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What is a double extra firm mattress?

'Double' relates to the size of the mattresses, whereas 'extra firm' refers to the mattress's tension. Both mattress firmness and which mattress size you opt for are important considerations.

Double mattress

Our double mattresses measure 4'6" wide and 6'3" long. Double mattresses are incredibly popular among anyone sharing a bed as they provide a spacious sleeping surface without overpowering the majority of bedrooms. However, if you sleep alone, you may find that the additional space a double bed offers compared to a single or small double bed isn't necessary. Moreover, a small double bed is seen as a brilliant space-saving alternative for smaller bedrooms. A simple way to assess whether a double mattress and bed suit you is to measure the designated bedroom to see if the room can accommodate a double bed.

Extra firm tension

Your sleeping position will likely determine which mattress tension you choose. Soft and medium mattresses are designed for side sleepers, with the mattress's surface cushioning the hip and shoulder while side sleeping. If you alternate between front and back sleeping, a medium firm mattress is ideal; the mattress's surface is soft enough to accommodate side sleepers yet firm enough to support the spine whilst front and back sleeping.

Firm and extra firm mattresses are solely compatible with front and back sleepers. The firm mattress surface ensures adequate spinal support and even weight distribution; a firmer mattress can potentially cause lower back pain with excessive side sleeping. Depending on your sleeping preferences, a softer mattress or a firmer sleeping solution may be necessary. 

What's the difference between a firm and an extra firm mattress?

Our extra firm mattresses feature the sturdiest sleeping surface of our entire mattress collection and are tailor-made for anyone suffering from minor back pain, neck problems or issues with joints and hips. The best extra firm mattresses offer fantastic support without compromising the mattress's comfort offerings.

What does our double extra firm mattress range consist of?

Our extra firm mattress collection features various compositions, ensuring we feature something for every sleeper. Please note our memory foam mattresses feature soft, medium, medium firm and firm tensions; however, we don't stock extra firm memory foam mattresses.

Open coil mattresses

Open coil mattresses are considered budget-friendly options; however, despite a cheaper price point, open coil mattresses offer great comfort and support. This mattress type comprises a strong and supportive metal spring unit wound into coils to form the mattress's core. Open coil structures are particularly popular among firm and extra firm mattresses as they're renowned for providing a firm sleeping surface.

Pocket sprung mattresses

For tailored support offerings, a pocket-sprung mattress is the best extra firm mattress you could opt got. Each spring is encased in a fabric sleeve and reacts to individual body movements to apply targeted support and pressure relief. Another appeal of pocket-sprung mattresses is their 'motion isolation' properties; as pocket springs independently react to pressure applied to the mattress, any movements your partner makes won't impact your sleep.

Natural fillings

Our collection of natural mattresses consists of cotton and wool fillings. These materials are recognised for their sumptuous comfort. Additionally, cotton wicks away moisture to ensure a cool and dry sleeping surface.

Shopping with Mattressman

Courtesy of our affordable prices and user-friendly website, your brand-new mattress is within easy reach. For the perfect extra firm mattress, you can rely on Mattressman.

Free delivery

Our extra firm mattress collection qualifies for free next working day delivery (08.00 am - 06.00 pm) provided it's in stock and ordered before 4 pm.

60-night sleep trial

It can be challenging to settle on the perfect mattress, and with so many different mattress types available, you want to be sure your new extra-firm mattress is the ideal fit. With this in mind, any mattress purchased alongside a mattress protector is eligible for our 60-night sleep trial.

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