Choosing Right Kind of Mattress Firmness
Choosing the right mattress firmness in New Zealand can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the amount and quality of sleep you get each night. More importantly, it can have a huge impact on how you feel when you wake up in the morning. For instance, sleeping on one that is too soft can leave you waking up with aches and neck pain, back and joints. Sleeping on one that is too firm, can leave you with pain in your pressure points.
The firmness of the mattress determines, in large part, how comfortable you will find the mattress. Keep in mind, though, that every person is unique. What you might find comfortable might not be the perfect firmness level for someone else. Factors such as the ones listed below, play a role in
How your body interprets firmness:
Absence or presence of medical conditions
While opposites attract in many places, opposites, when it comes to mattress firmness preferences, have long been at odds. Fortunately, there are options available to partners with different preferences in the form of Organic Latex Mattresses from Sleep City NZ at our stores. These mattresses have customizable firmness levels for each side of the bed and adjustable comfort layers that allow partners to adjust their comfort at any time. The firmness of a mattress is something that isn’t always easy to change, especially if you purchase a mattress that does not have these features. While there are things that you can do to make your mattress firmer or softer, the best option is to choose a mattress that meets your needs from the beginning.
There are some mattresses that bill themselves as one firmness fits all mattresses. What these mattresses do is go with the numbers. For example, the average sleeper prefers a mattress that falls between 5 and 7 on the firmness scale. This 5 to 7 on the firmness scale, translates to a medium to medium-firm mattress.
In other words, approximately 7 of every 10 people will find a mattress within that range comfortable. Make sure you’re within that range of firmness preference before you buy into the hype. If you prefer something softer or firmer, you’re unlikely to be happy sleeping on a mattress designed for the masses.Firmness vs. Support
Many people use the terms firmness and support interchangeably when discussing mattresses. They are not one and the same. In fact, they mean very different things when it comes to mattresses. A mattress can have superior support with the right mattress core, such as the organic dunlop latex core used in Sleep CIty's Organic and Natural Latex Mattresses, and have varying levels of comfort, such as: Firm: Best for people who sleep on their back & who prefer premium cushioned support.
Medium: Great for side sleepers who prefer a fair amount of balance between support and softness.
Medium-Firm: A perfect choice for stomach and back sleepers alike.
Extra-Firm. Best suited for back sleepers who prefer very firm sleeping surfaces.
It’s important to choose a mattress that offers an adequate amount of support for your sleep needs along with the appropriate amount of cushioning comfort to help you rest easy throughout the night.
Getting the Best of All Worlds
NZ Beds offers a variety of mattresses and firmness levels to accommodate the needs of a wide range of sleepers. Since the mattresses are not made until they are ordered, they are also among the most easily customisable mattresses on the planet.
Not only can you adjust the firmness and softness levels when ordering, but you can also adjust them once the mattress has been delivered to your home. Nzbeds offers a comfort exchange program, where you can exchange the comfort layer on your latex mattress.
You can even have one side of the bed made softer than the other by adjusting comfort layers to increase or decrease the softness of the mattress. This is a wonderful option for couples where one partner desires a firmer mattress than the other.
The truly wonderful thing about NZ Beds mattresses is that you have 100 nights to figure out what your needs may be. During this time, you can adjust your comfort layers to create the perfect balance of softness and support to get your best night’s sleep yet.
If you are considering a mattress and need a little more help determining which firmness level is best for you, the helpful mattress specialists at Sleep City NZ are always willing to assist you in making an informed decision.