Best Medium Feel Mattress

Selecting the perfect mattress firmness mostly comes down to personal preference. If you like a balance between soft and firm, a medium mattress could be the ideal option. Not too hard, not too soft, medium mattresses offer just the right amount of support to promote restful sleep. It is important to note that when you choose a latex mattress, the density of the latex is matched to the body weight of the sleeper. This means that densities will feel different to people of varying body types. A firm density latex may feel firm for one person while feeling medium firm or medium for another. Booking a consultation, either in store or online, with one of our sleep consultants will ensure that you choose the correct latex density to suit your preferred firmness options and body type.

Why choose latex for your medium mattress?

There are a number of key features that make pure and natural latex the perfect mattress material for those who are keen to optimise their sleep health. With a inherent responsiveness that adjusts to support your entire body with every repositioning you make while asleep, latex offers even weight distribution, minimising pressure points and maintaining correct spinal alignment. There is none of the ‘sinking’ or hammock sensation that is commonly associated with memory foam and pocket spring mattresses. Even soft density latex will not sink. Its buoyant support reduces movement transfers to minimise partner disturbance and is ideal for back sleepers, side sleepers and stomach sleepers alike.

Those who suffer from back, joint or neck pain will notice the pressure relief from our seven zone latex core which conforms to your body to ensure correct posture and lumbar support. If you’re someone who tends to overheat through the night, the millions of naturally occurring interconnected air cells and moisture wicking properties in latex provide excellent air flow and prevent body heat from becoming trapped in the mattress. The net result is a cool and deeply restorative night’s sleep.

The antibacterial properties make latex foam mattresses naturally resistant to dust mites and bed bugs, perfect for asthma and allergy sufferers. Made from the sap of rubber trees, natural latex foam mattresses are highly durable and made entirely from eco friendly materials. As they are free of potentially harmful toxic chemicals, biodegradable and incredibly long lasting, they are also ideal for those looking to reduce their environmental impact.

At Latex Mattress Australia, we choose to work with pure and natural latex because we believe that the key features of this material make it the most superior sleep surface. All of our latex mattresses are backed by a 21 year guarantee for complete peace of mind in your purchase. Our latex holds a LGA Quality Certificate, proving vigorous testing to show it does not sag, compress, dissipate hardness or lose resilience and conformity to any degree even after 60,000 test cycles. If you are looking for the best latex mattresses to top your new bed, read on to learn about the medium mattress options you can select from our range.

Medium mattresses reviewed in this article:

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Pure support medium mattress

Pure comfort medium mattress

Pure trio medium mattress

Pure Support medium latex mattress

Mattress summary

We’ve been handcrafting our Pure Support mattress since 1955, so it is safe to say that we have perfected the formula over the years. Hand stitched by our expert mattress artisans with methodical construction, this naturally buoyant mattress is the pinnacle of support and comfort, offering the ultimate sleeping environment no matter what your preferred sleep position. Featuring the Latex Mattress Australia signature seven orthopedically designed zones for even weight distribution, it alleviates common pressure points such as at the shoulders and hips.

With a 200mm support core of medium or firm density latex, the density will be selected to create the ideal mattress for you. We recommend a firm density for those over 90kgs as this will ensure adequate support while offering a medium feel mattress. The Pure Support mattress is double-sided so it can be flipped and rotated to ensure even wear and longevity. The removable bamboo cover encapsulates the pure and natural latex, providing a top comfort layer of surface softness and a cool, breathable sleeping surface.

Who this mattress is best for

The support of your mattress plays a key role in the quality of your sleep and our award winning mattress takes this integral aspect of your mattress to a whole new level. Specifically designed for those who prefer a medium or firm sleeping surface, Pure Support is the ideal mattress choice for anyone seeking a highly supportive mattress that will enhance sleep health without compromising on luxury or comfort. The properties of pure and natural latex mean all of our mattresses are suited to side, stomach and back sleepers as well as those who tend to transition through different positions in the night. Partners who prefer different densities in a mattress, may wish to opt for the split king option which accounts for contrasting sleep preferences by allowing you to choose two separate mattresses.


