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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 you. You can filter depending on the type of mattress you’re after, your comfort preferences and the size of your desired mattress. Browse our selection of mattresses online or read on for more information about the variety of mattress available.

What are the different types of mattresses?

Mattresses mainly differ by what is in them. These materials combine to control the overall comfort and support offered by your mattress. The five main types of mattresses are:

Traditional spring: As the name suggests, this type of bed mattress consists 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 a cheap mattress with extra comfort.

Pocket spring: A pocket spring mattress is similar to the traditional spring mattress; however, its springs are wrapped in individual fabric pockets. This allows each spring to move independently and mould to your body shape. They also help to prevent roll together which is where you and your partner end up rolling into the middle of the bed.

Combination: A combination mattress combines a layer of pocket springs with layers of foam and gel. This advanced technology helps with pressure relief and support.

TEMPUR memory foam: A TEMPUR memory foam mattress contains a layer of high-density base foam, ventilated cool foam and an extra layer of memory foam. These mattresses mould to the contours of your body and help with temperature regulation.

Finally, an advanced mattress contains a variety of breathable materials instead of springs. For example, memory foam, gel or latex. These all help you keep your cool during the night and offer optimum comfort.

Choosing the best comfort grade for you

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.

What brands and sizes are available?

Dreams stock mattresses from a wide range of great brands including TEMPUR, Silentnight, Sealy , Flaxby and Therapur as well as our very own Dreams Workshop collection.

On top of this, we offer every mattress size you can think of including quality mattresses for toddlers and young children, standard single mattresses, double mattresses and much bigger mattress dimensions, such as a super king.

To ensure you are completely happy with your new mattress we also offer a fantastic 40 Night Comfort Guarantee to enable you to swap your mattress 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.