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What is a medium single mattress?

Two factors define this type of mattress; size and tension. As you would expect, single bed mattresses are compatible with single beds. Single beds tend to feature in guest rooms, in which there's less emphasis on the suitability of the bed, or in children's rooms, where a double bed isn't perhaps necessary. With this in mind, a single bed mattress isn't likely to be suitable for a master bedroom, for anyone who shares a bed or if you sleep alone yet would prefer a more spacious sleeping option. Whether or not your purchase a single mattress should depend on the size of the designated bedroom and the sleeping requirements.

Medium tension

Your sleeping position goes a long way to determining which mattress tension you should choose. A mattress with a soft or medium tension is best suited for side sleepers of a lighter stature which makes this mattress type ideal for children and young teenagers. A medium mattress can cushion the hip and shoulder whilst sleeping in this position. Yet, it is unsuitable for front and back sleepers as a medium mattress cannot provide sufficient spinal support. For side sleepers of a heavier build or anyone who likes to interchange between front and back and side sleeping, a medium firm mattress is a better choice. For a great night's sleep, mattress firmness must be an essential consideration before purchasing.

What does our medium single mattress collection consist of?

Open coil

If you're looking for a budget-friendly mattress, consider one of our open coil mattresses. These mattresses comprise strong steel coils wound into springs to form the mattresses base. Open coil mattresses are comfortable and supportive despite a relatively cheap price point.

Pocket springs

Look no further than our pocket-sprung options for a tailored sleeping experience and a mattress that offers targeted support. Each spring features within a fabric sleeve and reacts independently to body movements to relieve pressure.

Memory foam

Our single memory foam mattresses featuring medium tension are designed to provide sumptuous comfort and support all night long. Memory foam adapts to the body's contours providing superb pressure relief to the neck, shoulders and back.

Geltex or gel foam

For all of the benefits of a single memory foam mattress, memory foam is recognised for its heat retention properties and is, therefore, unsuitable for anyone who tends to sleep hot. Therefore, if you're looking for a cooler and more breathable alternative, consider one of our gel foam or geltex options. These mattresses function similarly to memory foam yet feature a gel foam layer on the mattresses surface to ensure a cool and comfortable night's rest.


Another suitable memory foam alternative is latex. Latex mattresses are renowned for their body moulding support, elasticity and breathability, ensuring a great night's sleep regardless of the season.

Shopping with Mattressman

Our wide selection of single mattresses featuring a medium tension offer comfort and support in equal measure at a price that reflects fantastic value. You can rely on Mattressman's extensive range for the best single mattress.

Free delivery

Our in-stock single mattresses qualify for free next-working-day delivery (08.00 am - 06.00 pm).

60 night-sleep trial

To provide our customers with peace of mind, we're proud to offer a 60-night sleep trial for any mattress purchased alongside a mattress protector.

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