Buying a new bed and mattress can be a daunting task. There are so many options out there that it's hard to know where to start. Buying the right size and type of mattress can help you get a good night's sleep and wake up feeling healthy and energized.
This simple guide will give you the basic knowledge you need to make an informed decision when purchasing your next bed or mattress.
Which size should I get?
A lot of beds are advertised as single,double or king, but that doesn't really help much if you're wondering if it's going to fit in your bedroom and need to know the actual dimensions. The image above should help you get some idea of how big each size of mattress actually is and determine whether it will fit your body and bedroom.
Which type of mattress?
Open spring: This is the most common form of mattress that provides a good solution for people on a budget. Their are fewer but larger springs compared to pocket spring mattresses which results in the cheaper productions costs.
Pocket spring: Same idea as the open spring mattress, but the springs are smaller, closer together and housed in their own individual pocket. This allows them to mould to your body shape better and creates less movement if sleeping with a partner.
Memory Foam: As the name implies this foam moulds to your body everytime you lay down for the perfect support. The foam tends to hold heat so you will stay warmer in winter. Very good for orthopaedic support.
Reflex Foam: Moulds to your body just like memory foam but springs back to it's original shape quickly after you move. It is generally firmer than memory foam. Very good for orthopaedic support.
Latex Foam: Natural latex mattresses are great for people that suffer from allergies and are eco-friendly too. They tend to be more durable and offer natural anti-fungi and anti-bacterial qualities.