Are you sleeping on the right mattress for your body type?

For many people, a good third of their life is spent sleeping – so having the right mattress which is specifically designed to support your body type is essential.

Choosing the perfect mattress may seem like a daunting task.

After all, how do you know if the one that feels soft and comfortable in the showroom is the right choice for someone of your height or weight?

That’s why we’ve produced this easy guide to help match you with your perfect mattress:

What to consider when buying a mattress

The aim of a good mattress is to spread pressure evenly across the body to naturally align the spine and assist circulation during sleep. It is important to consider your own body type as well as any health conditions when picking out a mattress.


In this case, size matters. Having the right sized mattress for your height is important to ensure your spine is properly supported.

When choosing a mattress make sure:

  • Your feet aren’t hanging off the end
  • You don’t roll off the side
  • There is enough space when sharing the bed


Combined with your height, weight should be a big consideration.

Your weight will dictate what level of firmness you should be looking for from your mattress. For example:

  • People under 10 stone should consider a soft mattress
  • People who weigh 10 to 16 stone should consider a medium mattress
  • People who are over 16 stone should consider a firm mattress

With the support of your mattress coming directly from the firmness, having the wrong mattress type can cause you to either sink in a little too far or leave you laying rigidly which would cause discomfort.


There is more to a good mattress than just a decent night’s sleep. Your mattress can hold the key to helping ease many health problems such as:

  • Allergies
  • Circulatory issues
  • Joint and back pain

For many, these health problems not only restrict a good night’s rest, but cause pain and discomfort throughout the day. TEMUR’s Memory Foam mattresses are designed to prevent allergies and properly distribute weight to allow fluid circulation to stop any pains occurring.

What about conflicting needs?

All things considered, finding the perfect mattress for you should be no problem. However, it’s a whole different story when you also need to compromise with a partner to satisfy both your needs.

TEMPUR’s ingenious solution comes in the form of a hybrid mattress which can be adapted to suit a whole range of body types.

With its adaptive formula it contains all the elements of foam, gel and coil mattresses to produce all-encompassing support whilst sleeping no matter your body type.

Does your mattress work for your body type? Do you have any top tips for choosing a suitable mattress? Let us know in the comments below…

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