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Softer or firmer? 29 Oct 2020 21:39 #1

Hi! I am a 5'10, ~125lb female and I'm pretty sure I'm a side sleeper, I almost always fall asleep on my side or occasionally half side half stomach. I purchased a Puffy mattress and it caused me lower back pain, which made me assume I needed a firmer mattress. The other issue is that my shoulders feel cramped and my arms fall asleep. I had trouble getting comfortable because it felt too firm but I would wake up with my lower back aching implying that it's too firm. I am most likely going to purchase my replacement mattress from Helix. I slept for a week or so on the Helix Dusk (a family member just bought one) which felt better for my lower back but still painful and about the same for my arms/shoulders. I also slightly felt like I was rolling over which is odd but beside the point. I also kind of felt like the mattress just wasn't supporting my lower back at all as if it was barely touching it, so maybe a softer mattress would be smarter. Now that I've tried the Puffy mattress I think that I would probably prefer a softer mattress, but I'm just not sure if that's the right choice. Do you have a recommendation for if I should get a softer mattress or a firmer mattress. I would really appreciate it if you had a specific Helix mattress recommendation but even just a firmer or softer recommendation would be helpful.

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Softer or firmer? 03 Nov 2020 11:58 #2

It looks like Helix describes the Midnight Luxe to be designed for side sleepers while the Dusk that you tried to be designed for back/stomach sleepers. That would make sense that you felt too much shoulder pressure sleeping on your side if that is the case. A zoned pocked coil with lumbar support sounds like a good fit for you if you need more support at the hip, but softer at the shoulder.
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