SIDE-SLEEPER SAVVY: CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATTRESS



A 2017 study on sleeping position preferences shows that the majority of adults prefer sleeping on their side. It was also found that in people with higher BMIs and older groups, there is an associated increase of preference for sleeping on one's side.


SCIENCE OF SIDE SLEEPING


Preferences aside, there are benefits to sleeping on one's side. For example, in a phone interview study conducted in Australia, researchers found that majority of the respondents who slept on their side did not experience waking cervical, scapular, and arm pain upon waking.

People who particularly benefit from side-sleeping are the above-average in weight, as well as the pregnant. In addition, Side-sleeping can help prevent apnea and, in turn, snoring, as it helps maintain open airways. Side sleeping has also been recommended for those suffering from acid reflux, but choosing one's left side is recommended.


THE MATTRESS BALANCE OF FIRM AND PLUSH