Friday, 15 May 2015

Top Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Mattress

Deciding which mattress to buy can be tricky. There are so many products to choose from, and the stakes are high. According to the Sleep Council, we spend an average of more than 2,300 hours sleeping each year, so a decent mattress is a must.
Also, as bedroom furniture specialists And So To Bed note, getting a good night’s rest is crucial if you’re to maintain your health and wellbeing. With this in mind, here are some top tips to help ensure you select the perfect mattress

A good night sleep is so important
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Understand your options
Contrary to widespread belief, a mattress does not have to be hard to be good for you. As long as these products have an effective supporting structure, the level of softness and padding is simply a matter of personal preference. The important thing is to get to grips with the different versions out there.

For a traditional and luxurious style of mattress, you can opt for versions made using natural fillings like wool, cotton and horsehair. If you’re after a truly opulent finish, look out for designs that feature satin coverings.

Pocket sprung mattresses are also well worth considering. These designs contain springs sewn into individual fabric pockets and they can offer impressive levels of support. Because the springs move independently from one another, these mattresses allow you to move around in the night without disturbing your partner. In contrast, open or continuous coil versions move as one unit. Also, the coils in these products tend to wear out more quickly than pocket springs.
Memory foam mattresses are another popular option. Topped with a layer of temperature-sensitive viscoelastic foam, these designs mould to the shape of your body during the night and they can provide good support.
Meanwhile, if you suffer from allergies, look out for foam or latex mattresses. These products are often breathable, meaning they’re less likely to harbour dust mites and mould.
Try before you buy
It can be difficult to know whether a mattress is right for you without actually trying it out. This is why it’s always wise to visit a showroom to see them for yourself. When you’re testing the products, lie down in your usual sleeping position to see how comfy they are. Also, sit on the edge of the mattresses. High-quality versions should be firm rather than saggy.
Make sure you measure up
Last but not least, always measure up carefully before you buy a mattress. Bear in mind that dimensions can vary, so don’t just rely on descriptions like ‘double’ or ‘king size’. If your current bed base is getting old, it might be wise to purchase a new mattress and bed base together. This way you’re guaranteed a great fit.

* This is a collaborative post


  1. We've just had a new mattress and I read so many posts like these - Really helpful hun.
    Now my mum and dad are looking and I need to get a new on for Hayden's bed - I don't know why I thought a cot mattress would fit a toddler bed *sigh*.
    I will point my parents in the direction of this post.
    Thanks so much for sharing hun.
    Charlotte x

    1. There is a lot to consider when buying a new mattress, it is surprising.

  2. I desperately need a new mattress as I think it's one of the many reasons I have abad back. Thanks for sharing your tips!! xx

    1. When you consider how long you spend in bed a new mattress can make a World of difference to a good night's sleep.

  3. Some really good tips here, I shall keep note as I am buying new bed soon.

  4. My task this weekend is to replace my daughter's mattress, so this has been a really useful read!

  5. We bought an expensive memory foam mattress and within 6 months it was sagging in the middle and really uncomfortable. Very disappointed and we should really have got our money back

  6. I think "try before you buy" is the best advice. That said who else feels awkward lying down on a bed in the middle of a shop?

    1. I think you can get an idea of the firmness you like in a shop.

    2. ..but then buy online for the best price ;)

  7. I am in desperate need of a new mattress my bad is shot through mine

  8. we finally have a fab mattress now as we have had a new mattress topper that has saved out bacon :-)

  9. thanks for this help


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