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How do I choose the right mattress?

Think about mattress type

When you begin mattress shopping, there are many different types of beds to consider. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, but it simply comes down to what works best for you.

Open coil or pocket sprung mattresses

Some of the most popular mattresses are open coil or traditional pocket sprung mattresses. The former is a spring unit constructed from a continuous coil, one of the best mattresses if you're on a budget. They tend to offer brilliant firm support but are less effective than a pocket sprung mattress in responding to your body shape due to the spring structure.

A traditional pocket sprung mattress contains any number of individually moving pocket springs, from hundreds to thousands. Pocket springs are designed to mould to the contours of your body and provide even weight distribution. Finding the best pocket sprung mattress for you comes down to firmness, but no matter which one is right for you, the targeted support they provide is unparalleled. Lastly, pocket sprung mattresses are great for people who share a bed due to the independently moving zero-motion transfer springs. This means you won't feel your partner moving around at night.

Memory foam mattresses

Another prevalent option in our range is the memory foam mattress. Comprising millions of tiny holes that seep air when applying pressure, traditional memory foam can easily mould your body shape and sleeping position. Because of their structure, many memory foam mattresses have minimal airflow and strong body heat retention properties that are not recommended for hot sleepers. Suppose you stay cool at night. In that case, you can benefit from pressure-relieving memory foam that adapts to your sleeping style. Finding the best memory foam mattress depends on what mattress firmness is right for you.

Hybrid mattresses

Looking for a new mattress, and you think there's too much choice? A hybrid mattress could be what you're searching for. Hybrid mattresses combine two types of beds, pocket springs or open coil spring systems, with a comfort layer like latex, gel foam or memory foam. This means you can benefit from the support of a spring unit and the comfort of body-moulding layers. One of the most popular hybrid beds is a memory foam pocket sprung mattress. A hybrid mattress often includes multiple latex, Geltex or memory foam layers to provide as much comfort as possible. This is why sleeping solutions such as the Nectar memory foam mattress have grown so much in popularity in recent years.

Latex mattresses

Durable and breathable, a latex mattress is perfect for anyone who gets too hot at night but wants a comfy pressure-relieving bed. Natural latex is similar to memory foam in its comfort level. Yet, its structure allows for cool airflow when you move at night. Latex mattresses are some of the most durable beds available, with many lasting beyond 10 years. For this reason, latex tends to be a more expensive, premium mattress. Still, it is one of the most effective in regulating body temperature and providing a good night's sleep.

Think about support firmness

The mattress firmness you sleep on entirely depends on your preferred sleeping positions and whether you share a bed with a partner. Please continue to read below to discover what the proper mattress tension is for you. Try out various options in-store too.

Mattresses for side sleepers

We recommend a softer or medium mattress firmness for all the preferred side sleepers. Due to the entire mattress surface being more flexible, cushioning can be provided to pressure points like the shoulders and hips. This promotes healthy spine alignment as you sleep on your side. Whether you opt for a medium or softer mattress depends on your preference and whether you share a bed. For example, suppose you and your partner are both side sleepers. In that case, a medium mattress is better suited because the firmness is appropriate for both body weights.

Mattresses for back and stomach sleepers

We recommend choosing a firmer mattress to promote healthy spine alignment for back and stomach sleepers. This is because the sleeping surface will ensure your back is straight whilst resting in these positions. For anyone who frequently wakes up with back or joint pain, you may wish to consider an extra firm mattress tension instead. Extra firm support is rigid with virtually no give, providing additional support to combat various pains.

Mattresses for combination sleepers

Do you sleep in multiple positions at night? If so, you need a mattress that can support you no matter your sleeping position. A medium firm mattress is ideal, as the sleeping surface is soft and firm enough for side, back or stomach sleeping styles. A medium firm mattress is also fabulous for couples with varied preferred sleeping positions. For example, one is a side sleeper, whilst the other is a back or stomach sleeper.

Think about mattress size

Whether you are searching for a mattress to fit your current bed frame or a new one, we certainly have the correct mattress sizes for you. Stocking every standard UK size, including small single (75 x 190cm), single (90 x 190cm), small double (120 x 190cm), double (135 x 190cm), king size mattress (150 x 200cm), and super king size mattress (180 x 200cm). Moreover, we stock king size and super king size zip and link mattresses, which can be unzipped to create two single beds. Lastly, you can order a custom-size mattress if you wish. Please contact our team on 0333 577 5773 to discuss your options with our sales team.

Consider mattress benefits

There are so many benefits that could be incorporated into our sleeping solutions. Here, we describe a few and where you can find them.

Temperature regulation

It's common for many of us to feel hot at night when we sleep. If this bothers you, opt for a mattress with temperature-regulating qualities instead. Avoiding memory foam beds and choosing comfort layers with cooling properties such as Geltex or latex. Designed with breathability in mind, you will enjoy a much more relaxed night's sleep with this kind of mattress.

Zero motion transfer

Fed up feeling your partner move at night? Choosing a bed with zero motion transfer is the way to go. Pocket springs and all-foam mattresses isolate movement due to their structure, meaning you won't feel your partner get up in the middle of the night.


For anyone affected by a dust mite allergy, opting for a mattress with hypoallergenic fillings is the way to go. Polyester and synthetic fibres have much smaller pore sizes than natural materials. This makes it harder for dust mites to pass through and build up in your mattress over time. Some brands have taken the initiative to transform recycled plastic bottles into their own hypoallergenic fillings, contributing to a healthier world and sleeping environment for yourself.

Edge support

Some mattress brands incorporate edge support in their sleeping solutions, contributing to a longer life cycle overall. When your mattress starts to sag around the edges, it compromises the total support you receive at night. Ultimately, this isn't good for your sleep quality. Choosing the perfect mattress that lasts for many years will often include edge support.

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