- Medium-firm mattresses typically have a firmness rating of 5-6 on a scale of 1-10, making them a popular choice for back, stomach, and side sleepers who weigh above 130 pounds.
- Lightweight side sleepers should avoid a medium-firm mattress.
- At Turmerry, we offer Hybrid Mattresses that have a natural medium-firm feel. Our natural and organic latex mattresses, as well as egg crate mattresses, can also be customized to achieve a medium-firm level of support and comfort.
- In addition to customized firmness, Turmerry mattresses provide benefits such as improved breathability, temperature regulation, motion isolation, durability, and edge support, all of which contribute to a better night's sleep.
- Turmerry offers free shipping and easy returns, giving buyers the confidence to try out the mattress without risk and return it if it doesn't work for them.
Get the Best Comfort and Support With Turmerry Latex Mattresses
We love a mattress that isn't too firm or too soft on the spectrum. Thus, we offer three different customizable
latex mattresses, each available in its own respective medium-firm version. We only use premium quality,
thoroughly tested, and certified natural latex foam in our mattresses, giving you an exquisitely bouncy,
supportive, pressure relieving, contouring, and eco-friendly surface to rest your weary bodies on.
Besides our latex, we employ certified organic cotton as a mattress cover and GOTS-certified organic wool as a
fire retardant. Every component you find in our mattresses is sustainably sourced and healthy, both for the
environment and the customer. Our thorough manufacturing process also ensures that you receive the highest
quality medium firm mattress for your investment!
Three Distinct Mattress Types to Choose From!
To ensure that you have no grievances on the variety front, we offer you three different latex mattresses to
choose from, each with its own unique construction and qualities.
Natural and Organic Medium-Firm Latex Mattress
The natural and organic latex mattress follows an all-foam construction, where you'll receive three (or four)
layers of Dunlop latex foam to assemble as you see fit. You can customize its firmness to "medium firm,"
whereupon you'll receive two medium firm foam layers and one firm foam layer. Place the firm layer at the
bottom, and stack up the two medium firm layers atop it, and you have yourself the perfect all-foam medium-firm
Medium-Firm Latex Hybrid Mattress
Combining pocketed coils and latex foam, the already medium-firm hybrid mattress provides the best of both
material types. The 8" pocket coils form the support core and facilitate the necessary amount of support and
motion isolation you desire. The 2" Talalay latex foam forms the comfort layer to provide you with wonderful
pressure relief and contouring.
Medium-Firm Egg Crate Mattress
The egg crate latex mattress features similar all-foam construction to the natural and organic latex mattress but
adds a Medium-Firm egg-crate foam layer to offer extra pressure relief. You'll be able to customize its firmness
and choose from either soft, medium-firm or firm. If you choose the 12-inch Egg Crate Mattress, you'll receive
three foam layers (soft, medium, and firm) in addition to the egg crate layer, and all you have to do is place
the firm layer on the bottom, the soft layer in the middle, and the medium firm layer on top to get the best
medium firm mattress out of it.
Medium Firm Mattress - Buyer's Guide
Looking for a mattress that's not too hard or too soft? A medium-firm mattress could be just what you need!
With a firmness score of 5 on the scale, it's not too hard or too soft but just right. You get enough cushioning
in the comfort layers to provide pressure relief while also ensuring that your spine stays properly aligned
Who is a medium firm mattress ideal for?
Medium firm mattresses are well-suited for back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and side sleepers who weigh above 130
pounds. Let's take a closer look at why.
Let's start with back sleepers. When you lay on your back, your hips might naturally sink into the mattress.
However, if your bed is too soft, your hips can sink way too much, which can force your spine to bend in
and uncomfortable ways. Yikes! That's where a medium-firm mattress comes in handy. It can help keep your
and shoulders lifted and aligned while still providing enough cushioning to reduce pressure on your spine
alleviate muscle tension.
Now, onto stomach sleepers. Sleeping on your belly can actually make the natural curve of your spine more
pronounced, which can put extra pressure on your neck and lower back. Not exactly a recipe for a good
sleep. But, a medium firm mattress can help keep your body in a more neutral position by reducing the curve
your spine. This can lead to less pain and discomfort in the morning and more energy to tackle the day
Side sleepers above 130 pounds
If you're a side sleeper who weighs above 130 pounds, then you can also benefit from using a medium-firm
mattress. This is because side sleeping puts a lot of pressure on the hips and shoulders, and if you use a
mattress, it can make those pressure points even worse. A medium-firm mattress can offer enough cushioning
relieve pressure while also providing adequate support to keep the spine aligned.
