How do I choose the perfect double bed mattress for me?
The best double bed mattress for you will depend on various factors, from your preferred sleeping position to the type of mattress. Some of the best double mattresses we offer may work for particular sleepers but not for others. Following our advice below will guide you to find the best double bed mattress to ensure you're adequately supported all night long for many years.
How big is a double mattress?
Our extensive range of double mattresses includes options for every kind of sleeper, helping you get the best night's sleep possible. One of the most popular sizes in our range, a double mattress is 135cm (4'6") wide and 190cm (6'3") long. Discover all types of double beds we stock, alongside what support tension and filling type best suits you and how you sleep.
If your bedroom is too small for a double bed frame and mattress, you can opt for a small double instead measuring 120cm (4') wide and 190cm (6'3") long. Alternatively, if you think the space in your bedroom can occupy a larger bed, consider a king size mattress. Measuring 150cm (5') wide and 200cm (6'6") long, they're perfect for anyone who wants a little more space than what a double mattress offers. Whether you choose a double bed or a king size option, you'll be sure of a spacious sleeping option.
What types of double mattresses are available?
With the pocket sprung mattress type being one of our most popular options, our range of double pocket sprung mattresses is vast. Because the pocket springs move individually, the mattress surface moves with the contours of your body to provide even weight distribution and total support. Such a mattress is excellent for couples sharing a bed where motion is isolated and partner disturbance is minimised.
The traditional open coil spring system consists of a continuous spring that runs up and down the mattress spring unit, usually providing a firmer tension. They are one of the most accessible mattresses to manufacture; it's a superb budget option whilst still providing deep refreshing sleep. Open coil mattresses are less effective in delivering motion isolation than pocket springs. This means that you may be able to feel your partner moving around at night, more so by the end of the mattress's lifetime.
Memory foam is known for its body-moulding properties and provides fantastic comfort. Because memory foam air seeps out of millions of tiny holes when pressure is applied, the surface moves to the contours of your body. Because of the structure of memory foam mattresses, it is known for their heat retention. For all of the benefits of our double memory foam mattresses, you may want a double mattress with better temperature-regulating properties if you're a hot sleeper, such as gel foam or latex.
Latex mattresses are fantastic for supplying a bouncy, spongey sleeping surface similar to memory foam. However, unlike memory foam, a latex double mattress has an open cell structure and natural elasticity that makes for a much more breathable mattress. Also known for their unparalleled durability, latex mattresses are known for lasting over 10 years, much longer than any other mattress.
If you need help deciding whether you want a sleeping solution with springs or foam, the best double mattress may be a hybrid. Combining springs with memory foam, latex or any other comfort layer, you can enjoy the support and benefits of two mattress types fused together. Many brands create hybrid double mattresses, several of which arrive rolled and vacuum-packed. Bed-in-a-box hybrid mattress brands such as Nectar and Emma provide a simple delivery service that makes your mattress purchase convenient.
What mattress firmness is right for me?
Depending on your preferred sleeping position, the tension required from a double mattress will differ to promote even weight distribution and good support for the upper body. Read below to find the right double mattress firmness for your sleeping position.
Soft and medium tension
For those preferred side sleepers, a soft mattress or medium support tension is best designed for how you sleep. A bed on the soft end of the spectrum helps promote healthy spine alignment by providing extra cushioning for your shoulders and hips.
Firm and extra firm support
For those preferred front and back sleepers, a firmer sleeping solution will best support your spine whilst in these positions. If you suffer from a sore back or joint pain, an extra firm or orthopaedic mattress may be better suited to reinforce healthy spine alignment.
Medium firm tension
If you prefer sleeping in all positions, a medium firm option is a suitable mattress for you. Not too firm to support your spine whilst you sleep on your side, and not too soft to do the same whilst you sleep on your front or back.
What brands of double mattresses do you stock?
At Mattressman, the standard double mattress is our most popular mattress size. With a double bed for every sleeper included in our range, you can expect to see brands and manufacturers such as Silentnight, Sealy, Hypnos, Relyon, British Bed Company, Snuggle Beds, Sleepeezee, JAY-BE, SleepSoul, alongside so many more. You can find the perfect double mattress from one of these trusted brands.
What are the benefits of a double mattress?
There are many benefits to our range of double mattresses that can help provide the perfect night's sleep. If you want a simple delivery process, many beds today are vacuum-packed and delivered in a box, ensuring the double mattress is easy to manoeuvre. With micro-quilted, damask and removable covers, you can opt for a double bed that is both soft and easy to clean. Handles, vents and rod edging help manoeuvre your mattress easily, ensure the double mattress is breathable, and provide edge-to-edge support. With many quality double bed mattresses incorporating these benefits, we're confident you can find the option that suits your sleeping requirements.
Why purchase with Mattressman?
Mattressman is Britain's biggest mattress specialist, offering hundreds of double mattresses varying in support firmness, mattress composition, filling types and budgets. With a double mattress for every sleeper, you can rely on our free next-working-day delivery and mattress recycling services. You can be on your way to super sleep in no time, and you don't have to worry about removing your old double mattress.