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Why You Should Buy a Firm Mattress

Choosing a good mattress can be difficult, and the wrong mattress can cause poor sleep and back pain. If you already have back trouble, an old or low-quality mattress could make the problem worse. Without proper rest, you won't be as productive at work and you won't be able to enjoy time with your family on weekends. A firm mattress is more durable and better for your back than a softer model. Here are some more reasons why you should buy a firm mattress.

Good Weight Distribution

Your mattress should support your body and keep your spine straight while you sleep. You shouldn't feel any uncomfortable lumps or hard spots, and the mattress shouldn't be so soft that you sink into it and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. With the right mattress, you can lie down and feel like you're floating on air.

Most of the time, larger people need firmer mattresses because a model that's too soft will sink down too far and wear out faster. A firm mattress can even prevent bedsores for people with illnesses that force them to spend more time in bed.

Better Breathing

A mattress that's too soft increases the risk of breathing problems like sleep apnea or SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, in babies. If you sleep on your stomach on a soft mattress, you'll sink into the material. Since you'll be surrounded by fabric, breathing will be more difficult and you could feel like you're suffocating. With a hard mattress, your spine will be in a better position, allowing your lungs to take in more oxygen while you sleep.

Less Movement

If you're sleeping with your spouse, a firmer mattress will keep both of you from rolling toward the center of the bed in your sleep because of indentations. A firm mattress will also move less when your spouse gets into bed, rolls over, or wakes up for a midnight snack. That way, you'll both be more comfortable and you'll get better sleep.

At JCPenney, you can choose from a wide range of firm mattresses from top quality brands like Serta, Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and Beautyrest. Every size is available, from twin mattresses for kids to luxurious California kings.

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