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How to Choose Your Mattress

Choose your Sleeping Style

Side Sleeping

Opt for a mattress with medium to soft firmness. This helps alleviate pressure on your shoulders and hips.

Recommended Firmness:
Level Medium Soft (4)
to Medium Firm (6)

Back Sleeping

Look for a mattress with medium firmness. It provides adequate support while maintaining comfort for your spine.

Recommended Firmness:
Level Medium (5)
to Firm (7)

Stomach Sleeping

Choose a firm mattress to keep your spine aligned and prevent sinking.

Recommended Firmness:
Level Medium (5)
to Firm (7)

Combination Sleeping

Go for a versatile mattress with medium firmness that accommodates different sleeping positions.

Recommended Firmness:
Level Medium Soft (4)
to Medium Firm (6)

Bed Rumours Choose the Right Firmness Level Guide

Weight Sleepers in this weight category
Less than 60 KGs Soft (2-3) Medium Soft (4) Medium (5)
60 KGs to 110KGs Medium Soft (4) Medium (5) Medium Firm (6)
More than 110 KGs  Medium Firm (6) Firm (7-8) Extra Firm (9-10)

What is the right firmness?

Understanding mattress firmness levels will help you make an informed decision.


Sink-in feeling; ideal for side sleepers and those who prefer a plush, hugging sensation.

Medium Soft

A balanced option offering some sinkage while supporting different sleep styles.


Versatile firmness suitable for most sleepers, providing support and comfort.

Medium Firm

Offers more support with minimal sinkage, perfect for back and combination sleepers.


Provides maximum support with little give; best for stomach sleepers and those who prefer a more rigid feel.

Bed Rumours Firmness Scale Guide

Firmness Level Feel Description
1 Extra Soft  Extra soft sinks significantly and conforms closely to the sleeper’s body
2-4 Soft   Soft surfaces and sinks considerably
4 Medium Soft Medium-soft mattress sinks some and conforms noticeably.
5 Medium Medium mattress sinks less, though the mattress still conforms nicely.
6 Medium Firm Medium-firm surfaces do not sink much, but they conform moderately
7-9 Firm A firm mattress and has virtually no sinkage and minimal conforming
9-10 Extra Firm An extra firm mattress has no perceptible sinkage and virtually no conforming.


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Mattress Collections

Understanding mattress firmness levels will help you make an informed decision.

Boxed Mattresses

Multi-Zone Core Support

Hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties

Spinal Support

Multi-Zone Core Support

Hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties

Deluxe Comfort Plush Pillow Top

Multi-Zone Core Support

Hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties

Your body type influences your mattress choice

Your body type influences your mattress choice

Light Weight

Lighter individuals may benefit from softer mattresses, as their weight requires less support.

Average Weight

Medium to medium-firm mattresses work well, offering a good balance of support and comfort.

Heavy Weight

Opt for a firmer mattress to ensure adequate support and prevent sinking.

Bed Rumours Comfort Mattress Medium Soft to Medium Firm Guide

Mattresses that rate between 4 to 6 on the firmness scale fall into the average range that most individuals prefer. They have a broad appeal across weight groups, and they may be especially appropriate for partners with different position preferences and/or body types.
Comfort Description
Support Medium soft to medium-firm mattresses offer moderate support with less shrinkage than softer options.
Sleepers who weigh between 60 to 100 KGs usually enjoy a good balance of contouring and support.
Conforming Mattresses in this firmness range often have considerable comfort systems that cradle the body closely like softer models and,
do not trap as much heat. 
Temperature Neutrality Since medium-soft to medium-firm mattresses do not hug the body as closely as softer models, they often do not trap heat.
Durability These mattresses typically use sturdier materials that may better resist sagging or premature deterioration.
As a result, medium soft to medium firm mattresses tend to last longer than softer models.
Popularity Medium soft to medium-firm mattresses are very popular and are the most purchased mattresses.

Assess materials and quality

Evaluate mattress materials and quality for longevity and comfort:

Memory Foam

Provides excellent contouring and pressure relief, ideal for those who prefer a cozy feel.


Offers natural breathability and responsiveness, suitable for eco-conscious sleepers.


Provides bounce and support, great for individuals who prefer a traditional mattress feel.


Combines the benefits of memory foam and innerspring for a balanced sleeping experience.


Invest in a Mattress from a long-standing Brand as it shows customers to return and buy their mattresses and durable materials to ensure your mattress lasts for years. Bedrumours has provided a good night’s sleep to over 50.000 New Zealand Sleepers. Designed in New Zealand for New Zealand Sleepers.

Other notable features

Spinal Support, Orthopedic approval, Cooling system, Separate Coil System, and luxurious extra topper on the mattress.

Trail periods and warranties

Always check trial periods and warranties:

Trial Periods

Look for brands that offer generous trial periods, allowing you to test the mattress at home.
Following these steps, you can confidently choose the right mattress that suits your sleep style, firmness preferences, body type, and overall comfort needs. Remember, quality sleep is essential for a healthy and energized life!

100 Night Sleep Trial

T&C’s – A mattress protector purchase at the time of sale; if the mattress is not suitable for you within 100 days, you can exchange the mattresses for another in our range.

Sleep Foundation recommends that mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years.
Learn about caring your mattress.

Trusted by 50,000 New Zealand Sleepers


One very happy well rested customer

Purchased a Santorini Gel Memory Foam mattress from Furniture Zone Morrinsville and have never been so pleased with a new mattress. My back aches have disappeared and I am getting the best nights sleep I have had for years.



Totally amazed that this came in a box – how could something so comfortable be in a small box – our guests have all commented on how comfy this is.



We purchased this mattress for our guest room – our son came home from uni for holidays and loved it so much he took it so we went back and got another.



English is not first language but lady at Hastings very nice. I very happy with my new mattress. Will visit store again. 



I was in last week to buy a mattress and really felt unpresured but important to your sales person. She as kind and patient while i made my choice. Bi love my new mattress.



Just dropping a line to say thankyou for your prompt service and easy going sales. I felt so at ease compared to other stores.



Thanks for your help choosing our mattress. You made the whole experince so much fun. We’ll definetly be back again for mattresses for the kids.


Andrew Smith

Bought an Mykonos Queen mattress, love the feeling it provides.


Glenda Matthews

Came in store looking for mattresses for my bad back and I didn’t know where to start, so the lovely boys at Te Rapa helped me decide to get the Santorini mattress which I am really enjoying. Would recommend


Rudy Vaanderwalt

I bought for my for child the Andros Single mattress and I received great service from the lad at Te Rapa, didn’t get his name


Margaret Jones

Was experiencing back pain and was recommended to try the Crown Plaza and Excelisor mattresses. Feel in love with the Crown Plaza, I still have back pain, however the mattress has helped me a lot to sleep and I am no longer waking up in the middle of the night and disturbing my husband


H Harris

 I love it, it’s better than what I used to sleep on!

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