When it comes to finding the perfect mattress for your sleep style and needs, it feels like Goldilocks and the Three Bears came to life. One is too hard, one is too soft, how do you ever find the bed that’s just right for you and your sleep partner? What mattress works best for you depends on a lot of factors, including your sleeping position, weight, medical needs, and personal preference. If you are not sure how much support you need here is a handy guide from the mattress in a box experts at Slumberbox!


Your weight will somewhat determine what kind of mattress you need in combination with your sleeping position. For people who are less than 130 lbs, they will need either a medium soft, medium, or medium firm option depending if they sleep on their side, back, or stomach. A person who weighs between 130-230 lbs needs either a medium-soft or medium mattress if they sleep on their side, and a medium to firm mattress if they sleep on their back or stomach. A person weighing more than 230 lbs needs a medium or medium-firm mattress when sleeping on their side or a medium-firm or firm mattress when sleeping on their back or stomach.

Sleep Position

For those who sleep on their back or stomach, the curvature of their spine is laying flat, so they do not need a softer mattress but rather a firm one to keep their spine in the correct position. For those who sleep on their sides, they need something softer so that they can sink into the mattress just enough that their spine with still lay flat and not curved.

Special Considerations

If you have a condition such as arthritis, chronic pain, or have difficulty keeping warm at night, then the best bet is a softer, foam mattress. It helps keep you warmer than a spring mattress while also cushioning your joints and bones to alleviate pain.

Slumberbox Mattresses Always Just Right

At Slumberbox, you do not have to worry about whether or not your mattress is too firm or too soft. Our mattress is the only two-sided foam mattress. One side offers you a medium-firm feel, and the other has a plush, soft feel. No matter how you prefer to sleep, you will be able to sleep easy on our Slumberbox mattress, even if your sleep position changes and your mattress needs change with it. Just flip the mattress over! Our boxed mattress is always the perfect fit, no matter if you get a king-sized foam mattress, a queen foam mattress, or any of our other sizes. Contact us today!


All credit goes to SlumberBox – Canadian Made 2-Sided Dual Foam Mattress