The best way to test mattress firmness is to try it in the store. All the written descriptions in the world aren’t a substitute for touching and feeling the mattress. Just like a picture of an ice cream cone is beautiful to look at, it’s so much better when you can actually taste the ice cream.
One of the first things to choose after the size of the mattress, is the firmness. This is your personal preference. It should be determined by your comfort level. There isn’t a universal comfort level.
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If you want to be sure about a mattress, go into the store to test it out. Lay down for at least 15 minutes. Take a nap, no one will mind. Use the sleep position you are comfortable with at home. This should give you a good idea if this is the mattress you want to sleep on every night. You cannot overstate the comfort of your mattress. It just can’t be too comfortable. And if you and your partner desire different firmness feels, many mattresses now feature dual sided comfort. Check them out. We want everybody to be happy and be able to get a restful slumber.
Mattress firmness and mattress support are not the same thing. They are often used interchangeably but that is incorrect. Let’s look at the difference. Firmness is subjective while support is not.
Mattress firmness is whether you think the bed is soft or hard. You determine it by touch. There is no one answer. It is up to you to decide how it feels to you.
Mattress support tells you how well it allows the spine to maintain its alignment and evenly distribute weight. Proper mattress support is crucial to the resting body. Lack of support may result in muscle ache, back pain, stiffness, and lack of sleep.
So when mattress shopping you will need to give firmness and support your consideration.
It’s time to snooze. Are you on your back? On your side? On your stomach? The position you sleep in is really important for picking the perfect mattress firmness. Sleeping position should play a leading role in deciding which mattress you want to buy.
The desired firmness level varies from sleeper to sleeper, depending on body, weight, and personal preference.
Mattresses respond to weight. Generally speaking, a 130 pound person should consider a mattress that is softer on the firmness scale, while a 200 pound person shouldn’t lean toward the softer side. A softer mattress may hug a heavier person a bit more than is comfortable. The inverse is true for firmer mattresses. The 130 pound individual won’t sink in comfortably enough on a firmer mattress.
If you’re very large, you should shop for a thicker mattress that provides better deep compression support. Additionally, heavy sleepers may find that softer mattresses create too much sinkage and hug due to the increased weight and pressure. Lighter sleepers typically engage more with the top layers and less with the base and core layers. Look for mattresses that have top layers that are plush to meet your firmness preference.
It’s important to note that individual preference is subjective, but there is a numerical mattress firmness scale to help you understand what to expect when you lay on a mattress. The scale runs from 1 to 10 and covers the three common mattress firmnesses: soft, medium, and firm. If you have trouble deciding what firmness is best for you, the most popular is in the middle. The 6 out of 10 range. As many as 80% select a mattress in the middle firmness range. It offers a broad appeal.
Talk to the people that work in the store. They are very familiar with all of the mattresses. They understand subtle differences and can offer recommendations as needed. The experts should be able to answer any questions and guide you to the right mattress for your sleep and comfort needs. Do your online research and once armed with that knowledge, go to the store. They really want to help you select the perfect mattress that’s just right for you.
It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe it is, but when it comes to mattress shopping, nothing is better than going into the store and testing them out yourself.