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Mattress Buying Guide

Your mattress can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. We’ve created this handy guide to help you choose the best mattress for you.

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Mattress Types

Hybrid Mattresses (Most Popular)

Hybrid mattresses, also known as combination mattresses - include a layer of springs as well as a layer of foam, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to support and comfort. You can combine your ideal spring with your ideal foams, to create something truly suited to you.

  • Firmness: From Soft to Orthopaedic
  • Price: ££
  • Suitable for: Back & Front Sleepers, Couples

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Spring Mattresses

Pocket Sprung (Most Popular Spring)

Pocket sprung mattresses are constructed from a collection of individual springs, each in their own pocket. This provides superior support for couples, and stops you from rolling in to each other as you turn.

  • Firmness: From Soft to Orthopaedic
  • Price: ££
  • Suitable for: Back & front sleepers, couples

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Open Coil (Traditional)

Open coil mattresses are constructed from a series of connected springs. Open Coil springs are less suitable than pocket springs for couples, as they provide less support when turning - resulting in users rolling towards each other.

  • Firmness: From Medium Soft to Orthopaedic
  • Price: £
  • Suitable For: Back sleepers, Budget conscious

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Foam Mattresses

Memory Foam (Most Popular Foam)

Memory Foam mattresses are constructed from a thick layer of foam, and are designed to contour to the users body shape. Memory foam mattresses provide improved spine alignment, making them great for people with back problems. Memory Foam mattresses generally retain heat, and the more memory foam the more heat it will retain. If you’re a hot sleeper, you may want to consider a latex foam instead.

  • Firmness: From Soft to Orthopaedic
  • Price: £££
  • Suitable for: All sleep styles, people with back problems, cool sleepers

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Latex

Latex mattresses are also composed of a thick layer of foam, designed to contour to your body shape. Latex mattresses retain less heat than memory foam mattresses, making them ideal for hot sleepers.

  • Firmness: From Soft to Orthopaedic
  • Price: £££
  • Suitable for: All sleep styles, hot sleepers, people with allergies

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Mattress Comfort Grades

Each mattress has a different comfort grade, providing a number of options depending on your sleep style. If your sleep style falls under multiple comfort grades, then it’s best to consider your own personal preference.

Comfort Grade

Suitable For

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Soft

Side Sleepers

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Medium Soft

Side Sleepers

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Medium

Side Sleepers, Back Sleepers

Shop Medium

Medium Firm

Front Sleepers, Back Sleepers

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Orthopaedic

Front Sleepers, Back Sleepers

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Mattress Size Guide

The first thing most people usually decide when purchasing a mattress is the size. Luckily, most people already have a good idea of what size they want their mattress to be.

Size

Dimensions (Width x Length)

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Single

3ft x 6ft 3"

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Small Double

4ft x 6ft 3"

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Double

4ft 6" x 6ft 3"

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King

5ft x 6ft 6"

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Super King

6ft x 6ft 6"

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Emperor

7ft x 6ft 6"

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Caesar

8ft x 6ft 6"

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If you're interested in something other than our standard sizes, we have a custom mattresses section where you can create a mattress in dimensions to suit you.


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