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Stearns & Foster Comfort Scale®

The Stearns & Foster 10 Point Scale: It's Easy to Use


Stearns & Foster mattresses are categorized on the 10 point Comfort Scale®. It is important to understand the difference between support and comfort, as the comfort of a mattress is unrelated to the support your body receives from its inner structure.

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Comfort Scale®

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1 to 2: Very Firm


A Stearns & Foster mattress with a Comfort Scale rating between 1 and 2 is very firm. This level of comfort is only recommended for back sleepers and stomach sleepers who want the firmest mattress possible. These mattresses are much too firm for side sleepers.

  • Good for some back and stomach sleepers
  • Much too firm for side sleepers
  • Relatable to a carpeted floor

3 to 4: Firm


A Stearns & Foster mattress with a Comfort Scale rating between 3 and 4 works well for most back and stomach sleepers. This level of comfort is firm, but not hard, and has some padding while still feeling dense. These mattresses are too firm for most side sleepers.

  • Good for most back and stomach sleepers
  • Too firm for side sleepers
  • Dense, with some padding

5 to 6: Medium


A Stearns & Foster mattress with a Comfort Scale rating between 5 and 6 has a good balance of softness and firmness. These mattresses appeal to the largest demographic of people, falling right in the middle of the spectrum. While these mattresses are firm enough for most stomach sleepers, they are also soft enough for most side sleepers, and great for back sleepers as well.

  • Good balance of softness and firmness
  • Work for most back sleepers
  • Work for some stomach sleepers
  • Work for some side sleepers

7 to 8: Soft


A Stearns & Foster mattress with a Comfort Scale rating between 7 and 8 has a soft feel. These mattresses are ideal for side sleepers, effectively contouring to the hips and shoulders to provide good pressure relief. Back sleepers who want extra pressure relief may also prefer these mattresses. Stomach sleepers, however, risk sinking in too much and overextending the arch of the back.

  • Ideal for most side sleepers
  • Work for back sleepers who want extra pressure relief
  • Too soft for stomach sleepers

9 to 10: Very Soft


A Stearns & Foster mattress with a Comfort Scale rating between 9 and 10 provides the softest feel possible. If you are looking for a mattress that is "cloud-like", you will want to look in this range. These mattresses provide maximum pressure relief for side and back sleepers, but are too soft for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers risk sinking in too much and overextending the arch of the back.

  • "Cloud-like"
  • Good for side and back sleepers who want maximum pressure relief
  • Too soft for stomach sleepers

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