Everybody loves a good night’s sleep, and it has been a long-held belief the best way to have one is by sleeping on a soft mattress. An article in the Huffington Post says, however, that people have different ideas on how soft a bed should be, just as they have different sleeping needs. Even a relatively firm mattress can be too soft to some people, depending on the amount of comfort they can derive from it.

 

Thus, enticing descriptions of mattresses and beds, like “ultra-plush” or “excellent sleep quality”, are ultimately subjective and shouldn’t be taken on face value. First-hand experience is still the only way to decide which mattress is “best” for you.

For this reason, trusted Sacramento mattress stores, like The Healthy Bed Store, let their customers try on a bed for themselves and see if it suits their preferences. Such an experience is very important, particularly if the person who’s supposed to sleep on the bed is suffering from certain ailments like chronic back pains.

According to most medical experts, any bed that is advertised to have good back support may be suitable to people with back pain. However, they also say no single bed type is suited for everyone suffering from this ailment. Sleeping on a mattress that is too firm may cause aches in a person’s pressure points. A mattress that is too soft may also be harmful, as it can cause the sleeping person to curl up, putting unnecessary pressure on his or her back.

Reputable mattress stores in Sacramento usually advise their customers to put great stock in their relaxation first. In addition to the softness or firmness of the mattress, comfort can also be achieved in other ways. Size, for example, can be key to finding comfort among those who tend to toss around a lot in their sleep.

(Source: 5 Surprising Ways Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep And Health, Huffington Post, February 9, 2014)