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How to pick the perfect mattress
September 25, 2020 at 4:29 pm 0
Boutique Opulence 2400 Pocket Spring Super King Mattress

If there is one product you should love and invest in, it is your mattress. Did you know research shows that an uncomfortable mattress can rob you of up to an hour’s vital, restful sleep? Not what you need… it is time to relax and retreat to a comfortable bed after a long day.

If you are in search of a new mattress, there are actually a few things you should consider before you make your purchase and that is where this blog comes in! A helpful and handy guide on how to pick the perfect mattress that is right for you and your needs.

What you need to know before you start the search

Now this might seem like an obvious one, but a lot of people do not link their lack of sleep to a faulty mattress. The National Bed Federation recommends replacing your mattress every 7 years, so it is quite often worn out before we even realise.

According to The Sleep Council, having a bed with the correct support, comfort and space can have a real positive impact on your sleep cycle. Those who invested in a better-quality mattress reported waking less during the night, feeling less fidgety, less disturbed by their partner and were less likely to wake up feeling tired or achy.

Could it be time for a new mattress? If you find yourself answering ‘yes’ to more than two of the below then it may be time…

  • I wake up during the night
  • I fidget a lot at night
  • My partner wakes me up when they roll over
  • I wake up feeling tired
  • I wake up feeling achy
  • We have had our mattress for more than 7 years

A note from Danetti: We sell mattresses for Double Beds, King Size Beds and Super King Size Beds – plus, we know how much of a hassle it can be to get rid of your old mattress, so we offer a disposal service where we take away your old one and recycle all the separate components so nothing goes into landfill.

Forever Wellness 1700 Pocket Spring King Size Mattress

The Comfort Factor

Your mattress needs to offer the right support for your body and most importantly, your spine. The most popular choice of mattress tension for us is our Medium range which is both comfortable and supportive. Mattresses also come in Firm tension which has thicker gauge springs.

If you are unsure on where to begin when it comes to picking the right tension, you can shop with comfort in mind knowing that we can help pick the right mattress for you – each of our mattresses is made with care in the UK by skilled experts using premium constructions and natural materials.

Comfort Bliss 1000 Pocket Sprung Double Mattress

Your Sleep Personality

It is important to consider other factors of your sleeping routine that are important to you. For example, if you always get hot at night you should consider purchasing a breathable mattress with primarily natural fibres.

Do you prefer to keep the bed making and changing the sheets process simple? If you would prefer to not have to flip and rotate your mattress over on a regular basis, there are easy care options available to suit you better.

If you want to a cosy and enveloping feeling from your mattress, you might prefer a pillow topped mattress. Whatever your preference, make sure your mattress suits the factors most important to you.

Ultimate Pillow-Top 2000 Pocket Spring King Size Mattress

Where is it going?

If the mattress is going in your master bedroom and will be used every day, it would be beneficial to explore all options that match your comfort and personality preferences as there may be mattresses available in both a low, medium and high price range. If you are looking for a mattress for your spare bedroom, then you may want to consider more budget friendly styles.

Budget will often play a part of the choosing process, but one thing worth bearing in mind is, if you spend £1000 on a new bed and mattress and you keep it for its recommended life cycle, according to The Sleep Council, that equates to less than 40p per night and if you want to break it down further, just 6p per hour of sleep. Well worth the investment!

To summarise:

  1. Make sure you have done a bit of research before you start to shop
  2. Pick the right size mattress for your bed
  3. Always think about what kind of comfort would suit your body best
  4. Remember other factors that matter to you personally and would benefit your sleeping habits
  5. Explore various price ranges to suit your budget and your rooms
Your Mattress Buying Questions, Answered.
October 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm 0

Last week we dispelled some common mattress myths. This week we’ll be answering some questions that are often asked when deciding which mattress is best for you. We’ll also give you some top tips to look out for when buying your mattress. 

Q: How much should I spend on a mattress?
A: One of the most important factors for many people when buying a mattress is the cost. Spend whatever you can afford because this is an investment piece that you’ll feel the benefit of every night (and every day) for the next seven years or more. On a cost-per-night basis the price of a mattress isn’t as much as you’d think and is entirely worth it for a good night’s sleep, and ultimately for your health and wellbeing. Although your bed will be the focal point, and you want it to look fabulous, your mattress is where you’ll actually be sleeping - so putting the majority of your budget there is a no brainer.

Did you Know: The Cost per night, per person of our mattresses ranges from just 6p to 16p, and even less if you take advantage of our offer and buy your bed and mattress together.

Don’t forget, we offer 0% finance on purchases over £1500, perfect if you’re looking to buy your mattress and bed together.

Q: Which spring type should I look for?
A: Spring coil mattresses come in two types – Open coil or Pocket spring.
Open coil mattresses have springs that are known to dip or sag causing people to roll-together, as well as becoming lumpy over time. They don’t tend to keep their shape for as long and movement from your partner is common - not ideal if you’re a light-sleeper.
Pocket spring mattresses encase every spring within it’s own ‘sock’ or pocket. This keeps the springs in place allows every spring to move independently which maintains the shape and support of the mattress. This means you get a longer lifecycle from the mattress as well as a more supportive and comfortable night’s sleep, not feeling the movement of your partner.

Spring fact: Every one of our pocket springs has 1m of wire. The length of the wire is what absorbs the weight put on the mattress.

