Helpful Guides & Tips for Firm Mattresses
If you’re looking for extra support in bed, our range of firm mattresses is worth exploring. Ideal if you like sleeping on your back or your stomach, this kind of mattress can support your weight without causing pain to pressure points, such as your heels, toes, buttocks, ribcage, elbows, shoulders and head.
Comfort is a very subjective area and what might be the right resistance for one person may be completely wrong for another so it’s important to know what kind of tension suits you before you buy.
If your mattress is too soft and unsupportive, you can sink into it too deeply and cause your back to curve. If your surface is too hard, meanwhile, you can put too much pressure on different parts of your body, leading to aches, pains and stiffness. A decent firm mattress can prevent your spine from arching as you sleep, helping you to keep a healthy alignment and avoid back pain, stiffness and other bodily aches.
We offer a selection of hard mattresses made from a variety of materials, including memory foam, reflex foam, latex and pockets springs, in a range of sizes, depths and spring counts.
If you gravitate towards very firm mattresses, an orthopaedic mattress may be right for you. Especially designed to evenly distribute your weight, these models could help you to put a stop to back, neck, shoulder and hip pain.
To find out more about this collection, check out the products on this page.
The amazing health benefits of a firm mattress
More and more people are waking up to how important staying healthy is. While many think of obvious factors like diet or exercise, it can be easy to overlook how important sleep is. Getting around 8 hours sleep each night is essential for our health. To achieve this, you need to make sure your bedding provides the comfort and stability to rest properly. What you sleep on is important and something that you should take time to get right.
Make sure you get the right feel
This may seem counterintuitive but it is recommended to select a firm mattress to help combat pain in your back or spine when you sleep. A firm mattress is particularly good after a hard day's work where you may have been sitting for long periods. The stability that your bedding provides here will help greatly in reducing any pain you may currently feel.
Here are a few other amazing benefits of using a firm mattress.
Peaceful rest and good alignment
The human body is not built to sleep properly on a very soft surface. The lack of support this type of bedding provides will only add to any discomfort. A major reason for this lies in the way your body will naturally compensate for any unusual positions you adopt when asleep. On any softer mattresses, this will see your spine aligned incorrectly which will cause you pain in the long term.
By using a firm mattress, you are helping your body to sleep peacefully and with the correct alignment. This will help you feel more refreshed when you wake from a night's sleep as well. A firm mattress will also help your spine to realign at night if you have been bending during the day.
Correct distribution of your body weight
It is really important to ensure that your body weight is properly distributed when you rest. Softer mattresses simply do not allow for this and can lead to pain in the spine, joints or muscles of the body. Over time, the lack of support this type of bedding provides could build up into conditions like severe back pain. A firm mattress, however, will distribute your body weight evenly to avoid this.
Rejuvenation for your body
One of the key health benefits of a good night's sleep is the opportunity it gives your body to rest and repair. Sleeping for the recommended 8 hours each night allows your cells to renew and your body to perform the actions it needs to stay healthy. A firm mattress to sleep on will allow you to nod off and not be uncomfortable in the night.
Order online today
To find the perfect firm mattresses, browse our wide selection online today. All offer the above benefits and are handmade in the UK. With 24 hour free delivery, it will be with you as soon as possible once ordered.
How can I make my mattress firmer?
We experience different levels and quality of sleep throughout our lives. During times of stress and change, our sleep can be radically affected. Mental health can also affect how well we sleep, and if you're a woman, you may notice a change in sleep quality depending on where you are in your monthly cycle. If you think your mattress may be to blame for how well you're sleeping and you're looking to make it firmer, then we have a few tips you may like to consider.
Turn your mattress
Some mattresses need turning or flipping from end to end to ensure equal wear on the materials. If you've never turned your mattress and it's not giving you the support you need, you might find that turning it will give a firmer feel.
The DIY fix
A quick and simple tip to make your mattress firmer and more supportive is to try putting a sheet of plywood underneath it. This can help to give the feel of a firmer mattress and is an easy fix, but it isn't necessarily the best for your back.
Check (or lose) the base
It could be that the box springs in your base are weakened, making your mattress feel less firm. However, if you really want to give your mattress a more orthopaedic feel temporarily, try putting it on the floor for some serious support.
Invest in a mattress topper
Mattress toppers are available in all levels of support from super-soft to orthopaedic firm. If you share a bed and your mattress is right for your partner but not for you, you could try using a single size firm mattress topper to create some support on your side of the bed.
Consider your sleeping conditions
It may sound silly but perhaps it's not the firmness of your mattress that's to blame for your poor night's sleep. Try adjusting the temperature in your bedroom and see if that makes a difference. Leave a window open slightly for a constant breeze and to aid air circulation and quality. A stuffy bedroom isn't conducive to a great night's slumber.
Invest in a new mattress
Constant wear can reduce the firmness rating of your mattress over time, which is why it is advised that you replace your mattress at least once every eight to ten years. When you think about the amount of use they get, that should come as no surprise. We all want a bed that we long to fall into at the end of the day, somewhere where we can drift off to sleep easily and peacefully, and wake rested and ready for anything. A quality mattress can make all the difference to your sleep, your comfort, and how well rested you feel, offering the right levels of support for your needs.
If you're not comfortable with your mattress and you're looking for something firmer, check out our selection of firm mattresses where you'll be able to find a mattress that delivers the ideal level of support for you. You shouldn't compromise on your sleep - so don't compromise on your mattress either.