My Mom always told me the firmer, the better and for many years I slept on a mattress that felt more like the sidewalk than a bed. Thanks to those years, my chiropractor and massage therapist enjoy job security. In general, mattresses fall into three categories.
- Soft mattresses tend conform to your shape but fail to deliver uniform support across the entire body.
- Medium firm mattresses tend to deliver equally on conformability and support and alleviate pressure point pain in most people.
- Very firm mattresses offer good support but little (if any) conformability, which can lead to pressure point pain.
Does your mattress offer you the support, conformability and firmness you need?
Many people confuse firmness with support when they’re shopping for a new mattress – and conformability often never enters the conversation. To minimize pain and discomfort and help your body relax into healing, regenerative sleep, you need a mattress that conforms to your sleeping position while supporting all areas of your body – not an easy task.