The technique requires 2 essentials things: an actual mattress and a person or a couple. It maybe applied in the store – you won’t be able to use it if you are shopping online. The technique was developed using scientific approach to the body posture requirements and personal observations during long years working in the field. It works every time for every person/couple to find the perfect mattress.

  • It does not matter if the mattress is firm, soft or a pillow top.
  • It does not matter if the mattress is coil, foam, air or hybrid.
  • It does not matter what is your preferred sleeping position.
  • What matters is Comfort and Support.

Most consumers alternate between 2-3 different sleep positions during the night, that is why, when testing a mattress, you should try start with the first sleep position you go to when getting into bed.  Stay in the position for a few minutes and then move into your next sleep position (i.e. start on my side and turn to my back).

Follow my  TECHNIQUE.


Mattress Selection Technique, when sleeping on a back.

Concentrate on:

  1. The hollow of your back (lumbar region) is filled in.  When you slide your hand between your back and the mattress, it should feel reasonably snug.
  2. The area between the shoulder blades and behind your knees should be filled in. It is a very long-winded way of saying, that every part of your body should be supported, and you should be comfortable.
  3. The stomach should be flat, and the hips and torso should not sink down lower than the feet, which would indicate a too soft mattress. The spine is not flat, and the perfect mattress should conform to each individual silhouette, resulting in symmetry between body and mattress.

The mattress is right for you if:

  • Mattress supports body weight and shape.
  • Neck, shoulders, lumbar region and behind the knees should be supported/filled in.
  • Your body is aligned. See the picture above.
  • You are comfortable.


Mattress Selection Technique< when sleeping on a side.

Concentrate on:

  1. Pressure points – When lying on your side, body weight is rested on the ankles, knees, hips and ribs and on the shoulder. These are pressure points. Shoulder – the small shoulder muscle is absorbing the weight of the entire body. If not properly supported, by being recessed into the mattress, the pressure on this muscle will decrease blood circulation. The slightest hindrance of circulation or a pinched nerve can cause the arm to go numb or tingling sensations in your fingertips. Laying on your side for 5 minutes is equal to 2 hours on your back.
  2. Spine alignment – The goal here is to have the spine aligned in a perfectly straight line, from neck to tail bone. Misalignment will result in neck and back pain. A curved spine is the result of a too soft or too firm mattress.

The mattress is right for you if:

  • All pressure points are comfortable (shoulders, ankles, knees, hips, ribs, etc.)
  • Your spine is straight. See the picture above.
  • Your shoulder is absolutely comfortable. In the perfect mattress for you, the shoulder goes slightly into the mattress. It gives a floating sensation.
  • You are comfortable.


Mattress Selection Technique, when sleeping on a stomach.

Concentrate on:

    1. Lower back – The center portion of the body is the heaviest, and in turn, requires the most support. Mattress selection should err on the firmer side. If the hips sink too far down into the mattress, an inverse “hammock” effect is the result. The feet and shoulders should never be higher than the hips. This position causes tremendous pressure on the lower back.

    The mattress is right for you if:

    • Core & Hip area should have good support.
    • Core & hip area are not in concave position, where the hips are lower than hand & feet.
    • No stress on lower back and neck. See the picture above.
    • You are comfortable.