Mattresses come in a wide variety of textures, from very soft to very firm. Firmness is a matter of personal preference, but you should keep your sleeping position, weight, and any special circumstances in mind when you're making your choice.
Try not to confuse support with firmness - whether your mattress is very soft or very firm, your head, neck, and spine should be in alignment when you lay down and you shouldn't feel any pressure in sensitive spots like your hips, shoulders, or lower back. A firmer mattress doesn't necessarily mean a more supportive one!
Goldilocks knew that a mattress needs to feel “just right” if you want to have a good sleep! A mattress that is too firm or too soft can lead to back pain, pressure points, insomnia, and disturbed sleep, so it’s important to find the right fit for your sleep health. Luckily, we’ve created an easy-to-understand guide that should help you make the right choice!
The biggest thing that affects what firmness of mattress you need is your sleeping position. For optimal sleep health, choose a mattress that isn't too soft or too firm to keep your back supported. You shouldn't feel any pressure points when you lay on your mattress and your whole body should be supported equally. It’s important to choose a mattress that keeps your head, neck, and spine in alignment throughout the night to avoid muscle pain.
Above all else, you need to choose a mattress that feels comfortable to you! Here are a few guidelines to help you make your decision:
When you're trying out a mattress for the first time, lay on it and relax for at least 20 minutes before making a decision about whether you like the firmness or not. Some materials, like memory foam, take time to conform to your body.
The LunaZen mattress is designed with the perfect medium-soft firmness (about a 5 on the firmness scale), making it the ideal choice for most sleepers. We know that purchasing a mattress online without the chance to try it in-store can be intimidating. That's why we offer a 100-night trial period with every purchase! If you haven’t fallen in love by then, we will take it back and donate it to someone in need.