Medium Firm Mattress








      Are you looking for a mattress that is neither too soft nor too firm? A medium firm mattress is exactly what you are looking for, and Turmerry has some of the best medium firm latex mattresses for you! Offering a balance between comfort and support, almost every type of sleeper will find our medium firm mattresses ideal for their perfect sleep.

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      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 five 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!

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      Five Distinct Mattress Types to Choose From!

      To ensure that you have no grievances on the variety front, we offer you five different latex mattresses to choose from, each with its own unique construction and qualities.

      1. Organic Latex Mattress

      Turmerry’s organic latex mattress is all-foam with a 7-zoned support design. It features layers of Dunlop latex foam combined with a wool layer and an organic cotton cover. You can customize its thickness, of which you can choose 7, 10, or 12 inches. You can customize its firmness, of which you can choose soft, medium, firm, or extra-firm. And you can customize its size, of which all standard mattress sizes are available.

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      2. 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 Latex Hybrid Mattress

      3. Egg Crate Mattress

      The Egg Crate Mattress features similar all-foam construction to the Organic Latex Mattress but adds a medium-firm egg-crate foam layer to offer extra pressure relief and bed sore relief. You'll be able to customize its firmness and choose from either soft, medium-firm, firm, or extra firm.

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      4. Latex RV Mattress

      Turmerry's RV Mattress offers the perfect mattress solution for compact living spaces. Designed with firm support in mind, it's crafted with Dunlop latex foam and organic cotton. Ideal for RVs and campers, this mattress comes in RV-friendly sizes with customizable thickness and firmness options, ensuring personalized comfort on the road.

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      5. Dual Side Latex Flippable Mattress

      The Dual Side Flippable Mattress is Turmerry's newest addition! You can switch between a cozy feel and a firmer touch just by flipping it over. It's made with eco-friendly materials like GOLS-certified latex and organic cotton. Plus, it's 7 inches thick and comes in Medium/Firm or Firm/Extra Firm options for personalized comfort.

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      Medium Firm Mattress - Buyer's Guide

      With a firmness score of 5-6 on the scale, a medium firm mattress is 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 during sleep.

      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.

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      • Back sleepers

      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 weird and uncomfortable ways. Yikes! That's where a medium-firm mattress comes in handy. It can help keep your hips and shoulders lifted and aligned while still providing enough cushioning to reduce pressure on your spine and alleviate muscle tension.

      • Stomach sleepers

      Now, onto stomach sleepers. Sleeping on your belly can actually make the natural curve of your spine slightly more bent, which can put extra pressure on your neck and lower back. Not exactly a recipe for a good night's sleep. But a medium firm mattress can help keep your body in a more neutral position by reducing the curve of your spine. This can lead to less pain and discomfort in the morning and more energy to tackle the day ahead.

      • Side sleepers

      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 soft mattress, it can make those pressure points even worse. A medium-firm mattress can offer enough cushioning to relieve pressure as well as provide adequate support to keep the spine aligned.

      Who should avoid a medium-firm mattress?

      Some lightweight side sleepers (below 130 lbs.) may need to 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 following factors:

      • Mattress material

      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. Memory 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.

      • Firmness scale

      The mattress firmness scale evaluates a mattress's firmness on a scale of 1–10. Mattresses ranging from very soft to soft are represented by numbers 1 through 3. Medium soft to medium-firm mattresses are identified by numbers 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.

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      • Performance

      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 more comfortably.

      • 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 to test out the mattress for a certain period of time before committing to the mattress purchase, and a warranty will protect your investment in case of any defects or issues.

      • Customer review

      Don't forget to read customer reviews, as they can provide valuable insights into the mattress's 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 customers.

      Latex mattress

      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 forms.

      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.

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      Benefits of a medium firm latex mattress

      • Responsive bounce

      Latex foam is a highly responsive and bouncy material. When you lie upon the bed, you're offered much more freedom of movement, and you'll be able to feel the foam reciprocating to your movement, ensuring you get the right amount of comfort and support.

