As you search for the perfect mattress to give you that ideal night’s sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to tackle the day that lies ahead, it’s important to consider how firm you want your mattress to be.
If you pick a mattress that is too firm or one that is not firm enough, you may notice some problems. Fortunately, Mattress One is Florida’s largest independent mattress retailer so there is a wide selection of mattresses to choose from.
If your mattress is too soft, you may find yourself waking up with back or neck pain. If you already have back pain, it may also worsen due to a mattress that is too soft. This is because your body sinks into the mattress too much, causing your back to curve while you sleep.
This puts undue stress on your back, and can lead to pain over time. That’s because whatever support your mattress is lacking, your muscles have to make up for.
If your mattress is too firm, your body weight is not distributed enough and it can cause pain in your hips and shoulders. What you should be hoping to find is a mattress that has the perfect balance of support and firmness.
Mattresses that contour to your body may provide a wonderful night’s sleep and terrific support for your back, as long as they are firm enough to distribute your weight properly.
Is Your Mattress Causing Your Pain?
Experts say that if you awaken to back or neck pain that you can get rid of relatively quickly by loosening up with some stretching, you are likely sleeping on a mattress that is not a good fit for you. The key is that the pain is gone as soon as you loosen up from the previous night’s stresses.
Your Firm Options
Since our selection of mattresses is among the best in Florida, we have mattresses from several brands and lines that offer differing levels of support.
TEMPUR-pedic is among the best-known mattress brands, and their TEMPUR-Contour collection offers the firmest feel among their mattresses. This collection has mattresses that will conform to your body mildly in order to provide the appropriate amount of support while still maintaining a firm feel. Meanwhile, the TEMPUR-Simplicity collection offers a range of firmnesses, including a firm mattress.
If you’re looking for an extra firm feel, you may consider the Genius Sleep System made by Icomfort Sleep System by Serta. Their bed offers extra firm support through Cool Action Gel Memory Foam, which is firmer than some of its memory foam counterparts. Serta also offers a firm option on its Perfect Sleeper, which happens to be the first official mattress of the National Sleep Foundation.
True Energy’s Blaine model is the firmest among its offerings, with a Plush Firm style that includes a layer of firm comfort foam.
Meanwhile, Comforpedic has two models with firmer feel: the St. Simons and the Mykonos. Each includes a layer of Luxury Firm Comfort Foam. The difference between the two is that the Mykonos has two inches of Advanced AirCool Memory Foam, while the St. Simons has one-half inch of it.
There are also several firm mattresses in the Beautyrest Classic line, including the Dry Run, Milner Avenue, Kinard Drive and Chesterholm Street. All four are made with PurFoam Firm, and the Dry Run and Milner Avenue have two one-half inch layers of it, while the Kinard Drive and Chesterholm Street have one-half inch of memory foam and one-half inch of PurFoam Luxury Firm.
Finally, BeuatySleep’s Adore Eurotop mattress includes two inches of Convoluted Firm Foam.