by Dylan Bowen March 23, 2022 3 min read
When it comes to mattress buying, you’re not alone if you’re finding it quite daunting. There are many factors to take in account, as the best mattress will differ from person-to-person. It’s a ‘not one size fits all’ sort of thing. When mattress buying, its important to think about different factors which you can find below.
When choosing a mattress, it’s important to be aware of the different types of mattresses that are out there.
Firmness level is subjective. The measurement is usually a arrange from 1-10, increasing in firmness the higher you go up.
Different people will prefer a specific level and depending on weight and sleeping position it the firmness level will vary. It may be best to test try a few mattresses to see what your comfortable in as well as using the scale below.
1-3 - firmness level: extra soft, soft. For side sleepers under 130 pounds
4-6 – firmness level: medium soft, medium, medium firm. For side sleepers and back sleepers, ranging from 130-230 pounds.
7-9 – firmness level: medium firm, firm, extra firm. For side, back and stomach sleepers. Where side sleepers over 230 pounds and back/stomach sleepers between 130-230 pounds.
Having a well picked mattress is crucial in the recovery and avoidance of back pain.
Firm mattresses are generally the best type of mattress to give support, however the mattress must also be comfortable too. This means that you need to pick a mattress that gives you the correct support and comfort. Weight is a key factor to look out for.
The heavier a person is, the more support and so firmer, the mattress needs to be. The type of sleeper you are also determines what sort of mattress is best for certain parts of your body to be relived from pressure which have been mentioned already.
It is a good suggestion to test out mattresses at retailers to see what the best type of firmness for you is., as we don’t want to compromise comfort over support and vice versa.
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