Mattress Firmness Guide: Choosing the Best One for You

Pure, blissful sleep can be achieved when you have the perfect mattress. However, there's no one-size-fits-all type of mattress that suits everyone. This is because each person experiences the firmness of a mattress differently, thus affecting the level of comfort they feel.

So if you want to get the perfect mattress (especially if you’re ordering online without trying it out first), you'll need to find the firmness level ideal for your body. Read on for our mattress firmness guide that will help you confidently buy your mattress online in Singapore.

Levels of Mattress Firmness

The majority of manufacturers rate mattress firmness on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest. Your personal preferences will also play a role in selecting the proper firmness level, but your body weight and sleeping position are the most relevant criteria. 

Mattress Firmness Levels 1-2

Extremely soft mattresses range from a 1 to a 2 on the mattress scale. Your body will sink into these plush mattresses and it feel like the mattress completely envelops you. This type of mattress is ideal for side sleepers to prevent pressure build-up on the body. 

Mattress Firmness Levels 3-4

Mattresses that rank a 3 or 4 on the firmness scale are classified as medium-soft. This is ideal for people who like a plush mattress with a sufficient amount of pushback, a trait that the Zinus 33cm Box Top Memory Foam iCoil® Mattress (13”) definitely offers. These mattresses can cater to different types of sleepers, but side sleepers will find the most comfort in them due to the softness and support it provides.

Mattress Firmness Levels 5-6

This level of mattress firmness is considered the middle-ground as they are classified a medium on the overall firmness scale. Mattresses within this range, like the Zinus 7 Inch High Density Foam Mattress, offer a good amount of softness while maintaining sufficient support to prevent sink-ins. As such, most people will find these mattresses provide the perfect balance of firmness, softness, support, and comfort. 

Mattress Firmness Levels 7-9

Mattresses within this firmness level are classified as medium-firm to firm. Due to the firm structure and support they provide, they are ideal for people suffering from back pains, soreness, or are recovering from injuries. Firm mattresses are also great for people who are heavier than average due to their pushback, which prevents them from sinking into the bed.

Mattress Firmness Level 10

Mattresses within this level are extremely firm mattresses that offer very little comfort. Because of their hard and firm surface, mattresses that have a 10 on the firmness scale are mostly reserved for people suffering from chronic lower back pain who need specific mattresses for therapeutic purposes. Alternatively, you may find this mattress suitable if you are an extremely heavy sleeper who doesn’t mind sleeping on a flat hard surface.

Matching the Right Mattress for you Based on Your Sleeping Position

Your ideal mattress firmness often depends on how you sleep. Your sleeping position affects the amount of softness that will work for you and the type of support you'll need. Of course, there are other factors such as your body weight and any pre-existing medical conditions. However, sleeping positions are the simplest and most straightforward way of estimating the right firmness level for you:

  • Side Sleepers: Side sleepers will find great comfort on soft to medium mattresses due to the sinking pressure relief they offer.
  • Stomach and Back Sleepers: Medium to firm mattresses are great for stomach sleepers and back sleepers to prevent sinking into the bed while still maintaining support and comfort.
  • Combination Sleepers: Combination sleepers should opt for soft to medium-soft mattresses as the flexibility of this firmness range can accommodate their constantly changing positions.

Get the Perfect Mattress at Zinus

Getting the right mattress is an investment of time and resources. Make sure you have it right by getting an affordable mattress in Singapore from Zinus. With our vast selection of soft to firm mattresses, we guarantee we’ll have what you’re looking for. From hybrid spring mattresses to HD foam mattresses, our products will get you the good night’s sleep you deserve.

Buy a mattress online in Singapore from Zinus now and have your product delivered to your door within 2-3 business days. All Zinus mattresses come with a 100-Day Free Trial so you can ensure the mattress is the right fit for you.

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