The firmness of your mattress is entirely a personal decision based on your comfort and support needs - there is no right or wrong firmness. However, with so much choice you may find it difficult to decide what level of firmness is best for you!
To help you to find your perfect mattress firmness, we have assigned firmness ratings to all our mattresses, based on our decades of experience and the manufacturer's description. We categorise our mattresses from 1 to 6, where 1 is the softest and 6 is the firmest.
Our softest firmness rating is ideal for those who prefer to sleep on a super soft surface.
This type of mattress may be more suitable for those who are slighter in build or weight, and for those who do not suffer from back problems.
Soft to Medium (2)
Our second softest rating could be perfect for those who want a soft surface but with a slightly firmer support than a softer feel mattress.
This type of mattress may be more suitable for those who have a slighter frame and for those who do not suffer from back problems.
A medium firmness rating is the most popular choice amongst our customers, as it will accommodate most body sizes.
This type of mattress could be the best compromise for any couple who may find it hard to decide between a softer and a firmer feel mattress.
A medium mattress could also potentially benefit those who suffer from backache if used in conjunction with a solid base.
Medium to Firm (4)
This firmness rating is perfect for those who prefer a firmer sleep surface than a medium mattress.
Again, this type of mattress could be the best compromise for any couple who may find it difficult to agree between medium and firmer feel.
A medium to firm feel mattress could also potentially benefit those who suffer from back pain if used together with a solid base.
Firmer feel mattresses are ideal for those who prefer a more solid, supportive surface. These types of mattresses may often contain the word "Ortho" in the product name.
A firmer feel mattress may be recommended for those with back problems and can be more suitable for those with a larger than average frame.
However, it is important to remember that you should choose a mattress based on your own unique comfort and support needs – a firmer feel mattress may not necessarily be what's best for your back pain.
Our firmest mattress rating is best suited for those who prefer the most supportive, sturdiest sleeping surface available. Mattresses that are extra firm will most likely contain the word "Ortho" in the product title.
An extra firm rating mattress may be beneficial for those with very bad back problems, although of course, it is important to choose firmness based on individual preferences. This rating might not be suitable for those with a slender build.