Mattress Buying Guide

Mattress Buying Guide

Do you know it is recommended that you should replace your mattress every 6 to 8 years. Working nightly providing you with a good night’s sleep, your mattress gets tired too and a little worn out. The average person spends in the region of 3000 hours a year in their mattress and up to 25,000 hours in a lifetime of the mattress.

Our need for more comfort and support increases with age and what was comfortable and supportive at 25 may not meet your needs at 50 or more. When the time comes to search for a right mattress whether you choose a firm/medium/medium to soft, it is important to remember that it’s a personal preference.

We would like to share our tips with you:


When should you buy a new mattress?

Is your mattress old?

  • Are you sleeping on a mattress older than 8 years?

Are you experiencing pain or discomfort?

  • If you wake up every morning with stiffness in your joints and muscles, your mattress may be part of the problem.

Has your body size or sleep position preference changed?

  • A lot can change in 6-8 years. Growth, injuries, pregnancies or sleep positions. All of these issues can affect your sleep and how you prefer to get your rest. A mattress that is perfect right now may be less than ideal 5 years down the road through no fault of its own. If your body has changed substantially or you are sleeping differently than you were when you originally bought it, you may want to consider replacing it.

Are you having restless nights?

  • Waking up throughout the night may be the sign of a worn out mattress.

Is there deformation in the mattress?

  • Have a look under the sheets and give your mattress a really good inspection. Can you see yourself impression in it? You really shouldn’t be able to, and if you can, it may not be good for you. Rotating and flipping (if possible) your mattress regularly can help offset the inevitable formation of body impressions, sagging areas and dips. However, almost every mattress will develop these over time and they can affect how well it is able to support your body properly and deliver the right amount of comfort.

When Buying a Mattress consider all these questions

Check the size required?

  • Make sure it will fit in the room leaving enough space to move around comfortably.

Are you Sharing Your Mattress?

  • It is very important for couples sharing to find a bed that suits both of their needs. Buying a mattress together can ensure that both of you sleep comfortably.

Do you need a new divan base or bed frame?

  • If you’re investing in a mattress, you may also want to consider investing in a new divan base or bed frame. There is little point in investing your money in a brand new mattress and using an inadequate divan base or bed frame.


  • Mattress height varies depending on which brand you choose, and more entry-level choices tend to be much thinner in their design than deeper luxury mattresses that generally have a better level of comfort and support.


  • A good mattress can last up to 10 years so it is an important investment. You should aim to buy the best you can afford. Break down the cost to time spent in the mattress and it turns into a couple of cent per night over 10 years.

Mattress Support:

Open Coil

  • Open Coil mattress is the more traditional style of mattress where the coils are linked together thought-out the mattress.

Pocket Sprung

  • Pocket sprung mattresses have individually encased pocket springs which adapt to body contours and give the ultimate support.


  • Foam mattresses provide support without springs and no partner disturbance.


Mattress Comfort:

Memory Foam

  • Responds to body heat and weight by moulding to the contours of your body, providing support and eliminate pressure build up.


  • A natural product that is hypoallergenic and conforms to your body’s curves, allowing the weight to be evenly distributed.

Gel Visco

  • Visco foam infused with Gel provides an immediate and instant pressure relief that does not retain body heat allowing a cooler more comfortable sleep.


  • Provides padding between the mattress and its foundations providing extra comfort.

Mattress Sizes:

Small (3’)

90cm x 190cm

3ft x 6ft 3in

Small Double (4’)

120cm x 190cm

4ft x 6ft 3in

Double (4’6”)

135cm x 190cm

4ft 6in x 6ft 3in

King (5’)

150cm x 200cm

5ft x 6ft 6in

Super King (6’)

180cm x 200cm

6ft x 6ft 6in


Bonus Tips:

  • We would recommend lying on the mattress for up to 15 minutes to really get a feel of it. Include laying on your back, side and stomach to ascertain its suitability.
  • If buying the mattress for you and your partner ideally try with both lying on it.
  • Your mattress and your pillow work together to align your whole body. Ensure that you test the mattress with a pillow to hand.


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