Why a firm mattress?
Customers often tell us they want a firm mattress, but they don’t always know why? Here are some things you might like to consider before you make your final decision.
The supportive nature of a firm mattress helps with spine alignment, especially if you prefer sleeping on your back.
A firm mattress is considered better for tummy sleepers because a more supportive stable surface reduces dip of the lower back.
Sleeper frame size and body weight
Generally, a heavier a person will experience quality sleep for longer on a firm mattress than a softer one. There are no fixed industry guidelines, but if a person weighs 15 stone or more, then a firmer feel mattress is likely to provide better comfort and support.
Now we come to one of the reasons why TEMPUR® is different: our mattresses have been engineered to suit all shapes and sizes. Ultimately it all comes down to what you like, which is why when you order online, direct from TEMPUR®, we offer you the chance to take our 100 night mattress trial. Love it or send it back!
This is just as important as the rest of your bed and is often overlooked. If your neck and shoulders are not aligned and comfortable, you may still not achieve restful sleep. Filled with pressure relieving TEMPUR® Material, we offer you a choice of styles ranging from classic rectangular pillows, to ergonomic shaped ones. All are designed to offer optimal head and neck support. Our 30 night pillow trial means you can find out which one helps you to fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer.
More hints and tips
To be sure you select the correct sized mattress, view our Mattress and Bed Size Guide.
For enhanced sleep quality, it is important to support your mattress with the right kind of bed base. For tips and information, view our guide to Choosing the Right Bed Base.