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Mattress Comfort

Not-So-Fairytale Comfort Levels

Plush or Firm? Learn Your Ideal Mattress Comfort Level

Ready to chuck out your old, lumpy mattress? Tired of morning aches and pains? Sounds like you need a mattress with the comfort level that better supports your sleep habits.

Mattress Comfort Level Basics

Mattress comfort level, or mattress firmness, ranges from extra-firm to ultra-plush. Not to be confused with the support level, the comfort level describes how much cushioning there is—basically, how soft or hard the mattress is.

Determining the right comfort level for your sleep depends on your sleep type or sleeping position and whether you need targeted pressure relief.

The Magic of Plush Mattresses

You might be thinking “the plusher, the better,” right? Well, that isn’t always the case. Plush mattresses are more ideal for side sleepers or for people who suffer from shoulder or hip pain. The plush level offers excellent pressure relief for these targeted areas so you can get better sleep and wake up feeling less achy.

At the end of the day, the decision between plush or ultra-plush simply depends on your personal preference.

Not Too Soft, Not Too Hard

Are you a stomach, back, or combo sleeper? Then a medium or medium firm mattress will bring you the body contouring and spinal alignment you need. Plus, if you and your partner sleep in different positions, a medium comfort level is an ideal compromise.

And if you’ve been experiencing a lot of lower back pain, a medium comfort level is your ticket to painless sleep!

When to Go Firm or Extra-Firm

A firm mattress might sound counterintuitive—why sleep on something hard? But in reality, firm level mattresses are surrounded by comfort layers with firmness that aligns your spine and eases extreme back pain.

So, if you’re a back sleeper who’s tired of back pain (or just plain tired) you need the generous pressure relief of a firm or extra-firm mattress. And if the existing comfort layers aren’t enough cushion, try adding a mattress topper for additional comfort!

How to See if Your Mattress Passes the Test

Did you know there’s a little bit more to the process of trying a mattress? Sure, you’ve laid down on it, but you should ask yourself a few key questions.

After lying down for about 10 minutes in your preferred position, ask yourself the following: Do you still need to move around to get more comfortable? Does any part of your body feel stressed or pressured? Are you crossing your feet while lying flat on your back?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then that means you should probably keep looking for a mattress that passes the test.

Time to Shop for Better Sleep

Now that you know a little more about getting the best sleep experience, it’s time to browse our wide selection of mattresses from top brands like Restonic and Scott Living.

Have more questions? Consult our mattress buying guide, give us a call, or stop by your closest store for your whole home experience!