Ah, a brand new mattress! Nothing quite like it. But, when shopping for a new mattress, many people make a few mistakes.

Namely, mistaking firmness for the support! So many believe that in order to get the best support for their body, they have to sacrifice comfort and plushness, but. What if we didn’t have to sacrifice comfort for support?

Why It Matters:

If a mattress does not offer adequate support, you will more than likely wake up sore or in pain. Firmness relates more to how comfortable a mattress feels initially. Whether hard or soft, the optimal firmness level goes hand-in-hand with comfort.
Additionally, over time, a lack of support can result in more serious back and neck issues. Lack of quality sleep affects every aspect of our life and health, including our immune system! In these times more than ever, our immune system being strong is very important!
Genuinely, our body needs quality rest and support in order to fully relax, allowing blood flow to rejuvenate every part of our body.

The myth…

Where did this myth come from? It’s been an old wives tale for many years that a firmer mattress is the cure to any back pain or posture issues someone might have. The truth? Is a bit more complicated than that.

Namely, there is no one type of mattress that will fit everyone. As the old saying goes, everybody is entirely unique! Sadly, what’s good for the goose is not always good for the gander, and it’s very important to listen to your body when it comes to what support you need.

Our body type affects our support needs. Someone with wider hips or shoulders will likely need a softer mattress in order to fully relax. Without a plush mattress, shoulders are not allowed to sink down, and nothing will rise up to fill the gaps in between. This can cause even worse back problems.


What’s The Best?

Most experts agree that if you’re not sure what your body type requires, go medium-firm!

However, at Sherri’s Mattresses, we offer a 90-night comfort exchange policy! If you don’t like it, within 90 days, we’ll do our best to swap out your mattress and replace it with something else! Try everything, from ultra-plush to ultra-firm, and find what’s right for you! After all, at Sherri’s Mattresses, it’s all about you!