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Cassie Cooper author/cassie-cooper
17 Jan 2022, 12:14 PM

What should I consider when buying a mattress?

  1. Focus on comfort and support.
  2. Don't look for one mattress that is the best for everyone.
  3. Find the right size for your needs.
  4. Test the mattress in a shop to determine your level of comfort and ask advice from experts

What mattresses are best for back pain?

In general, memory foam and latex mattresses are often considered the best options for back pain, as they conform to your body, cradling pressure points while supporting your spine and keeping it aligned.

What mattresses are best for allergies?

While traditional coil or foam mattresses offer plenty of nooks and crannies for dust mites to set up shop, mattresses made of dense memory foam or latex foam may offer a more protective effect where dust mites won’t be able to thrive.

What mattresses are best for overheating?

Latex is one of the best materials available for keeping hot sleepers cool. It is naturally breathable and allows air to circulate far better. Hybrid mattresses can also be a great choice to ensure a cool nights sleep.

What is the best mattress for:

Side sleepers

Memory foam is one of the best types of mattresses for side sleepers. It contours to your body shape, relieving pressure points and keeping your spinal alignment when you're lying on your side. Side sleepers should also consider a soft mattress because it provides pressure relief to your shoulder and hip joints.

Back sleepers

If you're a back-sleeper, a medium-firm mattress is a good choice because it prevents the heavier portions of the body from dropping too deep into the mattress, so it limits over-flexion of the spine while still cushioning your shoulders, hips, and lower back.

Front sleepers

The best mattress for front- or stomach-sleepers is a pocket sprung mattress. Pocket sprung mattresses keep your spine in natural alignment, help distribute body weight evenly and ensure every potential pressure point is soothed.

How do I choose a mattress for a child?

It’s great to encourage a young person to come and try out a bed in store but if it’s for a very young child something with a protector cover is practical. Our friendly staff can advise on our best selling children’s mattresses.

What firmness should I go for?

A general rule of thumb is that the higher you are on the BMI scale, the firmer you will want your mattress. Conversely, the lower your BMI, the softer your mattress should be however everyone has a different level of comfort and we are here to help you find yours. A medium firmness level tends to be the most popular.

What is the firmest mattress you sell?

We do sell a firm mattress but we encourage you to come and try for yourself as everyone is different.

Does a topper make much difference?

More often than not, mattress toppers are worth it – improved comfort and a better-protected mattress will provide restful sleep for years to come.

Can I trial any of your mattresses?

We don’t offer a trial but we do sell Emma mattresses which come with a sleep trial, come and speak to us and we can show you our ranges to suit all tastes.

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