When it comes to finding the perfect mattress, it’s all about knowing how to shop for your specific sleep style. In this guide to the best mattresses of 2021, we’re helping back sleepers figure out:

  • What to look for in a mattress for back sleepers
  • The best mattresses for back sleepers
  • Where to buy mattresses in Phoenix that will suit individual needs/sleep styles

Did you know that, when you’re mattress-shopping, your typical sleeping position is something to consider? There are so many factors that affect whether a mattress is right for you, and one of the most important is how you sleep.

If you’re a back sleeper, there’s good news: many experts agree that sleeping on your back is the ideal position for spinal alignment. This position can help keep your spine properly aligned as you sleep and also minimize the weight on your joints and pressure points. As a result, you’ll be much more comfortable as you’re sleeping, which means less tossing and turning. And when you wake up, you’ll feel rested, rejuvenated, and ready for the day ahead.

But if you aren’t using the right kind of mattress (or your current mattress is old and worn-out), you won’t reap any of those benefits – in fact; you can actually be doing your body harm. A mattress that’s sinking in the middle can cause your spine to be in improper alignment, contributing to poor sleep and even chronic back pain. When it’s time to get out of bed, you’re likely to feel sore, achy, and stiff, and not exactly well-rested.

So, how do you know what kind of mattress is best for sleeping on your back? Even though everyone is different, there are some guidelines you can use to narrow down your options.


What Type of Mattress is Best for Back Sleepers?

If you regularly sleep on your back, a medium-firm mattress is generally going to be a good option. It’s just enough support to keep your spinal cord well-aligned, but not so much that it creates discomfort.

Try to look for a mattress for back sleepers that:

  • Provides ample support for the hips and shoulders without putting excess pressure on these areas
  • It has an even sleep surface that moderately conforms to your body but doesn’t sag
  • It offers enough cushioning to keep your lower back, hips, and shoulders comfortable

If you’re of average weight, a medium to medium-firm feel is probably going to be the “sweet spot” of comfort for you. However, lighter-weight individuals may want to try out a few softer options, while heavier individuals might find that a firmer style is best.

As always, actually laying down on a mattress is the best way to pinpoint your comfort level. Instead of ordering a mattress online, visiting a mattress store in person is a far better choice.


Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers in 2021

Ready to start shopping? Here’s a list of our top-recommended mattresses for back sleepers:

     1. TEMPUR-Adapt (Medium Hybrid)

You’re probably somewhat familiar with the Tempur-Pedic name because the brand is considered one of the leaders in the industry for innovative mattress designs. The TEMPUR-Adapt (Medium Hybrid) is a superior option for back sleepers and a fantastic investment if you want the best of the best.

The luxurious foam-on-coil construction allows you to slowly sink into your bed while still providing comfortable support. The unique TEMPUR® technology is engineered to constantly adapt to your body, conforming as you change positions during the night. It ensures minimal motion transfer, relieves pressure, and delivers all-around comfort.

The sturdy edge support makes it easy to get in, and out of bed, so you won’t feel like you have to heave yourself up in the morning – but don’t be surprised if you hit the snooze button at least once, so you can enjoy a few extra moments of luxury.
The TEMPUR-Adapt (Medium Hybrid) is offered in all sizes, ranging from twin to CA king (including a split king and split CA king).

      2. Diamond Mattress DreamStage Collection: Onyx Ice

This hybrid mattress is built with over 2,000 pocketed coils, each one hand-placed and individually wrapped for the best possible final result. The combination of the Microcoil Comfort Layer and the Diamond Hyper Conductive Sparkle Foam created a balance of softness and support, ensuring targeted pressure relief for your back, shoulders, and neck. For back sleepers, this setup allows for good spinal alignment and healthier sleep posture.

If you’re someone that tends to get warm during the night, you’ll definitely appreciate the COOLTOUCH Advanced Regulating Fabric. It’s engineered to keep the mattress at a cool and comfortable temperature so you aren’t waking up in an unpleasant hot flash.

The Diamond Mattress DreamStage Collection Onyx Ice mattress is available in sizes ranging from twin to CA king.

     3. Sealy Posturepedic Premium Hybrid: Copper II (Medium Plush)

The signature feature of this Sealy mattress is the Posturepedic Technology™, which delivers reinforced support specifically in the zones where it’s needed most. With the responsive support of a traditional innerspring and the conforming softness of memory foam, the Copper II is a hybrid that provides you with the best of both worlds.

Hourglass-shaped coils are densely packed, using a dual-stage design that is engineered to give you personalized support all night long. A higher concentration of coils in the center of the mattress ensures spinal alignment and support – a key to comfortably sleeping on your back.
Because the coils are encased, motion transfer is reduced, and support is more accurately tailored to your body and position. At the same time, the slower-response memory foam conforms to your shape without completely encasing you.

The Sealy Posturepedic Premium Hybrid Copper II (Medium Plush) mattress is available in all sizes from twin to CA king, including some split and extra-long options.

     4. MALOUF Wellsville 14” Latex Hybrid Mattress

For the back sleeper that wants a slightly softer mattress, this 14” hybrid could be the ultimate in comfort. It’s made with supportive, individually-encased coils that have the traditional “bounce” of an innerspring mattress, but with an added layer of extra-thick latex foam. (MALOUF also makes an 11” option, if you want a bit more firmness.)

Unlike standard memory foam, latex foam gives a certain amount of push-back, creating a firmer feel. Latex foam is an excellent option for individuals who don’t love the sensation of sinking into their mattress. This mattress is paired with gel-infused memory foam for a gently contouring comfort that aligns the spine properly and cradles the body.

You can shop the MALOUF Wellsville 14” Latex Hybrid mattress in sizes from twin to CA king.


Get Your Perfect Mattress Match at the Number-One Sleep Store in Phoenix

Whether you tend to sleep on your back, side, or stomach – or all of the above – a comfortable, supportive mattress is a necessity for both your sleep health and your overall wellness. Quality sleep is key for your physical and mental health alike, making a great mattress one of the best investments you could ever make.

MATTRESS360 is a Phoenix mattress store unlike any other in the Valley, providing our customers with personalized service and a no-pressure shopping experience that prioritizes their needs above all. Here, our experienced team is ready to help you search for the right mattress for your sleep style, budget, and personal preferences. Even if you have no idea what you want in a mattress, we can guide you through the process of making a confident, informed purchase.

Say goodbye and goodnight to sleepless nights when you upgrade to a high-quality mattress made to suit your needs. Come to MATTRESS360 to shop the best selection of mattresses for sale in Glendale today!

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