When you imagine a good night?s sleep, you probably think of falling asleep in a soft and dreamy cloud. While those soft and fluffy mattresses feel wonderful for snoozing, firm mattresses can offer a great night?s sleep as well. Hailed by orthopedists, firm mattresses can help many people who suffer from joint pain, back issues and general sleep disorders.
Mattress firmness is the key to a restful night?s sleep. Too soft, and you won?t be supported; too hard and you will toss and turn as the bed hits pressure points all over your body. Some people with back problems find that the firm or ultra-firm mattresses give them the support they need to keep their spine in alignment, while others prefer a medium firm mattress with a pillow top, offering the dreamlike comfort of a cloud with all of the firm support needed for tired muscles and achy bones.
Firm mattresses can last longer than their softer counterparts. Particularly with low-budget mattresses, the firmness will add a couple of extra years to useful life before the mattress breaks down completely. With stronger springs and denser materials, they tend to take a little longer before they reach a stage where they can no longer be used. The best firm mattress manufacturers will offer a warranty or guarantee on the materials to ensure that your mattress stays firm for years to come. Most mattress experts suggest that you replace the mattress every 8-10 years, since mattress materials will break down over time. Plus, mattresses get full of dirt, sweat and dead skin cells over time so it is a matter of hygiene as well.