So you might be shopping for a new bed and decided that you’d like an innerspring mattress. Now you have to choose if want a pillow top or no pillow top before you hit the mattress sale.
Here are some hints that may help you decide.
1) Side Sleeping – Best for Pillow Top Mattress
If you are a side sleeper or more often than not you sleep on your side, you may want to choose a pillow top mattress. The main objective of a pillow top is to lessen the pressure and side sleeping puts a huge amount of pressure on hips and shoulder. If you test a pillow top, you would notice that it does alleviate pressure from your rotator cuff and shoulders, and it forms much nicer to your hips.
When there is less pressure on your side, you can stay longer and thus cutting down on your tossing and turning. This can help you sleep longer and have a better quality of sleep with less interruptions.
2) Stomach Sleeping – Best for Non-Pillow Top
Because of the extra softness of pillow top mattresses, you tend to sink a bit more. If you sleep on your stomach, you may end up in a “hammock” position with your back which can be uncomfortable and add pressure to your lower back.
Usually, a mattress which is slightly firmer with just a tad of cushion is a better option for stomach sleepers. These types are often called a “luxury firm” or “cushion firm”.
3) Back Sleepers – Either Pillow Top or Non-Pillow Top
This is really based on preference. Some back sleepers learn that they are more comfortable on a less pillowy, firmer bed. And some find that a pillow top helps fill in the spot in-between the mattress and their lower back making them feel more comfortable.
Perhaps the best choice for back sleepers would be the Beautyrest Luxury Firm Mattress (also the Beautyrest World Class Recharge Shakespeare Luxury Firm Super Pillowtop Mattress), this bed will keep practically anyone in a natural alignment. It’s not too hard and not too soft and is quite comfy no matter which position you prefer to sleep.