Helpful Guides & Tips for Mattresses
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Modern manufacturing techniques and materials have revolutionised mattresses. You can now choose from memory foam, pocket spring, reflex foam, latex foam or open coil designs - our free Mattress Buying Guide will explain it all.
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The Ultimate Mattress Guide
When it comes to choosing the right mattress for you, it pays to understand how different models are built. From pocket spring to memory foam, and soft to firm, mattresses are constructed differently and we each have a preference for our own comfort.
If you’re thinking about changing your mattress but don’t quite know where to begin, here’s our handy guide to various mattress constructions to help you make an informed decision. All our mattresses are crafted to the highest standards and are guaranteed next day delivery, whichever mattress you choose.
A pocket spring mattress contains hundreds or even thousands of small springs, all wrapped up in individual soft fabric pockets within the mattress lining. These are then filled with various soft and luxuriant fillings, creating that sense of comfort as you sink into bed. Because the springs are not attached to the lining, they are free to move about independently and this provides enhanced support, as they fit themselves around your body’s contours as you sleep.
Free movement also means they help prevent ‘rolling’ at night, even if you share your bed with a partner and there’s a weight difference. A pocket spring mattress is great if you suffer from back or joint pain, because they provide an excellent level of support where you need it most.
If a pocket spring mattress is your preferred option by the end of this guide, take a look at our full online catalogue to see which brand you might prefer. You’ll find the best spring mattress manufacturers and receive our guarantee of next day delivery.
Memory foam mattresses also offer excellent support and comfort, shaping themselves around your body as you sleep. Memory foam was developed by NASA in the late 1960s and it’s been widely available for domestic use for several years, including in memory foam mattresses. Memory foam is made up of polyurethane and harmless chemicals which increase its density and viscosity, giving it that lovely, soft feel for the highest levels of comfort.
Because a memory foam mattress shapes itself around you as you sleep, it helps cushion and provide comfort at pressure points such as those on your shoulders and hips. Pressure points can become sore if they’re not adequately protected, so if you’ve been experiencing pain which wakes you up at night, foam could be the best choice of mattress for you.
Choose a memory foam mattress from us and you’ll get the usual free next day delivery guarantee, and we have all the best named brands for you to choose from.
Orthopaedic mattresses are specially designed to give greater comfort and support to the neck, spine, hips and lower extremities, in other words the weight-bearing parts of our bodies. These joints can often take the strain day to day and need to be correctly supported at night in order to fully recover, and see you aren’t woken up by aches and pains.
For that reason, an orthopaedic mattress tends to be firmer and denser than other types of mattress. Orthopaedic mattresses are typically made from high-density foam which comes in solid blocks, although there are still some classic spring coil mattresses to be found.
If you’re suffering from a medical condition or simply prefer the firmer and sturdier types of mattress, then see our orthopaedic section of the online catalogue. There you’ll find some of the top mattress manufacturers and, as always, we can guarantee you next day delivery.
Once you’ve chosen the type of mattress you’re after, you’ll need to choose the degree of firmness which best suits you and your comfort levels. Some people like their mattresses incredibly soft, while others can only get a good night’s sleep if their mattresses are firm. Here are the three options available, and how to choose the right firmness for you.
A soft mattress is the best choice for those who tend to sleep on their sides, providing maximum comfort. This is because they help keep your spine aligned while you sleep, by allowing your shoulders and hips to sink deeper into the mattress. As your hips and shoulders are also pressure points and can develop sores, a soft mattress helps give them the extra cushioning they need.
Soft mattresses are also a good choice for children, giving them the spinal support they require as their bodies continue to grow and develop. They give greater comfort to little ones who find it hard to settle and they’re highly recommended for those weighing under nine stone, who don’t need a firm mattress to support their weight.
Hitting the happy middle of the road comfort point, a medium mattress can cater to a variety of sleepers. If you tend to sleep on your front then a medium mattress is an excellent choice, because they offer much-needed spinal support and comfort for front-sleepers. It’s hard to get support in the right places if this is your normal sleeping position, but a medium mattress can help with that.
They’re also highly recommended for those who sleep on their backs and weigh between 9 and 16 stone, providing additional support and comfort if this is your usual sleep position.
Sometimes when they hear the words ‘firm mattress’ people think ‘uncomfortable’, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. These are undoubtedly the most supportive of the three, and provide as much comfort as softer models. A firm mattress helps the spine stay naturally aligned at night so they’re a great choice for back sleepers of any age and weight. They are, however, particularly good for those over 16 stone who need a firmer mattress to support their weight.
A firm mattress ensures those key joints in the body are well supported at all times, meaning they’re a good option if you suffer from back, hip or joint pain. Firmer mattresses provide comfort for aching joints and help ease aches.
There are lots of things to weigh up when you’re considering your mattress options, but we hope this guide has gone some way to making the final decision that bit easier. Think about your age, weight and your favourite sleep posture, as well as the level of firmness you’re after and any medical conditions which might need to be taken into account.
At MattressNextDay, we have spring, foam and orthopaedic mattresses with soft, medium and firm fillings. Everyone has a preference when it comes to the style, size and softness they require from their mattress, but you’re guaranteed to find your perfect fit within our extensive mattress catalogue. Choosing mattresses needn’t be tricky with the right information, but if you still need help picking your mattresses then simply get in touch with our team.
We have products from some of the biggest and most well-respected mattress brands, giving you the greatest range of choice on the market when it comes to mattresses. Order from us and we’ll deliver your new mattress the very next day, so say goodbye to a poor night’s sleep by choosing a new mattress from us.