Mattress Firmness Guide: How to Choose the Right Firmness  

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Choosing the right mattress firmness is a crucial step to finding a mattress that will treat you right for years to come. 


Whether shopping in-store on online, there are important factors to consider when it comes to mattress firmness:

  1. Choosing the right firmness for your body type
  2. Choosing the right firmness for your sleep style
  3. Choosing the right style of mattress


These three elements are covered in greater detail in this MATTRESS FIRMNESS GUIDE from Mattress Reviews by


Most importantly: Sometimes the feel of a mattress will change a bit over the first few months after you buy it. Make sure that the store or website you buy from has a generous return policy. 


Many online mattress companies now give you as much as 120 nights to try the mattress at home, with full returns and free mattress pickup if you change your mind. Some stores offer similar policies, though be sure to check out for hidden conditions (e.g. reselection only; restocking fees; additional purchases required for return/exchange eligibility.)

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Additional Resources


The Novosbed website also offers a detailed guide to choosing the right mattress firmness. This one goes into a bit more detail into explaining all the elements that go into mattress firmness.


On the Novosbed product page, you’ll also find a “Help Me Choose” tool. Enter your height, weight, sleep style, and whether you share your bed with a partner, and the tool will recommend which of the three firmness options is right for you..  


Novosbed is also famous for including a free firmness adjustment for every mattress. That means with a Novosbed, you will always end up with a mattress with the firmness you love most. The free Comfort+ topper zips right into your Novosbed mattress.

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