Mattress Firmness Guide

HOW FIRM SHOULD YOUR MATTRESS BE?

Mattress firmness is very much a personal choice, but essentially, it’s all about keeping your body and spine aligned. A mattress that’s too firm will push against your spine, but a mattress that’s too soft won’t provide you with enough support. You also need to think about the position you like to sleep in as this can have different effects on your body, as well as the firmness of your pillow. Read our mattress firmness guide to discover your perfect level of firmness.

 

When is a mattress too soft?

A mattress that’s too soft will make your spine bow down and put pressure on your hips and lower back, which will make you feel stiff and achy the next day.

 

When is a mattress too firm?

A mattress that’s too firm will make your spine bow upwards and put pressure on your shoulders, hips, lower back and knees. The way to check is to lie on your mattress on your back and if you can slide your hand under your lower back or have a gap, then the mattress is too firm.

 

When is a mattress just right?

The right level of firmness will ensure your body is evenly supported and your spine is kept perfectly aligned without any pressure being placed upon you.

 
 

Back Sleeper

If you sleep on your back, you’ll benefit from a medium mattress that provides support for your lower back.

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Side Sleeper

If you sleep on your side, you’re likely to be better off with a soft mattress and high pillow to allow your shoulders and hips to sink into the mattress.

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Front Sleeper

If you sleep on your front, you’ll prefer a firmer mattress and a low pillow to support your neck.

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Split Tension

What is a split tension mattress?
If you and your sleeping partner prefer different levels of firmness, a split tension mattress is the ideal choice for you as the mattress is made bespoke to your preferred tensions. We offer a range of mattresses with split tension options which is where you can choose the left side tension and the right side tension, which means you both get the best possible night’s sleep and are not disturbed as much by your partner’s movements.

•     Our Harrison Spinks Collection offers four tensions; gentle, medium, firm and extra firm

•     Our Zip & Link Harrison Spinks Collection offers four tensions; gentle, medium, firm and extra firm

•     Our Hypnos Collection offers two tensions; medium, firm; as well as the option of dual tensions

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