. A mattress firmness between five and nine is generally recommended for stomach sleepers to provide enough comfort and support.

Is it bad to sleep on your stomach?

Many medical professionals advise against sleeping on your stomach because it causes undue strain on the neck, back and hips, which creates a higher potential for aches and pains.

Stomach sleeping is the least common sleep position, but if you’re among the stomach-sleeping minority, there are a few considerations when choosing a mattress to support your sleeping preferences. Find a mattress rigid enough to keep the spine properly aligned but soft enough to reduce pressure on the stomach and ribs. A bed that is too plush will cause you to sink in and overextend the arch of your back, while a mattress that’s too firm won’t have enough pressure relief.

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