      • Pressure relief

      As a medium-firm natural latex mattress is highly responsive to your body, as soon as you lay down, your pressure points will be caressed with just the right amount of pressure to provide you with relief.

      • Cooling

      The breathable cooling features of the medium-firm natural latex mattress will keep you comfortable, and the material won't trap your body heat.

      • Eco-friendly and sustainable

      Latex mattresses are made with natural materials that can be recycled/upcycled. Plus, they're free of potentially harmful chemicals and non-toxic, so you can rest easy knowing that your mattress is compatible with the environment's health.

      Foam mattress

      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 sleep quality.

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      Benefits of a medium firm foam mattress

      • Pressure relief

      Foam mattresses are renowned for their capacity to conform to the user's body and offer individualized comfort. It provides relief by focusing on pressure points like the neck, shoulders, and spine.

      • Heat retention

      Sadly, memory foam mattresses retain heat in their layers because of how they function. Some sleepers may prefer this warmth, but if you're not one of them, then don't worry. There are also alternatives that can provide you with cooler temperatures, such as copper infused memory foam, gel memory foam or memory foam with cutting-edge open-cell structures.

      • Motion isolation

      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 your own movements, a memory foam mattress will help absorb the movement so that you don't feel it.

      • Durable

      Since memory foam lasts for eight to twelve years on average, it is typically regarded as a long-lasting option. The density of a memory foam mattress affects how long it will last. Your mattress will last longer if the density is higher.

      Hybrid mattress

      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.

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      Benefits of a medium firm hybrid mattress

      • Pressure relief

      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.

      • Cooling

      The pocket springs, or innersprings, that form one part of the mattress have tons of breathing space around them. 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, provides a sense of soothing comfort to the sleeper. The supportive spring core provides a firm base for the comfort layer and responds well to your movement. Overall, both of these layers combine to give you a comfortable sleep surface.

      • Supportive

      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 mattress

      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 beds typically have springy surfaces that provide adequate pressure relief and extra support, making them a great choice for stomach or back sleepers.

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      Benefits of a medium firm innerspring mattress

      • Support

      To provide a firm surface for the body to rest on, the metal springs resist a large amount of compression. This keeps the innerspring mattress rigid in its supportive attributes.

      • Cooling

      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.

      • Cost-effective budget mattress

      One of the least expensive types of mattresses is the innerspring mattress. In general, a queen-sized innerspring mattress of good quality costs at least $700.


      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.

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      Benefits of a medium firm airbed

      • Portable

      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 move, an airbed can come in handy.

      • Comfort

      The surface of an airbed offers a lot of room for comfort. It can contour well as well as offer proper spinal alignment, no matter the sleeping position. A custom-inflated mattress can promote ideal sleep.

      • Customization

      The ability to significantly customize an air mattress is yet another fantastic benefit. A mattress's ability to 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.

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      Let's break it down a little bit. First off, natural latex is free of harmful levels of 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.

      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. 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

      1. Comfy pillows

      There's nothing like sinking into a soft, fluffy pillow, but you need to make sure it's supportive enough to keep 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.

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      1. 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 to a lack of support. Consider materials like natural latex or wool.

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      1. Cozy comforter

      Comforters provide an extra layer of softness and warmth that can turn your bed into a cocoon of comfort. Down or 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.

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      Best Medium Firm Mattress FAQs

      1. 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 spine 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 prevent 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 be less likely to feel your partner's movements during the night. This can lead to more restful and uninterrupted sleep.

      • Accommodates different sleeping positions and body types

      A medium-firm mattress can accommodate a variety of sleeping positions and body types, including back, stomach, and side sleepers who weigh above 130 pounds. It can also help distribute your body weight evenly, preventing 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 quality. You may find that you wake up feeling more energized, with fewer aches and pains than you experienced on firmer or softer mattresses.

      2. 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.

      3. Who is a medium firm mattress best for?

      A medium firm mattress is typically best for individuals who prefer a balance of support and comfort. It can be suitable for a wide range of sleepers, including side, back, and stomach sleepers, and combination sleepers who switch between different sleeping positions during the night. It provides enough support to maintain proper spinal alignment while still offering some cushioning for pressure points.

