Do Doctors Recommend Firm or Soft Mattresses and Which is Better?

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  • The path to a good nights sleep starts with having the right mattress. Some people sleep better on a firm mattress while others get their best sleep on softer mattresses like memory foam. The firmness or softness of the mattress will really determine how comfortable an individual is able to get while sleeping. People with back pain or other body aches may find a certain firmness more desirable than others.

    A number of the chiropractors and orthopedists that I spoke to for this story had specific brand suggestions for people looking for the most comfort and a mattress designed with health in mind. Massachusetts chiropractor Dr. Benjamin Ryan tells his patients that if you can afford it, the Sleep Number bed by Select Comfort is the way to go, especially if you and the person sleeping next to you prefer different levels of firmness in your sleeping surface. He suggests spending a little less money to get a model without a fancy control or pillowtop, and then going out and buying a pillowtop from your local bed and bath store if you want a little more softness. He explained to me that he went to a department store for a memory foam layer and added it to his mattress when he decided it was too firm. He rightly notes that you can always make a firm mattress a little softer by putting something on top of it—you can't make a soft mattress firmer.

  • Many advertisements are usually built around the softness and plushiness of a mattress. However, for proper personal health and more quality sleep, a hard mattress is the best. You will also get used to sleeping on a hard mattress within no time. With a hard mattress, you can use a soft material pillow to support some of your body organs such as head. Thus, between a hard and a soft mattress, it is better to go for a hard mattress.

    No matter if the sleeper chooses a firm mattress or a soft mattress there are ways to increase the comfort of that mattress and get improved sleep. There are many kind of mattress pads that have cushioning on them so laying down in bed and rolling over in bed feels more comfortable. Some of them get their cushioning from down loft and some have hypoallergenic fiber fill alternatives for people who are sensitive to down.

    The softest mattress we carry, The IBC American Pedic Patriot model is a Eurotop DuraSpring mattress with 6 inches of foam layers. It is the epitome of value, comfort and style.

  • Introducing the Westmoreland, our best value for a soft pillowtop mattress. VertiCoil springs and 7 inches of foam make this bed very comfortable. Foam encased edging make it very durable and a 10 year Warranty guarantees it.

    Many advertisements are usually built around the softness and plushiness of a mattress. However, for proper personal health and more quality sleep, a hard mattress is the best. You will also get used to sleeping on a hard mattress within no time. With a hard mattress, you can use a soft material pillow to support some of your body organs such as head. Thus, between a hard and a soft mattress, it is better to go for a hard mattress.

Mattress Buying 101: Soft Mattresses | American Freight Furniture

The Sidhil Softrest Thin Mattress is a turning, medium risk underlay mattress, specifically developed to support dynamic overlay mattress systems.

The 2.5'' foam provides protection against the patient bottoming out whilst helping to limit the overall height of the mattress combination, for safety reasons, when used in conjunction with side rails.

When used with one of the Dynamic overlay mattress systems, the mattress has a maximum user weight of 180kg (28st). (When used alone, the maximum user weight is 50kg (8st). Please note, the Softrest Thin Foam Mattress is not intended to be used on its own as a support surface.)

The stitched cover is made from a two-way stretch vapour-permeable PU coated fabric.

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