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Should I consider a firm small double mattress?

The mattress's size and tension will likely determine whether you opt for a firm small double mattress. With this in mind, it's important to assess whether a small double mattress is the right fit for the designated bedroom and if your sleeping position is best suited to a firm mattress.

A small double mattress

Small double mattresses are a common guest room fixture in which there's often less need for a spacious mattress. The case is similar with smaller bedrooms; a small double bed frame is a suitable alternative for a double bed, allowing you to save space yet still providing a spacious surface area. Finally, for anyone who sleeps on their own yet would prefer something larger than a single bed, a small double mattress, often called a queen size mattress, is also ideal. It's worthwhile measuring your bedroom and viewing the mattress dimensions to gauge whether a small double mattress is a perfect choice or whether you'd like to opt for a double, king or super king mattress. For context, a small double mattress measures 4'0" wide and 6'3" long.

A firm tension

As mentioned above, your sleeping position will determine the right mattress firmness for you. Firm mattresses are designed with front and back sleepers in mind. The firm surface area ensures even weight distribution and promotes healthy spine alignment for a comfortable and supportive night's sleep, leaving you feeling refreshed every morning.

What's the difference between a firm and an extra firm mattress?

Whilst both firm and extra firm mattresses are suited to front and back sleepers, an extra firm mattress is an excellent option for anyone suffering from joint pains or requiring additional back support.

What types of mattresses does our collection comprise?

Open coil mattresses

Open coil mattresses are considered budget-friendly options; however, despite a cheaper price point, open coil structures are fantastic components for firm mattresses. These mattresses consist of rigid and robust steel coils wound into springs to form the mattress's core.

Pocket sprung mattresses

If you're looking for a mattress that offers targeted support to the areas of the body that need it most, look no further than our pocket-sprung collection. Each spring is encased in a fabric covering and reacts independently to body movements for a tailored sleep experience. The other appeal of pocket springs is that they're renowned for evenly distributing weight, preventing the risk of the mattress sagging or a dip occurring in the middle of the mattress. We find pocket sprung mattresses prove particularly popular for anyone sharing a bed; as these springs function independently, any movement your partner makes throughout the night won't impact your sleep.

Memory foam mattresses

Memory foam adapts to the body's contours to provide sumptuous comfort and support. Once pressure has been removed, the mattress will revert to its original shape. Memory foam and pocket springs are similar because both mattress types provide a tailored sleep experience and exceptional support offerings. If you're looking for a sink-in sensation with a mattress that adapts to your body shape, consider one of our memory foam options.

Latex mattresses

For all of the benefits of memory foam, the material retains body heat and is, therefore, unsuitable for anyone who sleeps hot. With this in mind, latex is a great alternative offering similar body moulding support to memory foam and also regulating temperature. Latex is formed from the sap of rubber trees and is recognised for its elasticity and open-cell structure, which provides excellent ventilation.

Gel foam mattresses

Another memory foam alternative is our collection of gel foam mattresses. These mattresses feature a gel-infused comfort filling that allows for a cool sleeping surface and a sensation similar to memory foam.

Shopping with Mattressman

With a wide array of mattresses at fantastic prices, we're confident you'll find the best small double mattress.

Free delivery

All of our mattresses, provided they're in stock and ordered before 4 pm, qualify for free next working day delivery (08.00 am - 06.00 pm).

60-night sleep trial

It's not always easy ordering a mattress online, and with this in mind, any mattress purchased alongside a mattress protector is eligible for our 60-night sleep trial. 

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