How to Choose A Mattress Comfort Level

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How to choose a mattress comfort level comfort level can be a lot like a sleepy version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One mattress is too firm, another too soft, and somewhere in the middle you hope to find that proverbial “just right” that is a perfect fit.

An even bigger challenge is finding an appropriate comfort level for two people sharing the same bed. Shouldn’t Mama Bear and Papa Bear be able to choose their own comfort levels?

Naturepedic’s comfort levels have been developed with the assistance of chiropractors to focus on proper spinal alignment and relief of pressure points. Our mattresses span four comfort categories: 

  • Ultra-plush
  • Plush
  • Cushion-firm
  • Firm

For most people, cushion-firm is the best starting point. A cushion-firm mattress provides good support and enough comfort to provide pressure point relief and a softer surface.

The best way to find out how to choose a mattress comfort level that is appropriate for your needs is to visit one of our retailers and try our mattresses out in person. If you can’t pay us a visit, don’t worry. We have some tips for you to keep in mind when selecting a comfort level.

1. Pay Attention to Posture

Your postural alignment is one of the most important indicators of mattress comfort over time. If your mattress is too firm, your hips and pelvis will be raised out of alignment with your spine. If your mattress is too soft, your hips will sink. You know your comfort level is just right when your hips and pelvis are in line with your spine.

2. Know Your Body

Your body weight, height, and BMI (Body Mass Index) play a role in the appropriate comfort level for you. If you have recently gained or lost a significant amount of weight, your comfort and support needs may have changed. Heavier or shorter people tend to require a firmer mattress while lighter or taller people can maintain good support and alignment on a softer mattress.

3. Customize Your Comfort

Naturepedic offers customizable mattress models that allow you to get that “just right” fit for your preferences. These adjustable, customizable mattresses can even be split for two sleeping partners to select their own comfort levels.

Our layer swap program also removes the risk of a mattress feeling different once you slept on it for hours versus a short trial at the store: swap your layers for free within 90 days until your mattress is perfect.

Don’t forget about the kids, too! Infants and babies need a firm mattress for proper development, while toddlers and older kids can handle a bit more cushion. All of Naturepedic’s baby and kids products are designed for developmentally-appropriate support and comfort levels through childhood.

If you have questions about how to choose a mattress comfort level, how to order a customized mattress, or appropriate firmness for children, call 800-917-3342 or email We’re open Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST.

Here’s to finding your “just right” fit!