      4. What number rating is a medium firm mattress?

      The number rating for a medium firm mattress generally falls in the range of 5 to 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest.

      5. Is medium firm mattress good for 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.

      6. Is a medium-firm mattress good for stomach sleepers?

      A medium-firm mattress works pretty well at 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.

      7. Can you sleep on your side on a medium firm mattress?

      Yes, you can sleep on your side on a medium firm mattress. While medium firm mattresses provide a firmer feel compared to soft mattresses, they still offer enough contouring and pressure relief for side sleepers. It's important to consider personal preference as well; some side sleepers may prefer a slightly softer mattress, while others find medium firmness to be ideal for their sleeping position.

      8. 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.

      9. 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 at 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.

      10. 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.

      11. 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.

      12. What is the ideal mattress firmness for different body weights?

      When choosing mattress firmness, we can classify body weight into three categories -

      • Less than 130 pounds

      For sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds, it is better to go for a soft or medium-firm mattress. This firmness level can provide the right amount of contouring and deep pressure relief that you won't get from a firm mattress.

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      • Between 130 and 230 pounds

      Medium-firm is the best option for sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. People around 130 pounds can try out soft if it suits them. Similarly, those around 230 pounds may find a firm mattress to be more suitable than a medium-firm mattress. But medium-firm is usually the ideal choice in this weight category, as you get a balance between proper comfort and support.

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      • More than 230 pounds

      Sleepers above the 230-pound mark should opt for a firm mattress. They can be deceptively soft in terms of comfort. They will also provide the proper support that you won't get in a medium-firm or soft mattress.

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      13. What is the ideal mattress firmness for different sleeping positions?

      There are three common sleeping positions adopted by sleepers, namely - side, back, and stomach sleeping. Those who combine all of them are called combination sleepers.

      • Side sleepers

      Side sleepers will find medium-firm mattresses to be more suitable than firm mattresses. Their spine needs good support, while their hips and shoulders need good contouring to avoid pressure sores. A firm mattress will provide the support, but it may not be as effective at contouring.

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      • Back and stomach sleepers

      If you sleep on your back or stomach, a medium firm or firm mattress can be a great choice. Firm mattresses provide superior spine support and aid in keeping the spine in alignment. This helps a lot, as external factors, such as gravity, increase the risk of spinal misalignment in these sleep postures.

      Furthermore, a medium-firm/firm mattress evenly distributes body weight. Since your body is completely spread out on the mattress surface, you won't experience as much discomfort as you do when sleeping on your side.

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      • Combination sleepers

      Medium-firm is the most common choice for a combination sleeper, as it comfortably supports all sleeping postures. A firm mattress may or may not be comfortable for combination sleepers. It may, however, be appropriate for those who prefer back and stomach sleeping most, weigh over 230 pounds, and/or have pain that can be eased by a firm surface.

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      14. If your current mattress is too soft, how can you make it firmer?

      A mattress that is too soft will pull you down into it. Some people may enjoy this because it gives them the sensation of being hugged and is thus relaxing. However, there are some disadvantages to having a soft mattress. They pose risks such as spinal misalignment and pain inflammation, which can lead to problems in the future, if not now.

      Here are some tips on deciding if your mattress is too soft -

      • You're feeling uncomfortable while you sleep.
      • You're waking up with persistent pain and aches in the morning.
      • You're unable to move around well atop the mattress.
      • You're sinking into the mattress and can feel its bottom layer.
      • You feel tired during the day.

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      Here's what you can do to fix it -

      • Buy a mattress topper

      A mattress topper is an excellent bedding accessory that can firm up your old mattress. It is a single layer of material that you can purchase and place on top of your mattress to change its feel. We would recommend getting a firm latex mattress topper, as it provides excellent comfort, support, cooling, and bounce. It will also last a long time, up until you can purchase a new mattress or another mattress topper.

