Can a mattress be too firm?
The simple answer is yes, it can. If you wake up in the morning with back, shoulder or neck pain, your mattress may be too firm for your needs. Also, look out for pain in certain areas like the hips or shoulders (especially if you’re a side-sleeper), which may indicate that your mattress is creating pressure points.
If your mattress doesn’t contour to the shape of your body, then it’s not doing its job, even if you’ve gone for an extra firm option. A dead giveaway that your mattress is not the right firmness for you is if you stay overnight in a hotel and get a better night’s sleep than you usually do, then your mattress is probably too firm.
The easiest way to combat this without buying a new mattress (especially if you’ve only just bought your current version) is to add a pillow topper. Conversely, if your mattress is too soft, you can add an extra firm mattress topper to give you the support you need.
Buying the right mattress isn’t just a financial investment; it’s an investment in your health and well-being. If you’re unsure whether you need an extra firm mattress or if another option would suit you better, talk to our friendly team, and we’ll be happy to help you make the right decision.