Next to back sleeping, side sleeping is the next best thing. However, sleeping on the wrong mattress can put you in a world of pain and discomfort. A mystical land of numb arms and tingling fingers. A place of aching shoulders and sore backs.
After trying many different types of mattresses, I finally found one that allows me to sleep on my side without fear of waking up and feeling like someone had been beating me with a bat. My side & back no longer hurt and my arm is no longer numb upon waking.
~ Scott R.
When sleeping on your side, the best spinal alignment is straight. If your spine is bending, then it’s straining. When your spine is locked in an unnatural position for hours at a time (like when you sit at work or sleep) it results in frequent pain.
When you sleep on your side, it’s essential to have a mattress that supports your rounded areas: your neck and your waist. This is because the muscles and ligaments of your back relax and heal themselves while you sleep.
Keeping your spine nice and straight will give you the best recharge for the next day. But, most mattresses are simply the worst at handling side sleepers. See how the Purple stacks up. It’s kind of our thing.
“With my previous mattress, I woke up in pain almost every day but that is now a thing of the past!”
~ Olivia S.
“Finally, a bed that you can wake up with out back pain.”
~ Alexander K.
A supportive mattress will have the largest affect on your sleep quality. Try rolling a small towel for under your neck and waist… or just get yourself a Purple Mattress.
Your pillow should support the natural curve of your neck—your head shouldn’t curve down, nor be propped up too high. A good rule of thumb is that your ear, shoulder and hips should be aligned.
If your top leg isn’t supported properly, it can put an angle on your hips and pull your spine out of alignment. Try sleeping with a small thin pillow between your knees and pull your knees slightly toward your chest.