Who should avoid a medium-firm mattress?
Lightweight side sleepers should avoid a medium-firm mattress as it may not provide enough cushioning for their
hips and shoulders, which can lead to pressure points and discomfort. This is because lighter individuals do not
exert as much pressure on the mattress as heavier individuals, so they do not require as much support. Instead,
lightweight side sleepers may want to opt for a softer mattress that can contour their body shape and provide
the necessary cushioning for their pressure points.
How to choose the best medium-firm mattress?
Before you decide to buy a medium firm mattress, make sure to consider the below factors:
You'll want to consider the materials used, as this will affect the comfort, support, and lifespan of the
mattress. Natural latex typically lasts 15 to 20 years and strikes a balance between comfort and support.
foam has a lifespan of about 10 years and offers more comfort than support. Spring types have a lifespan of
about 10 years and will offer more support than comfort.
The mattress firmness scale evaluates a mattress' firmness on a scale of 1–10. Mattresses ranging from very
to soft are represented by numbers 1 through 3. Medium soft to medium-firm mattresses are identified by
4 through 6. Firm to very firm mattresses are represented by numbers 7 through 10. A suitable medium-firm
mattress can be found in the range of numbers 5 to 6.
Performance is also key when it comes to choosing a medium-firm mattress. Look for features such as motion
isolation, which can reduce the amount of motion transfer when you or your partner moves during the night.
Additionally, a mattress with good airflow can help regulate your body temperature, allowing you to sleep
Sleep trials and warranty
It's always a good idea to choose a mattress with a trial period and warranty. This will give you the chance
test out the mattress for a certain period of time before committing to the purchase, and a warranty will
protect your investment in case of any defects or issues.
Don't forget to read customer reviews, as they can provide valuable insights into the mattress' performance,
comfort, and durability. Look for reviews from customers who have similar sleeping habits and preferences as
you, as their experiences will be more relevant to your own.
Types of medium firm mattresses
It's common for mattress companies to offer a medium-firm option as it tends to be a popular choice among
The first one on our list is latex mattresses, and they are a solid option for anyone seeking a mattress with a
medium firmness level. Made from the sap of rubber trees, these mattresses come in both natural and synthetic
Natural latex is environmentally friendly and free of chemical additives, while synthetic latex contains chemical
components. The manufacturing process also affects the firmness of the mattress. Dunlop method latex mattresses
tend to be firmer, while Talalay method latex mattresses are softer. No matter which type of latex mattress you
choose, they're known for their excellent durability, responsiveness to movement, and breathability.
Qualities of a medium firm latex mattress
A medium-firm natural latex mattress is highly responsive to your body, and as soon as you lay down, your
pressure points will be caressed with just the right amount of pressure to provide you with relief.
The cooling properties of the medium-firm natural latex mattress will keep you cool and comfortable, and the
breathability of the material won't trap your body heat.
Latex is naturally hypoallergenic, and it is resistant to dust mites and other such impurities (if the right
conditions exist), making it suitable for people who suffer from allergies. You can thus maintain a healthy
Eco-friendly and Sustainable
Latex mattresses are made with natural materials that can be recycled/upcycled. Plus, they're free of
harmful chemicals and non-toxic, so you can rest easy knowing that your mattress is compatible with the
Foam mattresses are another popular choice, and they come in two main types: polyurethane foam and memory foam.
The former is made from petrochemicals and is relatively inexpensive. Memory foam, on the other hand, is
primarily made of polyurethane but also contains additional chemicals to make it viscous and dense. Memory foam
mattresses are known for their ability to contour to your body, relieving pressure and potentially improving
Benefits of a medium firm foam mattress
Foam mattresses are renowned for their capacity to conform to the user's body and offer individualized
It provides relief by focusing on pressure points like the neck, shoulders, and spine.
Sadly, memory foam mattresses retain heat in their layers because of how they function. Some sleepers may
this warmth, but if you're not one of them, then don't worry. There are also alternatives that can provide
with cooler temperatures, such as gel memory foam or memory foam with cutting-edge open-cell structures.
Prefer a motion-isolating bed? Well, medium firm memory foam mattresses might be a viable option. If your
sleeping partner is someone who tosses and turns throughout the night, or if you are frequently awakened by
own movements, a memory foam mattress will help absorb the movement so that you don't feel it.
Since memory foam lasts for eight to twelve years on average, it is typically regarded as a long-lasting
The density of a memory foam mattress affects how long it will last. Your mattress will last longer if the
density is higher.
