Benefits of Sealy Posturepedic Mattresses for Side Sleepers
People typically sleep in the position that makes them feel the most comfortable, but some promising research shows that some sleeping positions may be better for you than others. The best sleep position also depends on your mattress and how it is made. Sealy mattresses are designed intentionally to support your body and relieve pressure in certain areas and are commonly best for side sleepers.
Sealy Incorporated gathered worldwide notoriety after the great depression to provide mattresses at an affordable price for all types of sleepers around the world. The brand began in 1991 when a cotton gin maker named Daniel Haynes in Sealy, Texas, began making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends. He later developed a machine to compress the cotton to speed up the process and began licensing the machine to others.
In the early 1950s, Sealy introduced the Sealy Posturepedic mattress line and developed it with leading orthopedic surgeons to provide additional back support in the center third of the mattress. Sealy Posturepedic is now one of America’s most well-known mattress companies, with more than 140 years of experience developing new innovations and mattress designs. Sealy aims to deliver high-quality sleep for every type of sleeper.
Best Sleeping Position
About a third of your life is spent sleeping. Finding your most comfortable, beneficial, best sleeping position is extremely important.
Sleeping on your back has been recognized as the ideal position for years. It has recently been discovered, though, that there are many benefits to sleeping on your side. That is good news for many of us since side sleeping is favored by 75% of all sleepers.
Side sleeping takes the strain off your back and hips, supports proper spinal alignment, reduces heartburn, supports circulation, and relieves breathing difficulties that cause snoring. It also diminishes sleep apnea symptoms, improves brain function and aids in the removal of toxins from the brain that help reduce the risk of neurological disease.
Side sleeping is recommended for pregnant women, as it promotes circulation in both the mother and the fetus. It also reduces strain on their organs.
Right Side vs. Left Side
The side you sleep on can affect the way you sleep.
Sleeping on your left side improves circulation and eases pressure on your internal organs. It helps relieve heartburn, reduce acid reflux, increase blood flow and is the safest for pregnant women.
Sleeping on your right side decreases nervous system activity which can lower anxiety, depression and nightmares. It also helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate.
Various Side Sleeping Positions
As noted above, side sleeping is the most common sleeping position in the world. There are many variations to side sleeping, though.
The most common way to side sleep is in a small ball with your knees to your chest like a baby. This is known as the fetal position. The fetal position is said to give a sense of comfort and security. It has many health benefits, largely allowing your spine to rest in its natural alignment.
Side sleeping in the fetal position is also the best sleeping position for lower back pain. Sleeping on your side with your knees up to your chest reduces pressure on your spine and opens up joints. If you wake up with a sore hip, try placing a pillow between your knees or under your feet to alleviate some of the pressure on your hip.
Arms Down and Close to Your Body
The second most common side-sleeping position is referred to as the “log.” Your legs are extended and your arms are straight down close to your body. The log side sleeping position keeps
your spine in proper alignment and helps alleviate snoring.
Arms Stretched Out in Front of Your Body
The least common side-sleeping position is called the “yearner.” Your legs are straight like the log position but your arms are extended out in front of you away from your body.
Although it is the least common side-sleeping position, it tends to be the healthiest side-sleeping position. It keeps the spine and neck in proper alignment and arms in a relaxing position all night, so you wake up with no chance of pain or numbness.
Embracing Your Pillow by Holding it Closely
As a side sleeper that sleeps in the fetal or the yearner position, you may embrace a pillow in your arms at night as well. Snuggling with a pillow can provide warmth and security as you sleep.
Resting Your Chin on Your Hand
A variation of the yearner position, you may sleep in the thinker position as well. These sleepers rest their chins on their hands as if deep in thought.
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Side Sleeping Hazards
Side sleeping can lead to shoulder, hip and back pain if
your spine, neck and hips are not properly aligned. To minimize your risk of shoulder or hip pain, try alternating which side you sleep on. To minimize neck or back pain, ensure you have a proper pillow to keep your neck and spine evenly aligned with both shoulders.
As a side sleeper, you may also want to consider keeping your arms by your side or directly in front of you instead of resting your arms up under your head or around your pillow. This avoids pinching your lower shoulder or leaving you with a stiff neck.
Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers
The best mattress for side sleeping is a perfect blend of plush comfort and solid support.
To avoid too much pressure on shoulders and hips, side sleepers should opt for a mattress that cushions the body and helps relieve pressure at key points.
A mattress that is too soft may put your joints and spine at risk by allowing you to collapse or sink too far in as you sleep. This causes discomfort during the night and pain after you wake.
