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How do I know if a softer mattress is for me?

There are a few factors that affect whether a soft mattress is the right firmness for you. Read on to find out.

Sleeping position

Soft mattresses are best designed for anyone who prefers to sleep on their side. This is because side sleepers benefit from the body-moulding mattress surface, relieving pressure points such as the hips and shoulders. Our softest mattress firmness ensures healthy spinal alignment due to providing cushioning to the hips and shoulders whilst you sleep in this position. If you're a preferred back or stomach sleeper, the mattress surface will be too soft and will promote incorrect spinal alignment and could cause back or hip pain. Front and back sleepers should opt for firm mattresses that are best designed to support you in these sleeping positions with the spine correctly aligned. An extra firm mattress is suitable for stomach sleepers and back sleepers, however, this should only be opted for if you suffer from back or joint pain.

Stature

You want your new softer mattress to be durable and last as many years as possible. Because this is the softest mattress in our range, your body weight affects how much pressure the mattress holds and therefore the longevity of the mattress composition, whether that's pocket spring mattresses or memory foam mattresses. With this in mind, a soft mattress can best support people with lighter statures, ensuring they sleep soundly, receiving total body support with adequate pressure relief. For those preferred side sleepers with average or larger statures, you may wish to opt for a medium mattress that has a more rigid mattress composition, designed to support your weight and provide a good night's sleep.

What sizes of softer mattresses do we stock?

At Mattressman, we stock soft mattresses in our range that include single (90cm x 190cm), small double (120cm x 190cm), double (135cm x 190cm), king size (150cm x 200cm), super king (180cm x 190cm), king size zip and link (150cm x 200cm) and super king zip and link (180cm x 200cm).

What types of soft mattresses are available?

There are several mattress types in our softer mattress range, to find the right one for you, read through our pocket sprung, open coil, memory foam, latex and hybrid mattress sections.

Pocket springs and open coil

Pocket sprung mattresses offer brilliant support for preferred side sleepers. Because pocket springs move individually, it ensures that the mattress surface can mould to the contours of your body whilst you're sleeping. Promoting healthy spinal alignment and total body support, you can rely on a pocket sprung mattress to avoid motion transfer if you share a bed with your partner, meaning you won't feel them moving around in the night.
Open coil mattresses are made of a continuous wire that runs up and down the bed to form the spring unit. Seeing as all the springs are connected, you cannot avoid motion transfer like pocket sprung mattresses do. Fantastic budget options, these softer mattresses support you in your preferred side sleep position.

Memory foam mattresses

Originally produced by NASA for astronauts on spacecraft, memory foam moulds to the contours of your body as you sleep. A memory foam mattress is comprised of millions of tiny holes that seep out air when pressure is applied, allowing the surface to adapt to your body shape. Because your compressing the air out of the memory foam mattress it means that it will trap heat which is not necessarily best designed for hot sleepers. Included amongst our range are other foam mattresses such as reflex foam mattresses, a cheaper alternative that avoids your body heat increasing too much.

Natural latex

Similar to a memory foam mattress but comprised of natural latex that provides a bouncier mattress surface. Latex mattresses tend to be more expensive because they are incredibly durable, with many lasting over 10 years without any mattress deterioration.

Hybrid mattresses

Included in our range of softer mattresses are hybrid options. Usually combining a traditional spring unit with foam layers or a comfort layer, a hybrid mattress provides the support of a traditional sprung mattress and the comfort of a memory foam, reflex foam or latex comfort layer.

What soft mattress fillings are there?

At Mattressman, we include a variety of mattress fillings so there is something for everyone in our soft mattresses range. Mattresses that include synthetic, polyester or hypoallergenic fillings are great for those who suffer from hayfever or allergies, as the fibre fillings have tight pore sizes which make it difficult for dust mites to pass through. Memory foam is also hypoallergenic, so you can sink deeper into one of the softest mattresses and sleep well knowing that this soft mattress goes beyond your personal preference.
We also have many softer mattresses with fillings such as natural wool, cotton, silk, cashmere and many more. Breathable with cooling features, providing extra softness, insulating and so much more. These types of soft bed aren't great for hayfever or allergy sufferers as the fillings have large pore sizes, making it easy for dust mites to build up.