Comfort Scale

Our 10 Point Scale: It's Easy to Use
Our Comfort Scale is based on a standard 10 point scale from 1 to 10. It is important to understand that the level of comfort of a mattress has nothing to do with the actual support your back receives from the innerspring. (See: The Difference Between Support and Comfort)

Comfort Scale Rating of 1
A mattress with a rating of 1 would provide proper support for your back and give you the feeling of sleeping on your living room's carpeted floor. A rating of 1 does not really exist in bedding today. We have it at the base of our Comfort Scale for a reference point. It is very possible with the continuously increasing mattress technology in the industry today that a mattress with this level of hardness will become a reality.

Comfort Scale Rating of 2 to 4
If you have no problem sleeping comfortably on your living room floor, and don’t wake up with aches and pains, a mattress with a Comfort Scale rating of 2 to 4 would be ideal for you. These mattresses would feel hard to very hard.

Comfort Scale Rating of 4.5 to 6.5
Mattresses in this category are great if you are in-between the other comfort ratings or your partner and you are on opposite sides of the Comfort Scale. Mattresses in this range make a great "compromise" mattress. If you just don’t have a preference, then a Comfort Scale rating of 4.5 to 6.5 is good for you.

Comfort Scale Rating of 7 to 9
Do you find yourself trying to increase the softness of your current mattress with a down feather mattress pad, or you just love the way a waterbed feels - then a mattress with a Comfort Scale rating of 7 to 9 would be ideal for you. These beds are soft! They are usually pillow tops, but some plush beds can be in this category too.

Comfort Scale Rating of 10
A mattress with a rating of 10 would also provide proper support for your back, but give you the impression of sleeping on a cloud. Obviously this is impossible. We also use the 10 rating as a reference point for the softest mattress you could possibly have.

Spring Air Mattress Sets We Offer Ranked by Comfort
discontinued models are for comparison only

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