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Do You Need a Plush Mattress or a Medium Firm Mattress?

Do You Need a Plush Mattress or a Medium Firm Mattress?

So, you're interested in a Happsy mattress? That's great! We can't wait for you to start getting healthier, comfier rest. 

But, first things first: which Happsy comfort level do you want? And, do you need a mattress topper? It's all a matter of personal preference, but we're here to help break down how to get the feel you want.

The basics: Happsy's mattress comfort levels

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At Happsy, we understand that a good night's sleep starts with the right mattress. That's why we offer two distinct comfort levels: plush and cushion firm. But what sets them apart? (Hint: It’s all in the mattress coils!)

Medium Firm

Our medium firm mattress, the original Happsy design, is akin to what you'd typically find in a high-quality hotel. It features 15.5 gauge coils in the center, combined with 14.5 gauge around the perimeter for enhanced edge support. This unique construction offers a balance of luxurious comfort and firm support, making it a versatile choice for many sleepers.


In contrast, our plush mattress is crafted with alternating 15 and 16 gauge coils. The gauge of a coil refers to the thickness of the wire used in the coil – "higher gauge" meaning a thinner wire – so it’s those higher gauge coils that are the secret behind the Happsy Plush’s softness. Ideal for those who crave that extra plushness in their bed, this option offers a haven of comfort every night.

Sleep position plays a major role

Your sleeping position is a crucial factor in determining which of our mattress comfort levels is right for you. Each position necessitates its own unique needs for support and comfort. Which type of sleeper are you?

Side sleeper

For side sleepers, a medium to medium-soft mattress is often the best fit. This firmness level contours to the body, especially around the shoulders and hips, reducing pressure points and promoting proper spinal alignment.

Back sleepers

Back sleepers typically benefit from a medium to medium-firm mattress. It provides the necessary support for proper spine alignment while offering enough cushioning for a comfortable rest.

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Stomach sleepers

Stomach sleepers usually require a firmer mattress to prevent the hips from sinking too deeply, which can cause spinal misalignment. A medium-firm to firm mattress helps in maintaining proper body alignment and reducing the risk of back pain.

Combination sleepers

This one can be pretty subjective. If you switch positions throughout the night, a medium-firm mattress often strikes the perfect balance. It provides sufficient support and comfort for various sleeping positions, ensuring proper spinal alignment throughout the night. However, some combination sleepers still prefer plush mattresses for their softness, which allows for easier adjustment and movement.

More considerations! Plush mattress vs medium firm mattress

Beyond your sleep position, choosing between our mattress comfort levels requires considering your sleep style, body weight and personal preferences, too – because sometimes comfort is entirely subjective! Here are some additional factors to keep in mind:

Body type and weight

Your body type and weight play a crucial role in determining the ideal mattress. Heavier individuals might prefer a firmer mattress for better support, while lighter individuals might find plush mattresses more comfortable.

Chronic pain and health conditions

If you suffer from chronic pain, particularly in the back or joints, a firmer mattress might offer better support and alleviate discomfort. However, this is highly individual, and consulting with a healthcare provider is recommended.

Temperature regulation

Plush mattresses often provide more cushioning, which can cause you to retain more body heat. If you tend to sleep hot, a medium firm mattress might offer better temperature regulation. That said, at Happsy we use breathable organic cotton and moisture-wicking organic wool – and none of the polyurethane foam that traps heat – so both of our mattress options aid in temperature regulation. 

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Motion isolation

If you share your bed, plush mattresses generally provide better motion isolation, reducing the likelihood of disturbing your partner when you move. The softer materials in plush mattresses absorb movements more effectively. So, when one person shifts or gets up, the other person is less likely to feel these movements on their side of the bed.

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Do you need a mattress topper?

While Happsy mattresses are designed to meet a range of sleep preferences, a topper can be a valuable addition for those seeking that extra touch of personalization. If you prefer the strong support that our Medium Firm Happsy provides but want that pillow-top feel, a mattress topper is a great option. Or, if you’re looking to make your Plush Happsy, well, plusher, you also might want to try a mattress topper

Remember your sleep trial, too!

Not sure if the medium firm or plush mattress firmness is right for you? Our guaranteed risk-free mattress trial offers a 120-night period during which you can try your Happsy organic mattress at home and see! We also offer complimentary shipping and returns if the feel isn’t quite right for you.

Choosing between a plush and medium firm mattress from Happsy ultimately depends on your personal comfort preferences, sleep position and any specific needs you might have. Whether it’s the luxurious feel of our plush mattress or the balanced comfort of our medium firm option, rest assured that both are designed with your healthiest, happiest sleep in mind (and safer, healthier materials, too!). 

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