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All About Firm Mattresses

Do you sleep on your back or stomach? If so, then a firm mattress might be just what the doctor ordered for a supportive night’s rest. By definition, a firm mattress offers the least amount of “give” when you push down on its surface. Firm mattress fans make statements like: “I like to sleep on my mattress, not in it” or “Years later, I want my mattress to feel like the day I bought it.” You don’t need to sleep on a carpeted floor to get the level of support you desire. We have high-quality firm mattresses to resolve your biggest sleep issues

Level of firmness is subjective

As you may expect, there is no universal standard for firmness. Sleeping on a “firm” mattress doesn’t mean lying on a slab of concrete. Each manufacturer sets their own subjective scale, so keep an open mind as you work with a sleep specialist and don’t rely solely on descriptors. Even our “plush” mattresses run the full gamut between firm and pillow top.

Who should buy a firm mattress?

Generally speaking, firm mattresses are ideal for:

  • Stomach sleepers
  • Some back sleepers
  • Overweight sleepers
  • People who hate the feeling of “sinking down” into a mattress

You may NOT want a firm mattress if you:

  • Have arthritis
  • Sleep on your side
  • Have a sleep partner who likes softer surfaces

What about back pain sufferers?

In the past, it was believed that very firm mattresses were best for people with low back pain. Today, research suggests back pain sufferers get the best sleep on a semi-firm mattress, rather than the softest or the firmest mattresses.

Where to buy firm mattresses in Portland, OR

Mattress World Northwest carries an extensive line of the best firm mattresses by leading manufacturers. We are confident you’ll find a mattress in our inventory that suits your needs, so bring your favorite pillow and plop down on our store models for a good 15 minutes to feel the difference for yourself!

Our sleep specialists are standing by to answer your questions about firm mattresses and help you find the key to a more restful, relaxing sleep.