Soft or firm — How about both?

The correct mattress for you is determined by your body type and flexibility. Dr. Howard Levy, an Emory University professor of orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation says, “If you’re on too soft a mattress, you’ll start to sink down to the bottom. But on too hard a mattress you have too much pressure on the sacrum, and on the shoulders, and on the back of the head.”

Dr. Levy says that, for most people, “a medium-firm mattress, or a firm mattress with a softer pillow top, will give your spine that ‘just-right’ balance of support and cushioning.”

Making the Commitment

Thanks to advancements in comfort and durability, the average American will only need to purchase a new mattress four times in his or her life. It might not sound like a big deal, but it’s estimated that people spend nearly one third of their lives on a mattress. A new mattress is a significant purchase, so it’s important to spend some time considering your options. Be honest about your preferences and make sure you balance the priorities of comfort and support. A Goodnight Sleepstore is a virtual wonderland of best-rest testing, so take advantage of the opportunity to lie around all day. Come see us. We’ll help you find the kind of bed you can commit to.

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