Our mood, performance, conversations with others all depend on the quality of sleep we get. The quality of sleep correspondingly relies on the type of mattress we use. Finding the best mattress doesn’t necessarily mean pouring a lot of money. It means finding the mattress with the best quality or the one that is going to provide you with a peaceful night after a hectic day. Also, it should be our prime focus to save money.
Hard mattresses are the ones that don’t make you sink; rather, push it back. They are different as compared to softer ones and help relieve back pain. They align spine and pelvis, so the body stays in a proper position. They keep the body straight. They also help blood to circulate efficiently.
The mattress that always makes it to the top of the line must have more layers, cooling features and thicker than others. It should have different levels of support; it should feel softer near shoulders and firm near the lower back to provide extra support.
Firmness is the most crucial factor while choosing a mattress. The texture, its size, longevity, adjustability, and last but not least, its price all these factors matter. It should also have comfortable padding. High density and firm cushioning are equally vital because a mattress is required to be durable.
How is this firmness or hardness measured?
This thing is totally subjective and different for different people. Your firm might be someone’s soft, and your soft might be someone’s firm. For this purpose, companies have made a scale and measure and compare firmness based on that scale. They have set 1 as the softest and 10 as the firmest.
Most mattresses are medium-firm and lie between 5 and 7.
- Alignment of spine:
A firm mattress doesn’t let the body sink in and thus keeps the spine aligned by preserving the natural curves. It also helps in relieving back pain and reducing pressure on the lower or upper back.
- Even distribution of weight:
These mattresses don’t let you sink in, and thus you float on the surface. In this way, your bodyweight gets an even distribution.
- Extra support:
They also provide support that helps to support the body and, as a consequence, doesn’t let the spine twist into some uncomfortable position that would lead to further aches and pains. They also prevent you from falling.
- Motion isolator:
Harder texture allows less movement, so these mattresses won’t allow you stir throughout the night.
For whom is it best?
- A firmer mattress supports the body, aligns the spine, restricts any twisting and unnecessary movement throughout the night. So it is the best option for people with back pain.
- Again it supports the body, aligns the spine, and also relieves pressure. So people who sleep on backs or stomachs could be benefitted from it.
Before selecting a particular mattress, you must familiarize yourself with all its types. You also should have some knowledge about yourself, the kind of sleeper you are, any hidden ailments, the thickness your body requires, etc.