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About Hard Comfort Mattresses
Hard mattresses have a Comfort Scale rating of 3 or less, and are intended for back and stomach sleepers in search of a dense sleeping surface. Side sleepers will want to steer clear of this category as they generally will not provide enough contouring and pressure relief for the hips and shoulders when lying on your side. For those struggling with morning back pain or those who want a rigid sleeping surface, however, these models are ideal. Designed with rigid support in mind, hard mattresses won't have as much cushion or contouring as models found higher on the Comfort Scale; but this doesn't mean less comfort. For back and stomach sleepers who want to ensure proper spinal alignment throughout the night, this level of comfort is ideal.
While a hard mattress may seem like an oxymoron to some, the term is used only comparatively to other mattresses. And if you wake up with back pain from a mattress with too much "give" that causes you to sleep with bad posture, then the rigidity of a hard mattress might even change your life. There is also a fair amount of variety within the hard mattress category, with Comfort Scale 1 and Comfort Scale 3 feeling noticeably different. Material type can also be a big factor here, with memory foam, latex, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses all providing different feels to go with the dense support of a hard mattress. So deciding between a soft, medium, or hard mattress is only the first step when making your purchase decision.