Best Mattresses For Stomach Sleepers

By: Sarah Vates Sleep

The log, the starfish, and the pillow hugger are just some of the common nicknames for the different kinds of sleeping positions people snooze in. One of the least common sleeping categories people tend to fall into is stomach sleepers, making up only 7% of the sleeping population.

About stomach sleeping

Reduced sleep apnea symptoms, less snoring, and alleviated digestive discomforts are just a few of the benefits to stomach sleeping, but there are some health concerns that align with this practice as well. Alignment being the main concern: sleeping on your stomach alters the natural curvature of the spine. Changing this curvature puts a great deal of pressure and stress on the lower back.

Profile of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers

Stomach sleepers are looking for a medium-firm mattress. In order to best support the spine, the mattress needs to be firm enough to support the back but also gentle enough to cradle and cushion the ribs and head. Mattresses that fit this criteria are called “specific, mid-range” and generally are between a 3 and 6 on the 10–point firmness scale.

Here are seven mattresses that we recommend for our freefall sleepers, each one falling somewhere on the mattress firmness scale between 3 and 6. You can always find more information on our mattress reviews page.

Tips and tricks for stomach sleepers

  • Medium mattresses between 3–6 are the best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
  • If you are having lower back pain, try putting a pillow under your pelvis.
  • Try using a thinner pillow under your head (or no pillow at all) so that way your neck is more in line with your spine.

Here are our recommendations for the best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

Best mattresses for stomach sleepers

Amerisleep

Amerisleep mattresses lay around 3–9 on the mattress firmness scale, which allows for a huge range of options for stomach sleepers to choose from. Amerisleep is an environmentally responsible brand that actually surpasses the Clean Air Act’s requirements when it comes to how these mattresses are produced and packaged with all plant-based products. These mattresses are also hypoallergenic. Amerisleep recommends their AS1 model for stomach sleepers.

Amerisleep mattresses have a 20-year warranty included. The company also offers free returns and shipping on all its mattresses.

Read House Method’s Amerisleep Review

Cocoon by Sealy

Cocoon by Sealy mattresses has two models of mattresses, The Cocoon Classic and the Cocoon Chill. The difference between these two mattresses in the cover: the Classic is a breathable cover while the Chill actually helps regulate temperature. These mattresses come in two levels of firmness, which are 3–5 and 6–8. What determines these levels of support is the topper that goes on the mattress, allowing sleepers to determine how much support they want.

Cocoon by Sealy offers free two-day UPS shipping, and returns are free as well. Sleepers can try Cocoon by Sealy in their home for 100 days for free. Stomach sleepers have the opportunity to see what level of firmness works best for you. Cocoon by Sealy offers a 10-year warranty.

Read House Method’s Cocoon by Sealy Review

Zenhaven

Zenhaven mattress will certainly create a haven for all stomach sleepers. The Luxury Plush falls on a 4–5 on the firmness scale, providing stomach sleepers with enough support. Zenhaven’s mattresses are made with a latex “5-zone” layer that is designed to give stomach sleepers the perfect level of support, promoting spinal alignment. The Luxury Plush would be the best mattress for stomach sleepers, as it lies right in the middle of the recommended 3–6 firmness.

Zenhaven’s mattresses are environmentally responsible and hypoallergenic. There is a 20-year warranty included as well as free in-home set up (and they’ll even remove your old mattress for free). If for some reason you’re not satisfied with you Zenhaven mattress, the company offers free returns and will remove the mattress from your home at no cost to you.

Read House Method’s Zenhaven Review

Helix

Helix mattresses are the ultimate customizable sleeping experience. All Helix mattresses are custom-made based on the results of the Helix Sleep Quiz. All Helix mattresses are custom-made based on the results of the Helix Sleep Quiz, a 10-question quiz that assesses your individual sleeping style (and that of your partner). This is the perfect option for our stomach snoozers as it allows for you to fully customize the firmness and support of your mattress. Helix also allows for couples with different sleeping positions to customize each side of the mattress to their individual needs.

There is a 10-year warranty on your Helix Mattress, as well as a 100-day sleep trial to ensure that your new mattress is “just right,” as Goldilocks would say. Helix also offers free shipping and returns on these custom-made mattresses.

Read House Method’s Helix Review

Saatva

Saatva puts a new twist on the standard innercoil mattresses by adding a layer of foam on top. This allows for sleepers to experience the support and firmness of a traditional innercoil mattress as well as luxurious pressure-relieving and contouring memory foam magic. Saatva even has a head pillow sewn into the mattress, ensuring all comforts have been taken care of. With three levels of firmness (3, 5, and 8), stomach sleepers will be able to find the best mattress for them with the level of support they need. Saatva recommends the luxury firm for stomach sleepers as it is registers as a 5–6.8 on the firmness scale.

Saatva mattresses are environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic, and come with a 15-year warranty. There is free white glove delivery and in-home setup, including removal of your old mattress when the new luxury sleeping experience arrives. If for some reason you are not satisfied, Saatva offers free pickup and returns.

Read House Method’s Saatva Review

Nest

Nest mattresses can truly say that they have a mattress for everyone, with seven different types of mattresses available. With mattresses ranging from 3–9 on the firmness scale, there is a huge range of support that stomach sleepers can choose from. Stomach sleepers can relish the 100-day trial period to truly find the best level of support for them. The Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid Luxury Contour is recommended to stomach sleepers because of the firmness rating of 5.5–6.

Nest offers a lifetime warranty on all of their mattresses, which illustrates how much they believe in and support their product. Free returns and pick up is also available, if for some reason you are not satisfied with your mattress. Nest believes in being environmentally responsible, all mattresses are delivered in eco-friendly packaging and have white glove in-home setup at no extra cost to customers.

Read House Method’s Nest Review

Zinus

Rounding off our list of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers is the Zinus. All Zinus mattresses come in range of firmness levels 3–9, so there are plenty of options for stomach sleepers. What makes Zinus mattresses unique is the use of a combination of springs and memory foam. All of Zinus mattresses are infused with activated charcoal, green tea extract, and castor oil to ensure that the mattress stays and smells as fresh as the day it arrived.

Each mattress comes with a 10-year warranty as well as having free returns and shipping. Zinus mattresses are also environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic. Stomach sleepers can be lulled to sleep each night by the scent of green tea extract while enjoying the memory foam and spring dual support.

Read House Method’s Zinus Review

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