How do I find a comfortable mattress?

- May 09, 2018-

Comfort is subjective, and there's little to be learned in the short space of time you have to try before you buy. Going in with some knowledge of mattress firmness can point you towards a model that's nice and cosy.

Your sleeping position is best suited to a particular firmness:

  • Firm: If you sleep on your stomach, a firm mattress will keep your spine aligned.

  • Medium: If you sleep on your back, it'll provide support for your spine, back and neck while keeping you comfortable.

  • Soft: Great for sleeping on your side because it'll support and contour your body's curves.

Our test results and investigation into spring mattresses found that most retailer firmness claims do not match the bed being sold. This is where our body support and stability tests are useful. Take manufacturer information with a grain of salt.