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What Is The Best Mattress?

Read our Guide on What Is The Best Mattress?

A good night’s sleep is essential to keeping happy and healthy, and whilst a great looking bed can help make you feel more relaxed it’s actually the mattress that ensures if you have a good night’s sleep or not.

There are so many different types of mattress, all of them guaranteeing you the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had, that it can be quite difficult to decide which is the best one for you.

Customers often ask us about our mattresses, so we’ve written this handy guide that will help you answer the question “what is the best mattress for me?”

Do I need a new mattress?

A good way to tell if your mattress is past its best is to see if you are waking up with pain in your joints that goes away 30 minutes after waking up and stretching. If this is the case, then it’s time you got a new mattress.

A mattress should support your body, so any aching in your back, lower back, shoulders, head and neck could indicate that your mattress has seen better days.

what is the best mattress

Having the right mattress can decrease back and joint pain

What is the best mattress for me? Soft, Medium or Firm?

Mattresses tend to fall into one of three categories, based on their firmness. A good way to start picking your mattress is to see which of these categories is right for you. How firm you like your mattress can depend on a variety of things. If you sleep on your side for instance then a softer mattress might be more suitable for you. If you sleep on your back or stomach, you might be more comfortable on a firm mattress. Studies have indicated that a firm mattress means less joint pain, but that might not necessarily be suitable for your body type.

Once you have settled on the right firmness for you, then it’s time to think about what type of mattress you want. Here at Bedstore UK, we have three types, which we’re going to take a look at now.

Memory Foam

Developed by NASA engineers during the 60s, memory foam is now one of the most common materials used in mattresses. Memory foam reacts to the shape of your body and moulds itself around you to support the whole body, whichever way you sleep. It also reduces the air circulation around your body, helping to keep you warm and cosy, particularly effective on cold winter nights

Memory foam is perfect for older people who find themselves suffering from joint pain. Some of the mattresses we stock combine springs with a layer of memory foam, meaning you get the firmness of a normal mattress but the comfort of a memory foam one.


A memory foam mattress moulds to the contours of your body

Pocket Spring

Pocket spring mattresses are probably the most popular mattress we have in stock. Each spring is sewn into its own pocket, meaning that it reacts independently of the other springs, responding to the movements your body makes over the course of a night. We have a number of mattresses that combine pocket springs with a layer of memory foam for added comfort.


Each spring in a pocket sprung mattresses react to the tiniest movement in the night

Open Coil

Open coil mattresses are the most common type of mattress, and are perfect for the widest range of customers. The springs are all linked together and the filling above them fills in the gaps of your body’s contours. They make a really great, inexpensive solution for the short term, and will last about 3-5 years before they need to be replaced.


Open Coil mattresses are a great short-term solution for your bed


These are the main types of mattresses that we stock, and they tend to be the most common across mattress manufacturers and stockists.

Now that you’ve found out a little bit more about the various types of mattress, it’s up to you to decide which is the best one for you!