How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Individual Body Type

One of the hardest commercial choices to make is choosing a mattress.  Do you go with one that’s hard?  What if it doesn’t offer any support?  What if it’s comfortable, but the type isn’t right for your body?


You should know that there are many different types of mattresses.  There are firm mattresses, which offer no extra padding.  If you have lower back pain, this type might be right for you.  They work on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the hardest.  Cushioned firm mattresses are not firm, but they’re not plush either.  They offer support and also work on the same scale as firm mattresses.


The plush mattress is very popular among light sleepers.  You’ll receive extra foam layering on top of the coils, which provide even more comfort and support.  Like the other two, these mattresses work on a scale of one to 10.


Memory foam mattresses are generally great for any body type, but you have to remember that it will take 15 minutes for this mattress to respond to your body’s specific heat and settle correctly.  This means what feels good for the first few minutes, might not feel good later.


When you’re at the mattress store shopping for the right type of mattress for your body, remember that you want to look for comfort and support.  After all, you won’t sleep well if you’re uncomfortable!  Your spine should have its normal curve when you’re laying flat and it should be straight when you’re lying on your side.

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