Why is mattress firmness important?
The firmness of a mattress affects how it feels when you lay on it, as well as how much support it offers while you sleep. Softer mattresses will have more give and mould to the shape of the body, while a firm mattress is stiffer and offers more support.
Not everybody likes to sleep on the same type of mattress. The mattress firmness primarily relates to comfort, but it can have health benefits too. For example, firmer mattresses can offer greater back support to those who suffer from back pain during the day to provide a comfortable night's sleep.
When choosing mattress firmness, however, it is important to consider your weight and the weight of anyone who will be using the mattress alongside you. A firmer mattress is perfect for those who may weigh more or share a bed with someone else. But what is most important is choosing the mattress firmness that is right for you.
We have plenty of options in all firmness ratings to suit everyone's needs and preferences, including soft, soft-medium, medium, medium-firm and firm. Our useful mattress firmness tool, found on this page and every mattress page, will help you to find the right mattress for your bed, giving you a perfect night's sleep every time!