|Looking for your perfect mattress|
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|Mattress Buying Guide|
Looking for your perfect mattress can feel like a daunting task. With so many options available it's hard to know where to begin. Here at Beds on Legs we are passionate about helping the good people of Great Britain get the sleep they need. After hours of research and a lifelong love of all things sleep related we've created this mattress buying guide to help you get the quality of sleep you deserve.
How bad can sleep deprivation be?
A good night's sleep is essential to both mental and physical well being. Sleep deprivation is a serious subject and the consequences of not get a refreshing sleep can be far reaching.
Lack of sleep affects everything from your memory to your waistline. In our fast paced world, functioning on less sleep has become a badge of honour with many people. However whilst you may think you are coping, the chances are you are damaging your mind and your body in ways that may seem unconceivable.
Here at Beds on Legs we believe in the old adage that your body is a temple and getting some crucial shut eye is the top of our list.
Here's a list of health conditions that can be aggravated by a lack of sleep that some people might find surprising:-
- Brain Fog
- Heart Disease
- Heart Attack
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Weight Gain
- Lack of Sex Drive
- Memory Difficulties
- Cognitive underperformance
- Premature Aging
- Impaired Fertility
What can a good mattress do for me?
A good mattress that is right for your body is a key element in getting the sleep you need. Whilst we all know people who pride themselves on being able to sleep on a washing line the vast majority of people need the best possible environment and the perfect mattress can literally be a life line. A mattress that is past it's sell by date, is unsupportive and uncomfortable might be the only thing stopping you get the best night sleep ever. Whilst we can't take the stress out of life we can take the stress out of buying the best mattress for you.
Mattress Buying Guide
Here's our handy mattress guide designed to make mattress buying that little bit easier.
Buying a good mattress is as easy as 1.2.3
1. Don't compromise
Buying a good mattress is a serious investment and we believe you should buy the best you can afford. The mattress is the most important part of your bed, after all it is the mattress that we sleep on. We spend up to one third of our life in bed and buying a good mattress can last anything up to 10 years. If you bought a mattress for £400.00 and it lasted 10 years that would work out at only 10.9 pence a night and we can't can think of many things cheaper than that.
2. Size Matters
When it comes to buying a mattress size matters and the bigger the better. A larger mattress means that you are less likely to disturb your partner as you're less likely to wake up with an unwelcome elbow in your back. You should be able to lie side by side, with your arms behind your head and your elbows out, without touching. Most people sleep in a single bed (90cms wide) as a child and sleep in a double bed (135cms wide) as an adult. If you are sharing this space with a partner this means you are only sleeping in 72.5cms of space and that's if you are lucky!
Typical UK Mattress Sizes (Imperial & Metric)
2ft6 x 6ft3 Small Single (75cm x 190cm)
3ft x 6ft3 Single (90cm x 190cm)
4ft x 6ft3 Small Double (120cm x 190cm)
4ft6 x 6ft3 Double (135cm x 190cm)
5ft x 6ft6 King Size (150cm x 200cm)
6ft x 6ft6 Super Kingsize (180cm x 200cm
3. Know your mattress
One mattress doesn't fit all. With so many different mattresses to choose it can feel like a minefield and we know that doesn't make for a restful night sleep!
When considering what mattress you need, you really need to get acquainted with the different types of mattresses that are on offer. If you are buying a mattress that is only going to be used on an occasional basis, then you obviously don't need to get a mattress with the same high specification as your main mattress. Read on for more information on the different types of mattress that we have on offer.
Types of Mattress
Open Coil Mattress
- Open coil springing system is the most economical spring system and is therefore most likely found in budget priced mattresses.
-Springs are arranged in rows and connected to one another by a wire with a heavy gauge.
- Side machine stitched
- Economical, therefore a good choice for occasional use such as in a spare bedroom.
- A good choice for temporary use for example in a situation where a mattress is needed until a more substantial mattress can be purchased.
- Because springs move as one unit you are more likely to be disturbed by your partner moving around in the night.
