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Simple 4-Step Guide to Choosing a Mattress

Choosing a mattress can be a mind-boggling experience. Fortunately, we've simplified the process so you can quickly and easily compare memory foam mattresses and see which one will give you the best night's sleep.

1. Your Height & Weight

Your Height & weight is one of the main things to consider when looking for a memory foam mattress. Memory foam comes in various densities to match people's weight. If it's too firm and you have a small frame, you'll only be resting on top of the memory foam and you won't be experiencing it's full benefits.

On the other hand, if you sink too far into the foam, it won't do your posture any good.

Option: if you weigh less than 15 stone, we recommend our Ultima55 mattress. If you're over 15 stone you should try our Ultima75 mattress, which has a denser base foam layer.

2. Do You Have an Adjustable Bed?

If you use an adjustable bed, we strongly recommend you buy an 8-inch mattress. In our experience we have found this to be the optimal depth for mattresses for adjustable beds.

If you have a deeper mattress than this, it won't bend properly with the bed and you won't feel the full benefit of your adjustable bed.

3. Do You Want the Ultimate Comfort?

If so, we have a extra special mattress for you, the Ultra-Viscolux. This is our most luxurious mattress as it contains an extra top layer of Super Soft foam. The Ultra-Viscolux is suitable for people of all builds.

4. Do You Need a Firm Mattress?

Sometimes when choosing a mattress what you want is different to what you need. For example, if you prefer a firm mattress you should try out our Ultima75. But, if you know you need a firm mattress but you actually want a softer one, our Ultra-Viscoluxlux is the ideal solution. The supporting foam density is 75kg (providing firmness), but the additional Super Soft layer makes it feel softer than it is.

How To Buy A Mattress You'll Love!

This page will give you 6 simple and effective tips on how to buy a mattress. Buying a mattress is serious business. It's a big investment.

And if you make a mistake when choosing a mattress, you could end up suffering with back problems, broken sleep, and all the knock-on effects of not getting a good night's sleep.

So here are our 7 top tips on how to buy a mattress...

  • You need to lay on the mattress just as if you were going to sleep. Take off your shoes and coat, as this will affect how the mattress feels, (and I imagine you don't usually sleep in your coat and shoes!)
  • Don't compare mattresses when you're tired - they'll all feel great! This could lead to inaccurate results with your 'testing'.
  • Make sure both partners are present. You don't want to be arguing about the mattress being too hard after you've bought it!
  • Ask to be left alone. We realise you're putting yourself in quite a vulnerable position, lying down on a bed. No-one then wants a salesmen hovering over them. Lay on the bed for as long as possible, in a variety of positions.
  • When you're ready, get somebody to analyse whether you have the correct level of firmness. This particularly applies to memory foam mattresses.For example, we have petite people come into our showroom that ask for a firm mattress. But when they lie on it, they don't sink into it at all, which means the memory foam isn't giving the benefit it's supposed to.Sinking too far into the foam isn't good either. An experienced salesperson will be able to advise on the optimum density for your mattress.
  • Ask how long the mattress is guaranteed for. Ours are for 10 years, which we think is pretty good!
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