How To Choose The Right Mattress For You
How to choose a mattress
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a new mattress. Below are the main considerations, along with some advice on making that all important decision.
Spend as much as you can afford, rather than thinking of it as a cost you should consider it an investment. You spend longer in bed (approximately 8 hours or a third of your life) much more than in any other one place. There are so many health benefits from achieving a good nights sleep that spending a little extra on the all important mattress, will prove to be money well spent.
The correct support is essential, it reduces pressure on your spine, joints and especially your lower back. They now say, ‘correct support is best’, which means your heavier or pronounced body parts are absorbed by the mattress, and your spine and lower back is supported in the correct position.
This is down to personal choice, however there are a number of options now, with pocket spring sets and orthopaedic springs as well as advancement in foam and memory foam mattresses you no longer need to have a firm mattress to get the correct support.
Mattress Sizes Are As Follows:
Shorty Single-Ideal For Toddler Beds/Small Bunks- 75cmx 175cm ( 30 inches x 70 inches)
Single Mattress-90cm x190cm ( 35 x75 inches)
Double Mattress- 135cmx190cm (53 x75 inches)
Kingsize Mattress- 150cmx200cm (59x79 inches)
Buy the biggest bed you have space for, especially if you share the bed with a partner, as it is proven that both sleepers achieve a better nights sleep in a larger bed. But do not choose size over quality. Choose the best bed for support and comfort first, and then buy the biggest you can afford in that style.
Deep Fillings provide the best comfort levels. Look for foam combined with Memory Foam for the best mix, due to the combination of support and comfort.
Damask material is a woven material having a soft silky touch to hand.
Knitted materials are soft to the touch and allow better air circulation around them, so ensuring a better sleeping environment.
Washable covers are a convenient option such as our Coolmax cover on our deep memory foam mattress, but the fact they can be removed for cleaning does not make any difference to the quality of your sleep. Many can be machine washed, but larger covers may still need taking to a launderette as they are too bulky.
A flat bed base is essential, to ensure your mattress can support you correctly. Bed bases tend to outlast the mattress, so you do not always need to replace both. An impressive or expensive bed base or surround will look good, but do not skimp on the quality of the mattress, or you will end up with a nice looking but uncomfortable bed. A solid or wooden slatted base is ideal; if your base is sprung, check is does not have any dips in it, as this will effect the support your mattress offers.