Choosing the right mattress is the most important decision you’ll ever make for good sleep. Here’s how we’ve made it easy for you.

1. There’s endless variety to choose from
There are hundreds of mattresses at Dreams: which one you go for will depend on what position you tend to sleep in, your height and weight, and reconciling your needs with those of your sleeping partner. Here are a few handy hints about each mattress type:

  • Traditional spring: highly versatile and the most affordable choice, these mattresses come in a wide range of firmness grades to suit every sleeper. They’re also a great choice for guest bedrooms.
  • Pocket spring: each spring in these mattresses sits in its own fabric pocket and works independently to provide all-over support. They also help to prevent ‘roll together’ between two sleepers.
  • Advanced: in place of springs, these mattresses use specialist materials such as latex, gel and memory foam to give high levels of support and comfort.
  • Combination: the best of both worlds. These mattresses layer memory foam, gel or latex over springs, combining support with responsiveness to the body’s movement.
  • Memory foam: originally developed by NASA, this moulds to the body and helps align the spine, so it’s great for people with back pain.

2. The Flaxby mattress collection is hand-crafted in the UK
Made in North Yorkshire, Flaxby is Dreams’ first range created using sustainable materials. It contains 100% natural fillings, including Egyptian cotton, wool, cashmere, mohair and silk. These work together to regulate temperature, helping you stay warm in winter and cool in summer, and wick away moisture from the body to keep you fresh and comfortable as you sleep. Flaxby mattresses also feature the highly advanced DNA spring system, with more than 3,000 pocket springs to provide maximum support and relieve pressure points. You can even choose different levels of firmness on each side of the mattress if you and your partner have different needs.

Our Flaxby mattress range uses 100% natural fillings

Our unique Comfort By Colour system takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect mattress. Each of our five mattress types – traditional spring, pocket spring, advanced, combination and Tempur – are colour coded in store with foot sashes and pillowcases, helping to guide you quickly to the type that suits your needs and budget. Find out more here.

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4. A mattress is best tested out
If you can’t make your mind up online, then why not visit your local Dreams showroom to test our mattresses in person. Don’t feel embarrassed about spending a good amount of time lying on each mattress you’re interested in – educational body The Sleep Council recommends at least ten minutes. Back problems are a common factor driving mattress choice, but remember there’s no single solution to this, and a softer design with proper support may be better for you than an ultra-firm one.

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Whatever mattress style you prefer, we can help

5. It will be delivered just where you want it
When you’re ordering a mattress that needs to go upstairs, delivery to your front doorstep isn’t always enough. Our delivery teams will take your new mattress to exactly where you need it.

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6. Your old mattress can be sustainably recycled
Our recycling service means you don’t need to worry about what to do with your old mattress. All you have to do is place it in the green recycling bag we’ll give you when you order; it will be picked up when your new bed is delivered and taken to our specialist bed recycling facility. The mattress foam is reused as insulation, polyester filling is transformed into cushions, and fabric is recycled to create fuel that generates electricity. None of the mattress goes to landfill.

7. If you change your mind, you can choose again
Because finding the right mattress for you can sometimes take time, we offer our Comfort Exchange: within 40 nights of receiving your new mattress, if you decide it’s not quite perfect, you can change it for a different one.

8. We advise that your mattress should be replaced every eight years
Turning and rotating your mattress regularly can help prolong its life, but even so, an old mattress can seriously compromise your quality of sleep. Build-up of dust and skin cells can contribute to health problems like rhinitis (runny nose syndrome), says GP Dr Rosemary Leonard. Consider your mattress an investment in your long-term health.