Best Mattress For Front Sleepers 2021

Updated June 2021

Best Value

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Nectar Memory
Foam Mattress

Luxury Pick

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REM-Fit 500
Ortho Mattress

LIghtweight Sleeper

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Sealy Posturepedic Jubilee Latex Mattress

Average Weight Sleeper

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Heavyweight Sleeper

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Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Luxury Mattress

The Best Mattresses

While I prefer sleeping on my side, I know too many front sleepers. Yet, it’s odd that I don’t know enough who are genuinely happy with their mattress! Front sleepers often complain of backaches and not finding a mattress that truly supports them. With chronic back problems since my teenage years, you know I just had to use my detective skills to help them.  I genuinely believe that every kind of sleeper deserves to sleep comfortably, even if their sleeping style is a little uncommon. After long and hard considerations, I came up with a list of the best mattresses for front sleepers. Thanks to brands that offer options to all kinds of sleepers, I can safely say that I’ve got your back. Pun very much intended.

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Depth 25 cm
Dimensions Approximately 90 x 190 x 25 cm
Materials Polyester with Polypropylene Base

Key features

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Nectar’s Memory Foam Mattress has made it to several lists, and I don’t regret it one bit. This absolute masterpiece provides five layers of support to users who prefer a medium-firm mattress. 

With their Nectar Smart Layer, it can provide comfort to your joints, especially your neck and hips. According to Nectar themselves, 9 out of 10 people that suffer from back pain found relief. I know I certainly have!

It provides effortless cooling, and their gel-infused foam also seems to feel like an actual hug (aww, I know, right).

Their Shift-Resistant Lower Cover is another feature that I thoroughly enjoyed, along with their 7-inch foam layers that allow hassle-free movement.

Their unique technology of ‘mattress-in-a-box never fails to make me squeal. It’s definitely one of the leading competitors for memory foam and makes it so much more convenient to move. 

Aside from that, they offer a 1-year trial period and warranty that should last you as long as the mattress itself.

I would, however, be apprehensive about it if I were on the heavier side. It could be extremely uncomfortable because of its sinking feeling and could cause you pain. 

Lightweight sleepers have also complained that the mattress is too firm for them, and I can see why. 

In my experience, it provided me with the comfort I was seeking, but my girlfriend, who’s lighter, was not a big fan. Guess that’s why I’m such a hot sleeper.

What I found remarkable was their customer service and delivery options too. For example, they have a door-step, no-contact delivery, which is convenient to many people. 

From a price point of view, this mattress is very competitively priced for the features it includes. It’s an excellent option for front sleepers and worth the money too!

REM-Fit 500 Ortho Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Depth 25 cm
Dimensions Approximately 90 x 190 x 25 cm
Materials Polyester with Polypropylene Base, Re-Ax temperature regulating and hypoallergenic mattress cover

Key Features

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The REM-Fit 500 Ortho Hybrid Mattress is every front sleeper’s dream (I hope you’re not tired of these puns). This cool, breathable and popular mattress is a hybrid of memory foam and pocket springs. 

Their Mediflex high-density memory foam layer is crafted to help relieve pressure from the joints and other aches too. The support it provided me was top-notch, and I slept like a baby- which is so rare.

With 2000 strong and firm pocket springs that make the mattress as firm as you need, it gives your back and neck excellent comfort. In addition, I found it especially pressure-relieving because of its hybrid features of the memory foam.

Its four layers of zoned layered foam made for excellent cushioning and swift movements. I’m also particularly a hot sleeper, so finding a mattress that regulated my temperature was really exciting. 

It’s also an incredibly durable mattress with edge-to-edge support that avoids any sagging. In addition, the Dense Base Layer that accounts for almost 4 cm makes it super sturdy and strong. 

Lightweight sleepers may find this mattress a little too firm for them so that you could try steering away from it. However, this makes it an excellent pick for average-weight and heavyweight sleepers.

For people who sleep on the stomach, the weight is usually focused on the centre and can get uncomfortable. With this charming and firm mattress, you don’t have to worry about weight distribution.