If you're looking for the best of both worlds, consider a hybrid mattress. These multi-layered mattresses combine
the conforming and pressure-relieving qualities of foam or latex, combined with the solid foundation and
stability of pocketed coils.
Benefits of a medium firm hybrid mattress
The majority of us expect a comfortable surface to doze off on after a hard day. Hybrid mattresses offer this
with the added advantage that you'll wake up the next morning pain-free and refreshed.
The pocket springs or innersprings that form one part of the mattress have tons of breathing space around
This allows for unrestricted airflow, inducing a cooling effect. Pair this with the cooling from the comfort
layer foam, and you have a highly cooling mattress on your hands.
Best of both worlds
The foam comfort layer, be it memory foam, latex, or gel, provide a sense of soothing comfort to the sleeper.
supportive spring core provides a firm base for the comfort layer and responds great to your movement.
both these layers combine to give you a comfortable sleep surface.
Each and every part of your body will be well supported, thanks to the individually wrapped coils used in the
construction. Additionally, these springs offer more gentle support for lighter areas while providing ample
support for areas that are heavier, like your hips.
Innerspring mattresses are a classic choice, and they feature a coil support system typically made of steel.
There are different types of spring systems, coil gauges, coil counts, and spring shapes and designs to choose
from. Innerspring mattresses are known for their springy surfaces and excellent pressure relief and support,
making them a great choice for stomach or back sleepers.
Benefits of a medium firm innerspring mattress
To provide a firm surface for the body to rest on, the metal springs resist a large amount of compression.
keeps the innerspring mattress rigid in its supportive attributes.
Thanks to the breathability between innerspring coils, they maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature.
Innerspring mattresses consistently perform better in this quality than foam-type mattresses.
One of the least expensive types of mattresses is the innerspring mattress. In general, a queen-sized
mattress of good quality costs at least $500.
Finally, airbeds are inflatable mattresses made of rubber, PVC, or plastic. They can be customized into unique
shapes and have varying levels of firmness for extra support. Airbeds are perfect for camping or short-term
guest accommodations and are even used for long-term lodgings.
Benefits of a medium firm airbed
The driving factor of owning an air mattress is the portability it offers. You can easily inflate it within a
matter of minutes. After using it, you can deflate it and store it in a bag. If you're constantly on the
an airbed can come in handy.
The surface of an airbed offers a lot of room for comfort. It can contour well, as well as offer a proper
alignment no matter the sleeping position. A custom-inflated mattress can promote ideal sleep.
The ability to significantly customize an air mattress is yet another fantastic benefit. A mattress's ability
adjust its firmness to accommodate various body types—including those with different sizes, shapes, and
weights—can contribute to a restful night's sleep.
Best medium-firm mattresses
With so many different materials, construction methods, and price ranges out there, it's up to you to decide what
works best for you.
That being said, we're big fans of natural latex when it comes to medium-firm mattresses. Why? Well, it's all
about that perfect balance of support and comfort that most of us need for a good night's sleep.
Let's break it down a little bit. First off, natural latex is free of any harmful chemicals that you might find
in synthetic mattresses. So if you're all about being eco-friendly and want to avoid any potential off-gassing
from VOCs, this is definitely the way to go.
But that's not natural latex also provides excellent support no matter what sleeping position you prefer. And
with plenty of firmness options to choose from, you're sure to find one that's just right.
When it comes to contouring and pressure relief, natural latex is no slouch, either. While memory foam might get
all the hype in this department, latex can conform to your body just as well, thanks to its rubbery nature. And
speaking of rubber, that's what gives latex mattresses their signature bounce and responsiveness - you won't
feel like you're stuck in one spot all night.
Natural latex is also super breathable, so you won't wake up in a pool of sweat. And if you tend to get hot at
night, you'll appreciate how cooling these mattresses can be. Of course, natural latex mattresses aren't exactly
cheap - but we think they're worth the investment.
With a lifespan of up to 20 years, you'll get plenty of use out of yours. And if that's not in your budget, we've
got some other options for you to consider as well. Hybrid, innerspring, and memory foam mattresses can all
provide a firm surface to sleep on, even if they don't have all the same benefits as natural latex.
So yes, natural latex might not be for everyone, but we think it's pretty darn great.
