How to Choose the Right Firmness Level for Your SERENE® FOAM Mattress

August 31, 2023 0 Comments

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Have you been losing sleep over how to choose a new mattress? When it comes to buying a SERENE® FOAM mattress, one of the biggest decisions is the firmness level. The good news is, we’re here to walk you through how to choose the perfect firmness for your needs and preferences. Whether you want a plush, cushioned feel or a firmer, more supportive sleep surface, SERENE® FOAM has you covered. Keep reading to find out how firm is firm enough—and how soft is too soft—so you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked the ideal SERENE® FOAM mattress for your best night’s sleep. Sweet dreams!

Navigating the Maze of Mattress Firmness

Choosing the right firmness for your mattress is the key to getting the best sleep of your life. But with so many options out there, how do you decide? The firmness level you need depends on your personal preferences and sleep position.

If you like the feeling of sleeping "on" your mattress rather than "in" it, a medium-firm or firm model is probably right for you. These provide ample support for your body without too much sink age. Side sleepers also often prefer a slightly firmer mattress to keep their spine aligned.

For the ultimate plush feel, a soft or ultra-soft mattress lets you sink deeply into the comfort layers. These are ideal if you want to feel like you're sleeping in a cloud. However, very soft mattresses may not offer enough support for back or stomach sleepers.

A medium mattress strikes a balance between soft and firm, contouring to your body while still supporting your spine. This versatile firmness suits most sleeping positions and personal preferences.

The key is to choose what feels most comfortable and supportive for you based on how you like to sleep. Don't hesitate to test out different firmness levels in-store to find your perfect match. Your SERENE FOAM mattress should cushion and cradle your body so you wake up feeling refreshed and recharged every morning.

Decoding SERENE® FOAM Firmness Options

When choosing a SERENE® FOAM mattress, selecting the right firmness is key to getting the sleep you need. SERENE® FOAM offers three firmness options to suit different sleeping positions and personal preferences:


A soft mattress contours closely to your body and allows for a lot of sinkage. If you sleep on your side, a soft mattress can help relieve pressure on your shoulders and hips. However, soft mattresses may not provide enough support for back or stomach sleepers.


A medium firmness is versatile and works for most sleeping positions and body types. It provides an even balance of contouring comfort and support. If you frequently change positions during the night or sleep with a partner, a medium mattress is a good, all-purpose choice.


A firm mattress has less sink age and keeps your body on top of the mattress rather than in it. Firm mattresses are ideal for back and stomach sleepers who need extra lumbar support. However, firm mattresses may feel too rigid for side sleepers and may fail to relieve pressure points.

In the end, the best way to determine which firmness is right for you is to test them out. Visit a SERENE® FOAM showroom and try lying down on mattresses with different firmness levels. See which feels most comfortable and supportive for your body. Your mattress firmness preference is a personal one, so take your time and choose what feels just right for you. Sweet dreams!

Tailoring Firmness to Your Sleep Position

When choosing a mattress firmness level, it’s important to consider your usual sleep position. The firmness you need depends on how much support and contouring your body requires to keep your spine aligned as you sleep.

Back Sleepers

If you frequently sleep on your back, a medium firm mattress is typically ideal. It will cushion your body evenly while still supporting the natural curve of your lower back. A mattress that’s too soft won’t provide enough support, while one that’s too firm can feel uncomfortable on your back.

Side Sleepers

For side sleeping, a medium soft to medium mattress is recommended. These provide enough cushioning for your hips and shoulders, which bear most of your weight in this position. A firmer mattress won’t contour to your body and can create pressure points, leading to discomfort and pain.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers typically need the firmest mattress of all to keep their spine in a neutral alignment. A medium firm to firm mattress prevents the midsection from sinking in too deeply, which can strain the neck. Softer mattresses may not offer enough support for stomach sleeping and can cause back pain.

In the end, the right firmness level for you comes down to your personal preferences and sleep needs. But using your primary sleep position as a guide can help ensure you choose a mattress that gives you the support and comfort you need for quality rest. When in doubt, a medium firmness is a safe middle ground that suits most sleepers well.

Finding the Perfect Fit: Firmness and Body Type

Choosing the right firmness level for your SERENE® FOAM mattress depends on your body type and preferred sleeping position. As a general rule of thumb:

Side sleepers and lighter individuals usually prefer softer mattresses. A plush or medium-soft mattress will cushion your body and relieve pressure points.

Back and stomach sleepers typically prefer medium to firm mattresses. A firmer surface will keep your spine aligned while you sleep.

Heavier individuals often find medium-firm to firm mattresses most comfortable and supportive. Softer mattresses may not provide adequate support, causing your body to sink in and your spine to become misaligned.

Mattress firmness guide

SERENE® FOAM mattresses come in four firmness levels to suit different needs:


 A plush mattress has a soft, cushioned feel. Best for side sleepers and lighter individuals.


A medium-soft mattress balances softness and support. Works well for side and back sleepers.


A medium mattress offers moderate support and pressure relief. Suitable for most sleeping positions and body types.


A firm mattress has a solid, supportive feel. Recommended for back and stomach sleepers, as well as heavier individuals.

The best way to determine your ideal SERENE FOAM mattress firmness is to visit a local retailer and try out the different options. Lie down on each mattress in your usual sleeping position and choose the one that feels most comfortable for your body. Your mattress should keep your spine aligned and cushion your pressure points while still feeling supportive. Finding the perfect fit will help ensure you get the restorative sleep you need.

Couples' Comfort: Choosing Firmness Together

Choosing a mattress firmness level as a couple can be tricky since you have two different bodies and preferences to consider. The Key is finding a balance of support and comfort you both agree on.

Check your sleep styles

Do you have similar sleep positions and preferences, or are you opposites? For example, if one of you sleeps on your back and the other sleeps on their side, a medium firmness can accommodate you both. Side sleepers typically prefer softer mattresses for cushioning their shoulders and hips, while back sleepers need firmer support for their spine. If you have very different needs, you may want to consider dual-firmness mattresses with different levels on each side.

Test in-store

The only way to determine what feels right for both of you is to test out the options. Lie down on a few different mattress models with varying firmness levels to experience how they feel to your bodies. Note how well they support your back, hips and shoulders in your preferred sleeping positions. See if there are any that you both find suitably comfortable and supportive. Don't feel rushed by a salesperson - take your time finding the best match.

Consider a medium option

If you're still unsure or want a compromise, a medium or medium-firm mattress is a good place to start. These provide a balance of cushioning and support that suits most sleepers. You can then adjust the feel using a mattress topper if needed. It may take a few nights to adjust to a new level of firmness, so give yourselves time to get used to it before deciding if it's right for you.

With patience and open communication, you can find a mattress firmness you both sleep tight on. The key is focusing on your comfort and support needs together to ensure many restful nights ahead.

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