In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of the memory foam mattress.
Comfortable, mouldable, and easy to ship, these mattresses have been helping people the world over to get a more pleasant and restful night’s sleep. However, for some people, memory foam mattresses may be causing more trouble than originally thought, and for those people, a firmer option may be more appropriate.
So, if you find yourself waking up with muscle soreness or a bad back, you may be wondering what some of the benefits are of investing in a firmer mattress. Here, some of those pros will be explored. Enjoy!
An extra firm mattress will, undoubtedly, offer more support to your spine than you’d get with a memory foam mattress. Indeed, it has been found that these kinds of mattresses help to keep your spine in a neutral alignment, which reduces the risk of back pain and associated soreness that many people have when they wake up in the morning. If you have arthritis or another back issue like ankylosing spondylitis, then it’s often seen as preferable that you choose a firmer mattress to sleep on.
Reduction of Pressure Points
Have you ever woken up and had a really sore hip? Or maybe your shoulder has been stiff and now feels worse? Well, it might be your mattress! A mattress that’s extra firm will distribute your weight more evenly, allowing for a reduction in the pressure points on your hips, shoulders, and other potentially sensitive parts of your body. This will allow you to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and with no sore areas.
Most people have, at one time or another, bought a mattress that was cheaper, and a short time later, the mattress has collapsed and is now in need of replacement. This is unfortunately more common with softer mattresses, meaning that when you buy a harder mattress, it’s less likely to fall apart. The firmer materials that are used to create firm mattresses tend to last longer, meaning that if you have a long-term back issue, they can be a smart investment in your spinal health.
Have you ever shared a bed with your partner or a friend, only to find that when they move, you can feel it? It’s annoying, especially if they do that unnerving jump/fall thing when they’re falling asleep! A mattress that’s extra firm will minimise motion transfer, meaning that if your partner is moving about, you won’t be disturbed. Again, this will help you to get a great night’s sleep.
Some people who have got memory foam and spring hybrid beds have found that, over time, the mattress may have begun to sag, particularly where someone lies at night. This is more typical with softer mattresses, too, and, you guessed it, if you invest in a firm mattress, it’s less likely to sag. So, in the long term, you won’t experience a loss of back support or discomfort as the mattress ages. Great!