Mattress Buying 101: Soft Mattresses

Last week, we posted a blog about the features and benefits of firm mattresses. Today we’re back to discuss the other side of the spectrum: soft mattresses.

Softer mattresses have plenty of give, therefore supporting and contouring to your body’s natural shape and curves. When shopping for a soft mattress, there are often two main options to choose from: plush or the more popular pillow-top.

Many shoppers think the idea of a soft mattress is great, imagining themselves sleeping on a comfortable cloud when they bring their purchase home. Although soft mattresses can certainly be comfortable and right for some, it’s important to remember that mattresses will continue to get softer over time. You should always test a mattress for 10-15 minutes before making a decision, keeping in mind that the firmness will not be the same for the life of the mattress.

soft mattresses

If you feel any kind of pain and discomfort when testing a mattress, it is probably too firm for you.

Soft mattresses are often recommended for side sleepers and provide great conformability to your body’s natural shape.

As always, the best method for determining whether a soft mattress is right for you is to test it yourself. American Freight’s mattress department carries a wide variety of soft mattresses, and our sales team can help you find just what you need! You can also find out more about the soft mattresses we carry by visiting our website.

Soft twin mattresses
Soft full mattresses
Soft queen mattresses
Soft king mattresses


4 Responses

  1. why cant you buy a top mattress ONLY instead of a set I have a set of mattresses but my top mattress is FIRM and i need a SOFT interspring because of my bad hip and lumbar

    1. Kathryn,

      While we do typically sell our mattresses in sets only, I would recommend calling your local store to see if they can sell you just the mattress itself and what the pricing would be for that. I’m sure they would be more than happy to help you.


  2. i need a very soft mattress so which one is best

    1. Nandhu, we have a wide variety of soft and plush mattresses – you can browse our selection here!

      I recommend going in to your local store so you can try out the softer mattresses and see which one you prefer. The sales staff would be more than happy to help you!

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