Helpful Guides & Tips for 4ft 6” Double Mattresses
Double mattresses are our most popular size - and with free next day delivery, you are guaranteed a great deal. Our double mattresses measure 4'6" x 6'3" (135 cm x 190 cm), and we have hundreds of different brands and styles in stock.
Choose from pocket sprung, latex, orthopaedic or memory foam double mattresses - and take your pick from a variety of leading brands, which include Rest Assured, Sealy, Silentnight and others. At mattressnextday.co.uk, you're sure to find the perfect double mattress to suit your needs - and at the right price too. Browse our range to find your next mattress.
What are the dimensions of a standard uk double mattress?
Most commonly, when you come across a double mattress the standard dimensions are 4 ft 6 inches wide and 6 ft 3 inches long (135 x 190 cm). If you purchase a double bed frame, this is the standard size mattress that you will need to fit. Double mattresses are widely available and are the most common bed size in the average UK household. A standard UK double mattress is particularly popular among couples as they can comfortably accommodate two adults.
How often shall I turn my double mattress?
Rotating your double mattress is key to prolonging its lifespan. This is because we often sleep in the same spot on the bed every night which leads to general wear and tear. Turning the mattress essentially gives the side you slept on a chance to recover and spring back to life. In general, mattresses should be rotated every 3 months but you will need to use your judgment. If it feels like your side of the double mattress is becoming misshapen, rotate it 180 degrees and it will return to its correct form. Flipping the mattress regularly will lead to even wear throughout the mattress. Avoiding those dreaded lumpy bits.For guide purposes only. Always check the specific instructions that came with your mattress.
What is the difference between a double memory foam and a double pocket sprung mattress?
With so many types of mattresses available it's important you choose what's right for you. There are key differences between a memory foam mattress and a pocket sprung mattress that you should factor in when purchasing a double mattress. Pocket sprung mattresses are formed of 1,000 - 2,000 individual springs. All of these springs move individually which provides more comfort to the body's contours when sleeping. Double pocket sprung mattresses tend to be bouncier. Which is perfect for those that prefer a springier feeling as opposed to a sinking feeling. Pocket sprung mattresses are great for ventilation and regulating heat. The spring and fibre combination allows air to move freely through the mattress and create a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
Double memory foam mattresses are on the firmer side and are ideal for those that prefer a bed that they can sink in to. The material transforms to the shape of your body's natural contours for a more tailored sleeping experience. Double memory foam mattresses are particularly great for couples that vary in weight. Because the memory foam adapts to your body, it's a great all-around mattress. Providing support and sinking where needed. A completely custom experience for any shape or sized person. Both styles of mattresses have their strengths and as always, it comes entirely down to personal preference.
How firm should my double mattress be?
The firmness of your double mattress comes down to a lot of factors. Such as your weight, what position you sleep in or if you suffer from back pain. It's definitely not a one size fits all kind of purchase. An easy way to decide your mattress firmness is your weight. The heavier you are, the firmer your mattress needs to be. A general rule of thumb is a firm mattress is best suited to people 16 stone and up. More often than not, you and your partner are probably different weights. The best way to combat this is a double memory foam mattress as it adjusts to your body's natural contours.
Another great way to decide on how firm your double mattress should be is your sleeping position. If you sleep on your side, a softer mattress is advised to keep your spine aligned. And if you're a back sleeper, a medium-firm mattress is recommended. If you are suffering from back pain no matter what mattress you choose. It might be an idea to try an orthopaedic mattress. These types of mattresses are designed to support the joints and back correctly. Eliminating back pain caused by sleeping.
How often shall I replace my double mattress?
As a general rule, the Sleep Council recommends replacing your double mattress every 8 years. This is because, in 8 years, most of the fibers will have worn down and the mattress won't provide the same comfort and support it originally did. Although this guideline is helpful, it's best to use your judgment. If there is a visible dipping in the middle, or if you can feel the springs through it, then it's definitely time for a new one. Another sign is a loud mattress. If it's pinging, creaking and groaning when you move it's definitely time for a replacement.
Another reason you should replace your double mattress is if your body changes. If you become heavier or lighter your mattress might start to feel uncomfortable. When your mattress starts to feel uncomfortable, it's best to replace sooner than later to avoid sleepless nights or back problems. If you believe the mattress is deteriorating quickly (first year), check your warranty and get in touch as it could be a defect.
Should I buy my double mattress online or in-store?
More and more people are buying their double mattress online. With a simple returns service, online savings and door to door delivery. It's becoming the simpler way to shop. It's always recommended to do your research before purchasing and know what exactly what mattress you need. There are plenty of resources to find out what your perfect double mattress is online. With customer reviews available on site, sometimes it's easier to shop online as you can see in an instant what other shoppers thought of the item. With constant offers and savings, online shopping is a convenient way to find your perfect mattress for the perfect price.
Can I buy the Eve double mattress with MattressNextDay?
At this time, we do not currently stock the Eve double mattress. However, we do stock a wide range of memory foam mattresses that provide a similar effect to the Eve mattresses. In particular, a great alternative brand to check out on the site are Coolflex. Coolflex specialises in a responsive memory foam that moves with your body. Providing comfort and orthopaedic support all through the night. The removable Coolmax cover on the mattress ensures a cool nights sleep. Whilst also helping to keep your mattress more hygienic with Coolmax technology.
What’s the difference between our double mattresses and an Ikea double mattress?
Ikea stock a huge range of products, including mattresses. However, their mattress range is very limited and unspecific. Here at MattressNextDay, we stock a wide range of mattresses catering to all sleep requirements. We stock specialist brands including Silentnight, Coolflex, Relyon, and Bed Butler. So you're guaranteed to find a double mattress that suits you perfectly. When shopping for your double mattress, you can select next day delivery and choose your specific delivery slot. We can also recycle your old mattress for you.
Should I use a mattress protector with my double mattress?
There are many benefits that using a mattress protector provides for your double mattress. Not only does it protect it from leaks and spills, it also prolongs the life of the mattress. Mattress protectors prevent the risk of dust building up in the mattress. Which in turn can cause allergies, bed bugs, and illnesses to arise. In general, mattress protectors are there to keep your mattress hygienic and feeling like new for longer. We highly recommend a mattress protector with a purchase of a double mattress. If for any reason you are unhappy with your mattress, using a protector prevents stains that can potentially void your warranty.