When it comes to mattresses, it’s not a case of one style fits all. There are a variety of ways you can tailor your mattress to ensure a great night's sleep. You can filter your mattress depending on the type you’re after, from traditional spring to gel, but also by comfort grade and size. Browse our selection of mattresses online or read on for more information about what’s available.
What are the different types of mattress?
Mattresses mainly differ by what is in them. These materials combine to control the overall comfort and support offered. The main types of mattresses are:
Memory foam mattresses: Memory foam mattresses cleverly mould to the contours of your body with technology that was originally developed by NASA. This feature is great for people who suffer from back problems.
Pocket spring mattresses: Pocket spring technology is similar to traditional spring; however, the springs are wrapped in individual fabric pockets. This allows each spring to move independently. They also help to prevent ‘roll together’, which is when you and your partner end up rolling into the middle of the bed.
Bed in a Box mattresses: These mattresses get their name from being rolled up into one easy to transport cylinder. Rolled mattresses can have a variety of fillings, including open spring or reflex foam. These mattresses are perfect for people who are constantly on the move.
Latex mattresses: These mattresses combine springs with a layer of latex which helps mould to your pressure points as you sleep. Latex is also both hypoallergenic and anti-microbial, so it is ideal for those who suffer from respiratory problems.
Combination mattresses: A combination mattress combines a layer of pocket springs with layers of foam and gel. This advanced technology helps with pressure relief and support. The addition of gel helps regulate your temperature throughout the night.
Traditional spring mattresses: As the name suggests, these consist of a series of individual springs connected to make up the entire sleeping area of the mattress. These springs are then layered with a foam mattress topper to offer an affordable mattress with extra comfort.
Finally, an advanced mattress contains a variety of breathable materials instead of springs. For example, memory foam, ActiGel or latex. These all help you keep your cool during the night and offer optimum comfort.
If you’re not sure which type of mattress will be best for you, use our Bed and Mattress Guide which advises the best mattress for your sleeping position.
Which mattress brands are available?
We stock mattresses from a wide range of renowned brands including:
TEMPUR mattresses contain a layer of high density base foam, ventilated cool foam and an extra layer of memory foam. These mattresses distribute your weight and pressure evenly by supporting your pressure points.
Silentnight mattresses showcase the best of UK craftmanship and offer mattresses with a range of fillings and comfort grades, including memory foam, pocket spring and combination mattresses.
Sleepeezee mattresses combine memory foam with spring technology to create mattresses in medium and soft comfort grades. With innovative technology, Sleepeezee also offers zip & link mattresses, which allows your bed to split into two separate mattresses.
Sealy mattresses are specially designed with advice from orthopaedic surgeons to create a variety of mattresses that will support a bad back. Sealy mattresses are available in comfort grades from soft to firm.
Spink & Edgar mattresses are designed by bedmakers Harrison Spinks, who create the finest and most luxurious beds with natural and eco-friendly materials. With HD pocket spring innovation, Spink & Edgar mattresses help regulate temperature with their breathable materials.
Finally, TheraPur mattresses use ActiGel, which is a support layer exclusive to TheraPur; this features an open cell structure to mould to your shape while maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
What mattress size should I get?
Your mattress size is also an important consideration, and at Dreams, we offer every size you can think of, including quality mattresses for toddlers and kids at 2 foot 6 inches to a super king size of 6 foot.
To find the best size for you, visit our Mattress Size Guide.
Choosing the best mattress comfort grade
Each type of mattress also varies by comfort grade, from soft to very firm. Every comfort grade has its advantages, and the right one for you depends on your personal preferences but also your favoured sleeping position.
Soft mattresses are best for those who sleep on their side. This is because a soft mattress is the best mattress for cushioning and side sleepers have the most vulnerable pressure points, for example, their hips.
Medium mattresses are best for those who sleep on their front, as they offer enough support for the spine and are very comfortable. Because of this spinal support, they are also best for those who sleep on their back.
Finally, firm mattresses are also recommended for those who sleep on their back. This is because they offer the most support out of all the mattresses, and it’s very important that the spine keeps its natural alignment.
To ensure you are completely happy with your new purchase we also offer a fantastic 40 Night Comfort Guarantee to enable you to swap for an alternative if you are not 100% comfortable.
We understand that choosing a mattress online is difficult, so if you have any questions, call us on 0800 652 5090.