Nearly a third of our lives is spent in bed, so buying a mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep is crucial. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise, and spending time choosing the type of mattress which will best support you for the next few years is an important decision. Selecting a mattress A good mattress will be comfortable while still supporting your back. Your spine should be in the same position as it would if you were standing up. Your mattress should also not move too much - meaning you are unlikely to stir if your partner moves in the night. The type of mattress you prefer comes down to personal choice. Many people opt for a pocket-sprung mattress, which supports and cushions each part of your body. However, a memory foam mattress will mould to your shape, offering equal support. There are also coil mattresses, made of continuous springs which cocoon your whole body, and latex, which provides high levels of both support and comfort. After-care When you have chosen and purchased your mattress, it is important to look after it for the rest of its lifetime. After first taking delivery, you should air the bed for around four hours to remove any smells which have stuck to the mattress from wrapping and storage. It is then important to air it weekly by removing the bedding for several hours. Maximise the lifespan of your mattress by flipping it regularly. Failing to do so can lead to dips in the bed which may compromise sleeping and comfort. You can also add years onto your mattresses life by using a topper and protector. These can act as a luxurious added layer to your bed and are machine washable. By buying a mattress from us, you can ensure you are getting the product which will best suit your needs. Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health, so choosing one of our mattresses and toppers will help you get on the right path to a solid eight hours.