Pillow top mattress

Pocket Springs - Every spring is encased in it's own pocket. On the the Ultimate Pillow top you have a separate spring layer within the pillow top itself.

Q: My partner is a back sleeper and I sleep on my side, does that matter?
A: The tension of the mattress is such an important factor here. A medium tension mattress has enough ‘give’ so it doesn’t put too much pressure on your joints, essential for a side sleeper, but it still has enough support for a back sleeper. Flipping and rotating your mattress as recommended will keep the comfort layers evenly distributed and provide the optimum levels of support needed for a good night’s sleep on both sides, however you sleep.

Q: I suffer from allergies, which mattress is best?
A: So here comes the gruesome bit – most mattress related allergies or reactions are caused by unmentionables left behind by dustmites (don’t ask…google it). The best way to avoid your mattress getting dust mites is to frequently air it and use a mattress protector. Some manufacturers claim to offer anti-dust mite fabric, however, to keep our mattresses as natural as possible they’re not post-treated (which can leave a bit of a nasty smell too!). Look for a mattress that can be flipped and rotated, such as the Tranquil Indulgence or Boutique Opulence.

Another thing to look for is Vents, which will allow air to circulate around the mattress.

Breathable mattress

Side Vents allow air to circulate through the mattress.

Q: How long will my mattress last?
A: Experts recommend replacing your mattress every seven years, this is because comfort and support levels aren’t quite what they used to be seven years down the line. Not to mention the hygiene factor of a seven-year old mattress! Your mattress may last even longer of you look after it correctly. We’re so confident with our new mattress range that we’ve included a full warranty for the lifetime of the mattress.

Q: Will the mattress fit my bed?
A: All of our supportive mattresses are made to fit the Danetti bed range, is based on standard UK bed sizing. If you are looking at a mattress and bed from different suppliers then we recommend that you carefully measure your bed before ordering your mattress to ensure it will fit. The part you need to measure is the inside measurement, not the outer size.

It’s worth noting that there is some tolerance with mattress sizing, which is to allow the mattress to relax over time, and also to allow for the fact that when in use the mattress will be wider than when no one is laying on it.

Q: Does it matter what type of bed I have?
A: Consider your bed when buying your mattress because the two things work together. Take a look at your bed and check what kind of base it has. If it has a flat board base or flat slats, they won’t have any extra give or resistance, so your mattress will need to do all the work. In this case you need to reply on only your mattress to provide the comfort. To give you the best comfort and support levels, check out the super affordable Comfort Bliss or more premium Tranquil Indulgence mattresses which would be ideal on this type of bed frame.

A sprung slat bed frame is the best option, this is to allow your bed and mattress to work in total harmony. Whatever comfort benefits your mattress has will be enhanced but sprung slats. Sprung slats are slightly bowed, think of it like a shock absorber, pushing back against the mattress and amplifying the springs to give a more supportive night’s sleep.

Q: Do I have to flip my mattress?
A: To maintain your mattress for as long as possible, it will need turning or rotating as recommended. We suggest you do this every six weeks or so. Mattresses with all of the comfort layers on the top (Plush Deluxe, Ultimate Pillow-top, Sumptuous Luxury Quilted and Forever Wellness) will only need rotating.

Tip: Think realistically about how often you are likely to flip your mattress, or have flipped your current mattress. For absolute optimum maintenance there we do say that Flip and Rotate is best, but rotating only Is still really valuable when it comes to maintenance. When you have a mattress that you can flip and rotate you have the comfort layers split between the two sides. But if realistically you’re only going to flip it once a year then invest in a rotate only mattress, with all the comfort layers on one side – otherwise you will have effectively half your mattress that you never get to lay on.

Q: I sometimes suffer with a bad back, which mattress should I buy?
A: Lots of retailers out there claim to offer an orthopaedic mattress, there really is no such thing - and that is a fact. Just because they’re using medical sounding terminology doesn’t mean its medically recommended. A common misconception is that a firm mattress going to be the best option for a bad back. Everyone is different and you need the best support for you. A medium tension mattress is best suited to someone of an average weight and build, as the springs on a firm mattress won’t push back enough to give the right level of support. If you do like a firmer sleep, take a look at our Forever Wellness mattress which has a nested spring construction to give a fantastic level of support whilst still offering multiple foam comfort layers to contour to the shape of your spine.

Q: How do I clean / care for my mattress:
A: Look after your mattress and it’ll definitely look after you. There are just a few simple things you can do to keep your mattress on top form:
1) Flip and/or rotate as recommended to prevent dipping and keeping the mattress evenly settled;

2) use a mattress protector to reduce the amount of sweat, oil and skin that is absorbed by the mattress during the night, as well as creating a barrier against dust mites.

3) every now and again strip all the sheets off your bed, throw open the windows and allow the fresh air to get to any nasties that might be living in there and to get that fresh air circulating through the vents

4) If you do get a mark or spill on your mattress clean it damp cloth and mild detergent (not harsh detergents or chemical cleaners as these can damage the fabric and stitching), ensure the bed is completely dry before putting the sheets back on.

5) lastly where possible try to avoid using a vacuum cleaner, this can permanently alter the make-up of the comfort layers, if you have to vacuum it, use a lower setting or give it a gentle Dustbuster instead.

We hope that helps! If you have any questions, give us a call and our Mattress Experts will be happy to help. 020 3588 1380