MATTRESS COMFORT GUIDE
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When selecting a new mattress, it's worth considering what type of sleep style you have. Some people sleep better on their sides, while others prefer sleeping on their stomachs. If your body tends to shift around during the night, then something more supportive is probably in order.
Your mattress should support all parts of your body without causing any discomfort or pain. The most important thing to remember is that no one size fits all!
If you don't know if a particular mattress fits your needs, try it with our 14 Nights Trial before making a final decision about whether or not it's right for you. This allows time for your body to adjust to the new bed and provides an opportunity for any issues with sleeping on the mattress to be identified early so they can be addressed before they become more difficult to resolve later.
Firm Feel Mattress
A firm feel mattress makes it ideal for those who want a snug, supportive sleeping surface without the bulkiness of memory foam. The weight of the mattress is evenly distributed throughout the entire surface area of your bed and doesn't put any pressure on your shoulders or hips while you sleep.
Who should use a firm feel mattress?
CHOOSING A MATTRESS
Watch this video, and you'll learn everything you need to know about choosing the right mattress for your comfort.
Medium Feel Mattress
If you're looking for a mattress that's not too soft, but still soft enough to make you comfortable, then this is your best bet.
The medium feel mattress has a softer surface than the firmness of a firm mattress, but doesn't have the sinking feeling that some people dislike. It's perfect for anyone who wants to experience the benefits of luxury without sacrificing their comfort or health.
Who should use a medium feel mattress?
Back Sleeper, Stomach Sleeper, and Side Sleeper
5 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying a Mattress
Soft Feel Mattress
A softer mattress will give you a more comfortable night's sleep. You'll wake up feeling rested and ready for the day ahead. Plus, soft feel mattresses are much more forgiving than those made of firmer materials, so they're great if you have sensitive joints or muscles that need support.
Who should use a soft feel mattress?
A person With Medical Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
This largely depends on how you sleep, your body type, and the quality of the mattress. Outside all these factors, a few guidelines provided here will help you make the right choice.
Are you a back sleeper? If so, most back sleepers can get great back support and comfort when using a firmer mattress. Firmer coils and foams tend to support the natural curves of the spine very well. See recommendations here
Is your body size average to large? If yes, then a firmer mattress will be more comfortable for you. Apart from side sleepers, stomach sleepers and back sleepers with an average to large body weight often find a firmer mattress more supportive and comfortable. For petite body size, a medium-firm mattress will suffice.
Are you a side sleeper? If you are a side sleeper, a firm mattress will likely be very uncomfortable for you. Our testing shows that most side sleepers experience too much pressure on their joints when laying on a firmer mattress. This can lead to discomfort, pain, and a terrible night's sleep. See recommendations here.
Sleepers who change positions during the night are considered combination sleepers. Having a mattress that can accommodate you in any position is important if you turn over often. No matter where you start and end your day, a medium-firm mattress could provide just the right balance of comfort and support.
The truth is that any mattress be it soft or firm that doesn't support your body properly can cause back pain. So you may need to get a mattress that supports your body and ensure proper spine alignment.
Yes, sagging mattresses cause back pain because they lack the support needed to keep the spine in neutral alignment. It doesn’t take much sagging to affect your sleep, either. A permanent indentation no deeper than an inch can leave you waking up stiff and sore. Remember, a good mattress should rejuvenate you for a well-rested feeling. If your mattress is sagging or lumpy, it’s best to replace it so you can get a good night’s rest.
A firm mattress can’t provide side sleepers with the conforming cushion they need to wake up refreshed and pain-free. Pressure points tend to build up in a side sleeper’s shoulders and hips, and a firm mattress can’t contour well enough to fully relieve the pressure. Instead, the best mattresses for side sleeping feature a soft to medium feel.
The surest sign that you have an old, worn-out mattress is waking up sore and stiff every morning. If you regularly experience back pain and neck pain and the pain is at its worst in the morning, the culprit is likely a bad mattress. Sometimes, you’ll be able to see, hear, or feel that your mattress isn’t in great condition. If your mattress looks dirty or worn-out, makes squeaks and creaks as you move, or feels lumpy, then it’s likely time for a new mattress.
It’s not impossible for a mattress to last 20 years, but it is highly unlikely that it will do so if you sleep on it every night. How long a mattress is likely to last depends on the quality of its materials and how much wear and tear it’s exposed to. A high-quality foam mattress may last between 10 to 15 years with regular use, but it’s still likely to grow unsupportive well before it hits the 20-year mark.
Every mattress should have its specifications and recommendations for users. This should guide your decision provided you know the specific mattress to look out for.