For those that have been in the market for a new mattress, you have probably come across the terms Medium, Firm and Plush.
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When shopping for a mattress it is important to understand the difference between these three as a comfort rating.The term ‘plush’ has been broadly used and is commonly considered to mean a mattress surface that is soft and comfy. You might have heard of ‘ultra-plush’ as well, which means it is extra soft. We rate our beds on a scale from 2 to 8 where 2 is the firmest and 8 is the softest.

There is a bit more to the different ways of referring to softness, and this article will help you determine if our softest beds will be the ultimate choice of comfort and luxury for you.

Plush mattress

While a plush mattress is a softer sleeping surface, than a medium or a firm mattress, Sleepyhead and SleepMaker do not compromise on exceptional support. Comfort technology is not just delivered by foams in our beds, but can also be provided by the springs. It’s important to get this right.


These mattresses contain back support technology that is strong enough to support your body, without the rigid feeling of a firm mattress, and soft enough to conform to your body’s shape. All of the plush and ultra-plush mattresses available at Beds R Us are similar to pillow-top mattresses, but better. They are designed with comfort layers using Australian-made foams and/or springs.


Unlike the pillow-top mattresses of decades past (or inferior overseas manufacturers), our mattresses have foam layers that will sit flat to the edge. This prevents an enveloping sensation and heat issues you might get from traditional pillow-top mattresses, and reduces the feeling of being about to roll out of the bed.

Pillow-top mattress

The term ‘pillow-top’ is an older form of bed design that is superseded by the luxurious comfort layers included in modern Australian made mattresses. If you’ve ever put up with a bad bed you may have resorted to purchasing a mattress topper to improve the comfort. Buying a topper will only provide temporary alleviation of your discomfort. It’s much better to invest in a good mattress, and if you’re seeking a pillow-top, look no further than the Beds R Us range including Slumber, Comfort for You, Miracoil, Swisstek, Cocoon and others.

None of these are made with the traditional pillow-top mattress construction, which is out-of-date technology. Our mattresses contain comfort layers inside the wall of the mattress and are a better technology than pillow-top mattresses.

Maybe you are seeking relief for your hips or shoulders at night. You may like to consider one of our plush (6-7) or ultra-plush (8) beds by trying it in-store. In Australia’s varying climate it is important to get the balance right in your chosen mattress. Our best ranges offer comfort, support for your back and reduce the feeling of being overheated by your mattress.

Who does a plush mattress usually suit?

Plush mattresses are great for back and side sleepers as they contour to your body’s curves due to the softer feeling foam implemented within the mattress. Dreamfoam, memory foam and gel-infused foam contour to your body regardless of your sleeping style or position. The extra cushioning may give you pressure relief in your shoulders, hips and arms, while supporting your lower spine.

All Beds R Us plush mattresses are made to feel soft, but have enough strength to allow for even weight dispersion and may assist you with proper spinal alignment. Even some of our firm and medium mattresses include comfort layers that could be described as having a pillow-top. Please use our firmness levels as a guide online or visit a store near you to test our beds and discuss your needs with a Beds R Us sleep specialist.

Beds R Us have a range of premium, Australian made innerspring mattresses that suit your needs, budget and sleeping style.

Whether you are a back, stomach or side sleeper, we’ll help you find the perfect mattress that delivers the perfect sleep.


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