Firm Mattresses or Futons
Why Choose a Firm Mattress or Futon
Choosing the wrong mattress or futon to sleep on can cause a myriad of problems. Aside from the soreness and stiffness that can accompany the wrong kind of mattress, there is also the lack of rejuvenating sleep. Knowing how you sleep is very important to selecting the right mattress. For firmness, if you sleep primarily on your stomach or back, a firm mattress is an ideal choice. The right firm mattress supports, proper circulation and blood flow, relaxed muscles and joints as well as proper spine alignment for optimal body recovery. Although there is no such thing as one perfect mattress for all, because we are all different sizes, ages and shapes with different needs, if you are experiencing trouble sleeping and are waking up sore and tired, it is time to look into replacing your mattress.
Is a Firm Mattress or Futon Better Than Medium Firm?
A firm mattress or futon is good for all sleepers, but ideal for back and stomach sleepers. In some instances, a medium firm mattress or futon is so similar to that of a firm mattress, that it is almost negligible. Medium firm and firm can feel very similar and both can work for most people. A firm mattress is better suited for heavier and older people than medium firm, as it provides more support. Also firmer is better for back and stomach sleepers but can be uncomfortable for some side sleepers.
Firmer Can Be Better
Studies have been conducted testing the the difference in patients sleeping on medium-firm and firm mattresses. It was discovered that patients suffered less pain when sleeping on firm and medium firm mattresses compared to the patients that slept on than patients lying on extra firm and soft mattresses. This is why most quality mattress and futon manufacturers offer a 30 day comfort guarantee, allowing you to swap out one mattress for another one if it is not comfortable. It is difficult when dealing with companies that only sell one mattress, as they do not have any alternative to swap it out for.
What Is The Perfect Firm Mattress
The perfect firm mattress or futon must offer enough support for your lower back, yet it must be forgiving enough to contour to your body's natural curves. You want an even surface to your mattress or futon that is not too soft and not too firm. Firm mattresses are perfect for stomach sleepers as you don’t want your lower back to curve when sleeping on a mattress that is too soft. Most sleepers move around to different positions during the night. This is one reason why memory foam mattresses are so popular. The memory foam will conform to curves of your hips and shoulders, while a firmer comfort layer, such as latex provides the firmness to support the back.
Firm Mattresses and Futons by The Futon Shop
The Futon Shop offers a wide array of Organic & Green Mattresses with different feels. If you are looking for a Firm Mattress here is a break down of the Firm Mattresses The Futon Shop offers by ingredients. Click if you want to know what type of mattress is right for your sleep position. Click to read about mattress lifespans.
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