What Is a Medium Firm Mattress?
A medium firm mattress is the middle option for comfort, the other two being plush and firm. Of the three, medium firm is most balanced. While it’s not the firmest, it’s also not the softest, so if you want comfort that’s in between, go medium.
Firm vs. Medium Firm MattressA firm mattress feels extra supportive, while a medium firm mattress feels “medium” (as the name would suggest). A medium firm level is a safe choice, as it combines both softness and firmness into one design. Firm, on the other hand, should only be considered if you are sure you need and want the extra support.
— Medium Mattress Chart —
|Mattress||Mattress Feel||Recommended Sleeping Positions|
|Medium memory foam||Medium-firm with more give||Side, back stomach|
|Medium innerspring||Medium-firm with more support||Side, stomach|
|Medium hybrid w/pillow top||Medium-firm core with a plush surface layer||Side, back|
|Medium innerspring w/pillow top||Medium-firm core with a plush surface layer||Back, stomach|
Choosing the best medium mattress for you will depend on exactly how much firmness or plushness you prefer. A medium foam mattress will lean plusher, a medium innerspring mattress will lean firmer – and a medium hybrid mattress will keep all-around balance with a true medium feel.
What Are the Best Medium Mattresses for Back and Stomach Sleepers?The steel weight-absorption of innersprings combined with the balancing comfort of a medium firmness level provides the support back and stomach sleepers need to keep their spines aligned and their weight evenly distributed.
What Are the Best Medium Mattresses for Side Sleepers?
Sleeping on the side requires a mattress that will provide enough cushioning to allow the joints to relax. In medium mattresses, this is best achieved through memory foams.
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