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Below is a list of common mattress terms you may find useful when looking to buy a new mattress. Understanding these terms can help you choose the best mattress for your needs.
Our range of hypoallergenic mattresses are covered with allergen-resistant fabrics such as cotton to prevent dust mites and bacteria from building up inside the mattress. They reduce the risk of allergies, and help to maintain a good sleeping environment.
Memory foam mattresses are Made of high-density, low-resilience polyurethane foam, it creates a comfortable and supportive mattress. Memory foam moulds to the body in response to heat and pressure, evenly distributing body weight. It then returns to its original shape once you remove the pressure. In addition to protecting against impact, these properties make memory foam mattresses very comfortable.
Cool gel mattresses are made from specific materials designed to draw heat away from your body allowing you to remain cool, making it easier for hot sleepers to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Gel also springs back more quickly when you move, reducing heat retention that you might feel if it remains conformed to your body.
Natural Mattresses with a natural filling are made without synthetic fibres. Instead, they are filled with natural materials such as cashmere, cotton, mohair, wool or bamboo. They help to offer natural support, increase sleep quality and prolong the lifespan of the mattress.
Traditional sprung mattress has an open coil or Bonnell spring system. These mattresses provide high levels of support for many years and are excellent value for money.
Pocket sprung mattresses are constructed with hundreds even thousands of individual springs encased in cloth sleeves called pockets, this creates independent movement for each spring contouring to your body shape and keeping your spine in correct alignment. Each of these pocket springs is enclosed in its own fabric pocket and works independently of each other. This means that each spring reacts only to the pressure that’s applied to that particular area, and they don’t move as a whole unit. Pocket sprung mattresses tend to offer better support than open-coil however this comes at an extra cost.
This is a high-density foam that provides support and firmness. Reflex foam is made up of tiny holes that slightly adapt to your body shape, but bounce back against you at the same time.
Providing a firm even surface on which to sleep on most orthopedic mattresses provide targeted support for your joints and back. These mattresses are typically recommended for people who sleep with pain, people who are in active recovery from injury, seniors, and athletes or other people who are active.
Tufted mattresses have nylon tape running through them at regular intervals secured by cotton rosettes, keeping the mattress fillings in place, allowing the springs to stay where they are intended to be, and keeping the layers of a mattress in place.
Quilted mattresses are generally covered in a level fabric, and has no appearance of tufts. These mattresses use a fabric that has been quilted together to create a soft and comfortable surface. The quilt adds thickness and softness to the top of the mattress, and it helps to keep the comfort layers within the mattress from shifting or moving out of place. The padding is held in place by stitching and can be deeply quilted or micro-quilted to create the quilt.
This is an additional layer of support filled with either memory foam, latex or wool either integrated within the top-section of the mattress or stitched onto the the top of the mattress itself. The comfort of a pillow top mattress is renowned for supporting sleep. They are the preferred mattress for side sleepers for hip and shoulder support and are considered great for reducing back and joint pain. They are overall exceptional for pressure point relief.
Zip and link mattresses consist of two single mattresses that can be zipped together to create one large mattress. These mattresses can be joined or separated as the user requires, providing a flexible solution to owners.
This is a measure of firmness which determines how hard or soft the mattress feels when lying on it. A good mattress should always contour to your body and feel comfortable. The right firmness level can promote proper spinal alignment while cushioning sensitive areas of the body.The best firmness for an individual will depend on their body type, the position in which they sleep and the level of support they require.
By regularly rotating our pocket sprung mattresses from head-to-toe, you keep your mattress in great condition prolonging its lifespan and maintaining the benefits your mattress has to offer. It’s recommended that this is done at least once every three months, to ensure that the filling is evenly distributed and you use the mattress evenly.
Hybrid mattresses are made up of a range of layers, such as memory foam, gel or latex alongside an innerspring system. These mattresses combine a pocket spring system and a top layer of memory foam, latex, or gel. This way, you don’t have to choose between one type of mattress; you can have the stability and support that pocket springs provide, while enjoying the extra cushioning and comfort of preferred fillings.
Our mattress range from an average thickness of 6 to 12 inches. The best mattresses have a comfort layer that’s at least 2-3 inches thick and a base layer that’s at least 6-8 inches thick. Most mattresses also contain a 1-2 inch thick transition layer.
Latex mattresses are best known for their long-term comfort. Latex has elastic properties, rapidly responding to your sleep movements. This elasticity helps support the heaviest parts of your body for great pressure relief. Naturally resilient, latex mattresses maintain their shape and performance for many years.
Also known as perimeter banding, edge support is the amount of resistance a mattress provides around the edges. Edge support is important for preventing sagging and falling towards the edge. It also provides stable support to sit on the side of the bed, which is important for those with hip or joint pain or have a hard time getting up from a low position.
A traditional component of many mattresses, these allow the mattress to breath, keeping the temperature regulated and helping you enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. They also help to keep the mattress in good condition and prolong its longevity.
These are placed on the borders of a mattress to make it easier to maneuver. Not all mattresses feature turning handles, they are more likely to be found on the heavier king and superking sizes.
These mattresses often consist of either pocket springs, foam or a combination of both which are compressed, vacuum packed and rolled up to a fraction of the size. A vacuum-rolled, or roll up mattress, is a mattress that’s rolled up in a tight cylinder. The mattress is placed into a protective bag and is then flattened in a compression machine. It’s then vacuum sealed for better protection. Vacuum-rolled mattresses are easier to transport and handle.
All our mattresses are available in the UK standard sizes:
Small Single = 2’6 x 6’3
Single = 3’0 x 6’3
Small Double = 4’0 x 6’3
Double = 4’6 x 6’3
King Size = 5’0 x 6’6
Super King = 6’0 x 6’6
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