Mattress Buying Guide

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For People Wise Enough to invest a good Night sleep

Choosing The Perfect Mattress

People are characterized with individual sizes, shapes and sleeping habits. That is why it is important to understand the difference among mattress materials and mattress firmnesses available. The height and weight table presented below will help guide to your individual needs.

Firmness Hieght Weight
Soft 200cm 50kg
Medium 175cm 50-70kg
Firm 150cm 70-90kg

The Significance Of Your Sleeping Posture The degree of mattress support needed by your body is determined mostly by the way you sleep; on your stomach, sideways, or on your back.

If you prefer sleeping sideways, trying out a softer mattress with a high pillow can help your shoulders and hips to descend down conveniently, while supporting the rest of your body.

sholder sleep

If you sleep with your back lying on bed, going for a medium firm mattress with a medium high pillow will serve to provide improved support to your back and neck.

back sleep

If you lie on your stomach while sleeping, picking a firmer mattress coupled with a lower pillow will reduce the strain that your neck muscles will have to bear otherwise.

front sleep

Types

Sprung Mattress, Pocket Sprung Mattress Or Memory Foam? Respond To Your Own Body Different people have different choices when it comes to buying a mattress. Some prefer pocket sprung mattresses; some go for open spring mattresses, while some others go for memory foam. Each of these types of mattresses comes with different features. The truth is that your own body (and pocket as well!) tells you what it feels best with. So, listen to your body more than anyone else.

Sprung Mattress
  • It is perhaps the most commonly used type of mattress in the whole world, especially due to its cost effectiveness.
  • Border wires or rod enables the mattress to retain its shape, while also giving it a firm edge.
  • It comes with machine-stitched sides
Pocket Sprung Mattress
  • Especially recommended in case you and your partner have different body sizes because it minimizes the chances of you two rolling towards each other while asleep
  • Feels more luxurious due to small individual springs encased in distinct fabric pockets
  • Every spring responds individually proportional to the weight of the body part resting on it
Memory Foam
  • This type of mattress moulds and contours to your body
  • Offers additional support and effortless natural movements while sleeping
  • Also helps maintain appropriate body posture, while aligning spine horizontally even when lying sideways
  • It adjusts itself to body temperature of a person, i.e. it expands in summers absorbing body heat of a person to give off cooling effect, while it contracts and gets firmer and denser in winters to give a cosy feeling
Latex Mattress
  • One of the best things about Latex Mattress is that it is all natural; manufactured from totally organic material, much unlike other types of mattresses
  • In addition to offering all the features of memory foam, latex mattress offers various extra benefits
  • Offers enhanced support for a better aligned spine while sleeping
  • Responds to body heat changes even better and longer than memory foam mattress
  • Being manufactured from natural material, it also offers anti allergenic properties
  • More reliable as well as comfortable due to the natural material used
Orthopaedic Mattress
  • Offers the best relief to those suffering from joint and back pain with its firm support
  • It is capable of relieving pressure from joints and spine to offer restful serene sleep
  • When topped with latex or memory foam, enhances sleeping comfort even more

Bed Frame Sizes

Remember, an informed decision is the best one. So, make sure you adhere to the buying guides at your disposal before you invest in a good night sleep.

UK Standard Mattresses Sizes

Bed Size Width(cm) Length (cm) Space Per Person Comments
Small Single 75 190 75x190 Accommodates an adult; good for guest hosting
Single 90 190 90x190 Accommodates one small adult
Small Double 120 190 120x190 Enough for one large adult or two small adults
Double Size 135 190 135x190 Wide enough for a large adult or two small adults
King Size 150 200 150x190 Wide enough for two large adults
Supper King Size 180 200 180x200 Conveniently wide enough for two large adults

Ikea (European) Standard Mattress Sizes

Bed Size Width(cm) Length (cm) Space Per Person Comments
Small Single 80 200 80x200 Accommodates an adult; good for guest hosting
Single 90 200 90x200 Accommodates one small adult
Small Double Enough for one large adult or two small adults
Double Size 140 200 140x200 Wide enough for a large adult or two small adults
King Size 160 200 160x190 Wide enough for two large adults
Supper King Size 180 200 180x200 Conveniently wide enough for two large adults

Summary

People are characterized with individual sizes, shapes and sleeping habits. That is why it is important to understand the difference among mattress materials and mattress firmnesses available. The guide presented below will help guide you on the most appropriate level of mattress firmness needed according to your individual needs.