Drift off into dreamland with a quality mattress. Choosing the right mattress is critical for the quality of your sleep. Not only is the type important, but also the size. Back tension? Go for a firm mattress that helps soothe joint pain or pick a mattress stuffed with memory foam that moulds to your body shape. Find out all about types, sizes and how to look after the one you choose with our mattress buying guide.
So, what are the types? Pocket sprung mattresses are the most popular, and are made by the springs being sewn into the material. They provide good support and do not get too warm. Memory foam mattresses mould your body shape, and are warm. They are becoming increasingly popular. Continuous coil and open coil spring mattresses are a more cost-effective option and better for the guest room as the coils will wear out quickly. If you have problems with your back and joints an orthopaedic mattress is extra firm and will support your frame and reduce the pressure.
Once you have chosen the type, then it’s time to pick a size. Most people tend to pick a smaller size than they need, so look at how much room you have. Single, small double and even double mattresses are good if you are not sharing. If you are looking for the two of you, and if you have space then go for a king size or even a superking to really spread out and reduce the chance of disturbing your partner.
Mattresses should last between five and seven years, however if yours needs a little bit of a refresh, you can try a mattress topper. Not sure where to start with mattress toppers? Try our handy guide on what is a mattress topper. Health benefits, improved concentration, bags of energy – the benefits of a good night’s sleep are priceless, so it’s worth making the effort in creating a relaxing sleeping environment. Put your things away in chest of drawers and make sure your dressing table is clutter free. Add a couple of indulgently plush pillows and pick some toasty warm blankets that you can pop on when you’re chilly and throw off when your toes have warmed up. Complete your bed with one of our duvet cover sets.
Lighting has an important part to play in making your room a personal haven. Start off with the main lights which are fixed, but lamps are more flexible. Position them in front of mirrors to flood your room with soft light, or by your bed, so you can read until you are ready to nod off. Sweet dreams.