How do I find my mattress firmness?

It is customary to allocate people only by their body weight a certain degree of hardness. For a knowledgeable consultant, however, other things would be crucial:

  • body weight
  • height
  • Physique (broad shoulders or pelvis, athletic or unsportsmanlike figure, etc.)
  • Sleep position (side sleeper, abdominal dormouse or dormouse)
  • Personal preference for lying hardness

Since a special overview with all these factors would be unreadable, but we would still like to help you, you will find below a table which only recommends a degree of hardness based on the body weight. In our experience, these values are a very good guide to the majority of Germans with normal physique (not particularly fat or thin).

Which hardness is the right one? H1, H2, H3, H4 or H5?

Almost all mattress types can be subdivided into different degrees of hardness within the respective product category. The manufacturers use the abbreviation “H” in combination with a number between 1 and 5 for the designation of the degrees of hardness. Some manufacturers also call the strength “F” or mattresses in the categories soft, medium or firm.

  • Mattresses grade H1: H1, F1 or very soft refers to mattresses suitable for people weighing up to 50 kilograms.
  • Mattresses grade H2: H2, F2 or soft ware mattresses for people weighing up to 70 kilograms.
  • Mattresses grade H3: From a body weight of 70 kilograms to 100 kilograms, mattresses with a hardness of H3 or with the strength F3 are suitable or those that are called medium strength.
  • Mattresses grade H4: Mattresses that are suitable for people with a body weight that is between 100 and 130 kilograms have the designation H4, F4, hard or extra firm.
  • Mattresses grade H5: From a body weight of 130 kilograms there are mattresses with grade 5, with the strength F5 or XXL mattresses.

The degree of hardness also determines the quality of sleep and the feeling of lying. And that, in turn, depends on whether the spine is optimally supported during sleep. Therefore, the degree of hardness should be selected according to the individual needs of the one who sleeps on this mattress. You can buy posturepedic mattress from our website.