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How to choose your mattress

We know sleep affects everything. Getting good sleep is very important for optimal health ,and A mattress is meant to keep you comfortable. But “comfortable” is not a standardized scale. Each sleeper has unique preferences and needs, based on their own body and sleeping style.

the best comfortable mattress for all people

How to choose a mattress?

Picking out a new mattress can be a daunting task. With this quick summary I’ve noted the most important topics you need to know when choosing a mattress.

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  1. What firmness level is right for you?– most sleepers prefer a firmness in the 4-7 out of 10 range. This is appropriate for all sleeping positions and most weight / body types. If you go 4 or below you are most likely a side sleeper. If you go above a 7 you are probably a stomach or back (anything much above a 7 isn’t great for most side sleepers).
  2. What positions do you sleep in? – Choose a mattress with a firmness that matches your needs. Side sleepers go with 3-6 out of 10. Back go with 4-7 out of 10. Stomach go with 5-7 out of 10. There will of course be outliers in each of these, but uses these as general guidelines to get started.
  3. How much do you weigh and what is your body type? – support from a mattress is directly related to your body weight. The heavier you are, the more the support foams have to work to provide optimal comfort. Weight effects how much support you will receive from your mattress based on total sinkage and pressure points.

  Depending on your weight and body type you may need a specific type of mattress or firmness to create the ideal feel and support that your body needs. There is no perfect formula or “best” mattress for everyone. I’ve provided the following guidelines to help you align your weight and preferences with the ideal mattress:  

Firmness Depending on Weight and Sleeping Position Chart

  Weight Sleeping Position
Soft Light, Average Side
Medium Light, Average, Heavy Side, Stomach, Back
Firm Heavy Back
Heavy

   Heavy people would usually do very well with mattresses ranging between medium and firm. They would place a lot more pressure on the mattress, and that’s why the natural reaction for it is to sink too low. Medium to firm ones are going to offer both support and comfort which is something quite critical. The thickness is also important here. Make sure that you go for one which is at least 10 inches thick.

  Light

  Light people are good on soft to medium firm mattresses. This is because they won’t be putting a lot of pressure on it and, as such, the sinkage is not going to be substantial. If it is a firm mattress, you are likely to actually float on top of it which is going to create a lot of  pressure points. You generally want your mattress to contour your body – that’s quite important.

You’re a lighter sleeper (150 pounds or less) and want a medium feel(4-6) – lighter sleepers don’t sink as deeply into the mattress, this can make mattresses with denser top layers not as comfortable. Universal comfort mattresses are a great fit for these sleepers. If you’re lighter I usually recommend my readers choose a mattress that’s  0.5-1 firmness points below what they feel they actually need. This is because most medium firmness feels are rated based on an average sleeper (180 pounds).

You’re an average sleeper (150-200 pounds) and want a medium feel (5-7) – you’re in the market sweet spot. Most mattresses are designed for average size sleepers. Anything in the universal comfort range or any mattress characterized as medium, medium firm or rated 5-8 out of 10 is very likely going to be a great fit.

You’re a heavier sleeper (200 pounds or more) and want a medium feel (6-7) – heavier sleepers put more pressure on the mattress, so we need to adjust for that. Look for mattresses that have a comfort layer of at least 3″. This will ensure consistent support and comfort for your size. If you have extreme cooling needs and / or you need a mattress with exceptional edge support you will likely need to consider luxury innerspring / coil-on-coil mattresses. If these needs aren’t as important for you then you can focus more on the foam side where you’ll get better contouring hug and body shaping.

You’re a lighter sleeper (150 pounds or less) and want a soft feel (3-4) – as a lighter sleeper you have the advantage of not sinking as deeply into foam mattresses. This allows you to get the cloud like comfort you’re looking for, but without being excessively hugged or creating as many heat retention issues. Mattresses characterized as soft, plush, plush soft, or in the 3-4 out of 10 range are good options.

You’re an average sleeper (150-200 pounds) and want a soft feel (3-4) – your needs are similar to lighter sleepers in this area. If you’re closer to 150 then you can follow the same rules as lighter sleepers. As you get nearer to 200 pounds you’ll want to consider the increased hug / sinkage of the mattress. Softer mattresses already have an increased level of hug and sinkage. For side sleepers this can be ideal, however for many back sleepers and almost all stomach sleepers, this will create a negative situation for the support of the mattress for you.

You’re a heavy sleeper (200 pounds or more) and want a soft feel (3-4) – this is one of the most difficult to find mattress combinations. Heavier sleepers already sink deeper within the mattress and soft mattresses amplify this further. A mattress that’s designated as soft will create dramatic sinkage and hug for heavy sleepers. It is incredibly important to find a mattress that still offers great deep compression support. This means a minimum of 4″ of comfort foam, which usually will only be found in mattresses that are 12″ or thicker. If you don’t like the foam mattress options you’re seeing a pillow-top coil mattress can be a great fit for this area. They’ll provide great deep compression support, but can still bring the soft feel you’re looking for.

You’re a lighter (14o pounds or less) or average (150-200 pounds) sleeper and want a firmer mattress (8-9) – firmer mattresses are a little easier to diagnose, mostly because there’s a smaller degree of variation in their feel…i.e. you don’t deal as much with balancing hug, cooling, contour, etc. A firmer mattress floats sleepers on the surface of the mattress, as opposed to hugging the sleepers (like many foam mattresses will). For lighter and average sleepers that want a firm feel you’ll want to look for mattresses characterized as firm or in the 8-9 out of 10 range.

You’re a heavier sleeper (200 pounds or more) and want a firmer feel (8-9) – since you’re a bit heavier you’ll want to adjust your targeted firmness. If you’re looking for something that’s an 8 out of 10 this means you’ll be looking at mattresses that are in the 8.5-9 range. Add 0.5-1 points. That said, I would recommend caution in ever going above a 9 on the firmness scale. Beyond this you are effectively sleeping on the floor.

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  Back Pain

Mattresses fit for handling back pain are those who would accommodate both side and stomach sleepers. The firmness should range between 5 and 8 depending on your weight. It is important to ensure that you lower back receive the necessary contouring.

 Hip Pain

Hip pain is caused by a range of different things, and improper spinal alignment is also one of them. With this in mind, it might be a very good idea for you to rely on a medium firm or even soft but particularly supportive bed for your lower back. That’s the main component that you should be looking forward to.

 Shoulder Pain

A range of things could cause your shoulders to ache, but it’s usually a mattress that’s too firm. This is especially experienced by people who prefer to sleep on their sides more than any other sleeping position. Therefore, we would strongly suggest going for a softer mattress which would be somewhere around 3 to 5 on the firmness scale.

Firmness vs. Support

Quite a lot of people regard firmness and support as the same thing. This, as we’ve already mentioned above, is not correct.

The firmness measures the immediate feeling that you get as you first lie down on your mattress.

The support, on the other hand, refers to the way the same keeps your spine in perfect alignment.

You can easily have a rather soft mattress which offers a lot of support or a firm one which is also supportive, but it creates a lot of different pressure points which makes it counterproductive.

When you go ahead and pick your mattress, it is quite important to make sure that you separate the firmness as well as the support and have them both in mind. The firmness is just the way your bed feels.

You would also have to make sure that it’s comfortable, that it relieves pressure, that it’s cool and all the other things of the kind. For instance, a firm mattress might fail to deliver the necessary contouring and, hence, it wouldn’t be appropriate for people who prefer to sleep on their sides. These are just a few of the considerations that you’d want to take into account.

In any case, it’s important to keep all those in mind and make sure that the product delivers a proper feel altogether.

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