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RV Mattress Firmness Guide

Mattress firmness refers to how hard or soft your mattress feels. Not sure how to decide between a firm RV mattress vs. a soft RV mattress? In this guide, we’ll uncover everything you need to know about mattress firmness and how to determine the right level of mattress firmness for your sleep needs.

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RV Mattress Firmness Guide

RV Mattress Firmness Guide

Mattress firmness refers to how hard or soft your mattress feels. Not sure how to decide between a firm RV mattress vs. a soft RV mattress? In this guide, we’ll uncover everything you need to know about mattress firmness and how to determine the right level of mattress firmness for your sleep needs.

What Is RV Mattress Firmness?

The key to choosing the ideal RV mattress firmness for traveling is finding the right mix of comfort and support for your sleep preferences. Just like standard residential mattresses, RV mattresses are available in a range of firmness levels, from very soft to extra firm. A few things to consider before selecting the firmness of your RV mattress include your body weight, preferred sleeping position, and underlying body aches or sleep issues, such as a back pain or sleep apnea. Whether you sleep on your stomach or your side, or prefer a soft mattress to a firm sleep surface, SleepDog® offers a variety of mattress options to guarantee that you wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready for the adventure ahead.

Levels of RV Mattress Firmness

Determining the ideal firmness for your RV mattress is a fairly subjective experience, yet is crucial to the overall comfort of your travels. Another way to help determine which mattress firmness is right for you is to look at a mattress firmness scale.The mattress firmness scale ranges from extra soft to extra firm:

Extra Soft:

Although they are uncommon since they offer little support, extra soft RV mattresses may be appropriate for lighter people (in terms of body weight) looking for a soft place to sleep. However, it is important to take into account the possibility of body discomfort and sleep disruptions due to the lack of substantial support.

Soft:

RV mattresses that are soft often provide that sinking-in feeling without sacrificing sufficient support, making them perfect for side sleepers and people who prefer a cloud-like feel. Often referred to as plush mattresses, they are constructed to gently embrace the body for restful, pressure-relieving sleep. Our BigDawg® mattress is dual-sided to provide soft, plush support on one side or firm support on the other.

Medium Soft:

Medium soft RV mattresses are slightly softer than medium firm mattresses, offering a cradling sensation without compromising the underlying stability that makes them appropriate for a variety of sleeping styles. Our Azul® RV mattress has a medium soft feel.

Medium Firm:

The most popular level of firmness for RV mattresses and residential mattresses alike, medium-firm mattresses are comfortable for most sleepers because they are neither too soft nor too firm. A medium-firm RV mattress can accommodate all sleep positions, whether you sleep on your stomach, back, or side. Our SleepDog® mattress, Dual Hybrid® mattress and Original RV mattress are all considered medium-firm mattresses, but may still have slightly different feels due to their varying mattress constructions.

Firm:

Designed to prevent excessive sinking, firm RV mattresses are generally ideal for stomach sleepers or anyone requiring more substantial support from their sleep surface. Rather than sinking into your mattress, a firm RV mattress leaves you feeling like you are lying on top of your mattress, which can help relieve aches and pains in the body and encourage healthy spinal alignment.

Extra Firm:

Less popular due to their very hard feel, extra firm RV mattresses are designed for people who want a firm sleeping surface with little give. Extra firm mattresses may feel too hard for most sleepers, but are often the perfect solution for individuals who have trouble sleeping on softer surfaces or need more back support.

SleepDog®'s selection of RV mattress options and levels of firmness guarantees that you'll discover the ideal mix of comfort and support for your travels, regardless of your preferred sleep pattern or body type.

What Is the Difference Between Firmness and Support?

When choosing a mattress for your RV, camper or travel trailer, understanding the difference between firmness and support is essential. While the firmness or softness of a mattress is determined by the feel of its top layers, the level of support is determined by its base and how well it keeps your hips, shoulders, and spine in an ideal position while you sleep. Even a soft mattress can offer adequate support if constructed with quality materials, like our SureAlign™ support foam.

What Is the Right RV Mattress Firmness for You?

Finding the perfect firmness for your RV mattress is crucial to a relaxing trip. There are many factors to consider when determining your preferred mattress firmness, including your weight, favorite sleeping position, and any current physical ailments. The factors listed above all affect what level of mattress firmness will feel comfortable to you. If you sleep with a partner, it is equally important to consider both of your sleep needs to ensure that you both sleep comfortably. While a medium firm mattress is a good middle ground, take the time to discuss your sleep preferences with your partner so you can choose a mattress firmness that works well for you both.

Find your Perfect RV Mattress with SleepDog®

With SleepDog®, finding the perfect RV mattress for your trip is simple. SleepDog® offers five different mattress options, all of which offer different levels of firmness and different mattress constructions to meet every sleep need. No matter where the road takes you, our mattresses' cutting-edge cooling technology and CertiPUR-US® certification guarantee a comfortable night's sleep. Discover your ideal RV mattress and improve your travel experience with SleepDog® by browsing our online store!