Why Buy a Soft Mattress?

Latex Mattresses vs. Memory Foam

Soft mattresses versus firm mattresses have been debated for ages, but really, it comes down to personal preferences and needs. Yes, firm mattresses have their benefits, but so do softer ones. So when you’re shopping for your next mattress, consider the benefits of the softer option, like our Organic Harmony or Comfort Support mattresses.

What Is A Soft Mattress?

A soft mattress is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a mattress that is soft. When rating mattresses, most brands use a simple 1-10 scale, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the most firm. Generally you’ll want to look for a mattress that isn’t too close to the bottom of the scale, as you want to ensure you still have proper support as you sleep. It shouldn’t be like sleeping on a cloud, but like a hug – soft and supportive.

Often made with thick, plush cushioning like memory foam or latex, the material molds to your body. Memory foam was originally invented by NASA-funded researchers for seating for test-pilots. Now it’s available for commercial use, making the most comfortable mattresses, couches, and more. Meanwhile, talalay latex mattresses are both naturally strong and soft and lack harmful chemicals or allergens.

Can Reduce Hip and Joint Pain

If you’re someone who suffers from aching joints or hip problems, a softer mattress is the best choice for you. A material that molds to your body instead of putting pressure on already sore spots will make laying down so much more comfortable. A soft mattress contours to your body, distributing weight more evenly so you won’t wake up stiff and sore.

Better for Side Sleepers

If you’re a person who sleeps on your back, a firm mattress is ideal for you. However, if you’re a side-sleeper, you’ll likely find a firm mattress far less comfortable. The sides of our bodies are not straight lines, so trying to sleep on your side on a firm, flat surface builds up pressure in your shoulders and hips. A soft mattress pads your hips and shoulders to prevent these issues while also promoting healthy spinal alignment.

Less Motion Transfer

If you’re a restless sleeper or share a bed with a partner, you’re going to want a softer mattress to reduce motion transfer. Few things are more disruptive to a good night’s sleep than your bed shifting unexpectedly due to the person beside you tossing and turning or getting up. A soft mattress reduces motion transfer so you can sleep through the night no matter how restless your partner is.

Does size of mattress matter

Soft Mattresses are Cozy and Luxurious

It’s a simple fact that soft mattresses feel luxurious from the moment you lay down. We all like to imagine falling back onto our beds and just sinking into it, especially when paired with downy pillows and plush blankets. Even the most affordable soft mattresses feel expensive, giving you a taste of luxury without breaking the bank.

Your mattress requires a lot of consideration, especially in terms of comfort. Depending on your needs, the softer mattress might just be more beneficial to your health and result in a better night’s sleep. Come to our showrooms and test out the softest mattresses in our collections. You can decide for yourself which will be best for you.


Visit one of our three conveniently located showrooms. Our original factory and showroom in Salem, Massachusetts, or one of our newer showrooms in Needham and Woburn.

Gardner Mattress Showroom in Salem, Massachusetts

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Sunday & Monday: Closed
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