Many people are familiar with firm beds, but what about plush ones? Just as firm mattresses are rigid and stiff, plush mattresses are soft and cushioned. Choosing a level of firmness for your bed can be challenging, especially if you do not know which type of mattress you prefer. In this week’s blog, we will discuss the differences between firm and plush mattresses, the importance of proper back support, and strategies for sharing a plush mattress with someone who has different support needs.
Plush Mattress vs. Firm Mattress
Plush mattresses have extra cushioning and typically feel softer. Rather than lying on top of the rigid surface of a firm bed, sleepers will gently sink into a plush mattress. Because of their extra cushioning, plush mattresses are ideal for people who experience joint discomfort or sore pressure points. Side sleepers and back sleepers often prefer plush beds, while stomach sleepers often favor firm ones.
Why Proper Support is Essential
As we have discussed, proper back support is crucial for a good night’s sleep. Your mattress should help align your spine in a neutral position. A mattress that provides adequate support will help prevent back strain, pressure point pain, and body aches. Beds that are too soft do not hold pressure points in a way that ensures neutral alignment, while beds that are too hard push on these pressure points. It is essential to find the perfect balance for your size and sleeping position so that your back’s natural curves are supported.
Navigating Your Partner’s Different Needs
One of the biggest challenges when choosing a suitable mattress is shopping for partners with vastly different needs. Partners who are drastically different in size, have different sleeping styles, or have additional back and neck support needs can be challenging to accommodate with one mattress. While this is difficult, it is by no means impossible. Hybrid mattresses offer plush surfaces with supportive cores, making them an excellent middle ground for couples. The most crucial part of finding a mattress that meets the needs of two unique sleepers is for both parties to try out beds before they buy. If you and your partner are struggling to find a mattress that works for both of you, take a trip down to your local Sleepwell retailer and give different mattresses a try.
Sleepwell Is the Key to A Good Night’s Rest
With over 85 years in business, Sleepwell has been supplying consumers and retailers with the highest quality mattresses and bedding products in the industry. Sleepwell is a family-owned company that knows the true value of a good night’s rest and what it takes to achieve it. Our experts know how to match every customer with the right products. We service Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. You can reach us at 301‐322‐1000. Also, be sure to follow Sleepwell on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!