Our Guide to Buying the Best Mattress

Our Guide to Buying the Best Mattress

Today I am going to talk about the comfortable, soft, silky, and springy product which when chosen properly becomes our best friend else contributes to a wide range of negative health effects!

A bit confused about what we are talking about?

Well, I am talking about mattresses!

Yes, that is right, the right mattress helps you have a good night’s sleep for over 8 (eight) hours and the wrong mattress can bring about all sorts of problems in one’s daily life that one wouldn’t even think of!

So after doing quintessential research and from my personal experiences, today I have decided to talk all about mattresses, starting from myths to how to buy that one perfect mattress which will make you feel as if it were made just for you!


It has been a really long time since mattresses were first introduced in the commercial market but this business is still booming with new companies launching their own designed exclusive mattresses in the market every day.

However, many of us are still not fully aware of their advantages, disadvantages, or even the points to keep in mind while buying a new mattress.

You might feel that it is just another regular product and you just walk into any store and pick up any random mattress and feel that it will not make any bad effect on your daily life or on your health then let me correct you, you are absolutely and totally wrong and you totally need to wrap up that thought of yours and throw it away from yourself with all your might!

A bad mattress or even a very old and worn-out mattress leads to a night of low-quality sleep which then further leads to drowsiness, bad headaches, and even a bad temper!

With so many problems that are already present in one’s daily life, the last thing that one needs is these extra self-inculcated problems that could have been easily avoided just by choosing the right mattress!

Another myth about mattresses, that we cannot overlook, is that they cause spondylitis! Well, this myth is not completely vague as continuous usage of a bad mattress may gradually lead to this problem but then again if you pay a little attention while buying a mattress then you can very easily leave this problem at bay!

Different Types of Mattress for Different Types of Sleepers

Just like different seasons require different skincare routines, similarly different types of mattresses are needed or required for different sleeping postures.

In fact, not all mattresses are made the same.

There are various types of sleepers like back sleepers, stomach sleepers, side sleepers, and everything in between sort of sleepers!

No one mattress is there that is going to work for everyone.

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Here is a guide for the type of mattresses that are suited for different types of sleepers- A medium firm mattress is suitable for back sleepers, side sleepers are most comfortable on latex memory foam and memory gel foam mattresses and firm mattresses are best for stomach sleepers.

So now that you know what an important role a mattress can play in our daily lives let’s look at the list of all the mattresses that are best suited for side sleepers.

Also, I have reviewed each of them to help and guide you all further. So, read on.

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers

We have created this list of the best mattress for side sleepers available for people.

We have kept every possible aspect in mind while creating this list for side sleepers.

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers HQ

Zinus Memory Foam 12-Inch Green Tea Mattress- Full

First, in, I have the 12-inch green tea mattress (full) made of memory foam by the trusted brand Zinus.

If you are searching for a firm mattress that will also remain cool without making a hole in your pocket then this mattress by Zinus is exactly what you are looking for!

Zinus Memory Foam Mattress- Full

This Zinus mattress is king-sized and the cheapest on my list.

If you are a bit bulky and wandering about the durability then let me assure you that no matter how heavy a person you are this mattress will provide all the support you require without creating any sort of depression, whatsoever!

Some of your friends or family member might tell you that this mattress dissipates weird smells sometimes but that happens only when you do not allow the mattress to fully expand!

Just leave the mattress as it is after unpacking it and let it fully expand and you are sure not to get any sort of smell, ever!

Also, this mattress comes with anti-fungal properties of green tea and gel toppers to keep the mattress cool! This is going to last forever if you do not cause any damage to it.

Leesa Mattress, Queen, 10inch Cooling Avena, and Contouring Memory Foam Mattress

This queen-sized mattress by Leesa is 10 inches thick and is expertly crafted to give that luxury feel to all sleepers.

However, according to me, this is best for side sleepers as it is quite firm that provides support to the body and spinal cord and thus is very comfortable. Look-wise, the mattress is very appealing.

Lesssa Mattress- Queen

It also has three layers of high-quality foam that help relieve pressure and also cause a cooling effect and helps the user enjoy a sound, comfortable, and peaceful night-long sleep.

Unlike a standard memory foam mattress, this mattress by Leesa has a bit of spring to it which will help you turn over or move about in the bed pretty easily.

However, you will not find the Leesa mattress helpful or good for you if you are overweight as it is quite possible that this 10 inches of foam won’t provide or offer you ample support.

Also, if you want to enjoy plush then too Leesa is probably not the correct pick as it is quite firm which makes it comfortable for all the side sleepers by providing support but not plush or luxury.

Plush means softness, either due to a soft layer or pillow top, which is missing in Leesa mattresses.

Best Price Mattress 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress- Queen

This 10-inch mattress by Best Price has a Poly-Jacquard fabric cover whose key feature is body-conforming comfort memory foam and comes with a 10-year manufacturer warranty.

It is available in various sizes like- twin, full, and queen.

