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Finding Your Perfect Fit

— by Stearns & Foster on Aug 13, 2021

In a world full of countless mattress types, technologies, and feels, it’s no secret that mattress shopping can feel overwhelming. When it’s time to buy a new mattress, many shoppers struggle to feel confident with their new mattress choice. There are a few key factors to help you narrow down your options and find your perfect night’s sleep much sooner.

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First, consider your sleeping position. The three most common positions include stomach, side, and back. However, many individuals are considered combinations sleepers, in which case experts recommend going by the position you spend the most time in (this isn’t necessarily the position you fall asleep in).

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers usually prefer a medium feel—not too soft, not too firm. The Stearns & Foster® feel that will best suit a side sleeper who wants a happy medium is our Cushion Firm, available in our Estate Hurston and Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock collections. This will provide proper support to your hips and shoulders, without too much “give” or placing pressure on your joints.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers tend to prefer a firmer feel to help keep their spine appropriately aligned throughout the night. That’s why we recommend the Cushion Firm feel if you’re a stomach sleeper, available in our Estate Hurston and Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock collections. Stomach sleepers seeking the firmest feel should consider the Estate Rockwell or Lux Estate Cassatt in Ultra Firm.

Back Sleepers

Like stomach sleepers, back sleepers require a mattress that provides adequate support and spinal alignment. Cushion Firm and Firm feels will be excellent feel options to take into consideration. Our current models available in a Cushion Firm feel include the Estate Hurston and Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock, while you’ll find our firm feel in the Estate Hurston, Estate Rockwell, Lux Estate Cassatt, and Reserve Hepburn models.

Next, consider your body type. If you have a smaller frame, you may enjoy a softer mattress as your body will be able to sink into the plush feel a bit easier than with a firmer model. If you have broader shoulders and hips, a firmer mattress may feel more comfortable for you.

Finally, and arguably the most important factor to consider when selecting a mattress: personal preference. While a medium feel is overwhelmingly the most popular option in the mattress world, for some, it may still feel too plush and vice versa for others. We offer a wide range of feels to accommodate your individual feel preference and support need. So, what works best for you?

Every sleeper is unique – and while these suggestions may be a helpful starting point in selecting a mattress, you know your body best. That’s why we offer additional feel options, including Plush and Ultra Plush (our softest), to accommodate a wide range of preferences. To feel these differences for yourself, visit a Stearns & Foster retail store near you to find YOUR perfect fit.

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