If you’re looking to invest in a luxurious mattress that is heavier on the cost size, this mattress is my top recommendation for you. 

Their 24/7 customer support is really friendly and user-oriented, which I liked a lot. I also loved the fact that they have free next-day deliveries if you order before 1 PM. While the mattress itself is higher on the cost side, these features make it an excellent buy.

It has an incredible 100-night trial period and a 15-year full replacement guarantee too. I placed my trust in this brand, and they haven’t disappointed me!

Sealy Posturepedic Jubilee Latex Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Depth 30 cm
Dimensions Approximately 91cm X 190 cm X 30 cm
Materials Natural latex, combined with either springs or reflex foam, hypoallergenic mattress cover

Key Features

Recommended for

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My girlfriend and I are side sleepers, through and through. Although for all my lightweight front sleepers, you can find this to be your personal favourite.

It features a weight-responsive Sealy PostureTech core supportive spring system and an internal layer of Innergetic Latex that naturally moulds to your body shape. 

Sealy Edge Guard stops mattress sagging, giving some outstanding durability and level of comfort for longer. But, of course, you know that a saggy bed leads to a laggy sleep, and you don’t want that.

The Tencel covering is breathable and very soft, allowing for a fresh, hygienic and cool sleeping experience. I really enjoyed this feature because I tend to get real sweaty, mainly because my girlfriend is a hugger (I’ve learnt to tolerate it).

The PostureTech Core Support spring system assists your pressure points, giving a softer feel that slowly gets firmer as pressure builds up. For someone like me with chronic backaches, this can be specifically beneficial.

Individual personal sleeping zones mean that you won’t be disturbed if your partner rolls or moves, as you won’t feel their motion. With reinforced edges, you have maximum sleeping space which means less partner disturbance and more area to adjust yourself.

So I don’t have to worry about taking all of my girlfriend’s space and getting her angry in real life too. That, my friends, to me, sounds like the most significant plus point of this mattress.

If you spot a defect in material or quality occurring within the five year guarantee period, Team Sealy’s got you. They arrange to repair or replace the item under complaint free of charge!

Most of their mattresses are available for next day delivery. So spend over £150 and order before 5 PM, and they’ll dispatch your mattress or bed the same day for next day delivery.

So if you’re a lightweight, then definitely consider buying this mattress. But, of course, it’s also a great buy for some of you, who are sweaty sleepers like me!

Sleepeezee Hybrid 2000 review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Depth 27 cm
Dimensions Approximately 90 x 192 x 27 cm
Materials Traditional springs and body-contouring Softech® springs – topped with cooling pressure-sensitive gel

Key Features

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I have a strong suggestion for you for those average weight sleepers who are tired of looking for middle ground mattresses! 

If you’re struggling to choose between a pocket spring and a foam mattress, you may want to consider the Sleepeezee Hybrid 2000, which contains ample amounts of both. 

Their unique Softech pocket springs independently contour to suit your body shape and weight for ultimate comfort and support. It is particularly handy if you wonder how you and your partner would be comfortable within a bed with varying body types.

That makes it ideal for any body type. Sounds like the inclusivity and body positivity we’ve been hoping for!

Also, suppose you’re like me and end up waking up in a pool of sweat. In that case, the Staycool Gel gives pressure sensitive support that promptly reacts to your body shape and aids in body temperature regulation.

The mattress gives a very rich feel in terms of texture. In addition, the soft knitted cover gives enhanced comfort and a truly luxurious feel.

Thoughtfully combining the responsive support of two layers of pocket springs, this advanced mattress offers optimum support and maximum comfort. That is because of its poignant features – traditional springs and body-contouring Softech springs, topped with cooling pressure-sensitive gel.

His Royal Highness, The Prince Of Wales, issued a Royal Warrant that strengthens Sleepeezee’s reputation for perfection and the best of British character. There is literally nothing cooler than that for me.

It also provides a seven-year guarantee, but trust me, you had me sold at the royal warrantee. And if the Prince of Wales thinks this is the bed that’ll give me the best sleep, I better believe it.

