Side Sleeper Pillow Top Mattress Topper Recommendations?
November 7, 2017 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Hi all! We bought a Leesa foam mattress in January, and I've developed debilitating pain in my right shoulder (and starting to in my left). Working on resolving that, but I would also like to solve the problem of my mattress without buying an entirely new mattress in less than a year. I'm a side sleeper, and I would like to specifically get a pillow top mattress topper as I've used those before without problems. However, most reviews seem to be for foam or latex toppers and one lone bamboo pillow top. Any recommendations?
posted by cui bono to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Beauty rest 3.5 inch geo matt. Get a nice thick, quilted, cotton mattress cover to go over it.
posted by Oyéah at 8:29 PM on November 7, 2017

I'm also a side sleeper, and got this Sleep Innovations gel + polyfill one. It's been fantastic.
posted by snickerdoodle at 5:00 AM on November 8, 2017

Are you saying the mattress caused the shoulder pain?
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 5:29 AM on November 8, 2017

It seems to be that the mattress is causing the shoulder pain. I keep waking up on my left shoulder despite my best efforts to lay on my back and now the same pain is starting there.
posted by cui bono at 8:02 AM on November 8, 2017

Latex has different densities, and if you're looking for something soft, that's magnified by buying a thicker mattress or topper. It isn't at all like memory foam. It's much more springy and soft. A medium or medium-low density, 2" latex topper should soften that mattress right up.
posted by cnc at 9:52 AM on November 8, 2017

I just wanted to pop in and say that I've experienced shoulder pain from side-sleeping on pillows without enough loft. You may want to look into that as well.
posted by moira at 6:36 PM on November 9, 2017

Thanks for the recommendations! Hopefully I'll be able to solve both symptoms and root problems!
posted by cui bono at 9:20 PM on November 12, 2017

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