Is My Mattress Too Soft?

Is My Mattress Too Soft?

Stephen Williams |

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There’s nothing like the feeling of relaxing in your bed — particularly after a long and stressful day. But, if you find yourself sinking into your bed a bit deeper than you would like, it might be causing you spinal discomfort. Even if you prefer a soft mattress, your body needs the proper support as you sleep, promoting healthy spinal alignment. Choosing the right mattress goes beyond your personal preference. Your sleeping position and body type all play into the best level of firmness for you. Are you wondering if your mattress is too soft? Then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s look at some signs indicating that your mattress is too soft for you.

Lower-back pain

The worst feeling is waking up with a sore lower back. If you’re suffering from lower back pain when you wake up, your mattress is likely too soft. Recent studies have shown that a medium-firm bed is the best to remedy a painful lower back. Water and memory foam mattresses have been proven to help alleviate lower back pain. Memory foam mattresses mould around your body as you lie down. This can help support your spine —- cushioning the shape of your torso and limbs.

Related: How to Choose a Mattress for Lower Back Pain


Tossing and turning

We all get restless nights. It’s not always down to your mattress, either. Stress and anxiety can keep you awake all night. However, your mattress still plays an important role. If every night is uncomfortable and you find yourself constantly readjusting, your mattress might be too soft. It’s a sign your muscles can’t find a way to properly relax, as they’re still tensing to support your body.

Stomach sleeping

If you class yourself as a stomach sleeper, you’ll need to be particularly aware of the firmness of your mattress. Why? Because sleeping on your stomach can cause neck and back pain due to the unnatural way you’re lying down. Neck, shoulder and back pain are all signs your body is sinking too far into the mattress. Choosing the correct type of pillow for your sleeping position is important too. The Nuzzle™ pillow is suitable for all kinds of sleepers. An adjustable layer system allows you to adapt the pillow to your sleeping preference. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you can enjoy the soft layer to keep the neck level as you sleep.

You struggle to get out of bed

Pay attention in the mornings (if you can!) to how hard it is for you to get out of bed. This goes beyond how tired you might feel. If you struggle to pull yourself up and off your bed in the mornings, it’s probably a sign your mattress is too soft. Memory foam mattresses can contribute to that “stuck” feeling due to how they conform around your body. But, in the case of a latex-based mattress, a lack of firmness means your mattress isn’t hard enough to support you.

My mattress is too soft

After reading the above, you’ve concluded that your mattress is too soft. The next step is to find a supportive mattress which suits your needs. Check the spring count (2,000 is medium-firm). If the manufacturer offers, try it out and see how it improves your sleep quality. Sleeping is essential for your body to rest and recuperate, affecting your everyday life and health. Enhance your sense of well-being and start sleeping soundly. It's time to start being kinder to yourself.

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