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Firm Mattresses

Choosing the right mattress is crucial for quality sleep and overall health. Firm mattresses can be an excellent choice for back and stomach sleepers, those with heavier builds, and individuals seeking even support across their sleep surface. They promote proper spinal alignment, reduce pressure on joints, and can help alleviate some types of back pain. However, it's important to note that while firm mattresses can help with some back issues, those with chronic pain should consult a healthcare professional for personalised advice. Your ideal mattress firmness can depend on various factors, including your sleep position, body weight, and personal comfort preferences. By understanding your sleep style, body type, and preferences, you can determine if a firm mattress is the key to your best night's sleep. Explore the different types available – from memory foam to pocket spring, traditional spring, and hybrid options - to find the perfect firm mattress that supports your sleep needs and ensures you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle each day.

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Hypnos Ortho Gold Mattress

HYPNOS Ortho Gold Mattress

5.0/5
(18 reviews)
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£869Save £330RRP £1,199Was £949
From £289.67 per month
From £27.83 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • ReActive 8 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Free Size Upgrade
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Removal and Recycle Available
FREE Delivery in 7 Days
Lewis & Jones Cheltenham Deluxe Mattress

LEWIS & JONES Cheltenham Deluxe Mattress

5.0/5
(2 reviews)
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£679Save £380RRP £1,059Was £759
From £226.34 per month
From £21.74 per month
  • Gel Filling
  • 2009 Pocket Spring
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Free Anti-Allergy Pillow Pair - RRP £69
  • Free Size Upgrade
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Removal and Recycle Available
FREE Delivery in 7 to 10 Days
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Harrison Spinks Opal 7250 Mattress

HARRISON SPINKS Opal 7250 Mattress

4.8/5
(17 reviews)
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£789Save £190RRP £979Was £879
From £263.00 per month
From £25.27 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • 7250 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Free Size Upgrade
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FREE Delivery in 4 to 6 Weeks
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Breasley Uno Life 1000 Ortho Mattress

BREASLEY Uno Life 1000 Ortho Mattress

4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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From £73.00 per month
  • Foam Filling
  • 1000 Pocket Spring
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Free Size Upgrade
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FREE Delivery in 5 to 7 Days
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Silentnight Elizabeth Mattress

SILENTNIGHT Elizabeth Mattress

4.7/5
(57 reviews)
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From £80.67 per month
  • Eco Fibre Filling
  • Miracoil Springs
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Free Size Upgrade
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FREE Delivery in 14 Days
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Vispring Elite Mattress

VISPRING Elite Mattress

4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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£978Save £312RRP £1,290Was £1,099
From £326.0 per month
From £32.95 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • 1254 Pocket Spring
  • 30 Year Guarantee
  • Free Official Vispring Mattress Protector
  • Free Size Upgrade
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Millbrook Zen Ortho Mattress

MILLBROOK Zen Ortho Mattress

4.8/5
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From £199.67 per month
From £19.18 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • 1025 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Hypnos Oxford Deluxe Mattress

HYPNOS Oxford Deluxe Mattress

5.0/5
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From £216.34 per month
From £20.78 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • ReActive 6 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Free Size Upgrade
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Sealy Amherst Mattress

SEALY Amherst Mattress

5.0/5
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From £209.67 per month
From £22.38 per month
  • Gel Filling
  • 800 Pocket Spring
  • 5 Year Guarantee
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FREE Delivery in 14 Days
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Harrison Spinks Loop Original Mattress

HARRISON SPINKS Loop Original Mattress

5.0/5
(5 reviews)
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From £263.00 per month
From £25.27 per month
  • Eco Fibre Filling
  • 3250 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Warranty
Medium
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FREE Delivery in 7 Days
Harrison Spinks Coral 7750 Mattress

HARRISON SPINKS Coral 7750 Mattress

5.0/5
(2 reviews)
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From £299.67 per month
From £28.79 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • 7750 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Free Size Upgrade
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Medium
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Removal and Recycle Available
FREE Delivery in 4 to 6 Weeks
Harrison Spinks Rosetta 11000 Mattress

