Mattress buying advice

The Sleep Council advises that a mattress should be changed at least every seven years to maintain the health benefits.

We all know how good it feels when we've had great 40 winks.

Here is our guide to mattress types to help you choose.

Mattress Firmness and Comfort

Soft
A soft mattress will ease pressure on your hips and shoulders, helping to prevent uncomfortable aches and pains in the morning.

Soft/Medium
A soft/medium mattress lets your shoulders and hips sink while supporting the weight of the rest of your body.

Medium
Perfect if you’re a fidgety sleeper, a medium mattress is comfortable and supportive in a variety of sleeping positions.

Medium/Firm
Whether you snooze on your back, stomach or side, a medium firm mattress provides pressure relief on your joints to reduce uncomfortable aching.

Firm
Are you a flat on your back or a splayed on your stomach sleeper? A firmer structure is designed to provide enough support to keep your spine perfectly aligned as you sleep.

Mattress Style

Pocket Spring
Built with individual metal coils encased inside pockets of fabric, each spring is separate so you’re supported across different pressure points. The individual pocket springs also means you won’t be disturbed by a partner’s movements,

Memory Foam
A memory foam mattress moulds to your shape, relieving painful pressure on your joints and providing support for your body where you need it most.

Latex
A latex mattress will give you great support and relieve any back pain. The natural materials used in the construction of latex mattresses are known for their durability, as well as being hypoallergenic

Orthopedic
An orthopaedic mattress is designed to support the joints, back and overall body. As its name suggests, an orthopaedic mattress has been influenced by the medical study of orthopaedics which focuses on disorders or deformities of the spine and joints.

Mattress Size

Single
Standard single bed measures approx 90cm x 190cm. Single beds and mattresses are ideal for smaller rooms that are short on space, and can comfortably sleep, one average sized adult

Small Double
Great for bedrooms which are short on space, they measure approx 120cm x 190cm.

Double
Standard double measures approx 135cm x 190cm and will fit easily in most average sized bedrooms with plenty of room to spare.

Kingsize
King Size beds measure approx 150cm x 200cm so you (and your partner!) can stretch out comfortably.

Super King
A super king size bed and mattress is the ultimate indulgence. Measuring about 180cm x 200cm, this is the largest bed size that is widely available to buy.