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The Best Mattress for Back Sleepers

Out of the three main sleeping positions (back, side and stomach), sleeping on the back is the one most widely recommended because it helps to keep pressure off the spine. Back sleepers, however, still need at least a medium support level to keep the spine in proper alignment.

1 | The Beautyrest Brayton Medium Hybrid Mattress

What it is:

The Brayton Medium Hybrid, from Beautyrest’s luxury Platinum line features Pocketed Coil technology, Pocketed Memory Foam and three innovative cooling foams.

Why it works:

While intense support levels may prove uncomfortable for back sleepers, sleeping on a too-plush mattress can also result in painful spinal pressure. To strike the perfect balance between comfort and support, the Brayton Medium Hybrid combines Beautyrest’s signature contouring foams and steel innersprings in a medium firmness level

Beautyrest Brayton medium mattress

2 | The Beautyrest Katarina Luxury Firm Pillow Top Mattress

Beautyrest Katarina firm mattress

What it is:

The Katarina Luxury Firm Pillow Top, from Beautyrest’s Black line, features Beautyrests’s signature Aircool Gel Memory Foam, Micro Diamond Memory Foam, Surfacecool Plus Fiber and Advanced Pocketed Coil Technology.

Why it works:

The combination of contouring pillow top, gel memory foam and a firm support level balances comfort and support and is perfect for back sleepers, who do not need as intense amounts of support as other types of sleepers.

3 | The Revive Copper Hybrid Medium Mattress

What it is:

The Revive Copper Hybrid Medium includes comfort, support and cooling features exclusive to Revive, including the Cool Bounce Copper Gel, Tri-Zoned Foam Encasement Design and 7-Series Wrapped Coil System.

Why it works:

If you sleep on your back, cushion and support levels should be a crucial consideration in the mattress-buying process – but none of that will matter if you have a hard time staying asleep, which is a common effect of a hot mattress. To counteract overheating, Revive’s Copper Hybrid Medium mattress includes innovative copper gel, which provides thermal conductivity and actively moves heat away from the body.  

revive cooper hybrid medium
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If you sleep on your back, your mattress should offer a balance of cushioning and support through features such as mattress type and comfort level. While a too-plush mattress can cause the spine to sink in, and while a too-firm mattress may feel uncomfortable, a medium mattress level offers a smooth balance between softness and support.

Similarly, whereas the steel coils of a 100% innerspring mattress may not provide the cushioning the spine needs to relax fully, and a 100% foam mattress may prove not supportive enough, a hybrid mattress will provide equal amounts of both springs and foam – and comfort and support.

Doing research on your best comfort and support levels is key – but when it comes down to it, your best mattress type, whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach, should be based on how it feels to you. If you are looking for a new mattress, be sure to try out each type in the store – and spend at least ten to fifteen minutes on your favorites!

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