How to Choose a Medium Mattress

Winston’s mattresses use high quality materials and spring technology to ensure you always get a good night’s sleep. If you find it hard deciding between a soft and hard mattress, a medium may be just right. With the UK’s best 6 medium mattress choices in a range of sizes from single to double mattress to king size and super king size, Winston’s Beds makes sure you make an informed decision and buy a mattress that’s tailored to your needs.

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Is a medium mattress good?

A medium mattress is a good choice for you if you find yourself sinking in the wrong places when you sleep!

Sinking into your mattress may seem great, but when you find yourself lower in sensitive areas such as hips, shoulders, neck and ankles, this can cause unwanted pressure on the joints and lead to a restless (and sometimes painful!) night’s sleep. At Winston’s Beds, we give you a wide range of options when looking at comfort grades and finding what medium firmness mattress is best for you.

What is a medium mattress?

When talking about a medium mattress we are referring to the level of firmness and support the mattress has.

A medium mattress sits in between soft and firm and can be perfect for you if you weight between 10 to 16 stone. Our medium mattresses are soft to the touch and respond to your movement as you sleep. Compared to a mattress that would come under the header of ‘firm,’ a medium mattress has a slightly more cushioned feel, but still gives you a good level of support. Winston’s choice of pocket sprung mattresses allow your weight to be distributed evenly over the whole surface of the mattress and relieves any weight-bearing points where you may feel pressure.


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What is the best medium mattress?

Finding the best medium mattress means you will have to consider a few different factors.

Taking your weight and sleeping position into consideration, the best medium mattress will support you as well as allow you to have the comfort of a softer feeling mattress. At Winston’s Beds, we give you a choice of materials when considering what medium mattress is best. The popular Emma mattress uses a simple layering of materials to make a comfortable medium mattress that suits most people.

Is a medium mattress good for your back?

Depending on your individual needs a medium mattress can be great if you’re looking to support your spine.

Often a mattress that is too firm can cause aches and pains on specific pressure points and so a medium firm mattress can provide the perfect balance of support and comfort. When finding a mattress for specific back problems, considering your weight and sleeping position is key to getting the perfect fit. If you are heavier (16 stone and up), a firmer mattress is best, but if you find yourself in between light and firm, a medium mattress will work to soothe your back. Using our mattress firmness chart will allow you to see what bracket you fall into and help you narrow your search for the perfect mattress.

What type of mattress is used in 5-star hotels?

Five-star hotels do a lot of research when it comes to choosing their mattresses and this is why people find them so comfortable.

Selecting a mattress that will be comfortable for a wide range of guests can be a tricky choice and this is why they often opt for a medium firm mattress. A medium mattress will provide essential support as well as being soft and well cushioned. At Winston’s Beds, we give you a wide range of options and all the information you need to help you choose a medium mattress.

What firmness of mattress do hotels use?

Mattresses are the main thing that makes you sleep well at a hotel, so they need to be comfortable.

When hotels go to choose the right firmness for a range of different people staying with them, they are making sure that the mattress adapts to each person’s body and movement when they sleep. At Winston’s Beds, our medium firm mattresses use the same kind of pocket spring technology combined with materials such as latex that hotels often favour, as it easily moulds to each sleeper’s needs. Latex relieves pressure and works to cool you throughout the night.

Why are hotel mattresses so comfortable?

Hotel mattresses are often so comfortable because they research what firmness is best for a wide range of people.

Instead of using simple memory foam that is commonly used in IKEA mattresses and Silentnight mattresses, they use sophisticated spring technology and material layers that work in combination with a spring core. At Winston’s Beds, we use our unique 3D patented 7-zone micro springs that support every contour when you move in your sleep. The springs keep your body aligned and prevent any tension in the neck and shoulders.

Which mattress firmness is best?

What mattress firmness is best depends on the different factors that affect you as you sleep.

If you are looking to target specifics aches and pains you have a wider choice than you may think. While firm mattresses were often advertised as perfect for those with back pain, having too firm a mattress can negatively affect your spine health. Equally, too soft a mattress can mean your body sinks too deeply so your sensitive joints are not supported. A medium mattress may be the right choice if you want support and comfort in equal measure. We can help you work out what firmness rating is best for you with our firmness chart, making picking the right mattress quick and easy.

How do I choose a good mattress?

Choosing the right mattress is all about knowing what factors are most important for you.

Take into consideration your weight, sleeping position and any specific joint pains you wish to target. At Winston’s Beds, we’ve done the research for you with our easy-to-use chart that helps you find what mattress is best for your weight, any health considerations, and your sleeping position.

How do I know if my mattress is too firm?

If a mattress is too firm for you, you’ll find that there is added pressure pushing your hips, torso and shoulders out of alignment.

This extra pressure can lead to aches and pains and can affect your sleep. If you find yourself moving about at night unable to get comfortable you may have too firm a mattress. At Winston’s Beds, we give you a choice so you can choose from soft, medium, firm or extra firm ratings.


A medium mattress is a great option if you’re looking for both comfort and support.

Remembering to consider weight, sleeping position and targeted pains will allow you to choose the best mattress and enjoy an uninterrupted night’s sleep with no pressure on those key areas such as your hips, shoulders, and lower back. Cradling sensitive joints and moving as your body moves in your sleep, a medium firmness mattress from Winston’s Beds gives you that five-star hotel experience every night in the comfort of your own home.

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Published: 3rd April 2021 (Updated: 12th August 2022) | Isaah