The ideal mattress for side sleepers has to offer very good stability and support.
Stability should not be confused with firmness. A soft mattress can offer as much stability as a firm mattress can. Sleeping on an unsuitable mattress with insufficient stability can lead to spine misalignment, which results in back and neck pain. The perfect mattress is neither too firm nor too soft.
The exact sleeping position of a side sleeper can change every night. For example, sometimes your legs will be bent and sometimes they’ll be straight. Sometimes only one leg will be bent. The right mattress must be able to support you well in every position, offering good support and ensuring that your spine remains in a healthy alignment at all times.
It is also important to allow for sinkage in some areas, while offering more support in others. To achieve this, a mattress with contour zones may be helpful. Contour zones ensure that certain areas, like the head, are better supported, while providing for more sinkage in other areas, such as the shoulder and neck areas. This helps keep your spine in its normal shape.
In addition, the ideal mattress for side sleepers should have high point elasticity and offer a good relief of pressure points, which means that pressure is distributed evenly across the mattress and not contained at certain points. This ensures that you can get a good night’s rest without suffering from any tension or pain.