The Best Mattresses for SideSleepers Who Need Support

first_imgIn order to really get the perfect fit for you, buying a new mattress should be a little more involved than heading to a mattress retailer and laying down on a handful of mattresses. There are plenty of things to consider; your sleeping temperature, how soft or firm you like your mattress, what the warranty looks like, whether the brand offers a trial period. However, one of the biggest things to think about when you’re buying a new mattress is the position in which you sleep; on your back, side, or stomach.If you sleep best on your side, consider yourself lucky. Back sleepers often have snoring and sleep apnea problems and stomach sleepers can experience back and neck pain from sleeping with a turned head all night. However, side sleepers are at an increased risk of back pain because, by sleeping on your side, you’re creating more angles that are left unsupported. If you feel like your head, shoulders, and hips are bearing the brunt of your weight while you sleep, it’s time for a new mattress.Side sleepers who need a new mattress, read on – we’ve compiled a list of some of the best mattresses for side sleepers out there to keep you pain-free and sleeping comfortably. Best Value: Tuft and NeedleThe Original, queen – $595Side sleepers on a budget don’t have to deal with back pain; the good folks at Tuft and Needle have your back (somewhat literally)! Made from high-quality adaptive foam, this mattress offers equals part softness and support. Just as crucial, it provides great pressure relief. What’s more, the foam is made with graphite and cooling gel beads, ensuring you won’t wake up sweating in the middle of the night. Have a significant other? You’ll both appreciate the localized bounce, as you won’t feel even the most restless partner tossing and turning. Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it, Tuft and Needle offers a 100-night trial along with a 10-year limited warranty.Good for:People who sleep hotCouplesSide and back sleepers Editors’ Recommendations Best Luxury Option: Loom and LeafQueen – $1,499Looking for a mattress that gives you that cloud-like softness? Well, this mattress from Loom and Leaf might be the closest approximation. Made from premium memory foam, it features a quilted, organic-cotton-top gel layer for a cooling effect, layers for convoluting and contouring, and a base layer that promotes airflow. The memory foam is also amazing at isolating movement. And, because Loom and Leaf uses environmentally friendly materials, you can feel good about purchasing this mattress. Finally, like other brands on this list, the company offers a 120-day sleep trial, though you might be a permanent believer after one night on this mattress.Good For:CouplesPeople with back painSleepers in the average and heavier weight groups $595 from Amazon $1,090 from Helix Mattress $595 from Tuft and Needle Best for Heavy-Set Sleepers: Helix NightfallQueen – $1,090If you often find yourself sinking deeper into your mattress throughout the night, you’ll definitely want to check out the Helix Nightfall. The mattress is specially designed for individuals who are big and tall. After all, it’s made with high-density foam for maximum support and pressure relief. Even better, the Nightfall features wrapped coils which both nestle your body and reinforce the bed’s perimeter, giving you total edge support. And that’s not all, Helix smartly employs a breathable, two-cover design which helps increase airflow. And less sinking means less overheating.Good For:People who sleep hotSleepers in the heavier weight groupSide and back sleepers $999 from Layla Spleep Best for Lightweight Sleepers: Nectar King – $899You’re not dreaming. Nectar provides total comfort with an impressively reasonable price tag. The mattress itself combines both standard and gel memory foam, perfectly contouring to your body without sagging. Indeed, Nectar finds the sweet spot between firmness and softness, so the side sleeper who prefers a firmer mattress will love this one. It’s also made with a Tencel cooling cover, designed to wick away heat and circulate air as you sleep. Moreover, Nectar offers customers a 180-day risk-free sleep trial. If you’re unhappy you can return the mattress, no strings attached. And as if that wasn’t enough, the company also maintains a forever warranty.Good for:All types of sleepersPeople with back painPeople who sleep hot $999 from Amazon How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep Choosing the Best Mattress for Side-SleepingNo matter the mattress you end up taking home, it’s critical that side sleepers pay close attention to firmness. This is because, despite the benefits of side-sleeping, the wrong mattress is liable to put undue strain on your body. You really need a mattress that will contour to your shape, thus minimizing the compression of your joints and ensuring your spine stays aligned. What you should look out for is a bed that’s firm enough to prevent your side and neck from floating in space but soft enough to cradle your thighs and shoulders.Factor in Size and WeightFor many side sleepers, a medium-firm mattress should suffice. Nevertheless, it’s probably best (and easiest) to think about your mattress in terms of your specific body shape:If you’re under 130 pounds with a BMI of 19 or less, you’ll likely want a softer mattress. You’re lighter than average and won’t sink into the mattress as easily. That means that beds that are firmer might not conform to your body enough.If you weigh between 130-230 pounds and have a BMI of 19-25, a medium-soft to lightly firm mattress should do the trick. You’re looking for a middle ground between firm support and soft contouring.If you weigh over 230 pounds and have a BMI over 25, a firm mattress is the way to go. Heavier individuals are likely to sink into their mattress, which can encourage back pain and, in extreme cases, misalignment of the spine.Factor in Mattress TypeOf course, firmness also correlates to the type of material from which each mattress is made. Therefore, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what’s available. Mattresses can be divided into four main types:Innerspring: Often the cheapest option (and the one with the shortest lifespan), innerspring mattresses are manufactured with steel springs designed to support your core. They also tend to have polyfoam layers for added comfort. Innersprings don’t contour to the body as well as other materials, but they do sleep cooler than others.Foam: Slightly more expensive than innerspring options, foam mattresses usually have several layers of memory foam, polyfoam, or some combination of the two. These mattresses do a good job of supporting all of your body’s curves and providing pressure relief. However, they have been known to sag over time and can get hot.Latex: Pricier than foam but with a longer lifespan, latex mattresses often use natural or synthetic latex for both core support and comfort. These beds also do a good job of contouring and relieving pressure. And if you co-sleep with either a partner or a dog companion, take note: latex mattresses are great for isolating movement. Conversely, they can be prone to sagging as well.Hybrid: As its name suggests, a hybrid mattress combines latex, memory foam, and coils. They offer great support, especially along the edge of the bed. Hybrids are the best of both worlds, and their price tag reflects that.Other Factors to ConsiderAside from considering the material, it’s always smart to test out the mattress. After all, you will be spending around eight hours every day on it. If you are shopping in a physical store, spend at least 15-20 minutes lying on each potential mattress in the position in which you sleep. This will give your body time to settle. Try to wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothes to the store, too — unless you typically sleep in a suit or jeans. You probably won’t be able to bring your 200-pound St. Bernard with you to the try-outs, but bring your partner if possible. It’s vital that the mattress is comfortable for both of you. Plus, this gives you the opportunity to test how much you can feel the other person moving.Planning to shop online? That’s not a problem. Many companies offer sleep trials. Some even let you test a mattress for an entire year. And don’t ignore that fine print: you want to know if you’ll have to pay added shipping costs, removal fees, etc. should you get buyer’s remorse. It’s no fun being surprised by an unexpected bill.Finally, we should also note that side sleeping can place added pressure on your neck and shoulders. Therefore, it is critical to find a pillow that provides the necessary support. You don’t want to sleep with something that is overly fluffy or flat. Similar to mattresses, you should purchase a pillow that is able to conform to your natural curves.Still need convincing? You spend a third of your life in your bed. You need a mattress that you find comfortable and delivers a good night’s sleep. You won’t find the perfect mattress without keeping your sleep position in mind.Looking for more ways to upgrade your sleep? We’ve found the best latex pillows on the market, pillows for stomach-sleepers, and the best mattresses money can buy. The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain $1499 from Loom and Leaf $899 on Amazon Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 Best for Medium-Sized Sleepers: LaylaQueen – $999Buying a Layla mattress is like having two mattresses in one. Why? To begin with, it features a unique, flippable design; one side is medium soft and the other is firm. If you’re feeling a pinch in your back one morning, just flip it before bed later on for a different sleep experience. Perhaps more importantly, Layla uses copper-infused memory foam. The copper itself aids in circulation and the overall foam provides the cushioning needed for proper spinal alignment and pressure relief. Your back will feel better and you’ll sleep longer. Additionally, the mattress minimizes motion transfer; you won’t feel your partner moving or your dog jumping up in the morning. To top it off, Layla allows a 120-night sleep trial. If you’re unhappy, they’ll pick up your mattress, donate it to a local charity, and provide you with a full refund.Good For:People with back painCouplesAll body types The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers How to Sleep Outdoors: Bring the Best Gear for a Good Night’s Sleeplast_img read more

