Thanks for responding.
Is there a rule of thumb you use to decide if someone should choose a soft, medium or firm option regarding a mattress purchase?
I am 5' 6" tall, 155 lbs. and primarily a stomach sleeper with some time spent on my side.
I've purchased beds that were too soft or gave me a "sinky" feeling and several that were too firm despite feeling medium at the retail store.
Does this vary depending on whether one buys an innerspring, memory foam or latex mattress?
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks much. Peter
Your size allows you to indulge yourself...as opposed to a heavy person, which creates some restrictions as to what will hold them.
You're going to want some surface softness for comfort & pressure point relief...but not too much, as a stomach sleeper will prefer a firmer, rather than softer mattress.
That "sinking feeling" is produced by memory foam. Memory foam is the worst material ever invented for this purpose...and for a whole lot of reasons.
Some companies use latex and memory foam. The latex is good. In fact, it's the best upholstery material that has ever been.
So, firm, but not too firm...a little plushness at the surface, but not too much. Achieve the feel you want with latex and totally avoid any memory foam...and you should be happy and sleeping well for many years.
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