Finding the perfect mattress is really important, after all, we spend a third of our lives in bed. Whether you are looking for a pocket spring or memory foam mattress, a traditional spring or gel mattress, we have a variety of luxurious sleep solutions to ensure a great night's sleep.
What is the best mattress?
Choosing the right mattress is always a personal thing and there is no one style that fits all. This means the best mattress for you is different from what it is for somebody else. Thankfully, there are lots of options to match your specific needs. Expect everything from different materials and mattress technologies to comfort grades and sizes. Let us help you discover the best mattress for your needs.
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, also known as a hybrid mattress, has 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.
There are a lot of choices available, if you're not sure which would suit you best, take a look at our mattress comfort guide. This is full of advice on which type of mattress is best for your sleeping preferences such as sleep position, temperature, and common sleep issues.
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.
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?
When buying a new mattress, size is clearly an important factor. From our small singles to 6-foot wide super kings, we have mattresses for every size bedroom. How do you pick the right one? Some of our top tips:
- Get accurate measurements of your room
- Consider who is using the mattress: do you need space for two or want to spread out?
- Do you already have a bed frame? This will need to match your new mattress. If you're get-ting a new bed as well, don't forget to include the additional size of that in your measurements too!
To find the best size for you visit our Mattress Size Guide to learn more about mattress and bed sizes and how to pick the right one for you.
Choosing the best mattress firmness
Each type of mattress also varies by comfort grade, from soft to very firm support. 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.
We understand that choosing a mattress online can be difficult, which is why we’re here to help. Take advantage of our 100 Night Comfort Guarantee that enables you to swap your mattress if you're not 100% satisfied, or pop in store to try out our mattresses before you buy.