What to Look for in Mattress and Pillow for Backsleepers
Probably the biggest con of back sleeping is snoring, especially if you share your room or bed. In a similar being, sleeping on your back increases the risk of sleep apnea. The best case for sleeping supine come with lowering back pain. Lying straight in an almost anatomical position maintains a neutral spine. Without the twisting and contorting that side and stomach sleeping require, you limit the amount of shear and torsion on your vertebrae.
However, a poorly designed mattress or one with little support can be a nightmare. For some, the slight raise and tilt of our hips when lying on an unsupportive surface creates overarching in the back. If your hips and shoulders are sinking down, you’re actually creating more stress on your lower back. To counteract this issue, look for a mattress with firm support and a pillow that conforms to your head shape.