  • Latex depth: 2o0mm

  • Total height: 230mm

  • Fully reversible

  • Sizes available: Single, Long Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, Custom Size

  • Available densities:

    200mm medium

    200mm firm

  • Handcrafted in Australia 

  • 21 year warranty

  • Adjustable bed base friendly

Pure Comfort medium latex mattress

Mattress summary

Tailor-made for both luxury and gentle support, our Pure Comfort mattress has become our most sought-after natural latex mattress. It boasts three distinct firmness options to cater to your individual needs and ensure you enjoy a truly restful night’s sleep. Made using only the highest quality natural materials, Pure Comfort is encased in a Tencel® cover that is both removable and machine washable, adding to the mattress’s overall cloud-like feel. The seven orthopedically designed zones built into the mattress help support every part of your body throughout the night. As with most latex mattresses made purely from the sap of rubber trees, the Pure Comfort is hypoallergenic and eco-friendly. For a cloud-like feel mattress, we recommend the soft/medium/soft configuration, although this will depend on your body weight. Sleepers weighing over 90kgs would find a soft/firm/soft comfort option the right mattress density for a medium feel. The soft/firm/soft configuration would be ideal for partners with differing body weights.

Who this mattress is best for

The Pure Comfort is the perfect mattress for those who want the perfect combination of support and comfort and are looking to prioritise their sleep health. Suited to stomach, side and back sleepers alike, the density of the mattress will feel different depending on the varying body types of each sleeper. This is why it is so important to handcraft the mattress to your specifications.

If you and your partner have different preferences when it comes to comfort, the Pure Comfort mattress is the perfect solution. Designed to meet the needs of both individuals at the same time, this mattress ensures that you can both enjoy a restful night’s sleep. That said, if you are looking for a mattress that caters to the inherent sleep preference differences or a disparity in body types between you and your partner, then you might want to consider the split king option. We recommend speaking with a Sleep Specialist who can discuss the benefits of this mattress and help you to determine the best density to you alone or you and your partner.


  • Latex depth: 250mm

  • Total height: 280mm

  • Fully reversible

  • Sizes available: Single, Long Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, Custom Size

  • Available densities – three layers of latex:
    50mm Soft / 150mm Medium / 50mm Soft
    50mm Soft / 150mm Firm / 50mm Soft
    50mm Firm / 150mm Firm / 50mm Firm

  • Handcrafted in Australia 

  • 21 year warranty

  • Adjustable bed base friendly

Pure Trio medium latex mattress

Mattress summary

Completely customisable to your unique comfort preferences, the Pure Trio mattress offers its sleeper a pure and natural surface to luxuriate upon. Free from toxic chemicals and featuring our innovative seven posture zones for optimum spinal support and pressure relief, this expertly handcrafted mattress is encased in a buttery-soft moisture wicking removable Tencel® cover that can be machine washed at low temperatures. We recommend setting up your new mattress with the soft density latex at the top, firm in the middle and medium at the bottom to achieve a medium density. Those over 90kgs may prefer to put the medium density latex layer as the top layer with firm in the middle and soft at the bottom.

Who this mattress is best for

The Pure Trio will suit those looking for an affordable latex mattress option. Our ‘one size fits most’ latex mattress, the unique three-layer design featuring one soft, one medium and one firm density layer, offers six different comfort combinations enabling you to adjust to your unique comfort preferences and body type. The ultimate in durability with a pro-rata 21 year guarantee, the Pure Trio can be rotated and the layers rearranged to help ensure even wear and longevity, minimising your mattress’s environmental impact.


  • Latex depth: 250mm

  • Total height: 280mm

  • Fully reversible

  • Sizes available: Single, Long Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, Custom Size

  • Available densities – three layers of latex:
    50mm Soft / 75mm Medium / 75mm Firm
    (note, layers are not laminated, so you can alter the layers to suit your comfort preference)

  • Handcrafted in Australia 

  • 21 year prorata guarantee

  • Adjustable bed base friendly

What are the benefits of medium mattresses?

  • A balance of support and comfort

  • Particularly good for side sleepers who tend to need a little extra give for their hips and shoulders 

  • A good ‘meet in the middle’ choice for couples who have different needs

  • Great motion isolation to reduce partner disturbances

  • Ideal spinal alignment

  • Optimum pressure relief

Who are medium mattresses best for?