This mattress also has a layer of memory foam which is best for pain relief and comfort.

Best Price Mattress-Memory Foam- Queen

This mattress comes with a 1-inch layer of memory foam which makes it perfect for you if you are a side sleeper with problems like back pain (or any other back problems) and Fibromyalgia (which is also known as the Princess and Pea syndrome) as more layers of memory foam would mean that you will sink in a lot more which implies that there would be lesser pressure points.

Thus, this best-price mattress has that perfect layer of memory foam that would alleviate any and all pressure points on your body including hips and knees and you will wake up feeling relaxed and fresh.

It is quite affordable as well and with a manufacturer warranty for a period of 10 (ten) long years, this Best Price mattress deserves a shot as there is no loss with this product.

Signature Sleep Memoir 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress with Cert- Full

This signature sleep memoir is a 12-inch memory foam mattress that comes with CertiPUR- a US-certified foam and is also available in 6-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch memory foams.

The foam used in Signature Sleep mattresses, which is CertiPUR- US certified, is a material with no phthalates, no ozone depleters, no CFCs, no mercury, no lead or heavy metals, no formaldehyde, no PBDEs and has a low emission (VOCs).

Signature Sleep Memory Foam- full

Thus, this mattress is quite eco-conscious minimizes any kind of pressure on the body, and is perfect for a good night’s sleep for side sleepers.

You can take the outer zippered cover off to wash but I personally would advise you not to do that as the inner cover is made of fiberglass which may cause you an itching problem or even give you a burning sensation.

This inflates to its full size pretty quickly and the memory foam on this is a bit firm which makes it a perfect pick for the side sleepers.

Compact and comfortable, this Signature Sleep mattress is by far one of the best buy and quality for the money.

Tuft & Needle King Mattress with T&N Adaptive Foam, Sleeps Cooler- More Supportive Than Memory Foam Mattress

A bit costlier than the previous mattresses, the Tuft and Needle mattress is one that comes with T&N Adaptive Foam, memory foam, and Certi-PUR and Oeko-Tex 100 certified which is made in the USA.

Turf & Needle Mattress- King

This mattress is also rated as CR’s best-buy mattress. This no. 1 rated Amazon exclusive product, made in the USA offers a 100-night trial and easy return.

Follow the instructions on the package to let the mattress “come alive” once the vacuum package is opened, my recommendation is to wait for about 48 hours before using the Tuft and Needle package so that it can fully come to its own form.

After it comes to its original form, it becomes easy to lift and carry these 57 pounds of weight.

I have personally used this mattress and let me tell you that I could not be any happier with this amazing mattress as it is firm in all the right places and is super comfortable and very supportive.

It might not cure the health problems that you already have from before but it definitely can ensure that you wake up each morning feeling fresh and happy.

The best part about Tuft and Needle company is that the returning policy is very easy and customer friendly and the company provides great customer service.

LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress- Dual-Layered  

This 10-inch gel memory foam mattress feels medium firm in its height is 8 (eight) inches and is dual-layered.

Let the mattress sit for at least 12 hours in order to allow it to inflate completely.

LUCID Foam Mattress 10 Inch, cali King

This memory foam cannot be categorized in the list of plush mattresses but is not very firm either.

This mattress does sink a bit when one sits on it, especially at the edges but rises back fairly quickly ( just a few seconds and the mattress is back to its normal position) however sleep on this mattress is amazing and will have you or anyone sleeping on it like a baby.

It is just the right amount of firmness for side sleepers and is also good for back sleepers with the right pillow.

If you are a new couple and are planning to go mattress shopping or even if you are alone who is a typical side sleeper and are looking for a new mattress then make sure this lucid mattress is on your list!

Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress- Twin

Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch mattress is another memory foam mattress that is medium firm and is one of the best mattresses for side sleepers, worldwide.

This company is my personal favorite as they understand the fact that one size and design does not fit everyone or is fit for all types of sleepers.

Sleep Innovations Siloh Twin Mattress

They have studied all types of sleepers, their body type, and postures for over 20 years and focus on customer inputs while manufacturing a new mattress. Hence this company and its mattresses are one of the best!

The Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch memory foam mattress allows users to sleep comfortably and deeply all night long while providing head-to-toe comfort and also keeping one’s body properly aligned and fully and totally supported.

This mattress also comes with a material that maintains the temperature at optimal and thus allows the user to sleep through anything and everything as if that does not happen, that is, if you do not get a good night’s sleep then your next day is sure to go bad as you are quite likely to have a bad temper!

So, if you are a side sleeper and looking for a mattress that fills fit your body and thus helps you sleep longer and deeper and makes you feel recharged then the Sleep Innovations Shiloh mattress is the one for you!

Live and Sleep Resort Classic, Full XL Size Foam Mattress, and Pillow- Full Extra-Long

Live and Sleep classic mattresses are 10 inches in size that come with cooling memory foam and a pillow.

The mattress is reasonably priced and is the new standard for better sleep.

