Buying a new mattress? With thousands of choices out there on the market, it's important to decide what comfort means to you before investing in the perfect mattress. While it is purely a personal choice, there are elements that can influence which mattress is right for you.
Not too hard not too soft - you want a bed that's just right! No two people are the same, so to help you out, we've compiled a quick and easy mattress guide to assist you with making the ultimate decision.
Here at Discount Beds, each of our mattresses will fit into one of five different firmness ratings. That way you know exactly what you're getting. Be sure to keep an eye out for these firmness rating labels online and in-store, or you can just click on them now to filter the most comfortable and supportive mattresses for you.
Our firmness levels come in 5 categories:
The softest firmness rating is for those who prefer a gentle surface to sleep on and are the softest mattresses you can get. Offering a high level of sink, they are suitable for lightweight or side sleepers as the mattress allows the shoulders and hips to sink into the mattress.
Medium mattress firmness is perfect if you're a side sleeper. Designed to offer support to your body whilst combatting joint pressure, a medium mattress will deliver a good nights sleep with not as much sink and will accommodate most body sizes.
A medium firm mattress is suitable for those who enjoy sleeping on their back, side or front whilst again offering the right amount of support for joint pressure. This can sometimes prove to be a good compromise for couples who prefer both a medium and firm feel of a mattress and can potentially help those that suffer from back pain.
If you enjoy sleeping on your back or stomach – the firm mattress is designed to give you the perfect amount of support. Offering a solid, supportive surface, there is enough cushioning to prevent problems at pressure points. Orthopaedic mattresses are generally included in this category.
Extra firm mattresses provide enhanced back support as the design offers a level surface to the whole body when you sleep therefore offering the sturdiest sleeping support. This extra support allows you to maintain a good posture, even whilst sleeping as it prevents your back from curving and is suitable for both front and back sleepers. Orthopaedic mattresses are also generally included in this category.
While finding the optimal mattress firmness, you will also need to consider other elements that could influence the type of mattress best suited to you. Some of the most important points include:
Though these are important to consider before buying, our ultimate suggestion to finding the perfect mattress would be to try before you buy! Visit our showroom to get a feel of the mattresses for yourself and experience it first hand. Lie on it, take your time, test it out. Come once, twice, however many times it takes to make sure you find one that suits you the best!
View our full mattress range online or speak to a member of our team about the best mattress for you, send us a message here or contact a member of our team on 0114 258 4656.