In the category of medium-firm tension mattresses we find those that are situated at level 7 on the firmness scale. They are slightly firmer than the medium tension mattresses. They provide less hug and sink than level 6, although there are exceptions.
Medium-firm tension mattresses maintain the correct body position and the correct alignment of the spine. Its ability to absorb weight allows the mattress to adapt to the body while respecting pressure points.
This type of mattress allows a firmer rest, with a slight feeling of hugging and sinking. Although there are exceptions, they are mostly designed to offer a medium firmness feel while keeping the individual on the surface.
If you sleep on your stomach or back, you probably prefer a medium firm tension mattress as it will better suit your needs at night. The support they provide is abundant but maintaining that touch of softness that everyone needs. It offers more support and firmness than a medium mattress, but is still not too hard.
Low back pain is one of the main reasons that hinder mobility in middle age, in turn, preventing people from engaging in physical activity, resulting in sedentary lifestyle and possible weight problems, loss of stamina and balance. Therefore, the importance of finding a mattress that helps with this problem.
In cases of low back pain, you need a mattress that offers you sufficient support without increasing the pressure exerted on your spine, so one of intermediate to high firmness is ideal. If it is made of memory foam, it will be even more beneficial for your back. Actually, in 2015, Harvard published a study stating that the best type of mattress to reduce back pain is one with a medium-firm tension.
A medium firm tension mattress will allow you to spend your 8 hours of sleep on your back without causing pain or misalignment.
By sinking less, there is better ventilation of the mattress, and therefore less heat build-up. Perfect so you can sleep without suffocating and in the same way, you avoid night sweats.
Compared to mattresses of different firmness levels, intermediate to firm mattresses have an edge that is not too soft to be unstable and not too hard to be uncomfortable. In this type of mattress, you can sit and lie on the edge without any problem, in addition to being able to use it as a support to stand and lie down in bed.
Sleeping on a soft mattress causes excessive sag, which will cause you to wake up with muscle aches in the morning; medium firm tension mattresses help your body stay at the same height, providing equal and balanced support of all your weight.
Due to its diminished motion transfer, if your partner moves a lot at night or you sleep with quite turbulent children, a medium firm tension mattress will make such movements almost impossible to perceive, achieving uninterrupted night’s sleep and adequate rest. Also, although they are a bit harder than a medium mattress, it is still an excellent gray area for both of you to sleep peacefully regardless of your personal preferences.
According to Jacobson (2006), people who sleep on a medium-firm tension mattress sleep better at night than people with other firmness mattresses. In his study, he took a sample of healthy individuals and another group of people with sleep problems, and found that in both groups, their comfort and quality of sleep improved considerably after just 28 days using a medium firm tension mattress.
If you are overweight, this may be the perfect firmness for you. You need a mattress that can support your body well, reduce pressure points, properly distribute support points, and still be a soft and smooth mattress.
In addition, it will help you move in bed, and get out of it more easily. That does not mean that if you are a thin person, a mattress with this firmness would not benefit you, since you will enjoy the same benefits independently of your weight, it is that versatile.
People who weigh less than 120 pounds, usually find a soft mattress more comfortable and suitable for their body, between 130 and 230 pounds, a medium-high firm mattress is usually the most suitable. The heavier you are, the more likely you are to prefer a harder mattress.
Although the firmness to choose will depend on the tastes and needs of the people who will use it, it is advisable to consider the weight of the owners, as this will greatly affect the comfort provided by the mattress. In most cases a couple will agree and use the same mattress, but on other occasions it is necessary to find the solutions that allow a good rest for both.
To avoid comfort reduction, you can choose to use a topper, a piece of memory foam that is placed on the top of the mattress that allows changing the feeling of comfort, providing a more adaptable base. It is a quick solution for those who share a mattress and the weight difference is considerable, since people with low weight usually need a softer mattress than those with higher weight.
Another solution is to use twin mattresses/dual firmness/zip & link so that both people get the firmness they need on the same mattress. This type of mattress is made up of two individual mattresses that are joined by a zipper, thus preventing them from moving during the night. Highly recommended in couples who need different strengths who want to get a good night's sleep.
Take a look at some of our medium firm tension mattresses below