Somawansa to form new alliance for LG polls

Amarasinghe said that talks will begin early next month to form the new alliance. Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe is to register a new alliance to contest the next Local Government (LG) elections.He said that the new alliance will be formed by including civil society and trade union representatives. The former JVP leader said that the name of the new alliance and its policies will be decided once the new alliance is formed. Amarasinghe, who was replaced as JVP leader by Anura Kumara Dissanayake, had resigned from the party and later accused the JVP of drifting away from its ideologies. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Emotional plea for change Wrap your arms around us…dont kick us out

first_imghttp://youtu.be/zX3BS3c_LPs(YouTube: SineadOCarrollTJ)AMANDA MELLET AND Ruth Bowie, two members of the support group Terminations for Medical Reasons, shared their emotional pleas for a change in Ireland’s laws at a press briefing in Dublin this afternoon.Both women, who shared their personal experiences of losing a much-wanted child, urged the government to ensure that women carrying unviable pregnancies can receive treatment in their home country.Amanda Mellet is filing a petition to the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee claiming a violation of her human rights as a result of the gap in treatment following a diagnosis in 2011.Ruth Bowie intends to file a further petition at a later date.(YouTube: SineadOCarrollTJ)A third woman, Siobhán Murphy, will also file a petition to the same committee early next year.She also told reporters of the hours following her diagnosis.“I had to dig for information,” she said. “I wasn’t given a number, a name or a hospital. I rang crisis pregnancy agencies for help but they weren’t able to. Eventually I went back to Holles Street and was told that they ‘hear good reports about Liverpool Women’s Hospital’.”The Centre for Reproductive Rights and TFMR are filing the petitions on behalf of the women.About 1,500 cases of fatal foetal abnormalities are reported each year in Ireland with about 80 per cent of the women travelling abroad for early inducement or terminations. Members of TFMR were devastated of the omission from the legislation this year but vowed to take their cases to Europe and beyond.A number of politicians, including Clare Daly, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Catherine Murphy, Mick Wallace, Richard Boyd-Barrett, Catherine Murphy, Ivana Bacik, Joan Collins and Ciara Conway, turned out in support of the group today.Another member of the group Arlette Lyons warned the government that they were not going to to “give up”.“Don’t be embarrassed into doing something,” she said. “Do the right thing now.”TFMR continues to meet and offer support to women whose babies have been diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities. The group’s website can be found here. They be reached by email: tfmrireland@gmail.com. Support group Leanbh mo Chroi can also be found on Facebook, or contacted by email at leanbhmochroi@gmail.com or by telephone on 086 747 4746.A separate group offering support to parents is One Day More and can be contacted at onedaymorefamilies@gmail.comRelated: “Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute”Read: Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations>Explainer: What will Ireland’s new abortion law change?last_img read more