When evaluating firmness, Bedding Affairs Singapore's product analysts rely on a 1-10 scale. The scale breaks down as follows:
|Firmness Scale Rating||Corresponding Feel||Mattress Characteristics|
|1||'Extra Soft'||The sleep surface will sink very deeply and conform closely|
|2-3||'Soft'||The sleep surface sinks and conforms to a significant extent|
|4||'Medium Soft'||The surface sinks somewhat and conforms fairly closely|
|5||'Medium'||The surface does not sink much and will conform to a noticeable extent|
|6||'Medium Firm'||The surface sinks very little and conforms to a moderate extent|
|7-8||'Firm'||The surface remains even with little to no sinking; conforming is minimal|
|9-10||'Extra Firm'||No sinkage and little to no conforming|
The firmness scale is explained below:
Our MattX™ Hybrid Pocketed Spring Mattress with individual pocket springs and cool gel memory top, come with firmness 6 out of 10. If you prefer something harder, our MattX™ Latex Memory Foam Mattress is your best bet. Two firmness choices in one mattress simply flip over and shift the removable TENCEL™ cover on the side where firmness suits your best. Each side is a different firmness, 7.5 and 8.5 out of 10.
The bottom line question is, what firmness level is best for you? There are a few factors to consider when making your choice. You’ll want to consider your sleep position, support needs, weight, and body type before making your choice.
Every sleeper has a firmness level that works best for them, whether it’s a universal comfort mattress or one that fits the needs of a stomach, back, or side sleeper. Heavy, light, or in between, there is a mattress that will feel just right for you.
All three positions are key players when deciding on the right firmness level. On your side, you create a multitude of pressure points. Side sleepers typically need a soft or medium mattress that is able to contour to the curves on the side of your body (yes, men, even you have some curves). Sleeping on your stomach can create lower back issues, so as a result, stomach sleepers usually need a medium or slightly firm mattress. This helps to keep the spine in alignment when lying on your stomach. And back sleepers tend to struggle with back pain or neck pain that can result from a bad mattress. Back sleepers can choose slightly soft, medium, or moderately firm. The most important attribute is selecting a mattress that relieves pressure and offers ample support.
Light vs. Heavy
These profiles are very important with regard to firmness. As a lighter sleeper, you will tend to feel more of the top layers and less of the core or base foam/materials due to the decreased level of pressure you place on the mattress. That does not necessarily mean you need a soft mattress: The specific construction of the mattress combined with your needs, desires, and weight will help determine your ideal mattress.
If you’re extremely light (60kg or less), you might consider looking for mattresses that are rated slightly softer than what you think you actually need. Heavier sleepers create the opposite effect by putting increased pressure on the mattress. You may experience more sinkage as a heavier sleeper, which can be OK if that’s your preference, but what’s important is that hug needs to transition into support and pushback at some point. Deep compression support is critical for heavier sleepers (more than 100kg). You need a mattress that’s able to consistently support your weight while still remaining comfortable.
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