Firmness Ratings Guide

Why do we use firmness ratings?

Our sleeping positions are as unique as our personalities, which is why we use firmness ratings to help you find the perfect sleep surface.

Different firmness ratings tend to suit different sleeping positions. For example, a side sleeper might prefer a medium/firm rating, whereas a back sleeper opts for a firmer rating.

Firmness Rating: Medium/Firm

Do you change position when you sleep, from your side to your back? Or does your other half sleep differently to you? Then a medium/ firm mattress may be your best option as it still gives good support for the shoulders and hips when you sleep on your side.

This is the most popular comfort feel.

Firmness Rating: Firm

Those of a larger stature tend to go for a firmer mattress that’ll have less give and provide extra support for the spine.

If you prefer to sleep on your back or on your stomach, a firm mattress will give you just the right amount of support.

Lying on this type of mattress can help with back issues as it gives more support to the whole body - and your back in particular. 

Firmness Rating: Plush/Soft

This rating is recommended for side sleepers.

A softer comfort rating lets you “sink-into” the mattress, while still providing a little push-back on the areas that need a bit of extra-support.

This is the least popular comfort level.