A mattress that is too firm without adequate cushioning
will not conform to the curves of your body and will put too much pressure on your hips, shoulders and other points, making it impossible to sleep without pain.
The Sealy Mattresses Side Sleeping Solution
Latex, memory foam and hybrid mattresses are all good options for side sleepers to consider. Sealy mattresses offer a range of mattress styles.
Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid High Point Soft
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid High Point offers targeted support from high-density pocketed coils and the highest-quality cooling and pressure-relieving memory foam.
It features the Sealy Response Pro HD Zoned Coil system that has the highest coil count in the Sealy line. It provides the ability to follow every curve of your body and additional support in the lower lumbar region of your back and top-of-the-line motion isolation. Its DuraFlex Pro Edge is a ventilated, reinforced coil edge that allows for excellent airflow and increases the durability of this luxury mattress.
Its many comfort layers include ComfortSense Premium Memory Foam with Chill, ComfortSense Premium Memory Foam, and SealySupport Gel Foam. These layers are all Certi-PUR US-certified and provide absolute comfort and ultimate body temperature regulation to ensure a high-quality night of sleep. The antibacterial cover not only protects the mattress but features a twice-applied SealyChill application to ensure your body will stay as cool as it needs to be throughout the night.
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid High Point Soft is available at Mattress Express.
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid Brenham
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid Brenham has a high coil count, pocketed coil support core to evenly disperse your body weight across the mattress. The DuraFlex Edge – a ventilated, reinforced edge – provides breathability and durability. A thick layer or layers of the most premium, pressure-relieving, Certi-PUR US-certified memory foam comfort your body. The antibacterial soft knit cover keeps the mattress protected. It is cool to the touch, thanks to its SealyChill application for body temperature regulation.
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid Brenham Soft is available at Mattress Express.
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid Albany Medium
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid Albany Medium offers the perfect combination of comfort and support. The pocketed coil core provides spinal support and motion isolation, while the DuraFlex Edge – the ventilated, reinforced edge – offers breathability as well as durability.
The comfort core of this mattress consists of a multitude of layers including Certi-PUR US-certified ComfortSense Premium Memory Foam and Certi-PUR US-certified SealyCool Gel Foam Medium that helps regulate your body temperature as you sleep and offers pressure point relief.
The mattress is covered with a soft knit, antibacterial fabric that is cool to the touch due to its SealyChill application.
The Sealy Posturepedic Plus Hybrid Albany Medium is available at Mattress Express.
The Sealy Posturepedic Lacey Hybrid Soft
The Sealy Posturepedic Lacey Hybrid pairs fabric-encased coils with premium memory foam and SealyCool Gel Foam to provide support, pressure-relieving comfort, a cooling environment and reduced motion transfer for quality sleep. The DuraFlex Edge coil system surrounds the edge of this mattress for added durability, more sleeping area, a solid seating surface, and excellent flexibility when paired with an adjustable base. The Sealy Chill soft knit cover features cooling fibers and antibacterial SurfaceGuard technology to keep your mattress protected and your body at its ideal temperature for uninterrupted sleep.
The Sealy Posturepedic Lacey Hybrid Soft is available at Mattress Express.
The Sealy Posturepedic Paterson Hybrid Medium
The Sealy Posturepedic Paterson Hybrid Medium pairs fabric-encased coils with premium memory foam and SealyCool Gel Foam to provide support, pressure-relieving comfort, a cooling environment and reduced motion transfer for quality sleep. The DuraFlex Edge coil system surrounds the edge of this mattress for added durability, more sleeping area, a solid seating surface, and excellent flexibility when paired with an adjustable base. The Sealy Chill soft knit cover features cooling fibers and antibacterial SurfaceGuard technology to help keep your mattress protected and your body at its ideal temperature for uninterrupted sleep.
The Sealy Posturepedic Paterson Hybrid Medium is available at Mattress Express.
Don’t Forget About Your Pillows
Side sleeping pillows are also key to a good night of sleep. The best side-sleeper pillow is one that supports proper alignment between your neck and the rest of your spine. The right pillow and the right height is especially crucial.
Choose a pillow with a thickness that matches the distance between your neck and your shoulder to keep your neck aligned with your spine and prevent the pain and soreness associated with an unsupportive pillow.
Also avoid one that is too high and raises your head at an angle above your shoulder.
Side sleeping tends to be the most common and best position to sleep overall. It has many health benefits depending on your body and needs. This is also important when it comes to picking out a new mattress: let your body decide by trying it out in person.
Stop by any of our Mattress Express stores to have a sleep specialist guide you to the perfect mattress for you.