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The Harder the Mattress . . .

We have all heard the tale of the Princess and the Pea, and being finicky about what you sleep on might just be a good thing for your back. So when it comes to your mattress, is a hard mattress truly the best for preventing back pain? Take this little quiz and see.


The Harder the Mattress . . .

T/F: Hard mattresses prevent back pain better than soft mattresses or water beds.

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behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 7 years
i guess grandma was wrong about this one...
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
I can't stand a hard one. And I would never want to sleep on a water bed.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
i have the best bed. ever. it's a very firm mattress with a pillowtop, then a 2-inch memory foam topper. it's firm, supportive and squishy at the same time... love it.
La-Heidi La-Heidi 7 years
oh thank god this quiz came out. i hate hard matresses but my folks always get them coz they are healthier on the back. now i can finally tell them to change mine
leilanidream leilanidream 7 years
i love my concrete slab lol, but the older I get the more im thinking i need to go a little softer :)
ChicaCity ChicaCity 7 years
give me a memory foam topper any day! i love sinking into a big comfy bed!
cereal_please cereal_please 7 years
My bed at school is a lot harder than my bed at home. Now when i go home for breaks, my back hurts, and I sleep much better at school. I suppose part of it is because my body is used to my bed at school, but I think I like a harder mattress rather than a soft one.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 7 years
we just got rid of our mattress because it was too firm. We found a Simmons Beautyrest pillow top mattress which has individually pocketed coils (great for couples, I hardly feel anything when he moves around)and encased in foam for added comfort. I have had the best sleep of my life since we got the mattress and absolutely NO back pain. I used to wake up every morning with neck, shoulder,and back pain. No more!! It was a great investment. Some people need a firm mattress...obviously we don't do well with one!
linb linb 7 years
I could probably sleep on anything. Really.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I have a very firm bed...that I had to put an eggcrate foam pad AND a puffy mattress pad on...and it's still hard as a rock. It's comfy to me but not so much for my SO. Poor guy.
Kellyim Kellyim 7 years
I recently traveled to a country where ALL the beds are hard. I don't really know why, they just are. I thought I would never be able to sleep on them, but they wound up being extremely comfortable. That said, I have a 3 inch memory foam on top of my mattress and I love sinking into it.
taratootie taratootie 7 years
Ummm... I pretty much love a firm mattress. Most people hate my bed but I looooove it!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I love my pillow top bed. :)
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