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Best Firm Mattresses

The best firm mattress for every individual could be different. After all, we have different firmness and softness preferences as well as different body shapes and pressure points.


Ultimately, your choice of the best firm mattresses will come down to two main options: innerspring mattresses and latex mattresses.

Both types of mattresses can offer good firm support for the body but in different ways. Innerspring mattresses push the body up, while latex mattresses conform to the body's shape.

The firmness of innerspring mattresses depends on the number and structure of the coil springs used in it. There are firm mattresses with an average of 300 coils, extra firm ones with around 500 coils, and super firm ones with up to 1000 coils.

Latex mattresses come in firm and extra firm densities and ILD averages of 31 and 35 respectively.

According to doctors, the best firm mattresses are the firmest that you can accept without making you feel restricted. Firmer mattresses are healthier for the body and posture, while softer ones do not offer much support.

Although softer mattresses feel more comfortable at first, the lack of support can cause back problems in the long run. Here are some of the best firm mattresses you can find.

Best Luxury Firm Mattress

Sealy Posturepedic Natural Allure Firm

Many reviews have identified the Sealy Posturepedic Natural Allure firm as one of the best firm mattresses the market has to offer, and it's not only because it comes from top brand Sealy.

Sealy's Posturepedic mattress collection has always been a leader in orthopedic mattresses with their intuitive and posture-safe designs. The Natural Origins series of the collection also racked up the points with its natural defense against allergens and dust mites.

The firmest model in the series is the Natural Allure Firm mattress, a top of the line Sealy model that offers the best medium firm balance between comfort and support. The Natural Allure Firm mattress is made up of several layers:
  • A memory foam layer with seven zones
  • Latex inlays
  • Sense-align latex layer
  • An exclusive PostureTech Plus coil layer
This winning formula offers a comfortable but posture-friendly firm mattress that also prevents motion transfer.

Topped with helpful details such as handles, metal corner guards, and bamboo covers, this mattress has your biggest needs in mind. The mattress is available at $2200 for the queen set.

The Best Firm Mattress Value

Simmons BeautyRest Exceptionale

The Simmons BeautyRest collection from top brand Simmons also offers several great firm mattresses, but their latest offer, the BeautyRest Exceptionale, is the best in terms of firmness and support.

Only the Exceptionale features not one, but two layers of the classic coil on coil construction that Simmons BeautyRest has become known for.

The two-story coil layer is made up of plush Pocketed Coil springs that can yield to your body's shape plus an underlying layer of firmer coil springs for extra firmness. This package is encased in 360 degrees of high density foam edge support.

Other features of the Simmons BeautyRest Exceptionale include:
  • High performance firm foam on top
  • Stretch knit fabric blended with natural yarn for a great surface feel
  • Triton foundation can support pressure of up to 2000 pounds
  • No-flip design

Best Budget Firm Mattress

Serta Perfect Sleeper Royal Calm Firm

The Serta Perfect Sleeper has won the recognition of many reviewers including Consumer's Digest.

This collection, however, comes in different models with different comfort levels. One of the best firm models under this collection is the Serta Perfect Sleeper Royal Calm, with its firm comfort level with Comfort Scale Rating of 3, which means the mattress is ideal for those who prefer hard to very hard mattresses.

The Serta Perfect Sleeper Royal Calm combines two layers, a visco memory foam layer for cushioning and a layer of firmer foam for support. The firm foam's supportive capabilities are reinforced by a patented Continuous Support coil system with a 13.25 coil gauge and high coil counts.

The quilt, on the other hand, is made up of an advanced comfort quilt and a zoned convoluted foam.

Other great features that make the Serta Perfect Sleeper an even better buy are:
  • FireBlocker
  • Foam encased edge support
  • StabL Base foundation
  • 10-year warranty
  • Affordable price of $850 for King size

All in all, the best firmness level and the right mattress depends on your personal preference, budget, body shape and build.



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