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An extra firm mattress typically does not have an abundance of comfort foams or extra padding in the top layer of the mattress. They are usually the hardest option of a bedding line and they will have the least amount of give, meaning you are less likely to sink into an extra firm mattress versus a softer choice. An extra firm mattress usually has a thicker gage coil unit to make it more firm than other plush mattresses. The thicker coil also makes an extra firm mattress less susceptible to having body impression issues.
• Less likely to sink in
• Less susceptible to body impressions
• Holds structure for longer
A firm mattress is just what the doctor ordered when you are looking for full-body support. As you would expect, a firm mattress doesn’t offer much ‘give’ when you lie down. This is ideal if you don’t appreciate the feeling of sinking into your bed. This also means that your bed is likely to last a very long time, feeling just the way you bought it even years down the line.
Firm mattresses are often an ideal choice for stomach and back sleepers as well as those who are overweight. Other benefits include:
• Neutral spine alignment
• Enhanced air flow
• Increased blood circulation
• Good surface for use of body pillows
A medium mattress is considered a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This firmness works for a lot of people because it is not too firm and not too soft. A medium mattress is a great choice for “ALL sleepers.” An “All sleeper”does not mean that medium is for everyone, it is someone who falls asleep on their side, rolls over to the stomach, and wakes up on their back. A medium mattress is also great for couples. Sometimes a couple finds that a medium feel is a good compromise if they can not agree on a firmness. A medium mattress also makes a very good choice if you are picking out a mattress for a guest room or if you are trying to surprise a family member with a new mattress (Although if you are picking out a mattress for someone else we recommend you ask them what their preferences are so we can find the best possible mattress for them).
• Compromising comfort level for couples with different preferences
• Good for guest room, or someone with unknown sleeping preferences
• Good for a sleeper who sleeps in multiple positions
A plush mattress has great stability and structural firmness. However, plush mattresses feature extensive quilting and padding throughout the bed, which gives it a softer feel compared to a “firm” mattress. Many customers find that plush mattresses are the perfect compromise between a firm and a super plush mattress, thanks to its soft and flexible foam core. The surface ‘give’ and pillow-soft comfort of a plush mattress allows it to conform to your curves easily, which makes it particularly helpful for side sleepers.
Keep in mind that pillow top mattresses have soft padding sewn into the top of bed surface, while a plush mattress has separate comfort layers incorporated under the quilted surface.
• Extra cushioning means they are more body-conforming
• Helps distribute weight more evenly
• Recommended for side sleepers who frequently experience sleeping limbs and pressure points
• Deliver plenty of surface give in order to contour and gently embrace your body’s natural curves
An Ultra Plush mattress is typically a mattress that you sink into and it cradles your body as you fall asleep. They feature an extra comfort layer for a softer feel, such as a pillow top or gel-memory foam.
This padding can be made up of cotton fibers, memory foam, polyester foam, or any combination of thereof.
If you love a super soft mattress with lots of cushioning and comfort then we recommend checking out an Ultra Plush latex mattress, Hybrid mattress, or pillow top mattress.
• Lots of cushioning
• Highly body-conforming
• Good for side sleepers who need some extra “give”
• Provides great pressure relief and can help alleviate back pain