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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. To help you find your best fit, we've put together a quick list of the Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers – each chosen for their balanced comfort levels and innovative, tried-and-tested sleep technologies.

1 | The Aireloom Oasis Mattress

What it is:

The Aspen Medium Mattress, from Diamond’s luxury cooling latex line, features solid memory foam technology, supportive airy latex and specialty fabric top layers to regulate temperature.

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 Aspen Medium Hybrid combines Diamond’s signature contouring foams and core innersprings in a medium firmness level

2 | The Purple Mattress

What it is:

The Purple Mattress, a revolutionary innovation in sleep technology, features Purple’s signature Stretchy SoftFlex Cover, Zoned 2-Inch Hyper Elastic Polymer Smart Comfort Grid, 3" HD Medium Foam Center and 4" HD Foam Support Base.

Why it works:

The combination of contouring polymer grid, HD medium foam and enhanced edge border encasement offers 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 CoolTek Copper Springs Medium Mattress

What it is:

The Revive CoolTek Copper Springs Medium includes comfort, support and cooling features exclusive to Revive, including the CoolTek copper material, individually wrapped coil system and a luxury cool-to-the-touch fabric cover.

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 Medium mattress includes innovative copper springs, which provide thermal conductivity and actively moves heat away from the body.  

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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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