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Simmons Mattress Comfort Scale


The Simmons Mattress Comfort Scale


Introduction

Simmons is the leader in mattress innovationand has been bringing you the latest technological advancements that have helped millions of people achieve better sleep for over 130 years. Did you know that in 1958, Simmons Company introduced the queen and king size mattresses? Imagine where we would be without them! Simmons started its technological separation from the rest of the industry in 1925 by inventing the Pocketed Coil™ mattress: the beginning of what has now transformed into the world's most advanced sleep system.

The Simmons Beautyrest mattress is the world's leading sleep system for suppressing motion. With its innovative pocketed-coil and Triton foundation, it suppresses 56% more movement than previous Beautyrest mattresses, and up to 307% more movement than any other mattress in the industry today. It is critical to suppress as much motion as possible to get the maximum benefit from your time sleeping. It is estimated that you can lose as much as 20% of your night's rest due to tossing and turning by yourself or your partner.

Simmons rates its sleep systems based on the Motion Separation Index (MSI). MSI is the degree to which the sleep system will suppress motion transfer between you or your partner. Which system is right for you? See the chart below and decide for yourself.

Understanding the Scale



Our Comfort Scale is based on a standard 10 point scale from 1 to 10. It is important to understand that the level of comfort of a mattress has nothing to do with the actual support your back receives from the innerspring.

Comfort Scale Rating of 1
A mattress with a rating of 1 would provide proper support for your back and give you the feeling of sleeping on your living room's carpeted floor. A rating of 1 does not really exist in bedding today. We have it at the base of our Comfort Scale for a reference point. It is very possible with the continuously increasing mattress technology in the industry today that a mattress with this level of hardness will become a reality.

Comfort Scale Rating of 2 to 4
If you have no problem sleeping comfortably on your living roomfloor, and don’t wake up with aches and pains, a mattress with a Comfort Scale rating of 2 to 4 would be ideal for you. These mattresses would feel hard to very hard.

Comfort Scale Rating of 4.5 to 6.5
Mattresses in this category are great if you are in-between theother comfort ratings or your partner and you are on opposite sides of the Comfort Scale. Mattresses in this range make a great "compromise" mattress. If you just don’t have a preference, then a Comfort Scale rating of 4.5 to 6.5 is good for you.

Comfort Scale Rating of 7 to 9
Do you find yourself trying to increase the softness of your current mattress with a down feather mattress pad, or you just love the way a waterbed feels - then a mattress with a Comfort Scale rating of 7 to 9 would be ideal for you. These beds are soft! They are usually pillow tops, but some plush beds can be in this category too.

Comfort Scale Rating of 10
A mattress with a rating of 10 would also provide proper support for your back, but give you the impression of sleeping on a cloud. Obviously this is impossible. We also use the 10 rating as a reference point for the softest mattress you could possibly have.

Simmons Mattress Sets Ranked by Comfort



Mattress Set Style MSI Comfort Scale
Lusaka Visco Extra Firm 2 1.5
Cairo Firm 1 2
Gabarone Visco Extra Firm 1 2
Dakar Firm 1 2.5
Lusaka Visco Firm Pillow Top 2 2.5
Harare Visco Plush Firm 3 3
Tallinn Plush Firm 3 3
Fondulac Latex Luxury Firm 3 3
Prague Visco Latex Firm Super Pillow Top 2 3.5
Bamako Luxury Firm 1 4
Monrovia Latex Super Pillow Top 2 4
Harare Visco Plush 3 4
DePere Visco Super Pillow Top 2 4
Tripoli Visco Super Pillow Top 3 4
LakePoygon Latex Plush Super Pillow Top 3 4
SaintDennis Visco Summit Top Plush 3 4
Bamako Plush 1 5
Cairo Plush Firm 1 5
Monrovia Latex Plush Firm 2 5
Prague Visco Latex Luxury Firm 2 5
Tallinn Visco Latex Plush 3 5
Fondulac Latex Plush 3 5
Caracas Visco Latex Super Pillow Top 3 5
Bamako Pillow Top 1 5.5
Gabarone Visco Plush Firm 1 5.5
Prague Visco Latex Plush 2 5.5
Tallinn Visco Latex Plush Super Pillow Top 3 5.5
Lusaka Visco Plush Firm 2 6
Menasha Plush 3 6
Harare Visco Plush Super Pillow Top 3 6.5
Dakar Pillow Top 1 7
Gabarone Visco Plush 1 7
Lusaka Visco Plush Pillow Top 2 7
Monrovia Latex Plush 2 7
Dakar Plush 1 7.5
Lusaka Visco Plush 2 7.5
Lusaka Visco Plush Super Pillow Top 2 7.5
McNally Latex Plush Super Pillow Top 3 7.5
Belgrade Summit Top 3 8
Cairo Plush 1 8.5
Gabarone Visco Super Pillow Top 1 8.5
Cairo Super Pillow Top 1 9
Monrovia Latex Plush Super Pillow Top 2 9
Kampala Latex Super Pillow Top 2 9
Prague Visco Latex Plush Super Pillow Top 2 10

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