- Level I: Firm
- Level II: Cushion-Firm
- Level III: Plush
- Level IV: Ultra Plush
For the majority of people, cushion-firm is generally best, as most people prefer their mattress on the firmer side with some softness for comfort and pressure point relief. There are those, of course, who like to feel like they're sleeping on a cloud. It's largely a matter of preference, but your height, weight and primary sleeping position all play a part.
The most important attribute to consider is postural alignment (see diagram on left). A mattress that is too firm will cause your hips to be raised, while a mattress that is too soft will cause your hips to sink. As a general rule, heavier people tend to require more support and should probably choose a firmer mattress. Lighter weight people, as well as taller people (whose weight is more distributed) can easily veer toward a plush if a softer feel is preferred. Most people tend to need a mattress that's firmer than they think, but mattress comfort is highly personal. We therefore recommend choosing a comfort level you think will work best for you, certainly as a starting point.
The Naturepedic comfort levels have been designed with the help of two expert chiropractors with the shared goal of proper spinal alignment and pressure point relief. Based on your body dimensions and sleeping style, select an appropriate firmness that you feel is best for you and your sleep partner. Unfortunately, there is no one level of support for everyone (since all of our bodies are different), and your comfort needs may even change over time. That is just one reason why we are such strong believers in adjustable mattress design.