• Mattress buying guideA few tips on what to look out for

    We all benefit from a good night’s sleep. As The Sleep Council tells us: “It will make you happier, healthier and more intelligent. It could even add years to your life and will definitely ensure you look at your sparkling best.” Who wouldn’t want that?

    How to choose a mattress

    Imagine waking up refreshed and ready to face the day – every day. Swap your saggy old mattress for a brand new one and you’ll notice the difference instantly. With all the different mattresses on offer it can be hard to know where to start, which is why we’re here to help you through the process. Read through this guide, our mattress glossary and our mattress FAQs and all your confusion will disappear.

    Mattress size

    Whether you sleep alone or with a partner, your mattress should allow you enough space to find a comfortable sleeping position. If you upgrade from a 4ft6 double mattress to a 5ft king size mattress, your mattress will be 6 inches wider and 3 inches longer, but this will give you a whopping 20% more sleeping space.

    x Small Single Single Small Double Double King Size Super King Size
    Standard UK 2ft6 (75cm x 190cm) 3ft (90cm x 190cm) 4ft (120cm x 190cm) 4ft6 (135cm x 190cm) 5ft (150cm x 200cm) 6ft (180cm x 200cm)
    Continental x 3ft (90cm x 200cm) x 4ft9 (140cm x 200cm) 5ft3 (160cm x 200cm) 6ft (180cm x 200cm)

    Back support

    People come in all shapes and sizes and we all need different support. A mattress with a higher spring count or a higher quality memory foam mattress will give you better support and stop your partner rolling into your precious sleeping space!

    You get what you pay for

    A new mattress is an investment in your health and well-being, so think about what that’s worth before skimping on cost. If you choose a supplier that offers cheapness rather than value for money, you’ll end up replacing your mattress sooner.

    Snooze don’t sneeze

    If you suffer from allergies, consider a latex mattress : they are hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and dust mite resistant. You'll also benefit from keeping your mattress clean. Read our guide on how to keep your mattresses clean and if you have any questions afterwards, call us on 0800 035 0070.

    Memory foam vs sprung mattress

    Deciding between a memory foam mattress and a mattress with open coils or a pocket sprung mattress is down to individual preference. Take a look at our pages on each type of mattress and if you’re unsure, call our friendly sales staff for advice.

    Storage solutions

    Whether you choose side drawers, sliding doors or a lifting Ottoman-style bed may depend on whether your bed will be centrally placed or against a wall, while bedframes and headboards can add a touch of style to your bedroom.