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How to pick the perfect mattress

There’s nothing worse than waking up with a sore neck, stiff shoulders or back ache, having spent the night tossing and turning. Sound familiar? Your body may be telling you that it’s time to change your mattress. To ensure maximum comfort, sleep, hygiene and support, experts recommend you change your mattress every 8 years. With so many different mattress types available, it can be confusing to know which one is right for you. Read on to find your perfect mattress match. Your sleep position is the key to knowing which mattress is right for you. Side sleepers Side sleepers make up more than half of the British public. When lying on your side, your weight will bear down on some of your body’s pressure points; for example your shoulder, hip or knee. It is important that your mattress provides a combination of support for your body, with the softness to accommodate your pressure points. Combination or gel mattresses are a great option for side sleepers. Back sleepers As a back sleeper, you can rest in the knowledge that your sleeping position is extremely beneficial for your back, as your spine will be in perfect alignment. Some sleep experts also claim that you will be less prone to wrinkles, as your face is not spending hours scrunched into a pillow! Your pressure points will include the back of your head, shoulders, buttocks and heels. Your perfect mattress will combine softness with the support needed to promote correct spine alignment. Pocket sprung mattress are perfectly suited to back sleepers. Front sleepers The good news for front sleepers is that you are less likely to snore. Unfortunately, there are some downsides for those with a natural tendency to sleep on their fronts. With a mattress that is too soft, front sleepers can easily overarch the natural curve of the spine, leading to misalignment and back problems. A firm mattress will support your pressure points (elbows, ribcage, thighs, knees and toes) and stop your spine from overarching. Pocket sprung mattress are great for stomach sleepers. Check out our complete range of mattresses for your perfect night’s sleep.