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Serta mattresses are broken down on our 10-point Comfort Scale® to make it easy to find the models that will work well for you. The lower the number the firmer feel, with 1 being very firm and 10 being very soft. Read the descriptions below or use the bullet points to help narrow down your range.

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Comfort Scale rating 1-2: Very Firm

Serta mattresses with a Comfort Scale rating of 1-2 are the firmest available. These mattresses are generally recommended only for back sleepers, while side and stomach sleepers usually require more padding. Very firm mattresses have minimal padding, focusing instead on rigid support that will keep your spine properly aligned when lying on your back.
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  • Good for some back sleepers
  • Too firm for stomach sleepers
  • Too hard for side sleepers

Comfort Scale rating 3-4: Medium Firm

Serta mattresses with a Comfort Scale rating of 3-4 are medium-firm. They generally work well for back and stomach sleepers who like something on the firm side, but not too hard. Mattresses in this comfort range provide a good balance of rigid support and padding, but don't provide enough contouring for side sleepers.
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  • Good for most back sleepers
  • Good for some stomach sleepers
  • Too firm for side sleepers

Comfort Scale rating 5-6: Medium

Serta mattresses with a Comfort Scale rating of 5-6 have a perfect balance of softness and support that works well for all sleeping positions. These mattresses are soft enough for most side sleepers, firm enough for most stomach sleepers, and provide a near-perfect balance of comfort and support for back sleepers. This comfort range is great for guest bedroom mattresses as it appeals to the widest range of sleeping types. These mattresses are also good for couples looking to compromise between a firm and a soft mattress, or simply those who like a medium feel that isn't too firm or too soft. Medium comfort Serta mattresses aren't perfect for everyone though, some prefer a sleeping surface that is firmer or softer.
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  • Good for many back sleepers
  • Good for most stomach sleepers
  • Good for some side sleepers

Comfort Scale ratings 7-8: Soft

Serta mattresses with a Comfort Scale rating of 7-8 are best for side sleepers and back sleepers who want a high degree of body contouring and pressure relief. Stomach sleepers need to beware of sinking in too much and overextending their back. If you are in the market for a mattress that focuses more on pressure relief and contouring than rigid support, this is probably the comfort range for you.
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  • May work for back sleepers
  • Too soft for stomach sleepers
  • Good for side sleepers

Comfort Scale ratings 9-10: Very Soft

Serta mattresses with a Comfort Scale rating of 9-10 are the softest available. They use the softest comfort materials for a plush sleeping surface that you are sure to sink into. Stomach sleepers should avoid mattresses in this range, and most back sleepers will also require something more supportive. Side sleepers and a few back sleepers who want maximum pressure relief will do well in this comfort range.
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  • May work for some back sleepers
  • Far too soft for stomach sleepers
  • Good for some side sleepers


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