Mattress Firmness: Factors in Choosing Your Range

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Mattress Firmness: Factors in Choosing Your Range

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over the basic mattress firmness ranges you’ll find available today, ranging from 1-10 on the mattress firmness scale. Which of these ranges you prefer may depend on several factors, including the support you require and some others.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we offer a comprehensive range of mattress firmness options, from soft mattresses up through firm mattresses and every option in-between. While part one of our series went over the different firmness ranges you have available to you, today’s part two will look at the specific variables to consider while making your choice for mattress firmness.

Mattress Type

First and foremost, while mattress firmness is an important factor for things like comfort and support, there are other tangential variables to also consider. For instance, memory foam mattresses are a distinct type – these tend to be softer in most cases, as they’re known for conforming to your body while you sleep.

On the flip side, innerspring mattresses are generally a bit firmer. And of course, there are a number of options that will be in-between here, or even mattress types that have different firmness ranges depending on the needs of the sleeper.

Your Preferred Sleeping Position

Also important to consider here will be your preferred sleep position – both the position you generally fall asleep in and, if it differs from this, also the position you tend to wake up in most often (both are important for support and comfort). Those who sleep most on their sides, for instance, are usually drawn to soft mattresses; those who sleep on their stomach or back may prefer firmer options, as these provide more support to the back and spine.

If stomach or back sleepers sink too far into the mattress, you see, there could be some issues. Their bodies may enter a U-shape that is not healthy for the back, leading to pain issues that may even develop into a chronic concern.

Weight Factors

Finally, your weight itself may play a role in which mattress firmness you choose. Those who are on the lighter side, under 150 pounds or so, often prefer softer mattresses – their weight doesn’t cause them to sink too far into the mattress at any point. On the flip side, those who have higher weights of 200 pounds or more will often prefer a firmer mattress, as it will allow them to remain on an even surface while providing ideal back and spine support. If you’re in-between these ranges, which general range you choose may also depend on your personal comfort factors.

For more on the factors that will help you determine which mattress firmness to prioritize, or to learn about any of our new mattresses or mattress accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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