A guide to finding your perfect mattress

Posted on 8 October 2013
By Paige Gardiner
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With so many different types of mattress on the market all offering the perfect night’s sleep, it’s easy to find yourself lost.

We take a look at the three most popular products on the market to help you choose which is the right one to help you drift into the land of nod.

Memory Foam

Memory Foam was invented in the 1970’s, when NASA made a foam for use in their space program but it didn’t appear in the domestic market until the 1990’s.

Memory Foam was then picked up by the medical world, where they discovered that it reacted well to temperature and worked well under pressure.

There are now many Memory Foam products on the market from various manufacturers that have spent much time and money developing their Memory Foam products.

As a soft mattress which readily moulds itself to your shape, it provides support for the whole body. If you need support and love a cosy bed, Memory Foam could be the right choice for you.


Using Latex allows a mattress to match entirely to the contours of your body, giving excellent back support and comfort, not unlike Memory Foam. But if you prefer a cooler feel to your bed, this may be a better choice.

A big advantage of Latex is being Hypo Allergenic, so asthma sufferers could benefit from choosing this type of mattress as it limits the growth of bacteria, fungi & dust mites.

Pocket Sprung Mattresses

A Pocket Sprung Mattress is made up of precision-made coils wrapped in their own individual cloth sleeve, which holds each spring and allows them to move independently, responding to every movement you make.

The amount of pocketed springs in a mattress will depend upon the manufacturer, and there is a good range on offer. The higher the spring count, the better quality the mattress so choose one with a higher ratio as you can afford.

As the springs in this type of mattress move individually, it could suit a couple who have found it uncomfortable to cope with their differing weights tilting the mattress.