Live and Sleep Classic Mattress- Full XL

The speciality of this brand is that before using the foam to manufacture any of the mattresses, it is first independently tested for safety and quality.

All the flexible polyurethane foams used in Live and Sleep mattresses are individually laboratory tested and hence provide s the best quality product to all its customers. All the Live and Live classic mattresses include premium memory foam pillows.

These classic mattresses are best for any sized and shaped side sleepers as the classic durable medium that is used in the mattresses is medium firm and thus relieves pressure points and has fewer tossings and turnings and also targets sore shoulders and hips and helps in the back pain relief!

It also does not need to be flipped over and provides good support to even people who are a bit overweight.

This mattress is good for people with the problem of Fibromyalgia and is not hot or dissipates any odor.

This 10-inch mattress is absolutely amazing with great quality and at a very affordable price.

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Brentwood Home Cypress Bamboo-Derived Rayon Cover, Gel Memory Foam, 13-Inch, Twin Mattress

Last but definitely not least on the list is the Brentwood Home Cypress mattress with a bamboo-derived rayon cover.

It comes in two sizes- 13 inches and 11 inches and is made with gel memory foam.

Brentwood Home Cypress Mattress, Bamboo Derived

This mattress is amazing as even if you sleep on your sorest body part you are not going to feel any pain instead you will actually feel better!

Although comfort is subjective and varies widely, almost all side-sleepers are going to find it comfortable as it provides all the support that the body requires and hardly causes any pressure points.

One interesting policy of this brand, which you will be flabbergasted to know, is that if you are not satisfied or happy with this product they are going to give you a complete refund!

Now the reason behind stating this policy is that the company knows the quality of the product that they deliver and have confidence that once you buy their mattress you are sure to fall in love and would never wish to return something which is so comfortable and relaxing.

Thus you too should put your faith in their confidence and try this amazing mattress.

Zinus Memory Foam 12-Inch Green Tea Mattress- Queen Size

Another beauty by Zinus is the Zinus memory foam 12-inch green tea mattress (queen-sized)

This 12 inches memory foam mattress is made of softly knitted jacquard fabric and has a smooth top.

Zinus Memory Foam Mattress- Queen

The product also comes with 3 inches of the pressure-relieving comfort foam layer and is just a little costlier than the product in size full yet is very affordable.

After unpacking let the mattress be as it is so that it eventually will rise to full 12 inches and also won’t dissipate any offensive chemical odor.

This mattress also comes with antifungal properties of green tea and gel toppers to keep the mattress cool and is quite perfect for the side sleepers due to the material with which it is made, which is memory foam, and is super comfortable, long-lasting, and with the amazing price range, it is definitely a mattress worth a shot.

With Zinus you are sure to experience comfort and plush, all at the same time.

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Tip: Keep rotating the Zinus Memory Foam 12 inch green tea mattress every few months to avoid any form of depression in the mattress.


Importance of a Good Mattress

If you have not already understood the importance of good importance then here is a list of all the annoying problems that you can easily avoid and only you use a good mattress:


It goes without saying that low-quality sleep at night will leave you feeling tired and drowsy and this will happen if your mattress, instead of helping you have a good night’s sleep, prevents you from falling asleep.

Drowsiness then messes with your concentration and may also have an effect on your alertness throughout the day.

Weak Immune System:

Have you noticed that when you do not get enough sleep at night, the next morning besides feeling lethargic, you also feel weak which eventually makes you fall sick or catch a cold?

This happens because when a bad mattress causes you not to get enough sleep your immune system becomes weak and it is a very well-known fact that a weak immune system makes the body weak and makes a person prone to all sorts of illnesses and diseases.

Hence it is advised to buy a good mattress that supports your need for great sleep.

Back Pain:

It should not be a surprise but a very soft, bad, or worn-out mattress causes annoying and awful back pains.

Sleeping on one’s back is the best for one’s spinal health but mattresses that are too soft are so not fit for stomach sleepers as well as for back sleepers as they create a hole or large depression in the mattress(if the mattress is too soft) which actually means that the mattress is not providing the required support to your back or more precisely to your spinal cord as it is improperly aligned.

Thus sleeping on a well-made mattress is a must as that will keep weight off of one’s joints and pressure points.

Obesity or Overweight:

Yes, obesity is another health bizarre that can be caused due to a lack of sleep.

This happens as drowsiness and lack of energy often leads to overeating which in turn adds up more pounds.

Another reason to justify why a bad mattress causes obesity is that it keeps you awake at night and this one goes binge-eating in those wee hours which is the worst possible time for snacks!

Weak Memory:

Sleep helps one’s memory grow stronger thus less sleep eventually makes one’s memory weak and those people are less likely to recall things easily!

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Change your mattresses or lay them under the sun every 6 to 8 years to prevent your mattress from becoming the home of mites and bed bugs!


Infographic – How to get a Good Night’s Sleep.


Infography Source: Wall Street Journal.