One of the most common positions that Australians sleep in is on their side. Understandably, one of the most frequent questions that we get asked is, what is the best mattress for side sleepers?
Is side sleeping common?
The simple answer is yes. According to a recent Bedbuyer survey (of over 1,000 people), the single most preferred position that Australians sleep in is on their side. Back sleeping is also common, but as you can see from the graph below, it seems clear that side lying is the most popular body orientation among Aussies.
Chiropractors, physiotherapists, and other health professionals often recommend side sleeping as the best sleeping position for rest and recovery. Left side sleeping can also help with digestion and healthy bowel movement.
Ultimately though, the most optimal sleeping position/s will vary between individuals. This will depend on bed size, personal preference, comfort, and/or back pain. Some health conditions or post surgical situations may even require an individual to be seated upright during sleep.
Choosing a mattress for side sleepers
If you’re a side sleeper, your mattress needs to have a nice level of comfort and pressure relief through the shoulders, hips, and pelvis. This can include mattresses that are classed as soft, medium-soft, medium, or even medium-firm.
Firm or extra firm mattresses are generally more suited for back sleepers, but it’s important to keep in mind that each side sleeper will have different firmness needs.
Who is Bedbuyer?
Bedbuyer™ is Australia’s largest sleep and bedding resource. Our expert team of health professionals have tested over 1500 mattresses and have compiled top product lists such as this one below.
Please leave a comment (at the bottom of this article) if you have any questions about this article or your mattress selection. Our team is happy to help!
Australia’s best mattresses for side sleepers
- Zeek Hybrid Mattress
- Macoda Mattress
- Sherman Mattress
- Dusk&Dawn Premiere
- And Sleep Supreme
- Silent Night London
- Peacelily Mattress
- Sleeping Duck Mattress
To make your decision easier, we have discussed the key features of each mattress below. We have also included links to our ‘full reviews’ (most of which include a video review), and instructions on how to claim our exclusive discounts!
The Zeek Hybrid Mattress holds a worthy position in our best mattress for side sleepers collection. It uses a special ‘air foam’ and a gel infused memory foam in its comfort layer, giving smooth pressure relief. It also comes with a 100 night trial period and a 10 year warranty. Here is our full review.
The Macoda Mattress is a very innovative mattress which allows you to adjust the firmness by flipping the foam layers on the top. This gives you the flexibility to choose what sleeping surface suits you best and as such it makes it onto our best mattress for side sleepers list. Here is our full review.
The Sherman Mattress (Full Body Hug) has a beautiful comfort layer that offers an abundance of pressure relief. As you would expect, this mattress is well suited for side sleepers, and is available to try out in Sherman’s lovely boutique showroom in Melbourne. Here is our full review (‘Full Body Hug’ version) which includes a video review.
The Dusk&Dawn Premiere (medium) is splendid mattress that is ideal for those who sleep in the side lying position. It is Australian made and its advanced construction includes ‘Comfort-Stretch Premium Fabric’, Australian Natura-Wool, and premium comfort foams. Here is our full review.
The And Sleep Supreme is an excellent mattress that offers lovely pressure relief in the side lying position. To read more about why this mattress made it onto our best mattress for side sleepers collection, see our full review of the And Sleep Supreme.
The Silent Night London Plush has a beautifully light and comfortable top layer which offers very nice pressure relief. It also maintains a healthy spinal posture and therefore this is an outstanding mattress for side sleepers. Be sure to try the medium and firm versions of this mattress as well – all versions are very comfortable. Here is our full review.
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The Peacelily Mattress is beautifully comfortable and is simply a beauty for side sleepers. Other than being eco-friendly and made from 100% natural latex, this mattress has 3 firmness levels to choose from. You can flip this mattress over to swap between firm and medium, plus you can purchase the Peacelily Topper to create the plush version. Here is our full review.
The Sleeping Duck Mattress is a very innovative mattress in a box product and takes a worthy place in our best mattress for side sleepers list. Sleeping Duck gives you the option of requesting different firmness options to ensure that you have enough pressure relief while sleeping on your side. Here is our full review (which includes a video review).
So there you have it! After conducting over 1500 mattress reviews, Bedbuyer gives you Australia’s Best Mattress for Side Sleepers list in 2021! If you have any queries about your mattress purchase, leave a comment below or contact our friendly team. We are here to help!
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