- Open coil mattress do last as long as other spring systems so will need to replaced more frequently, particularly if being used on a regular basis.
Pocket Sprung Mattress
- Individual springs are housed in their own fabric pockets, meaning they move independently of each other.
-Pocket sprung mattresses are more luxurious and found in high end mattresses
-Hand side stitched, a sign of craftsmanship and quality.
- Helps eliminate roll together enabling less disrupted sleep
- Contours to the body for a more supportive sleep
- Provides a more comfortable night's sleep
- Lasts longer than cheaper spring systems
- More expensive
Memory Foam Mattress
- An increasingly popular mattress choice
- The mattress responds to body heat resulting in the mattress moulding and remoulding to the individuals body.
- Hyper allergenic with anti-microbial properties
- Available as a full foam mattress with reflex foam and memory foam or with combination of springs (open coil/pockets springs) and memory foam
- Non turn as the memory foam is situated on one side only
- Fantastic at relieving pressure especially useful for those with painful joint conditions
- Contours to the body to provide excellent support
- Ideal for allergy sufferers
- Can be warmer useful in winter, although some people can find this a disadvantage.
- Good memory foam mattresses can be pricey
- Some people feel like they can't move as freely with the full foam mattresses this is NOT true of a combination mattresses i.e. those that are spring and memory foam.
- Some people don't like the extra warmth often provided by memory foam mattresses, this is negated in some memory foam mattresses where manufacturers have built in features to counteract this.
- A premium mattress material, the natural type is derived from the sap of the rubber tree
- Has a distinct, resilient feel.
- Hypoallergenic with anti-microbial qualities.
- Good elasticity for even distribution of weight.
- Even distribution of weight, good for those who require a mattress with pressure relieving qualities.
- Ideal for allergy sufferers
- Extremely durable, can be the longest lasting type of mattress
- Can be expensive
- Can have an initial smell, this will go within a short period of time.
How firm should your mattress be?
Another thing that you should always consider when buying a mattress is what kind of mattress firmness you like. One of the most common mistakes when buying a mattress is to pick a mattress that is too firm with the belief that it is good for a bad back.
Whilst this may be true for a small percentage of people the main requirement for back health is to focus on keeping the spine in neutral alignment. Generally speaking we think medium tension mattresses are the best option.
Mattresses that are too soft can cause back problems as can too firm mattresses. However everybody is different and if you have spent all your life on either a soft mattress or a firm mattress and you have good back health then this type of mattress is right for you. We indicate the mattress tension on all of mattresses.
Silentnight Mattresses feature the famous Silentnight Miracoil™ Spring System. The main benefits of Silentnight Mattresses are no roll together, no roll off and extra support where you need it with their Posturezone spring system. Silent night is the brand leader in both beds and mattresses. We stock a complete range of Silentnight mattresses from their basic Miracoil Mattresses to their top of the range Silentnight memory foam mattress. Buy Silentnight Mattresses Online
|Rest Assured Mattress|
Rest Assured are specialists in pocket sprung mattresses. The main benefits of Rest Assured mattresses are no roll together, springs that move independently and shape around the unique contours of your body offering you an unrivalled level of comfort and support. Buy Rest Assured Mattresses Online
Sealy a long established brand provide a great range of posturepedic mattresses Sealy's unique spring system. The main features of Sealy Mattresses are increased sleeping surface area due to the edge to edge support given by the posturepedic spring system. To ensure copious comfort, each model combines fashionable, high-quality damask covers with the finest, most opulent upholstery. Buy Sealy Mattresses Online
Sleepeezee are specialists in luxury pocket sprung systems. The main benefit of a Sleepeezee Mattress is that it contours to the shape of your body providing independent support for you and your partner. Only the finest materials and natural fillings, including wool, silk, latex and cashmere, are then layered on top to ensure that each mattress provides the most sumptuous comfort, support and style for many years to come. Buy Sleepeezee Mattresses Online