Q : My elderley mother has a memory foam matrreses and has been complaining she cannot sleep. She seems to think a softer mattress will cure it. She suffers with a bad shoulder which is worn out, according to her doctor, who says they cannot help her. In your opinion would a softer mattress make a difference to her ability to sleep?
A : It is important to remember that people's requirement for support will differ depending on their weight and build. Look for a combination of firm core support to hold the spine in correct alignment, with plenty of top layers creating a nice, soft sleeping surface.A mattress that is too firm leaves parts of the body unsupported, creating pressure points on the parts of the body that are in contact with the mattress. A soft mattress may feel very comfy initially, but a mattress that is too soft will allow the lower back to sink into it too far, throwing the spine out of alignment.