The key features of a medium mattress can make them the right mattress for a wide range of sleepers, depending on their individual needs and preferences. Side sleepers may benefit from a medium mattress because it can offer pressure relief for their hips and shoulders, while still providing enough support to maintain proper spine alignment. If you are someone who tends to switch positions through the night, a medium mattress can create the right balance of support and comfort for your different sleeping positions. Partners who have different sleeping needs may find medium mattresses the perfect compromise since they can provide adequate support for both without being too firm or too soft. Finally, those who suffer from back pain or regularly wake up from sleep feeling achy and sore will likely find that medium mattresses can offer the right amount of support to keep the spine properly aligned, while still providing enough cushioning to alleviate pressure points.

Of course, everyone’s sleeping preferences and needs are unique, so it’s important to try out different mattresses and firmness levels to find the one that works best for you.

Accessories to complement your medium mattress

Complete your ultimate sleep environment with a pure latex pillow or mattress topper.

Pure latex pillows

Enhance your sleeping experience with a natural and luxurious latex pillow that complements your latex mattress. Our pillows are expertly designed with ergonomic features and a soft, sculpted surface to provide maximum support and prevent back and neck pain by keeping your spine properly aligned throughout the night. At Latex Mattress Australia, we offer four different options to cater to the unique needs and preferences of each sleeper. You can also enjoy complete peace of mind with our five-year warranty for each pillow. Select your preferred profile from our range here.

Mattress toppers

A mattress topper can help revive or soften your exsiting mattress that is causing discomfort and pressure during the night, if buying a new mattress is beyond you right now. Our pure and natural latex mattress topper is specially designed to relieve pressure while keeping your spine optimally aligned, ensuring a refreshing and rejuvenating night’s sleep. You can learn more about our latex mattress topper here.


Medium mattress FAQs

I like medium, he likes firm. What do you suggest?

If you and your partner cannot compromise on your preferred mattress firmness, you may like to go for the split king option. This ensembles gives you two separate long single mattresses side by side so you can individualise your sleeping surfaces. While this option does come at a slightly extra cost, being able to create a sleep environment that fosters all the benefits of excellent sleep is worth every cent.

How do you achieve a medium feel in latex mattresses?

While some mattress manufacturers may blend their pure latex with synthetic materials to achieve a medium feel mattress, we rely on adjusting the density and using layering to protect your sleep health. Moderate density latex and/or combining soft and firm density latex layers can create a medium to medium firm mattress feel.

Are medium mattresses good for a heavy person?

For heavier people, a firmer mattress may be needed to provide proper support and prevent sinking too deeply into the mattress as this can cause discomfort and strain on the back and joints. However, some may find that a medium-firm mattress provides enough support while also offering a comfortable level of softness. It depends on each person’s preferred firmness level and body health. It’s a good idea to try out different mattresses in person and consult with our Sleep Specialists if you have any concerns about the best type of mattress for your individual needs.

Should I sleep on a soft or medium mattress for back pain?

The best type of mattress for back pain can vary depending on the individual’s specific needs and preferences. Some people may find that a slightly softer or firmer mattress works better for their particular back pain. However, many experts recommend a medium or medium firm mattress as a good starting point for people with back pain.

Medium mattresses can provide a balance of support and comfort, helping to maintain proper spinal alignment while also relieving pressure on sensitive areas of the body. A mattress that is too soft can cause the body to sink too deeply, which can put strain on the back and joints. On the other hand, a mattress that is too firm can create pressure points and cause discomfort which can exacerbate any pain or injuries in the body.

Can medium mattresses cause back problems?

Generally speaking medium mattresses are considered a good option for most people, as they can provide a balance of support and comfort. However, whether or not a medium mattress causes back problems really depends on the individual’s specific needs and preferences, as well as the underlying causes of any back pain.

For example, if you have a preexisting back condition or injury, you may require a firmer mattress to provide adequate support and prevent aggravation of their condition. On the other hand, if you simply have a very sensitive or tender back, a softer mattress may be exactly what you need to relieve pressure points and prevent discomfort. It’s important to note that a mattress alone is not always the cause of back problems. Poor posture (during the day and while sleeping), an unsupportive pillow, or a lack of physical activity can also contribute to back pain.

If you have been sleeping on a very different type of mattress (such as a very soft or very firm mattress) for a long time, transitioning to a medium mattress may cause some initial discomfort as your body adjusts to the new level of support.





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