But jokes aside, the material does seem high quality and feels sturdy. One feature I like the most is the reinforced edge support, which makes it very easy to sleep closer to the wall.

Firm mattresses are great for those looking for an extra bit of support, either because they have a higher BMI and lean toward the heavier side or because they have joint and muscle pain and appreciate a decent amount of support while they sleep.

I think you’ll appreciate this masterpiece either way!

Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Luxury Mattress review

Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress with Natural Foam & New Zealand Wool.

Specification

Depth 24 cm
Dimensions Approximately 90 x 150 x 24 cm
Materials Firm, breathable and sustainable fibres that are 100% recyclable and eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic mattress cover.

Key Features

Recommended for

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Heavyweight sleepers, this one is for you! The premium cotton cover is breathable, smooth, and soft, which really stood out for me. It can be particularly rare to find one with firmer mattresses.

I think the most beautiful feature is that it can lessen the impact on our environment. So if you’re looking for eco-friendly and sustainable options, this mattress delivers.

Unlike the standard circular spring system, Miracoil’s differently shaped springs offer better pressure relief.

The Fibers used in this mattress have been fabricated vertically to give your body the firm support it would require.

The edge support for maximum sleep space and zoned support. Which honestly sounds like a deal when you have to share a bed with your girlfriend.

That is also bliss for someone like me, with multiple back problems. So if you do have issues with joints or your back, this is the way to go. You can thank me later.

This mattress is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant for a healthier sleep. Considering the current situation with the painstaking pandemic should definitely be another feather in their cap.

They provide a complimentary professional two-person delivery service that will deliver your purchases to your room of choice too. This service includes the set-up of your bed or mattress in your chosen room, plus the removal and takeaway of the packaging. 

In the unlikely event, your order arrives in an unsuitable condition, and the damage occurred in transit, then they also arrange for a replacement as quickly as possible.

If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with your purchase, you could even return the product. Provided you have not slept or used the mattress, of course. Then, they can either refund you in full; alternatively, they also offer you store credit to the item’s value.

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Buying Guide

Best Mattress for Front Sleepers

Although these are my top choices for the best mattresses for front sleepers, let me tell you- it was not easy. There are so many brands with attractive options, and narrowing it down was a long process. Nevertheless, here we are! I know how challenging it can be to select a mattress that suits your posture, especially for front sleepers. That is because the pressure points that touch the bed are wildly different from other sleepers. If you have a specific brand preference or want to buy a particular mattress, I got you covered. In this next section, I’ll give you an overview of my criteria and how you can pick the perfect mattress for yourself.

Mattress Type

It's easy to get lost in a world full of latex, memory foam, innerspring, and pocket spring mattresses. Don't worry though, your favourite guide is here to help you.

To determine the amount of support a mattress gives you, you need to understand the mattress type offered to you. It's also important to note that not all sleeping positions suit all mattresses. Therefore, it would help if you tweaked your bed based on what you're comfortable with.

Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses are often linked with relieving built-up pressure and providing the correct form of cushioning.

As the name suggests, they learn your body's weight, movements and pressure points and embrace you into a good sleep. Sounds super loving, right?

While they are great mattresses, they do however lack the firmness needed to bolster your joints.

Latex

Latex mattresses are equally, if not more, pressure-relieving and are also an excellent choice for comfort. In addition, they last longer and can reduce the chances of sagging.

A latex mattress provides you with an extra bit of bounce if that's what you're looking for. Although, I wouldn't recommend going in for bouncy beds if pain relief is your primary focus.

Spring

Innerspring mattresses and pocket spring mattresses differ in terms of the individuality of the coils within a mattress. Of the two, pocket spring mattresses are ideal for pressure relief and can give you that extra pinch of support your back needs too.

Pocket spring mattresses also reduce motions and keep you undisturbed through the night.

Hybrid

Finally, hybrid mattresses are one of the most popular types of mattress for front sleepers. They combine all of the good memory foam and pocket spring mattress factors and bring you the firmness and support you need.

