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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I am interested in the Rest Assured Emeline Memory Superking Divan Bed (4 drwr). At Argos it says it's a medium feel mattress on a platform base will that be rather soft? I am looking for a medium/firm bed? Please let me know asap. Question from Caroline

A:

Comfort is very subjective.  There are no universal standards of firmness in common usage in the UK.    Your main aim is to achieve good "posture" in bed.  Too soft and your body will slouch - often leading to back pain - and too firm and you will cause discomfort at pressure points such as your hips and shoulder.  Ideally the mattress should mould to the shape of your body while remaining supportive.  When you lie on your side your spine should be horizontal and you should be able to turn easily.

A medium feel mattress on a platform top base will feel firmer than one on a sprung edge base.