Guide to choosing a mattress

When it comes to buying a new mattress it can often feel like an incredibly daunting task. But panic not, read on for our guide to choosing the perfect mattress for you.

A time to change? Many people are proud of the fact that they have a mattress that is 20+ years old. However over time a mattress will lose it’s density and will not support the sleeper/sleepers adequately.

Things to consider when buying a new mattress.

  • Always buy the best mattress for your budget
  • An average person will spend a third of their life sleeping
  • The type of mattress you choose is personal preference, but it should cradle and support your body at all times, regardless of the position you sleep in.
  • Remember that your bed is made up of a base and a mattress, do not consider them in isolation.
  • Think about the size of mattress you require. It should be big enough to contain your whole body when laid flat on your back, with your hands by your sides. If there are two people in the bed, then bigger really is better.
  •  Check dimensions before you order, beds and mattresses labeled with the same name are not always the same size.
  • Consider access when ordering your new bed. Will you be able to get the bed and/or base and the mattress into the room where you would like to use it? Ask for the base to be made in two halves or folding for access.
  • If you have an antique bed, then consider a mattress designed to be in keeping with it.

Remember – You get what you pay for, do not be tempted with second hand or very cheap mattresses. At best they are often poorly made, dirty and unhygienic. At worst they can be a fire hazard. Always check your mattress meets all UK fire regulations.

If you are still unsure, then please do not hesitate to contact us, our advice is free of charge and carries no obligation.