If you sleep on your back or your stomach or have a larger build, then we would strongly recommend considering a firm mattress.
In all of these cases, a firm mattress will offer the best night’s sleep. This is because it will keep the spine aligned, prevent your shoulder and pelvic areas from sinking in too deeply, and support the lighter parts of your body. All of this enables the spine to remain in its optimal position and prevents the body from sagging.
Sagging into a mattress can quickly lead to back or neck pains.
Choosing the desired firmness of a mattress depends largely on the individual person and body type. Weight, height, preferred sleeping position, and individual needs and preferences are all factors that determine the level of firmness you need. For example, a person sleeping on their stomach and weighing 60 kg will not need the same type of firmness as someone who weighs 90 kg.
If you’re taller or heavier, then a firm mattress would be better for you.
You can also revert back to our guide on choosing the right degree of firmness to help you choose.