Buying Guide: Best Mattresses For Stomach Sleepers in 2023

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by Sleep First 6 min read

Your personal ideal night of sleep involves a variety of different elements: the ideal temperature, the correct lighting and the coziest linens. And of course, the most important element of all: the perfect mattress. In this article, we will show you the best mattress for stomach sleepers and things to consider when shopping for a mattress.

Finding the Perfect Mattress

A couple of factors go into choosing your perfect mattress, too. You have to choose a material: traditional innerspring, memory foam, or hybrid? Then you'll want to consider your mattress size preferencetwinfullqueen, or king? And finally, there is your preferred sleeping position: backside, or stomach? 

Certain mattresses work best for certain sleeping positions, and if you're sleeping on a mattress that's the wrong fit for your particular sleep preferences, your comfort levels and sleep quality will likely suffer. Today we're continuing our sleep position series with the best mattresses for one of the least common (but highly beloved) positions: stomach sleeping. 

Mattress Type

If you are a stomach sleeper, chances are you've heard that it's not the most beneficial position and can be hard on your back. But don't worry, that doesn't mean you need to switch it up and give up your favorite position! All you need to get the optimal nighttime support and comfort is the right mattress. Mattress options include:

  • Innerspring mattress
  • High density foam mattress
  • Hybrid mattress
  • Gel memory foam mattress

Unlike combination sleepers, who prefer buoyant mattresses with a responsive mattress surface, stomach sleepers may prefer medium-firm hybrid mattresses that combine foam and coils. Supportive foam beds are the other option. Sleep First offers plenty of firm memory foam and latex foam mattresses. If you need assistance with selecting a mattress, check out our Mattress Size Guide.

Firmness Level

Because stomach sleeping isn't as conducive to natural spinal alignment as other positions, those who prefer to belly-flop into bed at night should pay extra attention to the firmness of their mattress. Stomach sleepers need good spinal support and pressure point relief, and so the best mattresses for stomach sleepers are on the firmer side. Additionally, because of the way they “hug” their mattress, stomach sleepers are the most likely to get hot during the night and benefit from mattresses with cooling technology. Finally, the stomach sleepers who like to sprawl out should pay special attention to the edge support of their mattress.

Customer Reviews

Check out customer reviews of some of the mattresses you've identified. People who have bought the type of mattress you prefer can share useful insights on what to expect. Specifically, find out what customers say about firmness level, support, and their overall sleeping experience. Consider mattresses with a 5-star ratings and verified purchases in a store location near you. Pay attention to customer service, free samples, warranties, and returns.


How much are you willing to fork out for your new mattress? Luxury comes at a price. Good latex mattresses are expensive. So, consider your budget and whether it's close to the mattress price you'd like to purchase.

Personal Preference

When you're considering which mattress is right for you, you'll want to consider your personal comfort preferences and situation, as well as your preferred sleeping position. The best way to know which mattress feels just right is to come into a store and try out the options for yourself! When you're ready to find your next mattress, come visit us at your nearest Sleep First. We'll be waiting to help guide you towards your perfect night's sleep.

What are the best mattresses for stomach sleepers?

Generally speaking, the best are firmer mattresses with cooling technology and edge support. If you like what you're reading and are wondering what your options are, here are a few of our favorite mattress picks from Sealy and Tempur-Pedic:

Sealy Hybrid Chill Mattress

It's the best sealy mattress for stomach sleepers. Especially great for stomach sleepers who tend to get hot and sweaty, the Sealy Hybrid Chill pairs exclusive Posturepedic Technology™ with innovative cover technologies to provide excellent support and pressure relief. Additionally, its DuoChill™ cooling system keeps you at the perfect temperature, while its Immersion™ advanced memory foam and Comfortsense™ foam conform to your unique shape and provide you with a breathable, comfortable sleep. It also has an excellent coil edge system and zoned support technologies, so you get excellent and lasting support, no matter how close to the edge you like to sprawl.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt 11" Mattress

The TEMPUR-Adapt® medium hybrid mattress pairs premium spring coils with the original TEMPUR® support layer to provide excellent support and a nice cool feel for all stomach sleepers And since it's a Tempur-Pedic, you know you're getting a high-quality, high-comfort mattress. Tempur-Adapt 11 is perfect for people who like a conforming, memory-foam hug, especially individuals who roll on their beds as they sleep. It can hold up pretty well for stomach sleepers with a body weight of more than 200 pounds. If you're also looking for a mattress at a super-affordable price point, consider this mattress.

Cant Find the Best Mattress? Talk to Our Sleep Expert

If you're torn between options or can't decide what brand of foam mattress to buy, you'll want to talk to a sleeping expert to help. Sleep First has experienced sleep professionals that can walk you through different options and help you pick the right memory foam mattress.

Stomach Sleeping FAQS:

Find answers to common sleeping questions:

Are memory foam mattresses good for stomach and side sleepers?

Memory foam is generally known to trap heat as you sleep. If you sleep on your stomach, consider latex or foam that's designed to improve airflow and keep your mattress cool.

What is the ideal mattress firmness for stomach sleepers?

If you belly flop on your bed every night, consider a firmer mattress. The best mattress for stomach sleepers offers medium-firm support, cushions your midsection, and simultaneously keeps your spine properly. Medium to firm mattresses also offer a balanced level of pressure relief and prevent your spine from sagging into the bed, which can lead to back pain.

Average weight stomach sleepers in the range of 130 and 200 pounds can benefit from medium-firm models between five and six in the foam firmness scale. Mattresses in this group typically combine conformity and proper support.

Which Beautyrest mattress is best for stomach sleepers?

Beautyrest Harmony Maui Medium Firm Mattress with gel infused memory foam offers the perfect combo - comfort, robust firm support, and surface plushness - to unlock the best sleep. Each medium firm mattress provides targeted support and includes a premium memory foam for natural cooling and pressure relief.

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