How do I find the right mattress firmness level for me?

With the right bed, you’ll sleep better and start the day feeling more rested. That’s why deciding on the right bed is so important for your overall well-being. This decision-making process starts with the design, which should match your personal style and fit harmoniously into your home.

Mattress hardness level: Definition & Meaning

The mattress hardness level is the way the manufacturer specifies the hardness of a mattress. However, as these values are not standardised, the levels vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Word-based designations (e.g. soft, medium firm, firm, etc.) or combinations of letters and numbers, such as a letter (“H” or “F”) and a number between 1 and 5 (e.g. H1, H2, etc.) are typically used. The lower the hardness level, the softer the mattress.

Choosing the right mattress firmness

The hardness level of a mattress has a major impact on lying comfort and sleep quality. If the mattress is too soft or too hard, muscle tension and spinal pain are the result. There are several factors you should consider when choosing the right mattress firmness:

  • Body weight
    The right mattress firmness depends above all on your body weight. For this reason, most manufacturers base their firmness specifications almost exclusively on this factor.
  • Body size and build
    Your height and build also play an important role. This is because the weight is distributed differently for tall, heavy people than for short people of a similar weight.
  • Sleeping position
    The hardness of the mattress should be selected in such a way that your spine gets the best possible support and is positioned straight in the sleeping position you tend to assume, especially if you lie on your side.
  • Individual needs
    Your personal lying and sleeping needs as well as your individual sensitivities must also be taken into account.

The right lying height to make getting out of bed easier

Our ADA mattresses are not only available in different designs, sizes and heights, they are also available in up to 5 different hardness levels, depending on the model, ensuring the best possible adaptation to your individual requirements:

  • H1 (soft)
  • H2 (medium firm)
  • H3 (firm)
  • H4 (extra firm)
  • H5 (hard)

Always try out different mattresses before you make a purchase. This is the only way to test different firmness levels and find a mattress that meets your personal needs. Then, in combination with the right slatted base or box-spring bed base and cosy bed linen, nothing more will stand in the way of a restful night’s sleep.