Mattress Firmness and Sleeping Position is one of the important aspects to take into consideration, when you are choosing a new mattress.
Firmness, as a mattress industry term, refers to How SOFT or How FIRM mattress is. The firmness scale goes from the softest to the firmest: ULTRA PLUSH, LUXURY SOFT, SOFT, MEDIUM SOFT, LUXURY/CUSHION FIRM, MEDIUM FIRM, FIRM, EXTRA/ULTRA FIRM.
Sleeping position may vary through the night, but still there is a position which is your favorite or the most comfortable one.
- Side Sleeping position is the most common one.
- Back Sleeping position is the most recommended by the doctors.
- Stomach sleeping position is the least recommended by the doctors.
The following recommendations for the mattress firmness for each sleeping position are based on the human body skeletal and muscular structure. It is called musculoskeletal system, where all our muscles, ligaments, joints and bones, including spine, work together. Therefore, the wrong mattress choice will affect the body and cause pain in the neck or back or hip area. So, the goal is to achieve perfect spinal alignment with no pressure points.