      • Tighten your bedding

      Tuck your bedding into each corner of the bed, ensuring that it is tight and flat on the mattress. The bedding will provide you with more firmness by tightening the mattress through pressure.

      • Flip and rotate your mattress

      Flipping and rotating your mattress on a regular basis keeps it healthy and prevents it from sagging over time. If you sleep on a single side of the mattress for an extended period of time, it will sink down and provide less firmness.

      • Air out your mattress

      Airing out your mattress removes any moisture that has accumulated within it. Moisture can cause a mattress to become damp and less supportive. Maintain your bare mattress in a standing position (against a wall) in a well-ventilated room. Check that no direct sunlight is falling on your mattress.

      • Change your room temperature

      Certain foams respond to temperature. Memory foam is one such mattress material that is sensitive to its environment. It softens in hot weather, similar to how body heat makes it conform better. It hardens in cold weather. Changing the temperature of your room with an air conditioner or thermostat may help firm up your mattress.

      • Get a good mattress foundation

      A mattress foundation is essential to a firm bed setup. Sure, you can simply place your mattress on the floor and claim that it makes it firm. But leaving your mattress on the floor causes it to accumulate impurities, thereby reducing its integrity. A good mattress foundation, such as a metal, solid platform, or slatted foundation, can help firm up your mattress without ruining it.

      • Add plywood between your mattress and foundation

      Placing a firm substance, such as plywood, between the mattress and the foundation may help your mattress be even firmer. Think of it as a mattress topper for your foundation. It may even help reduce the eventual sagging over the years.

      • Return the mattress (if possible)

      If the mattress is brand new and you are still in the trial period, you will be able to return it to the retailer. If you can do this, it is preferable to any of the steps listed above. Purchase a new mattress with your refund, or exchange the soft mattress for a firmer one from the same retailer.

      • Buy a new firm mattress

      After attempting all of the aforementioned techniques, some of you should have a mattress that is firmer than it was before. If you don't, your mattress is probably past its prime, and it's time to invest in a new one. Make certain that you purchase a firmer mattress made of high-quality materials this time.

      15. What can you do if your mattress is way too firm for your liking?

      Similar to a mattress that is too soft, an extra-firm mattress can also be harmful. A lack of contouring can lead to pressure accumulation and spinal misalignment. Furthermore, any pain you have, such as back pain, hip pain, or shoulder pain, will be exacerbated by a mattress that is far too firm.

      Here are some tips on deciding whether your mattress is too firm -

      • You constantly move around, trying to find a comfortable region on the mattress.
      • You're waking up every morning in pain or feeling sleepy.
      • The mattress feels too hard underneath you.
      • You get better sleep on a less firm mattress.
      • You are not getting the proper contouring and pressure relief.

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      Here are some things you can do to fix it -

      • Get a mattress topper

      A mattress topper can easily assist in softening your mattress. It is a layer of foam that changes the firmness of the mattress when placed on top of it.

      You can instantly soften your current mattress by purchasing a medium-firm or soft mattress topper. Certain mattress toppers, such as latex, can also provide additional benefits such as cooling, bounce, and so on.

      • Give it time to break down

      If your mattress was recently purchased, you might want to give it some time to soften. New mattresses tend to be firmer in the initial stages. You can get them to soften up by sleeping on them frequently for a few days or weeks. This will cause their fillings to be more evenly distributed. Memory foam is one type of mattress that takes time to soften. It will become accustomed to your body by routinely absorbing body heat and pressure.

      • Try out different sleeping positions

      Firmer mattresses are more comfortable for back and stomach sleepers. The body is much more spread out in these postures, as opposed to side sleeping, where your sides and shoulders make sole contact with the mattress. By trying out different sleeping positions, you can discover which ones work best with your mattress's firmness.

      • Flip your mattress

      Certain mattresses are double-sided, with one side being softer than the other. Latex is one such example, with Talalay latex being used for the comfort layer and Dunlop latex being used for the support core. You could be sleeping on the support core right now without even realizing it. Check to see if your mattress has a similar construction, and if it does, flipping it upside down may get you to the softer side.

