If you aren’t sure whether to choose a firm or soft mattress, determining which mattress type lasts the longest may help you decide. Firm mattresses often last longer than soft mattresses, as they tend to have more support, but mattress longevity also depends on the build and materials of the mattress.
Latex mattresses, like this one from Naturally Nestled, tend to last the longest. This is because latex retains its supple stretching and contouring bounce longer than other mattress materials. Foam and hybrid (a multi-layer combination of foam, latex, and innerspring) mattresses come next in mattress longevity and traditional inner-spring mattresses come last.
Knowing which mattress materials last the longest can help you determine which materials to look for in a mattress but still doesn’t answer the question of whether a firm mattress lasts longer.
Let’s dive in and figure out if firm mattresses, of any material, really do last longer than softer mattress types.
What Is a Firm Mattress?
Most mattress companies use a scale of 1-10 to determine the comfort and firmness of the mattress. Mattresses on the higher end of the scale, between 5-10, are considered firm while lower-scaled mattresses are considered soft. Mattress comfort preferences vary from person to person, but the scale can help people decide if they prefer a firm supportive mattress or a soft, cushioned one.
So, Does a Firm Mattress Last Longer?
Firm mattresses tend to have more built-in support than soft mattresses. Firm mattresses contain more tightly woven materials and often last longer as a result. Soft mattresses, while comfortable, tend to cave in with time and lose their shape more quickly than firm mattresses. Although soft mattresses can still last a long time and provide great support, the build of firm mattresses creates a stronger base that can withstand more years without sagging or dipping.
If you want the longevity of a firm mattress but the comfort of a soft mattress, you can invest in a good mattress topper to get the best of both worlds. Mattress toppers add softness to your mattress without affecting the base support of the mattress, and you can replace them more easily than the mattress itself.
How to Make Your Mattress Last Longer
Although firm and latex mattresses tend to last the longest, there are still plenty of ways to increase the lifespan of any mattress type. Using a mattress protector can protect the mattress from liquids and mildew, and ensuring the mattress is properly supported by the bed frame can go a long way in preserving your mattress. Some bed frames require box springs to properly support the mattress, while others provide a platform in the bed frame itself to support the mattress. It’s always a good idea to check what your bed frame and mattress manufacturers recommend.
Properly supporting your mattress will go a long way in increasing its durability and lifespan and can help the mattress properly support your body.
Where to Find a Long-Lasting Organic Mattress
Naturally Nestled is the place to look for long-lasting mattresses. Our mattresses are made of organic latex and bounce back after years of use and will continue to support you.
Our mattresses are also toxin-free and offer cloud-like comfort for all mattress firmness preferences. You can choose from our original medium-firm mattress or our softer pillowtop mattress, and you can add one of our excellent mattress toppers (available in a variety of firmness options) to give you even more control over mattress comfort and support.
Naturally Nestled products are also good for the environment, so you can feel great using one of our mattresses and enjoy it for years to come.
For more information on our long-lasting firm mattress options, be sure to check out our website to see how a Naturally Nestled mattress can transform your bed and help you sleep better than ever before.