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Is a hard or soft mattress better to sleep on?
Firm mattresses are generally better for those experiencing back pain, as the bones absorb most of the pressure. This means there’s less stress on the muscles, veins and arteries and circulation is improved. They also spread the weight of the body more evenly, so no one point of the body gets the brunt of the pressure.
Soft mattresses are better for side sleepers and for those who like to sink into their mattress, as they cushion the shoulders & hips. A softer mattress also aligns the spine too.
We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to buying the perfect mattress, helping you get the perfect 8 hours of shut eye each night.
What’s the difference between foam & spring mattresses?
Memory foam mattresses shape to respond to the body, heat and pressure, helping to distribute body weight evenly. After use, it returns to its original shape. These properties make memory foam very comfortable for a great night’s sleep.
A spring mattress provide support through springs pushing back with certain force on the body, positioned on top of the cushioned surface. It’s made from natural materials that allow for good air flow. They also reduce sweat during sleep, keeping an optimal body temperature during the night.
What should I look for when buying a mattress?
Everyone sleeps differently. There’s a huge array of different choices to make when choosing your mattresses, from tension to your own personal sleeping positions.
Arnotts have put together a guide to buying the perfect mattress for all of your sleeping needs!
How long should a bed mattress last?
Spring mattresses usually last between 5 to 10 years before needing a replacement, while a quality memory foam mattress can last from 8 to 15 years with the right care. However this can differ depending on the mattress, how it is looked after and regular up-keep (including regular rotating).