      • Introduce warm air

      Heat applied to certain mattress types, such as memory foam, can help soften the foam. Memory foam is particularly heat-sensitive, which means it will most certainly soften when heated. Sleeping hot has the disadvantage of increasing the temperature of the room, so if you prefer a cooler temperature to sleep in, this method may not be for you.

      • Get a different mattress foundation

      Certain mattress foundations, such as solid platform, slatted, or metal foundations, are designed to provide support over comfort. You can therefore soften your mattress by changing it to a box spring or sprung slat foundation. These provide extra bounce and cushioned support.

      • Return the mattress (if possible)

      If you are still within the trial period, you should return the mattress for a refund or store credit. With an understanding of what kind of firmness does not suit you, look for one that does.

      • Buy a new, softer mattress

      If your mattress isn't brand new and none of the above methods work for you, it's time to consider investing in a new mattress.

      Make sure to consider the firmness of your current mattress and opt for a slightly lower firmness. This time, give the construction and material of the mattress some thought as well. Changing them from what your current mattress is made of may help you maintain a softer, more consistent firmness for many years to come.

      16. Besides firmness, what are the other essential factors to consider in a mattress?

      Besides firmness, there are several other factors that need to be taken into consideration when shopping for a mattress. This includes:

      • Mattress size

      One of the most important considerations is size. Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king are the most common mattress sizes you can find.

      Make sure that your bed is large enough for you and anyone else who may be sleeping in it. You also need to consider whether or not you want a split queen or king bed if more than one person will be sleeping in it.

      • Mattress height

      The height of the mattress, sometimes known as its thickness, increases with the number of layers added to it. Increasing the height also increases the overall firmness of the mattress.

      The common mattress heights are 8 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches.

      • Mattress material

      Different materials provide different levels of comfort, support, breathability, and longevity. Latex mattresses tend to do better than foam mattresses in some cases. Hybrid mattresses combine both spring coils (often individually wrapped coils) and foam (latex, memory foam, etc.), providing a balance between comfort and support.

      • Temperature regulation

      Open-cell foams provide better breathability and cooling than closed-cell foams. Different mattress materials also provide different levels of heating or cooling. For instance, cooling gel infused memory foam mattresses make use of cooling technology (gel beads). The memory foam infused with gel beads dissipates heat much better than traditional memory foam.

      Due to their breathable construction and materials, latex, hybrids, and innersprings are often cooling. Traditional memory foam and polyfoam mattresses retain heat, so they tend to sleep hot.

      In store high quality mattress and memory foam mattress shopping
      • Motion isolation

      In order for two sleepers to move without waking each other, movement shouldn't be transferred from one end of the mattress to the other. Latex, memory foam, hybrids, and innersprings all provide motion isolation by reducing motion transfer to some extent.

      • Edge support

      Edge support refers to how much weight the frame of your bed can handle when sitting or lying near its edges. Some mattresses come with reinforced edges, offering excellent edge support, while others require box springs or mattress foundations for more stability around the edges. We recommend going for a mattress foundation, like the natural wood platform bed frame, as it makes for a more durable mattress, has strong edge support, and doesn't alter the mattress's intended feel.

      • Hypoallergenic properties

      A hypoallergenic mattress does a great job of preventing most allergies from flaring up. This is done by preventing any allergens from settling into the mattress.

      • Lifespan

      Different mattress types have different lifespans. Latex tends to last the longest, with a lifespan of 15-20 years, when cared for properly. Memory foam beds, innersprings, and hybrids can all last up to 10 years with good upkeep.

      • Warranty

      The ideal warranty you can get for a mattress is one that mimics its lifespan. If you cannot get one that lasts that long, then at least get a warranty of at least 7 to 10 years for your mattress.

      17. How long does it take to adjust to a new, firmer mattress?

      Adjusting to a new, firmer mattress can vary from person to person. Generally, it may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for your body to fully adjust to a new mattress, especially if it's significantly firmer than your previous one. During this adjustment period, you may experience some initial discomfort or stiffness as your body gets used to the new level of support.

