Mattresses - Buyers Guide

September 29, 2020 Uncategorized

When it comes to mattresses, one size doesn’t fit all. People
are built differently. People sleep differently. Read our buyers guide to mattresses to help you on the way to a restful future and avoid a nightmare!

Mattress buying – what to think about

Firmness – typically categorised into firm, medium and soft. Which you choose will depend on your weight, sleep style and not least personal preference.

  • Firm – a slightly firmer mattress prevents the neck and lower back from sinking too deeply into the mattress. A better choice for back sleepers or stomach sleepers.
  • Medium – a softer mattress shapes itself around the shoulders and hips. At the same time, the mattress provides support for the rest of the body. Typically a better choice for side sleepers
  • Soft – a plush mattress that will cradle you in comfort. The softest mattresses shapes itself around the shoulders and hips while the core provides support for your body where you need it. Perfect choice for side sleepers who love to sink into this mattress full of comfort.

Practicality – what size mattress do you need? Find out before you start shopping, it will help narrow down your options and save time. If having a home delivery will the service include removal of any old mattresses?

Budget – buy right or buy twice as the saying goes. Mattress retailers will also point out that you spend a third of your life in bed so it might be worth spending more. Simply put, the higher the budget the higher standard in terms of materials.

How long does it take for a mattress to bed in?

Before using for the first time, it’s normal for new mattresses to feel a bit too firm, so you should allow one month for your body to get used to the mattress and for the mattress to get used to your body. New materials also have their own particular smell, so it’s recommended to air the mattress to help eliminate any smell.

How often should you replace your mattress?

This will depend on a lot of factors including how many nights you actually sleep on the mattress and the quality / material of the mattress. Most manufacturers will recommend changing mattress after between five to ten years of typical use – your back might ask you to do so sooner!

What’s a mattress topper?

A mattress topper lies on top of your mattress to provide even more comfort. They keep your mattress from getting dusty and dirty and will help the mattress last longer. And because they’re easy to flip or remove for airing and cleaning, you can keep your bed feeling fresh.

Should you buy a mattress protector?

A mattress protector will help your mattress last longer and stay fresh by protecting it from stains and dirt. It’s removable, so it’s easy to wash when needed. Some protectors are filled to provide extra comfort and softness and to draw moisture away from the body. Look for mattress protectors that are washable at 60°C temperature so you can be sure that dust mites will be killed.