Medium vs Medium-Firm Mattress – Which is Best for You?

June 22, 2019

Medium vs Medium-Firm Mattress – Which is Best for You?

When buying a mattress, there are many options on the market today. Having options is great, but with so many choices, it may be hard to find one mattress that is comfortable for all of your sleeping needs. When selecting a mattress, comfort is one of the most important considerations, and a large part of comfort relates to firmness and how soft or firm a mattress feels. 

Getting a handle on mattress firmness and what it means for you can help you make an informed mattress buying decision, whether you are shopping online or in retail stores. Many people have questions about the differences between medium mattress firmness and medium-firm mattress firmness. This article explores the differences between the two.

Medium Mattresses

Mattresses that have medium firmness are the most popular choice. They are often the best choice for people who sleep on their sides. The right medium firmness mattress offers an appropriate amount of support, while providing just the right touch of softness, to help cradle curves and pressure points and cushion your shoulders and hips.

The medium mattress is also a great choice for combination sleepers - those who sleep on their sides for part of the night and then on their stomachs or backs for part of the night. The medium mattress offers the perfect combination of comfort and support for conbination sleepers to have their best night sleep in all sleeping positions. 

This is especially true of our Eco Terra medium latex mattress. It's individually-wrapped coil core offers outstanding support all the way to the edge of the mattress and the plush 3 inch latex comfort layer in medium, offers cushioned comfort and pressure relief, for your hip and shoulder, while sleeping on your side. 

Medium-Firm Mattresses

People who sleep on their stomachs or backs are more inclined to find medium-firm mattresses a better fit for their sleep needs. These mattresses provide abundant support without sacrificing the comfort the average person seeks in a mattress. It offers more firmness than the medium without being too firm for comfort.

Another consideration for choosing a medium-firm mattress has to do with the weight of the person or couple sleeping on the mattress. People who weigh less than 120 pounds often find softer mattresses more comfortable, while those of average weight, between 130 and 230 pounds prefer medium to medium-firm mattresses. The closer you get to the higher end of the weight spectrum, the more likely it becomes that you’ll prefer the firmer of the two. People who weigh 230 pounds or more, often prefer medium-firm to firm mattresses.

Fortunately, Eco Terra mattresses come in both medium and medium-firm, offering all sleepers a luxuriously comfortable option for their sleeping needs.

Firmness vs Support

It’s important to note that the firmness of a mattress and support level of a mattress are different. Firmness relates to the top comfort layer of a mattress, and support relates to the core of a mattress. A good quality mattress offers a strong underlying support system, regardless of the firmness of the top comfort layer. For example, "soft" mattresses with a soft top comfort layer, can still have a strong, supportive core. Also, firm mattresses do not necessarily have more supportive cores. The firmness of a mattress refers only to the top comfort layer and initial feel of the mattress.

About Eco Terra Mattresses

Eco Terra is committed to offering latex mattresses that are luxuriously comfortable, while delivering just the right touch of support, to promote a good night’s sleep for all sleepers. Our mattresses offer edge-to-edge support, motion isolation, pressure relief, cushioned comfort, and outstanding airflow around your body to help you sleep cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Whether you choose our medium firmness mattress, or decide you need a little extra support and go with our medium-firm mattress, you’ll be buying a natural latex mattress that offers superior comfort and support, no matter which position you find most comfortable for sleeping.

Because we believe in our products, we offer a 90-day return policy where you can return your mattress within the first 90 days and receive a full refund. This gives your body plenty of time to adjust to a new mattress, and decide whether the Eco Terra mattress is a good fit for you. Try our mattress today, and see what a difference it can make for your sleep.

If you have any questions about Eco Terra mattresses, we invite you to chat with us online or call us 1-888-605-0096 Toll Free. Both our chat services and phone representatives are available 7 days a week, 9am - 9pm PST.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.