There is a popular misconception that a firm bed is best. In the past, mattresses were made of materials that would shift and compress, leading to a mattress that would sag at the middle. As a result, back and neck pain became a complaint. To remedy the sagging, people began to suggest putting a board under the mattress for support. Thus, the myth of the firm bed was born.
Mattresses are a major part of our lives, but how hard or soft they are can play a significant role in sleep quality. Getting a good night's rest depends on a several different factors – physical ease, mental stressors, room temperature – but to achieve the right balance, one has to start with the essential, and a bed that supports you correctly is the first component to restorative, healing sleep.