Bedding accessories to pair up with your medium-firm mattress
There's nothing like sinking into a soft, fluffy pillow, but you need to make sure it's supportive enough to
your head and neck aligned with your spine. Look for pillows made from high-quality materials, like natural
latex or buckwheat, that can cushion your head while keeping your neck in check. If you're a side sleeper, a
thicker pillow may help reduce strain on your neck.
Supportive mattress topper
A medium-firm mattress might feel just right for some, but others may need a little extra cushioning. Enter
mattress toppers! You'll want to choose one that's soft yet supportive but not too thick, as that can lead
lack of support. Consider materials like natural latex or wool.
Comforters provide an extra layer of softness and warmth that can turn your bed into a cocoon of comfort.
down alternatives are the way to go here. They're known for their insulating properties and are perfect for
snuggling up in colder climates. Make sure to consider the weight and warmth level of the comforter based on
your personal preferences and where you live.
What are the benefits of a medium-firm mattress?
A medium-firm mattress can provide a number of benefits for sleepers who are looking for a balance between
comfort and support. This includes:
Alleviates back pain
A medium-firm mattress can help alleviate back pain by providing the right amount of support to keep your
in a neutral position without putting excess pressure on any particular part of your body.
Promotes spinal alignment
Because a medium-firm mattress provides enough support to keep your spine properly aligned, it can help
or alleviate common issues such as back pain, stiffness, and soreness.
Reduces motion transfer
If you share your bed with a partner, a medium-firm mattress can help reduce motion transfer, meaning you'll
less likely to feel your partner's movements during the night. This can lead to a more restful and
Accommodates different sleeping positions and body types
A medium-firm mattress can accommodate a variety of sleeping positions and body types, including back,
and side sleepers who weigh above 130 pounds. It can also help distribute your body weight evenly,
any one part of your body from sinking too deeply into the mattress.
Improves overall sleep quality
By providing balanced support and comfort, a medium-firm mattress can help improve your overall sleep
You may find that you wake up feeling more energized, with fewer aches and pains than you experienced on
or softer mattresses.
Do you need a medium-firm mattress to sleep better?
Well, if you prefer a mattress that's not too hard but still offers good support, then a medium-firm mattress
could be just what you need for a rejuvenating night's sleep. It's always a good idea to test out a mattress
before you buy it to see if it's the right fit for you.
Can a medium-firm mattress help with back pain?
Back pain can be caused by sleeping on soft mattresses, which can cause your spine to curve unnaturally. A
medium-firm mattress can help support your spine in a neutral position, reducing the strain on your back muscles
and relieving pain.
Is a medium-firm mattress good for stomach sleepers?
A medium-firm mattress works pretty well in maintaining a balance between support and comfort for stomach
sleepers who are of average weight. But, it may not be supportive enough for heavier individuals. And for them,
a firmer sleeping surface may be a better choice.
Can you sleep on a medium-firm mattress if you have hip pain?
Definitely! A medium-firm mattress can provide much-needed support for your hips while still being comfortable
enough to relieve pressure.
What's the difference between medium firm and firm mattresses?
A medium-firm mattress ranks 5-6 on the firmness scale. It is designed to offer a combination of body-cradling
support and responsiveness to pressure or movement. It provides good support for most sleepers while also
allowing for a slight bounce back.
On the other hand, a firmer mattress generally falls within the range of 7-8 on the firmness scale. Mattresses of
this firmness level are great in offering a high level of support, and it feels like you're sleeping on top of
the mattress rather than sinking into it. This makes it a good option for heavier-weight sleepers who need more
support without feeling "stuck" in the mattress.
What is the best medium firm foam mattress?
The best medium firm foam mattress will totally depend on your personal preferences. If you prioritize pressure
relief, motion isolation, and body contouring, you can choose between natural latex foam, memory foam, or
convoluted egg crate foam. If you value breathability, durability, and eco-friendliness, natural latex foam may
be a better option. And if you're looking for a budget-friendly choice, polyfoam could be a good fit.
However, it's very crucial to keep in mind that options like memory foam and poly foam do have chemicals
involved. So it's always better to think twice and make a wise decision.
Is it better to purchase the best medium-firm mattress online or at a physical store?
Online shopping provides convenience, a broader range of options, and often better prices compared to physical
stores. Despite this, physical stores offer the opportunity to test the mattress in person and gain a better
understanding of its benefits. However, following the events of 2020, online shopping has gained immense
popularity, and numerous online retailers now offer free trials and easy returns to ensure customer
satisfaction. Moreover, many companies offer free white glove delivery, making purchasing a mattress with a
medium-firm feel online a hassle-free and convenient experience.