Reap the Benefits of Sleeping On Your Side
To many, sleeping on your side just feels like the most natural and comfortable way to sleep. After all, one of the most common side-sleeping postures is called the "fetal position."It doesn't get much more natural than that.
Side sleeping lets your spine align to its natural position, and alignment and movements that are good for the spine tend to extend positive effects throughout the human body. For example, a relaxed and neutral spine can reduce pain in your joints and lower back, and even decrease chronic pain from injuries or conditions such as fibromyalgia. Side sleepers also snore less often and experience fewer disruptions caused by sleep apnea.
Other awesome benefits of sleeping on your side include:
- Improved gut health
- Better digestion, leading to fewer incidences of heartburn and constipation
- Better respiratory function
- Increased brain function and less cognitive degradation
Choosing the Best Type of Mattress for Side Sleepers
Now that you know the advantages of sleeping on your side, we need to look at the characteristics of the mattress that will allow you to reap those rewards.
First off, you want a mattress that will promote the neutral spinal alignment that is so crucial for side sleepers. To achieve this you need to alleviate the pressure points in your shoulders, hips and back. Side sleepers want a pressure-relieving mattress that offers good support without being overly firm. If the aforementioned pressure points aren't adequately supported, you're going to have an awful night's sleep, and you're going to wake up the next morning with aches and pains. Basically you need the mattress that's "just right" — not too hard and not too soft.
Traditional innerspring medium-firm mattresses aren't a good choice for side sleepers, but neither is a full-foam mattress. If you're a side sleeper looking for the best of both worlds, the "just right" solution is available from Aviya. Aviya's hybrid innerspring mattresses encompass the best of coils and foam, and add a premium quilted top layer to provide soft comfort and cradling support from head to toe.
Understand Aviya's Levels of Mattress Firmness
Aviya offers three incredible levels of mattress firmness:
- Plush/Soft: This is a super soft, luxurious feel that puts you more "in" the mattress than "on" it.
- Luxury Firm: Medium firmness mixed with a plush layer on top gives you that special "just right" feeling.
- Firm: A substantial feel that is firm but not rock hard and puts you more "on" the mattress than "in" it.
Aviya Luxury Firm: The Best of Both Worlds
Luxury Firm is Aviya's most popular choice and just happens to be the best hybrid mattress for side sleepers. Aviya’s Luxury Firm hybrid innerspring mattress gives that "fine hotel" sleep experience that's not too soft but not too hard. All Aviya mattresses combine three layers of foam with super-compact wrapped innersprings to provide varying levels of softness and support.
The Luxury Firm mattress puts a plush layer between your body and the mattress' supportive core. This means you'll sink into the soft foam, while the springs push back to provide firm support for your spine to align naturally. The underlying support prevents you from sinking so deep as to cause pain and discomfort through the night.