Why Choose a Very Firm Mattress?
Very firm mattresses have the sturdiest sleeping surface and the highest comfort grade of all the different types of mattresses. An extra firm mattress offers an enhanced level of support. So, these are the best mattresses for back pain, providing more support than firm mattresses. You can rest assured that you will have a good night’s sleep as your pain is soothed.
Very firm mattresses are also great for those who sleep on their back or are a heavier build as it offers great spine support and distributes weight evenly. They not only offer great support for those with back, neck, or joint pain, but they provide additional support to pressure points.
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What are the Different Types of Extra Firm Mattresses Available?
An extra firm mattress comes in a wide range of sizes including extra firm single mattresses, to double, even king size extra firm mattresses, and everything in between. So, no matter what bed frame or size room you have, you’ll find one to fit. For more information, look at our Mattress Size Guide.
Which type of mattress you choose depends on your personal preference. There are also pocket spring mattresses available in an extra-firm comfort grade range. They have individual springs that move independently to match your body shape, this type relieves pressure around your body. Meanwhile, our very firm traditional spring mattresses contain a series of connected springs that offer support over the entire mattress.
Will an Extra Firm Mattress Get Softer?
If you are buying a firm mattress to help soothe back pain, you may be wondering if your mattress will get softer over time. Our very firm mattresses are built to retain their firmness and are designed for those that require additional support and a harder sleeping surface, so you can rely on them for the long haul. If you are looking to add more softness and comfort to your extra firm mattress, our range of mattress toppers will add that extra layer of cushion onto your mattress.
And if a very firm mattress is too firm for your needs, then perhaps a firm mattress is a better fit for you. You also need to take into account your sleeping position, as very firm mattresses are best suited for those who sleep on their back, so if you sleep on your side a medium mattress is perfect for you.
For more information about your sleeping position, take a look at our guide on The Best Type Of Mattress Based On Your Sleeping Position.