Did you know you spend roughly one third of your whole life asleep? Because sleep is such an essential part of your life, we want to help you get the best night's sleep possible. For a good night's sleep you'll need a mattress that's perfectly suited to you, your sleeping position and your pressure points. This mattress buying guide below will help you find the perfect mattress and consequently, have the best sleep.
There are three most popular mattresses: pocket spring, foam and a combination of both. Each mattresses has it's own benefits for your superior sleep.
Pocket spring: Pocket springs are individually wrapped coils that sit within their own fabric pocket. The springs themselves are not directly attached; meaning each spring is able to move independently, providing enhanced support and adjusting to the contours of your body. This independent movement of the springs also prevents 'roll together' if you sleep with a partner.
Combination mattresses (Foam/Pocket Spring): these mattresses provide the best of both worlds, pocketed springs and foam layers. Bringing together traditional craftsmanship with innovative mattress technology from leading manufacturers. They provide the traditional support and comfort of springs, with the added benefit of pressure relieving top layer to give you optimum ease throughout the night and help you get the best night's rest.
Advanced mattresses (Foam): Advanced mattresses favour specialised materials such as latex, gel or memory foam instead of traditional springs. Advanced mattresses mould to the contours of your body, distributing weight evenly across the mattress, providing optimal support and relief to pressure points. These mattresses have been developed to help maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
How firm your mattress is will affect how well you sleep. The type of firmness you need will depend on your sleeping position, height and weight.
Soft: Side sleepers or those who change positions during the night are best suited to soft mattresses. This is because the way you sleep already relieves pressure from your spine so you want your mattress to mould to your body’s natural position.
Medium soft: This is ideal for those who change their sleeping position during the night, as it will still mould to your body position but provide a little more support.
Medium firm: This is best for people who sleep on their back as you require extra lower-back support, which this type of firmness offers.
Firm: This type of mattress is ideal for those who sleep on their front, are over 95 kg or suffer from back pain. This is because it will keep your back in a relatively comfortable and stable position without allowing you to sink into it as you sleep, which can cause lower-back pain.