      It's essential to give yourself time to adapt and allow your muscles and joints to align properly with the firmer surface. To aid in the adjustment process, you can also try using supportive pillows or mattress toppers that complement the firmness of your mattress.

      18. What are the pros and cons of a medium firm vs. soft mattress?

      Medium Firm Mattress Pros

      • Good for most sleeping positions: Medium firm mattresses are a versatile choice that can accommodate back, stomach, and even some side sleepers.
      • Provides back support: The firmness offers enough support to keep your spine aligned, which can help prevent back pain.
      • Good for average-weight people: Medium firmness offers a balance of sinkage and support that works well for most body types.

      Medium Firm Mattress Cons

      • Might not be enough pressure relief for side sleepers: Lightweight side sleepers may find their shoulders and hips don't sink in enough for proper comfort.
      • May feel too firm for some: If you like a really plush feel, a medium firm mattress might feel a bit too rigid.

      Balanced comfort and support vs. Slightly firmer for lightweight side sleepers

      Soft Mattress Pros

      • Enhanced Comfort: Soft mattresses often provide a plush and cozy feel, which can be beneficial for individuals who prefer a softer sleeping surface.
      • Pressure Relief: Soft mattresses can help relieve pressure points and may be more comfortable for side sleepers or those with joint pain.

      Soft Mattress Cons

      • Potential Sagging: Soft mattresses may be more prone to sagging over time, especially with regular use, which can affect spinal alignment.
      • Lack of Support: Some individuals, particularly those with back issues, may find that soft mattresses don't provide enough support, which can lead to discomfort.

      Enhanced comfort vs. lack of support on all foam mattress

      19. Where can you find the best medium firm mattresses of 2024 online?

      When shopping in the online mattress industry for the best medium firm mattress picks, reputable brands are the ideal one's to stick by. Brands like Turmerry, Brooklyn Bedding, Helix Mattress, Saatva Mattress, Nectar Mattress, Birch Mattress, Avocado Green Mattress, and Bear Mattress are trustworthy, as they have a genuine history backed up by hundreds of reviews and satisfied customers.

      Most reputed online mattress brands and mattress makers also offer a number of convenient benefits, like free white glove delivery, free shipping, responsive customer service, lengthy trial periods, strong warranties, trustworthy return policies, and flexible payment options. This means you're investing in the best mattress you can find, for some of the best prices, and that too safely, without going through a hassle.

      Shopping best medium firm mattresses online mattress market

      20. How much does a good quality medium firm mattress typically cost?

      The cost of a good quality medium firm mattress can vary widely depending on factors such as brand, materials, size, and additional features. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $2000 or more for a high-quality medium firm mattress.

      Luxury brands or mattresses with advanced technologies such as cooling gel layers, zoned support, or organic materials may be on the higher end of this price range. Consider factors like durability, warranty, and customer reviews when investing in a medium firm mattress to ensure you're getting value for your money.

      21. How can I properly care for a medium firm mattress to extend its lifespan?

      Here are some tips to care for a medium firm mattress:

      • Use a mattress protector cover or mattress protector pad to guard against spills, stains, dirt, and dust mites.
      • Rotate your mattress regularly (about every 3–6 months) to promote even wear and prevent sagging.
      • Keep your mattress clean by vacuuming it occasionally and spot cleaning as needed.
      • Avoid sitting on the edges of the mattress for too long to prevent premature wear.
      • Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for weight limits and use appropriate support (such as a sturdy bed frame or foundation).
      • Air out your mattress occasionally by removing the bedding and allowing it to breathe.

      Proper care and maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan of your medium firm mattress, ensuring it doesn't prematurely sag and holds its structural integrity.

