Is an Extra Firm Mattress Right for You?

Extra Firm Mattress

You need a new mattress. Because you want the best of the best, you’ve already decided upon a premium mattress, like those made by PranaSleep. First off- congrats on making it this far choosing so well! What is next, though? Beyond the brand, how do you actually pick a new luxury mattress? One of the most important decisions you have to make when buying a new mattress is choosing the comfort level. This refers to how Firm or Soft, also known as Plush within the mattress industry, your new mattress will be. While a mattress doesn't need to be Firm in order to offer the support you need, in some situations a Firm mattress may be the better choice for you.

A Firm mattress provides stable, lower-back support and is ideal for back sleepers. What about for those who like a seriously stiff bed? Is there anything even more solid and sturdy than just a Firm comfort feel? Yes! PranaSleep offers special sleepers like this the option of an Extra Firm mattress.

These mattresses are often associated with improved spinal alignment, breathability, circulation, and reduced pain. Beyond these benefits, some people simply prefer how they feel. Everyone has unique likes and dislikes when it comes to their mattress and their bed. While Extra firm mattresses come with a variety of benefits which can help to provide you with a fantastic night of sleep, they are not for everyone. If any of the following apply to you, they are certainly worth looking into.

#1 Larger Individuals May Sleep Better on an Extra Firm Mattress

It’s not spoken about very often, but mattresses do have weight limits. In general, conventional mattresses are designed to support people weighing up to 250 pounds. For mattresses designed to accommodate two sleepers, like Queens and Kings, this means 250 pounds per side, or a 500-pound total weight limit. If you and your bed partner, or you alone, are pushing this weight limit, a Firm mattress may not feel very Firm at all. The further your body sinks into a mattress, the more it will curve your spine. An Extra Firm mattress is a better option to provide a large or tall body with the support it needs.

#2 You Won’t Disturb Your Partner

These beds are quite rigid. The increased stability offered by an Extra Firm mattress has several other practical benefits for those who share a bed. First, it means that neither one of you will roll towards the center and lie in a crevice or depression while sleeping. It also means that the whole bed doesn’t bounce nearly as much when one person moves. If your partner leaves earlier than you, he or she won’t wake you up when leaving the bed. You won’t disturb your partner if you move and roll around in the night.

#3 You Will Sleep Cooler

Many sleepers report Extra Firm mattresses sleep cooler than other options. This is because rather than sinking into the material of your bed, you lie on top of it. Therefore, your body heat is released into the air rather than back into the mattress. You stay cool and dry, all night long!

#4 Those with Vascular Disease Will Find Additional Benefits

Extra Firm mattresses do not encase or surround the body, easing movement as well as increasing circulation. This increased blood flow makes these mattresses a fantastic choice for sleepers suffering from vascular disease, including blood clots, varicose veins, and even diabetes.

What Extra Firm Mattresses does PranaSleep Offer?

We offer several options for Extra Firm luxury mattresses. Within our innerspring PranaSleep Karma Collection, there is the Peace Extra Firm. This mattress features a blend of a strong coil system with high-quality foams and fabrics, plus superior engineering and patented processes for a mattress that offers true edge to edge comfort. We are so sure you will love the experience of sleeping on this mattress that it is guaranteed for 10 years. If you prefer Talalay Latex to innerspring coils, we have an Extra Firm mattress in our flagship PranaSleep Collection as well. The Nidra Extra Firm is perfect for those seeking a mattress with a very firm surface with the added benefit of conformance. It is ideal for back sleepers who prefer a supportive feel without feeling like their bed is too hard or board-like. 

Remember, when it comes to the comfort level of a new mattress, it really is up to the individual. The best way of working out whether an Extra Firm mattress is for you is to test one out for yourself. We recommend visiting a PranaSleep retail partner to lie down on one. You’ll know pretty quickly whether an Extra Firm mattress is too firm for you or just right.


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