How to choose the best Mattresses
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What Mattress Should I Buy?
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for staying healthy and happy, but the wrong mattress will lead to aching muscles and sleepless nights. Therefore, knowing what mattress to buy and the factors which go into choosing the right one will help ensure you're on the right track. Factors to consider include:
Mattress firmness: There are four main types of firmness, including soft, medium, medium-firm, and firm.
Mattress type: The five main types of mattress are pocket spring, traditional spring, latex, gel, and memory foam.
Sleeping position: Are you a front, back, or side sleeper? This consideration is more important than many people realize.
Material: From foam and polyester to wool and cotton, make sure you factor in any allergies or respiratory conditions you have too.
What Size Mattress Do I Need?
Size is another essential consideration when it comes to choosing a mattress. Not only should it be the right size for your bed frame and bedroom, but you also need to consider factors such as how tall you are, whether you sleep with a partner, and what your build is.
If there are two of you, one of the best ways to determine what size bed you need is to lie side by side, with your arms behind your heads. You want to make sure your elbows aren't touching - if they are, the mattress you're laying on is too small. Often, a double bed isn't big enough for most couples to sleep comfortably, so a kingsize or super-king size bed might be more suitable.
The standard bed and mattress sizes in the UK are:
What Is The Most Comfortable Mattress?
The most comfortable mattress for you will depend on how you sleep.
Side sleeper: If you're a side sleeper (like half of the British population!), the main factor to take into consideration is pressure points which need to be adequately cushioned. As such, memory foam mattresses are usually the most suitable for side sleepers as they respond to the curves of your body.
Front sleeper: Sleeping on your stomach isn't usually advised as it can lead to the overarching of your spine. However, if you do sleep this way, you'll need to take extra care when selecting your mattress. A firm, medium-firm, or medium mattress is recommended for front sleepers to prevent you from sinking in and arching your spine.
Back sleeper: If you sleep on your back, a firmer comfort grade, such as a pocket spring or a traditional spring mattress, is recommended to support your spine and prevent your body from curving into the mattress.
What Are The Best Types Of Mattress?
Mattress type usually refers to the filling a mattress has. Designed to offer different benefits, the most common mattress types are:
Memory foam – These mattresses contain a special foam that responds to your body, meaning you're less likely to disturb your partner when you move at night.
Traditional spring – Traditional mattresses feature lots of springs that move together and offer good value for money. Until recent years, they were the most common type of mattress in homes across the country.
Pocket spring – These mattresses have a bouncy feel thanks to lots of springs that are wrapped in individual pockets.
Gel – Gel mattresses contain a layer of gel that helps regulate body temperature. They are also hypoallergenic, so they're a good choice for people who suffer from respiratory issues like asthma.
Latex – With a bit more spring than memory foam mattresses, latex options are antimicrobial and resistant to mould and dust mites.
What Are The Best Mattress Brands?
Silentnight, in particular, is the largest UK manufacturer of mattresses and beds in the UK. Located in Lancashire and founded in 1946, some of its most popular mattresses include the Silentnight Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress, the Silentnight Mattress-Now 7 Zone Memory Mattress and the Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress.
The Sleepeezee brand is even older, having been formed in 1924. Some of the most popular mattresses from Sleepeezee include the Sleepeezee Wool Supreme Pocket Mattress, the Sleepeezee Backcare Ultimate 2000 Pocket Mattress and the Sleepeezee PocketGel Poise 3200 Mattress.
With over 20 years of experience, SleepSoul might be a relatively newer player, but its mattresses are just as respected, with options such as the SleepSoul Air Mattress, the SleepSoul Comfort 800 Pocket Mattress and the SleepSoul Balance 800 Pocket Memory Mattress.
How Much Should A Good Mattress Cost?
This isn't a straightforward question. Brand new mattresses start from as little as £75 and can reach staggering amounts, with some high-end brands charging £5000 or more.
However, not everybody has thousands of pounds to spend on a high-quality mattress, so we recommend spending as much as you can afford. There are a number of factors to consider when buying a mattress, so before you go shopping, consider what's most important to you. This might be the type of mattress, its size, its material or how it can support your medical or pain-needs.
How Often Should I Change My Mattress?
It's recommended that you change your mattress every six to eight years. However, there are no hard or fast rules; when and how often you change your mattress will come down to a few factors, including:
- You've noticed sagging or damage
- Your current mattress is negatively affecting your sleep
- It's become noisy (this is common in older mattresses with worn-out springs)
- You sleep better when staying at a hotel or someone else's house
- You often wake up with sore muscles or stiff joints
- You're suffering from allergies or asthma more regularly
How Often Should I Clean My Mattress?
Try to give your mattress a proper wash once every six months. This will help to get rid of all the dead skin and dirt that accumulates underneath bedsheets and prevent dust mites. However, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, we recommend cleaning your mattress more frequently.
It's a lot easier to clean a mattress than many people think. First, remove all sheets, quilts and pillows and then give your mattress a good hoover on all sides to remove crumbs, hair and dirt. Once you've done that, sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda over the mattress and leave it to air for a couple of hours. Then, all you need to do is hoover the powder up (just make sure you get it all). If your mattress hasn't been cleaned for a long time, it’s best to call in the professionals as this method simply won't cut it.
Mattresses With Next Day Delivery
You don't have to wait long for a better night's sleep with our next day mattress delivery service. Buy a mattress online for delivery to most mainland UK addresses. We aim to deliver the very next day whenever it's possible to do so.
If you live in the Highlands or Grampians, there may be a slight delay. Some postcodes may be subject to an additional £30 fee. All of the information about these extra charges can be found on our delivery page.
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