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Mattress Advice

How do you sleep?

You spend one-third of your life in bed, so it is important that you choose your mattress wisely. The quality and condition of your mattress can make all the difference to your night's sleep so it pays to invest in a quality mattress you can afford. If your mattress has become lumpy and uncomfortable, you see signs of wear and tear, or you simply wake up with aching muscle and joint pain, these are all signs that your mattress needs changing. You may have your own mattress preferences, however, here are our recommendations for mattresses that may suit you for a more comfortable night's sleep. 


Mattress Size Guide

Before you buy your new mattress, be sure to know that it will fit on your current or new bed base. Mattresses should always be 10cm bigger than the person sleeping in the bed. Mattresses come in a range of sizes to fit different size beds. The sizes below are standard UK sizes.

Mattress Types

Pocket Sprung - High quality springs are individually wrapped in pocket sleeves allowing them to respond to pressure on an individual basis rather than moving all at once. Pocket sprung mattresses are very popular and are generally set in the middle to high end of the market.

Open Coil - These springs within the mattress case move together when pressure is applied to them. These mattresses have a more limited life as the springs wear much quicker. These mattresses are generally set at the lower end of the market.

Memory Foam - A more expensive type of mattress with viscoelastic covering which is fantastic for people who sleep poorly due to aching joints and back pain. The foam responds to the heat of your body and forms contours around your body shape. Memory foam mattresses provide tailor made, all enveloping support which is what makes this mattress type, one of the most sought after mattresses.

Latex Support - Elements of the spring mattress are combined with memory foam technology. These mattresses have layers of fillings with a latex zone on top of the springs. The latex responds to body shape but are generally not as effective as memory foam.

Pillow Top - Pillow top mattresses cannot be turned as there is simply no need. Supreme comfort and support is provided by the quality of the thick quilted damask layer on the top of the mattress giving softer support on top of the springs below.

Your new Mattress

In reality most people will find their new mattress to be very comfortable sometime within the first couple of nights, however to really experience the real comfort, support, and relaxation a new mattress provides can take about a week or two so that your body can adjust to its new sleep system.

While some people take to their new mattress like ducks to water a good deal of the mattress buying public or like anyone that buys a new pair of shoes we need the time to get used to the new mattress that is different from what they are use to and a level of support that their old mattress probably didn't even have any more.

Once you have taken delivery of your new mattress and removed it from its packaging, let it lie flat in a ventilated room to allow any condensation from transportation to dry off and for the 'new mattress smell' to soon wear off.  Finally, take care of your mattress giving it air to breath to prolong its life and enjoy a good nights sleep, every night.