Mattress Guide


Most mattresses have a combination of fillings, but most contain one or more layers of a structural filling (springs or foam) and several layers of added fillings to make the mattress more comfortable. Some of these like; latex, horse hair and coir fibre, provide more support. Whereas silk, wool, and cotton provide more comfort. Here's a breakdown of just some materials that are used to make a mattress.


This natural fibre is often added to premium and high end mattresses to add a luxurious level of comfort. Due to the level of comfort, these materials will be added as final comfort layers to well-built, structural mattresses.

  • Ultimate luxury
  • Great quality
  • Natural fibres


100% natural, Cotton is a hypoallergenic fibre that feels velvety soft against your skin. It is very strong, durable and highly breathable, drawing moisture away from the body for a comfortable, fresh and cool night's sleep.

  • 100% natural
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Smooth and strong


There are many different types of foam used in the construction of some mattresses, generally fitted as sheets within the mattress in various depths and grades. Often different combinations will be combined to achieve different levels of support and comfort. A high quality foam can sometimes be a good alternative to memory foam.

  • Different comfort levels
  • Alternative to memory foam
  • Great value for money


A wool filling is incredibly soft as well as supportive, sitting underneath the mattress covering; it will provide a naturally comfortable layer to sleep on. Natural wool will work well with your body temperature, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

  • Incredibly soft
  • Works with your body temperature
  • 100% natural


A top quality material that comes from the sap of the rubber tree, latex foam has natural elasticity and recovers its shape quickly when pressure is removed. It conforms perfectly to your body's contours for comfort and back support. Latex is hypoallergenic and its anti-microbial properties inhibit bacteria, fungi and house dust mites, so it can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer from respiratory problems.

  • Hypoallergenic and anti microbial
  • Contours to your body
  • 100% natural


Memory foam technology was originally developed by NASA. It has its own individual feel and moulds to your body using your weight and temperature. It has good pressure relieving properties, is hypoallergenic and is available in a variety of qualities and depths. You will not need to turn a memory foam mattress.

  • Moulds to your body shape
  • Ultimate comfort and support
  • Originally developed by NASA


Octaspring was born when designer Willy Poppe, in a moment of inspiration, designed a spring made of memory foam. Offering all the benefits and none of the drawbacks of open or pocket sprung or memory foam mattresses.

  • Benefits of spring and memory foam
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Keeps you cool and fresh


Open springs are positioned in rows and joined to each other at the top and bottom with a spiral wire or mesh. They come in a variety of tensions, each of which gives the mattress a different feel.

  • Fantastic value
  • Wide range of comfort grades
  • Soft and deep fillings


The construction of a pocket spring mattress houses individual springs that are cushioned in their own pocket of material and filling. Each spring will support your body on its own and won't distribute weight unevenly to any other part of the bed. The springs are vertically positioned and distributed throughout the inside of the mattress, pushing against the sleeper's body weight.

  • Superb support and comfort
  • Prevents 'roll-together'
  • Huge range available


TEMPUR is a particular type of memory foam that conforms to the shape of the sleeper, offering great comfort and support. The unique benefits of TEMPUR products stem from the equally unique composition of TEMPUR material. TEMPUR mattresses create a custom fit for your body, helping to alleviate painful pressure points and reducing your body's need to toss and turn in search of a comfortable, pain-free sleeping position.

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Alleviates painful pressure points
  • Conforms to your body shape


Handcrafted in the UK exclusively for Dreams, TheraPur® mattresses incorporate ActiGel® - a unique support layer that provides a softer but very durable feel. With its gel effect, the open cell structure moulds to your individual shape whilst ensuring that the foam does not get too hot or too cold.

  • Regulates body temperature
  • Enhanced pressure relief
  • Choice of comfort levels
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