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Firm or Soft Mattress – Which is better for you?

December 13, 2022 | Written by SleepyCat Team

When you’re looking for a new mattress online, one of the first choices you have to make is how firm you want your mattress to be. Do you want a soft mattress that will let your body sink in? Or Do you want a firmer feel to support you, without allowing for too much sinkage? Or, like many sleepers, you have no clue what you’re looking for?

Don’t worry, we’ll make it simpler for you.

Read on to explore the difference between the two and how landing on the right choice will get you closer to choosing the best mattress for sleeping.

Soft Mattress

Soft Mattress

1. Cosy and Buttery Feel

Soft Mattresses are known for their plush feel when you first lie on them. The thick cushioning of soft mattresses feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud!

2. Extremely Comfy

Soft mattresses give fluffy, luxurious head-to-toe comfort. How much depends on what materials are used and how it’s designed.

3. Hotel-like Mattress

Sleeping on soft, hotel-like mattress feels like you’re on vacation every day at your home!

Firm Mattress

Firm Mattress

1. Firm and Supportive Feel

The first thing you’ll notice when lying on a hard mattress is that you don’t sink into the mattress and the natural curvature of your body remains intact because of the stable and even surface of the mattress.

2. Easy Movements

When you don’t sink into the soft top layer as deeply, most people find it easier to change positions during the night.

3. Less Stress On The Back

Firm beds are excellent for keeping your spine aligned, especially if you are struggling with back problems, providing optimal pressure relief.

The choice is completely dependent on personal preference. Some prefer a soft mattress, while others prefer a firm one. But what’s important is to ensure whichever mattress you buy has the right amount of support for different parts of the body so that the spine remains in a neutral position. That is what ensures deep, more restful sleep.

Here is your guide to buying a SleepyCat Mattress based on firmness.

Ultima Mattress:

Ultima Mattress Firmness Scale

Original Mattress:

Original Mattress Firmness Scale

Hybrid Latex Mattress:

Hybrid Latex Mattress Firmness Scale

If you are still confused about which mattress to choose, check out SleepyCat’s Mattress Recommender.

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Get the luxury and comfort of a hotel pillow at home. This is supersoft, lighweight and has a smart zipper for adjusting its firmness.

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Original Mattress

Enjoy blissful sleep with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Not too soft, not too firm – it’s just right!

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Ortho Lite Mattress

Step up from an ordinary mattress with the Ortho Lite Mattress. Experience fuss-free support and premium comfort at a pocket friendly price point.

Starts at ₹ 5,249₹ 6,999
or ₹1750/month (No Cost EMI available for 3 & 6 months)