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Q: Please could you recommend a very soft mattress, one which really squashes down when you sit on the edge Question from Sally
Comfort is very subjective. There are no universal standards of firmness in common usage in the UK. Because of this we don't give our beds a firmness rating like some manufacturers. 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.
You cannot judge the comfort of a bed by the amount it gives when you sit on the edge, nor do we recommend sitting on the edge of the bed for prolonged periods of time.