There is a wide range of firmness options available in Australia. This ranges from ‘ultra plush’ to ‘super firm’ and everything in between. When it comes to firm mattresses, it’s evident that many Aussies prefer the feel of an unmistakable firm bed.
Firm mattresses and back support
In many cases, a firm mattress will provide better back support than a soft mattress. Soft mattresses often involve the body sinking into the thicker comfort layers, leaving the spine in an unhealthy position.
A firm mattress is usually characterised by thin layers of comfort materials such as memory foam or latex. This reduces the chance of any sinking or dipping, and will generally suit those who spend much of their time sleeping on their back.
Firm mattresses are common in many Asian countries and is based on the belief that a soft mattress will cause injury and deformity to the spine. Whilst this is a naive generalisation, there seems to be some truth in that many soft mattresses don’t provide adequate spinal support.
How firm is a ‘firm mattress’?
Assigning the term ‘firm’ to a mattress is quite subjective and will depend on each person’s perception of ‘what is firm’.
Our list below is based on thorough testing of over 1,600 mattresses over nearly 10 years. All of the mattresses on this list are at least an 8 / 10 firm on Bedbuyer’s firmness scale (where 10 is the firmest).
Australia’s mattress experts
Bedbuyer™ is Australia’s leading mattress review website. Our team of qualified health professionals (sleep scientists, chiropractors, and physiotherapists) are all highly experienced in clinical patient care and mattress assessment.
Our team has conducted thorough testing on hundreds of mattresses in ‘real life’ to provide Aussies with easy-to-understand, unbiased mattress reviews.
So what are the best firm mattresses in Australia? Bedbuyer’s expert team has compiled a list of definitively firm mattresses to help with your decision. Here are our best firm mattresses in 2024:
Australia’s best firm mattresses
- Sleep Firm Mattress
- Dusk&Dawn Essential (Firm)
- Ecosa Align Firm
- Noa Lite Mattress
- Valmori Spring Mattress
- Silent Night London (Super Firm)
- Yinahla Premier Firm
- Deep Dream Super Firm
To help with your decision, we have summarised the major features of each of these mattresses below. We have also included links to our ‘full reviews’ as well as instructions on how to claim our exclusive (all year round) discounts!
1. Sleep Firm Mattress
The Sleep Firm Mattress has a premium construction with an unmistakable firm feel. It is Australian made and is one of the best firm mattresses on the Australian market. It is ideal for those who like an ‘extra firm’ feel, and will accomodate people of all sizes.
This mattress uses an advanced ‘S+Pro’ 5 zone pocket spring system which has a spring count of 1,092 (queen size). This is well above average for a pocket spring mattress, and this high spring count enhances back support and has minimal partner disturbance.
2. Dusk&Dawn Essential (Firm)
The Dusk&Dawn Essential (Firm) is an excellent mattress with a firm, supportive feel. The Essential forms the entry level model in the Dusk&Dawn range, that also includes the mid-range Premiere and the flagship Signature.
The Dusk&Dawn Essential (Firm) has a rather nice comfort layer that includes a ‘Comfort-Stretch Premium Fabric’, a Dusk-Air Tech layer, an ‘Eco-Air’ comfort layer, as well as premium comfort foams.
3. Ecosa Align Firm Mattress
As the name implies, the Ecosa Align Firm Mattress has a firm feel and is aimed at providing excellent support and spinal alignment. This mattress forms part of the Ecosa bedding range, that also includes the flagship Ecosa Pure Mattress and the popular Ecosa Mattress.
The Ecosa Align firm Mattress has a Tencel fabric cover that sits over a layer of latex and convoluted foam. For support, this mattress uses a heavy duty pocket spring system that feels strong and responsive.
4. Noa Lite Mattress
The Noa Lite Mattress forms the entry level model in Noa’s popular mattress range. This mattress offers great value and presents with a firm yet comfortable feel. It has a comfort layer made from Tencel fabric, memory foam, and an adaptive foam.
The Noa Lite Mattress has a pocket spring system that feels responsive and should accommodate people of most sizes. If you’re after a great value firm mattress, this one should definitely be on your shortlist.
5. Valmori Spring Mattress
The Valmori Spring Mattress is a great mattress for those who like a distinct, supportive feel. It comes with a free pillow set (that includes 2 normal pillows and 2 long pillows), hugely strengthening its value for money proposition.
This mattress has a top cover that is removable and washable, making it easy to keep your mattress clean and hygienic. Its 7 zone pocket spring system offers very good back support, and edge support is firm. It also has the backup of a 100 night trial period.
6. Silent Night London (Super Firm)
The Silent Night London (Super Firm) is Australian made and makes up the firmest version in the Silent Night London mattress range. It is an excellent firm feel mattress with our expert review team rating it as an 8.5 / 10 on the firmness scale.
This mattress feels solid and sturdy and uses a unique 7 Zone Silentpocket™ 1,000 spring system. Partner disturbance is almost non-existent, and is available to try out at most Beds n Dreams stores.
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7. Yinahla Premier Firm
The Yinahla Premier Firm is a mattress of the highest calibre. It offers a firm feel, and offers outstanding back support. It is Australian made and will accommodate people of all sizes.
The Yinahla Premier Firm makes up the firmest version in the award-winning Yinahla mattress range. It has a special layer of micro pocket springs in its comfort layer, and is possibly the best quality, firm mattress on the Australian market.
8. Deep Dream Super Firm Mattress
As the name suggests, the Deep Dream Super Firm Mattress is noticeably firm. It would suit those looking for a budget priced mattress with a firm, supportive feel.
This product from Lifely contains a special ‘charcoal infused’ foam that can help with cooling and hygiene. The comfort layers sit over a 5 zone pocket spring system which is strong and stable.
So there you have it, Bedbuyer’s list of Australia’s Best Firm Mattresses in 2024. For more information, check out our Complete Buyer’s Guide for buying a new mattress in 2024. This contains all the information you will need before buying a new bed!
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