Helpful guides & tips for zip And link mattresses
Are you dreaming in vain of deep, undisturbed sleep despite your partner’s size or the fact that their mattress preferences don’t suit your own needs? Like many people, perhaps you are unable to get a large mattress up to your top-floor flat? Or do you need to change the sleeping arrangements in your guest bedrooms frequently? Our range of zip and link mattresses, made by hand in the UK, holds the solution to these problems.
Most of us spend over a third of our lives in our beds, and the crucial element in a bed is the mattress, but in spite of this, many of us have accepted uncomfortable compromises when it comes to sleep, especially if a bed, which was less than perfect, is now awkwardly shared by two partners.
Flexible and comfortable, zip and link mattresses are literally a dream. Whether you and your partner enjoy different mattress tensions, or you’re looking for adaptability in a hotel or Airbnb property, or perhaps you would simply like to share a bed without disrupting each other’s sleep, these mattresses offer a low-cost solution.
We stock leading mattress makers from Sleepeezee and Relyon, to Spring King and Coolflex, giving the purchaser a high-quality, product with longevity when you buy from MattressNextDay.
If you hadn’t previously heard of zip and link mattresses or hadn’t fully understood their purpose before, you’ve come to the right place as we answer frequently asked questions about them below.
Sleep better tonight with a zip and link mattress
Dreaming of a comfy night’s sleep despite your partner’s size or sleep preferences? A zip and link mattress, handmade in the UK, is the solution! If you’ve never heard of a zip and link mattress or haven’t fully understood its purpose before, you’ve come to the right place. We will eliminate the mystery and confusion shrouding this particular type of mattress below.
What is a zip and link mattress?
As the name suggests, a zip and link mattress is a large mattress made up of two mattresses of varying firmness and support. The two mattresses are joined together with a zip. The result is a large king or super king size mattress that caters to the comfort preferences of two people (or simply provides a larger sleeping surface).
Who stands to benefit from zip and link mattresses?
The many benefits of a zip and link mattress are hard to overlook. In fact, it would be easy to say that everyone can benefit from a zip and link mattress, but let’s narrow it down. As mentioned above, couples with different sleep preferences and noticeably different body weights stand to gain the most from a zip and link mattress.
This mattress makes it possible for each person to enjoy their mattress (and sleep) just the way they like it. It also means that rolling together is a lot harder, which is a definite plus for many couples. But it’s not just couples who stand to benefit from zip and link mattresses. This type of mattress is also the right choice for you if:
- You want a large mattress, but your home has a narrow staircase or an entrance that is difficult to navigate. In this instance, the zip and link mattress can be delivered as two separate mattresses and linked together once positioned in the bedroom.
- You need to accommodate house guests, but don’t want to purchase additional beds and mattresses. In this case, the two mattresses can be unzipped and used separately.
What are zip and link mattresses?
A zip and link is simply two single mattresses that zip together to form a larger one, usually king sized or super king. As two separate items, they’re far easier to lift and move upstairs or between bedrooms. For differences in bodyweight, or if you each prefer a harder or softer bed with a different level of support, you’re also free to have your half the way you like it – and still sleep on one king sized or super king bed.
And, because their two halves are easily joined together and taken apart, they give you much more versatility for yourself, for your family, and for visitors sleeping over.
Even better, this type also solves a common problem that any couple will recognise in a mattress that needs replacing: the strange phenomenon of roll-together.
Roll-together happens when the centre springs in double mattresses start to give and compress, creating a dip in the middle. This incline causes two sleepers to roll closer together, which can have a real impact on their quality of rest. But, with a zip and link, the two sleepers’ bodyweight is shared between two smaller mattresses – so that both can enjoy the support they need, with the benefits of minimal spring compression over time.
Is it one or two mattresses?
Both. A zip and link mattress is a large double mattress composed of two smaller mattresses of different firmness and support characteristics. The two mattresses can be zipped together, giving the user either a super-king or large king size mattress. However, the two mattresses can also be unzipped to make two single beds.
How will a zip and link mattress help me to sleep better?
What helps us to sleep well is unique to each individual and often depends on age, position preference, health, and so on. That is why we offer these mattresses with differing firmnesses, construction types, cover designs and fillings, so you can select the combination that is perfect for you. Whether your personal preference is for a firm sleeping surface, a cushioned supportive mattress that moulds to your shape, or one that can help to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, you'll find what you’re looking for in our collection. You won’t need to spend a fortune to benefit from a good night’s deep sleep either. Our selection of budget zip and link mattresses will help you to get the rest you desire.
Who stands to benefit from zip and link mattresses?
The benefits of zip and link mattresses are plentiful. In fact, everyone can benefit from one, but, to narrow it down, couples with different surface preferences and contrasting weights can benefit the most from a zip and link mattress combination.
This type of mattress makes it possible for each person to enjoy their sleep just the way they like it. It also means that you won’t be rolling together, which is a definite plus for many.
What is roll-together?
Roll-together is what two sleepers sharing a double mattress do when the centre springs start to wear out and press together. This process creates a dip in the middle of the bed. If the padding above the springs sags under the tension, this will exacerbate the dip. This causes two sleepers to roll together in a ‘v’ shape, not by choice but through gravity, which will have a negative effect on your rest. But, with a zip and link, the couple’s body weight can be spread over the two mattresses. Both sleepers can enjoy the support they need, and the important feature of reduced spring compression over time, giving longevity to the product.
Are there other benefits to a zip and link mattress?
Yes, the benefits of zip and link mattresses go beyond the contrasting needs of sleep partners. This type of mattress is also the right choice for you if:
1. You and your partner need a larger sleeping surface area but your accommodation has either a smaller entrance or staircase or is on an upper floor with either no lift or a small one. Two individual zip and link mattresses can be delivered and linked together once installed in the bedroom.
2. You need to accommodate guests but cannot purchase extra beds and mattresses for each visit. By using zip and link, you can save on cost and storage space as the two mattresses can be separated and used to provide two different beds.
3. If the double bed frame you have chosen has separate slatted supports for each side, a zip and link mattress will ensure sufficient separation for each half to move independently.
Why buy with us?
All of our mattresses are handmade in the UK by reputable manufacturers who are leaders in their field, and all the mattresses we sell come with free 24-hour delivery, or on a specific day that suits you best.
We have enjoyed many trusted consumer reviews over the years, and our team of Sleep Experts is on call whenever you need us, so we’ll make sure you find a mattress that’s perfect for you at a price you won’t lose sleep over.
We’ll even take away your old mattress to be recycled as part of our service. Browse our full range of Zip and Link mattresses or call 0333 0069 769 to speak with our team of Sleep Experts directly.