HARRISON SPINKS Rosetta 11000 Mattress

5.0/5
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From £383.00 per month
From £36.79 per month
  • Natural Filling
  • 11000 Pocket Spring
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Free Size Upgrade
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FREE Delivery in 4 to 6 Weeks
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Sleeping positions and firm mattresses

Firm mattresses offer unique benefits for specific sleepers, particularly those who sleep on their back or stomach. These sleeping positions naturally require more support to maintain proper spine alignment and prevent unhealthy twisting during the night. Firm mattresses keep your spine straight while you sleep, giving your whole body good support. This can lead to reduced back pain and improved overall sleep quality for back and stomach sleepers.

Firm mattresses help line up your body better and reduce pressure on joints, which is especially helpful for heavier people. They keep your spine straight while you sleep, giving your whole body good support. This is particularly important for back and stomach sleepers. If you're a heavier set back sleeper, you might need an extra-firm mattress to stop you from sinking too much into the bed.

Even those with an average build may prefer a firm mattress for several reasons. Firm mattresses offer a more even sleep surface, which can be particularly beneficial for couples sharing a bed. The consistent support across the mattress helps prevent the formation of dips and valleys that can occur with softer mattresses over time. Additionally, many people find that a firm mattress can help prevent back and joint pain after sleeping, as it maintains proper body alignment throughout the night.

Types of Firm Mattresses UK

In the UK, there are several types of firm mattress available, each offering unique benefits to suit different preferences and needs.

Memory foam firm mattresses are popular for their ability to mold to your body while still providing firm support. These mattresses react to your movements and body heat, offering excellent pressure relief and support throughout the night. The firm variety of memory foam mattresses maintains its shape better than softer options, ensuring consistent support for those who need it.

Pocket spring firm mattresses are another excellent option, known for their even weight distribution and exceptional pressure point relief. Individual wrappings encase each spring in these mattresses, providing a customised response to your body's contours and movements. This design also makes them ideal for couples, as it minimises motion transfer between partners.

For those seeking a more traditional feel, firm traditional spring mattresses offer great support at often more affordable prices. These mattresses use an open spring system that provides a consistent level of firmness across the entire sleep surface. While they may not offer the same level of customised support as pocket spring or memory foam options, they can still provide excellent comfort and support for many sleepers.

Hybrid firm mattresses combine the benefits of different materials, often featuring a combination of pocket springs and memory foam. Some models even include a pillow-top layer for added comfort. These mattresses offer the firm support needed for proper spinal alignment while providing an extra layer of cushioning for pressure points.

Most of our range here at Land of Beds is National Bed Federation approved meaning the mattress has passed many stringent tests. Most of our firm mattresses have been made in the UK.

Additional information

We know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. We believe that everyone should be able to find the perfect bed, no matter how much they can spend. That's why we offer a wide range of firm mattresses to suit every budget at Land of Beds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a firm mattress help with back pain?

For many people, a firm mattress can help alleviate back pain by providing proper spinal alignment and support. However, the relationship between mattress firmness and back pain is complex and varies from person to person. If you have chronic back issues, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice.

Can I make a firm mattress softer?

Yes, by adding a mattress topper. Toppers come in various materials like memory foam, latex, or down alternative, and can add a layer of cushioning to your firm mattress. This allows you to adjust the feel of your bed without replacing the entire mattress.

Are there different levels of firmness in firm mattresses?

Yes, they can range from "medium-firm" to "extra-firm." The right level of firmness depends on your body weight, sleep position, and personal preference.

How often should I replace my firm mattress?

A mattress typically lasts 7-10 years, depending on the quality of materials and how well you maintain it. Signs that it's time to replace your mattress include visible sagging, decreased comfort, waking up with aches and pains, or noticing that you sleep better in other beds.

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