Why we don’t make mattress recommendations based on sleep position

sleep position

Customers often ask us for specific mattress recommendations based on their preferred sleep position. Such recommendations are common in the mattress industry. There are plenty of mattress companies that claim to be able to select the perfect product for you based on a simple questionnaire.

At The Original Mattress Factory, we pride ourselves on knowing everything there is to know about what makes a great mattress great. Our team can help guide you through your mattress shopping journey to find the perfect mattress for you.

But we don’t make specific product recommendations. Let’s talk about why.


Your needs are unique

When it comes to a preferred sleeping position, we can make broad generalizations: side sleepers tend to like something a bit softer, while back and stomach sleepers generally like firmer mattresses. But that’s certainly not true for everyone — and everyone’s perception of what is “soft” or “firm” varies widely.

Everyone’s comfort and support needs are unique. There is no one-size-fits-all mattress (or even a one-size-fits-most mattress). The best way to find the right one for you is by testing them out for as long as possible. We always recommend spending at least 15 minutes in your natural sleeping position before making your final selection.


We’re here to help

We know that mattress shopping can be overwhelming. It’s not unusual to walk into a store with multiple name brands and dozens of options of each, and those options change from store to store. We aim to simplify this process as much as possible.

We use information you provide — such as your preferred sleeping position, what has and has not worked for you in the past, etc. — to guide you toward a few options that might work for you. As you take your time to test out different mattresses, we can offer additional options based on your feedback.

How is this approach different from other mattress retailers? With other retailers, you’ll often find that their recommendations also happen to be the most expensive products they sell. At The Original Mattress Factory, we know that just because a product is more expensive doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for you. We focus on working with you to find the right mattress that meets your unique needs.

Our no-pressure sales approach focuses on education so that you can be better prepared to make a smart mattress purchase, whether you buy from us or not. We strive to take the mystery out of the mattress shopping process by offering transparency at every step of the way. You can come behind the scenes at any of our 12 factories to see how we hand build out mattresses and box springs. We peel back the layers on our mattresses and those of mainstream competitors so you can see and feel the quality difference for yourself.

Ready to start your mattress buying journey? Come to The Original Mattress Factory first. No one knows more than our team about what makes a great mattress great. Whether you buy from us or not, you’ll be better prepared to make a smart mattress buying decision. Find a store near you.