      22. What other sleep accessories can help improve comfort on a medium firm mattress?

      Several sleep accessories can enhance comfort on a medium firm mattress:

      Mattress toppers, pillows, adjustable bed, bedding for all foam bed

      • Mattress toppers: Adding a latex mattress topper can provide extra cushioning and adjust the firmness levels to your liking.
      • Supportive pillows: Using pillows designed for your sleep position (such as for side, back, or stomach sleepers) can improve overall comfort and spinal alignment.
      • Adjustable bed bases: These bases allow you to customize your sleeping position, providing added support and comfort, especially for those with specific health concerns or preferences.
      • Bedding and linens: Using soft, breathable sheets, blankets, and/or comforters can enhance the overall sleep experience on a firm mattress by adding a cozy touch.

      By incorporating these accessories, you can tailor your sleep environment to maximize comfort and support on your firm mattress.

      23. Do adjustable bed bases work well with medium firm mattresses?

      Yes, adjustable bed bases can work well with medium firm mattresses and offer additional benefits. Adjustable bases allow you to elevate different parts of the bed, such as the head or feet, to find a comfortable sleeping position that suits your needs.

      This can be especially beneficial for individuals with conditions like acid reflux, snoring, or back pain, as it can help alleviate pressure points and promote better sleep quality.

      Note: - Some medium firm mattresses may not work with adjustable bases. When pairing an adjustable base with a medium firm mattress, ensure that it is compatible with one. To avoid damage, we strongly recommend following the manufacturer's guidelines (or contacting them for compatibility advice).

      adjustable bed bases for medium firm beds and other foam mattresses

      24. If a medium firm mattress isn't for me, what are some other mattress types to consider for back pain?

      If a medium firm mattress isn't easing your back pain, there are several other mattresses worth exploring. Let's delve into some popular choices and how they might benefit your back.

      1. Firm Mattress

      If you find the firmness of a medium firm bed to be too soft, then a firmer mattress might do the trick. Firm mattresses offer the sweet spot when it comes to support and adequate cushioning, especially for heavyweight individuals. They're ideal for back sleepers and stomach sleepers who still crave some pressure relief throughout the night. However, firm mattresses might be too firm for some people, like average weight stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and side sleepers.

      Firm Mattress with organic cotton cover
      1. Egg Crate Mattress

      Egg crate mattresses can be a valuable addition to your bedroom. The convoluted surface promotes airflow, distributes body weight more evenly, helps reduce pressure points on your back, and helps reduce bed sores as well. Egg crate mattresses are available in a variety of materials, including latex, memory foam, and others, so you have options.

      Egg Crate Mattress with medium firm feel
      1. Zoned Support Mattress

      Some mattresses feature zoned support, where different areas of the mattress provide varying levels of firmness and cushioning. This can be particularly helpful for back pain as it targets specific pressure points and promotes proper spinal alignment. Look for mattresses with zoning technology that cater to back sleepers or those with lumbar support needs.

      Zoned Support Mattress on soft bed
      1. Airbed

      Adjustable air mattresses allow you to fine-tune the firmness to your exact needs, potentially offering back pain relief. The downside is that air mattresses can lose air pressure overnight, requiring inflation adjustments. They also might not offer the same level of support and durability as traditional mattresses in the long run, making them ideal only as a temporary solution.

      1. Waterbed

      Like airbeds, waterbeds are another option to consider. They conform to your body's curves and evenly distribute weight, potentially reducing pressure on your back. You can adjust the water level to achieve your desired firmness. However, waterbeds can be expensive and require more maintenance. Additionally, the wave motion might not be suitable for everyone, especially those who prefer a more stable sleeping surface.


      Remember, proper spinal alignment is key for back pain relief, regardless of the mattress type you choose. Look for a mattress that keeps your hips, shoulders, and spine in a neutral position. Consider your preferred sleep position, as it can also influence the type of mattress that works best for your back pain. For example, side sleepers may benefit from a slightly softer mattress to cushion their shoulders and hips, while back sleepers may find medium-firm to firm mattresses more supportive.

      It's also recommended to consult with your doctor for personalized recommendations based on your specific back pain condition. Finally, don't hesitate to try out different mattresses. Many online mattress companies offer generous trial periods, allowing you to test the mattress at home and see if it helps alleviate your back pain.