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How to choose a perfect mattress?

Are you waking up during the night or do you have a pain in your back? Is your mattress more than 7 years old or are you just looking for a newer and bigger one? These days there are lots of different types of mattresses and choosing the right one may seem like a painful process. Don’t worry, we have prepared a guide for you to find your perfect mattress match!

What is the perfect mattress height?

Mattress height is important to provide you with a perfect night and a happy morning. Keep in mind that higher mattresses will give you more comfort (mattresses higher than 16cm). They will more easily adapt to your body and provide you with better support. However, for kids or young adults, a lower mattress (up to 14cm) will be enough.

How to pick a mattress size

Of course, you need to buy a size that fits your bed frame and is at least 10cm longer than your body height. Most mattresses come in various sizes, so it should be an easy decision.

Which mattress firmness to choose

This is a very common question. Well, it mainly depends on what you prefer. For people with more bodyweight, it is recommended to buy a firmer mattress. Foam mattresses are softer and recommended for people up to 75kg. Medium-firm mattresses have different core types and are ideal for people up to 90kg. And finally, for people that are over 90kg, we recommend a firm mattress. A firm mattress is also recommended when used by more than one person.

Which type of mattress is best for me?

Memory foam

Memory foam’s viscoelastic nature allows the mattress to mould to your body, while providing pressure-point relief. It is also known as viscoelastic foam and is temperature and pressure-sensitive.

When you lie on memory foam, your body temperature and weight soften the foam as it forms around your body, almost like a hug. The foam evenly distributes weight on the sleeping surface, relieving your pressure points. Every part of the body gets support as the contouring foam moulds to your curves, making memory foam mattresses a good option for alleviating back pain or joint pains.

Pocket sprung mattresses

Pocket sprung mattresses contain innerspring coils individually wrapped in fabric. They are technologically more advanced than the other types, which makes them the most expensive in the spring mattress category. The individual wrappings reduce motion transfer significantly, making this bed one of the favourite options. They are usually layered with either natural fillings or man-made fillings to offer different comfort levels.

Hybrid mattresses – the best of both worlds

Hybrid mattresses offer a layer of coils in the support layer like a traditional spring mattress – and the comfort layer may be made either of memory foam or latex. They combine the benefits of two different kinds of beds.

Hybrids usually have pocket springs, which are individual springs encased in fabric, isolating motion transfer. They also have firmer edge support, making it easier to get in and out of the bed, without causing the mattress to sag.

The price of a mattress depends on the material it is made of, the quality of the construction and the size of the mattress. Therefore, consider buying a mattress as an investment and if you have any doubts or questions feel free to contact us or visit us in one of our stores! Locate the closest store HERE.