A blend of pocket spring and memory foam is the most common and handy one for this reason. Two thousand pocket springs or coils are ideal for firmness that supports average and heavyweight sleepers too.

I knew I did something right when I applied this knowledge to buy a mattress tailored to my needs. Of course, my sleeping is always an issue for other reasons, but it's so much more convenient now that I know my needs!

Spinal Support

Front sleepers or those who prefer sleeping on their stomachs suffer major spine alignment issues. Trust me when I say that you do not want to go through that. If you do anyway, I'm so sorry.

Spinal issues also include added pressure on your lower back and hip region and also stiff necks.

You could, however, significantly help your back's natural alignment and reduce the chances of a curved spine by investing in the right mattress. That will also help provide your lower back with the support it needs and reduce stiff joints.

Most brands offer you orthopaedic mattresses and pillows that do precisely this. I would highly recommend you read up about the spinal support a bed provides and the technology they've used too. God knows we need it.

Firmness Level

Although you may enjoy a bed that hugs you, it's probably the reason you're in pain (sucks, right?)

That is common and may be reasonably obvious too, but it's one of the most critical factors for any front sleeper to consider.

You can come across a soft, medium or firm mattress too, and each has its role to play. Your weight can greatly determine what mattress suits you best, so can your sleeping style.

Front sleepers often need support for pressure points such as the rib cage and groin area. A soft mattress would serve counterintuitive and only lead to sinking and inadequate support.

However, a medium-firm or extra firm mattress is ideal because it reduces your sinking and enhances your comfort.

Guarantee and Warranty

Another fairly obvious one, but I cannot stress the importance of this one enough!

Trusted brands that offer quality products and materials always provide their customers with a fair trial, guarantee or warranty period. That just helps me identify authentic brands to check out.

The guarantee and warranty offered by most brands range from about two months to a year, and in some cases can be lifelong too!

Opt for better options while choosing the perfect mattress for you. It isn't wrong for you to want the maximum comfort and value for the price. However, you deserve a good night's sleep and what better guarantee than this?

Frequently Asked Questions

While memory foam and latex mattresses are known to be pressure relieving, they may not be as firm as other mattresses. In fact, they may even offer a bounce that may be uncomfortable for most users. 

I recommend medium-firm or firm innerspring, pocket spring and hybrid mattresses for maximum support and comfort for all front sleepers. They offer you a combination of pressure relief, support and sturdiness too. 

Well, the answer to this is straightforward. The firmness of your mattress determines the support or bolster that your pressure points and back are offered. In addition, your rib cage, elbows, neck and other joints require specific stability to reduce sinking into the mattress. 

If you’re a front sleeper and do not have a firm mattress, this could cause you problems with your spine’s curve and stiffness. 

Choose a firm mattress for yourself to help your back stay supported!

While each type of sleeper has different requirements, it’s not impossible to find the perfect blend. For example, hybrid mattresses are usually a good option for side sleepers as well as front sleepers!

A hybrid between memory foam and pocket spring mattress provides you with the proper amount of cushioning and support. A medium-firm mattress may be a little too firm for certain lightweight sleepers but is still a good choice. 

It can provide all kinds of sleepers with comfort and ease through the night. 

Your nighttime needs may be hard to fulfil if you’re a front sleeper, but here we are. Look at us, all knowledgeable and motivated!

There may be a few benefits of sleeping on your stomach, and there are also many cons. It can affect your posture and your neck too. 

I’m not here to sleep-position shame you, in any case! I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.

For this, you need to find a mattress that reduces the ill effects of stomach sleeping and provides you with pain-relieving technology. It will also significantly help if you choose a bed that’s guaranteed, durable and comes with orthopaedic pillows.

I hope you catch up on your sleep after all this running around for the best mattress for front sleepers. I have a gut feeling (the last pun, I promise) you will!

ABOUT the author

Max Stevens

Max Stevens is theMatttressDude Editor-In-Chief with a genuine love and passion in making reviewing many mattresses. Max works diligently to ensure only the best Mattress ever make onto the platform and are showcased in theMattressDude carefully curated, tested and expertly researched, informative buying guides.

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