By: David Keam
President of the Best Sleep
Let’s discuss MATTRESS FEEL
Aside from personal preference, a main factor when choosing a suitable mattress, one that makes you feel great is all about spine health. The spine naturally has three slight curves, and they need to be supported even when you are horizontal. A good mattress will hold your body in a neutral position. This means your spine will be held in its natural slight curve, and your head, shoulders, rear end, and heels are properly aligned. On an ideal mattress, you should feel zero pressure, as if you’re floating. Over time, the right mattress helps relax muscles, encourage healthier sleep, and even improves overall posture. A wrong mattress can leave you waking up with back or shoulder pain.
Firmness in a mattress has ‘0’, nothing to do with how it feels. This is a total misconception and makes a buying decision far harder than it needs be. A quality mattress made with high density products is firm no matter how soft it feels. The firmness comes out of the quality. Salespeople with no idea what they are talking about just say hard is firm and soft is not. High quality top of the line mattresses is ALL firm in their support, and ALL provide said support without any pressure spots; therefor they feel soft. Feel is how you like it; it is not an explanation of firmness.
It is important to note that mattress feel is not just split into two categories, it is more of a spectrum. This means there is lots of options. In order to get exactly what you want and need, it is worth spending time to talk with one of our Comfort Specialists, reading the information on our Website and simply taking the time to lay around (video link) and rest drive our mattress options in the store.
So how do you choose what’s right for you?
This is simply about taking your time. Don’t punch the mattress and don’t sit down on the mattress to determine if it is the right one for you. LAY DOWN and try the mattress, please see my article and videos on this important topic: TIPS FOR BUYING A NEW MATTRESS.
You will own this product for 30,000 hours if you purchased it correctly. Thus taking an hour to pick it is something we would love to offer you the opportunity to do.
Also please go check out a couple of other ‘big’ retail stores and get the best information and specifications you can and then come and talk to us and let's do an honest comparison.
Buying the right mattress for you, that will make your life so much better can be done, only if you take the time to learn and try and then talk about how it’s made with people who care. If you do this right, it’s a one every 8 to 10 years thing you. Need to do…but, if it’s done wrong its every 3 years! So, Best Sleep help you do it right and save you money and time and make sure you get an amazing sleep.
Best Sleep Centre is here to help – we have plenty of in depth reviews of both firm and soft mattresses for your consideration, to help you make an informed choice.
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