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What size mattress should I get?
The sizes available vary between models and ranges. We recommend buying the largest bed your room can accommodate, and the length of the mattress should be at least 10-15 centimetres longer than the tallest person sleeping on it. The height of the mattress will also vary depending on the comfort layers for a particular range and model. Check with your local Beds 'R' Us Store to find out further information on particular bed models.
Should I choose Firm, Medium or Plush?
What types of mattresses should I select?
Bonnell Spring The Bonnell spring is the classic Spring Unit, and has, through the years, proven its worth. It is made from around hourglass shaped springs which are tied together to form a mat. A round helical crosswise connects each single spring to a spring unit.
Continuous Coil Mattress are made from a single piece of wire looped into springs, and open-coil mattresses are made of single springs fixed together by one wire. Usually more affordable than some of the other types.They're much lighter too, so they're easier to turn.
Pocket Springs One of the more popular types, a pocket spring mattress has up to 3000 springs sewn into individual fabric pockets. They can be customised to have two sides, of different firmness. They offer good support by distributing your body weight evenly, and will support two people of two different body weights well because the springs are separate. You won't feel too warm because the open-spring construction allows air to circulate. The springs can be customised to different tensions – soft, medium or firm.
Micro PocketThe Sleepyhead Serenity Micro Pocket Spring system assists in providing natural spinal alignment with the use of a zoned spring system. This system divides the mattress into three sections, giving varying support levels throughout the mattress & allowing extra support where the most body weight is applied.
B.O.S.S Spring system which offers a unique 7 zoned construction to provide correct spinal alignment.
Memory Foam mattress These mattresses are topped with a layer of temperature-sensitive viscoelastic material, or memory foam. The most well-known memory foam is Tempur, a material originally developed by NASA. As it's a type of foam, you should sink into it and feel your weight absorbed, taking pressure off your joints and increasing circulation.
Latex Foam Mattress moulds to your body shape. Natural latex is white liquid produced by and tapped from the trunks of rubber trees. This is blended with synthetic latex and turned into latex foam. Tends to be durable and the materials breathe, so they are a good option for those prone to allergies and there's less chance of overheating. Latex also doesn't harbour dust mites.
FusionGel® is a new generation memory foam where gel particles are infused providing greater support, pressure relief and heat dissipation.
What about mattress toppers?
These add a layer of memory foam or extra padding to your existing bed mattress, but they can be a very expensive option considering they cost almost as much as a new mattress. A mattress topper won't provide any extra support if your existing mattress is failing or sagging, though. If you simply want an extra layer of cushioning, an inexpensive topper can add a layer of comfort.