Comfort Level of Furniture - Furniture City Stores
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When buying furniture, we always think about the comfort level. How do we figure this out? For every type of furniture there is a different level of comfort for each. We are going to go through some different types of furniture and products and what you need to know about comfort!
Mattress firmness is one of the most important characteristics to consider before purchasing your mattress. Mattress firmness reflects on how soft or firm the bed feels when you lie on top of it. Even though manufacturers will design their beds with a specific firmness, it is important to know that this is subjective. Two sleepers can experience the same mattress differently. One might feel a certain bed is firmer while a heavier person may experience a softer sensation. In some cases, people may assume firmness ratings and support are the same. They can impact one another, there is a difference. Support is a measurement of how well the mattress is able to keep your spine in a healthy, neutral alignment. Fact of the matter is that a firmer mattress can help with support, but this may not always be the case. Keep in mind that mattress size shouldn't impact your overall firmness feel. The biggest influence of firmness is typically the sleeper's body weight and sleep position.
There are 4 different levels of firmness, extra soft, soft, medium, hard and extra hard. Soft firmness is recommended for individuals who are lighter-weight and side sleepers. Medium firmness is for side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers, heavier and lighter weight individuals. Hard firmness is for side sleepers, stomach sleepers and heavier individuals. Although, there is one type of firmness that is called “one firmness fits all”, which is a phrase that is used to describe the type of firmness that is going to suit the majority of sleepers. The truth is, most sleepers would prefer a bed that ranges between 5 and 7 on the firmness scale, which gives a medium or medium-firm feel. But, you should always go and check the firmness of your mattress before purchasing.
Everyone knows that in today's day and age, the most important piece of furniture to have in your home is a sofa, but what is most important is the comfort of a sofa. This is where the most important question comes in, what firmness is the best for a sofa, soft or firm?
A soft sofa initially may be the obvious choice, but if the sofa is too comfortable, then it may actually be ruining your back. Physiotherapists have warned against soft sofas with deep cushions as 20% of customers who have purchased soft sofas have complained of lower backache and shoulder strain. You would be surprised to hear that soft sofas actually encourage people to slouch rather than facilitate good postural habits. Some physiotherapists say that soft upholstery may not give the spine and neck the support that is required and by sitting for too long, especially in a poor postural or slumped position you can add a tremendous amount of pressure to your back, overstretch the spinal ligaments and increase the pressure on your intervertebral discs. This in turn can lead to on-going aches and pains. However, softer sofas are very popular for those with kids. Kids might not be big enough to sit fully on the sofa, so having a soft sofa allows them to lie on the seat cushion, and kids generally have lots of fun bouncing around on them. However, those with pets should note that softer sofas wear and tear a lot easier if your pet likes to lie on your sofa a lot. A common case is an indentation in the shape of your pet forming in the soft sofa.
So after this whole explanation, you probably have a good idea of what type of recliner you would like. Although this is a difficult decision, everyone knows what type of back they have and what they need. So what type of recliner would you want to purchase?