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The average person spends at least a third of their life lying in bed getting some much-needed sleep, so if you’re going to be spending that much time on your mattress you want it to be a good one.
Whether it’s a question of the right firmness, level of support or even the size, the perfect mattress is different for everyone. Trust us, a mattress may not be top of your list come moving day, but it definitely will be if you get stuck on a thin, uncomfortable one that night.
Save yourself from the back pain and sleepless nights by investing in one of our recommended mattresses; this guide will help you find the right one for you!
Choosy sleepers will love Ecosa's reversible foam layer inside the cover that let's you customise how the mattress sleeps in three ways: from medium to medium-firm to firm.
Rounding out the Ecosa's premium features are gel particles and pinholes for cooler sleep, a removable and washable cover (that's waterproof yet breathable) and reduced partner disturbance. All supported by 4-hour metro delivery, a 100-nights no-risk trial and 15-year warranty.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could get a mattress delivered in a far more convenient package”, Koala Mattress is the one for you. An Australian brand, Koala mattresses are designed specifically for the unique Australian climate and use advanced technology to minimise sleep disturbance.
Not only are the mattresses shipped for free (and come with a 120-night no-risk trial), you also get a small stuffed koala on top.
Camping is a tricky one to nail down as different campers have different needs. However, one truth holds firm: stay away from the foam yoga-style roll-up “mattress” unless you’re ready for a night of back pain.
If you’re camping from a vehicle and can afford the extra weight, we recommend the Bestway self-inflating Queen-sized mattress (though there are other sizes available). It comes with a built-in air pump and is thick and sturdy enough to make any campground comfortable.
If you suffer from back pain, it could be because of how you’re sleeping. It is always best to consult a healthcare professional if your pain is chronic or particularly painful; however, we can make a sound recommendation in the Sealy Bertali Luxury range. Sealy prides itself on its Posturepedic technology which prioritises spinal health while accommodating a great, pain-free night’s sleep.
For side sleepers, having even support is key. You need enough sink for your shoulders, support for your hips and neck and enough give so as to not lose feeling in your lower arm. We recommend the aptly named COZYbed mattress – its memory foam and latex combination should allow for a perfect night’s sleep.
The key to a comfy night’s sleep for a back sleeper is to support the natural curves of the spine – a mattress too firm or too soft can drive your hips out of alignment and lead to discomfort and pain. Be sure to consider your weight when picking out a mattress, but a medium firm mattress like the Hugo Sleep mattress combines a number of foams and latex to provide Goldilocks-level sleep that is just right.
The trick to stomach sleeping is to have enough support for your hips without forcing your spine into unnatural positions. Noa mattresses are comprised of a combination of foam layers and pocket springs which should give you the support you need – and what's more, they come delivered to your door with a 15-year warranty.
The trick with small rooms isn’t in the mattress but in the frame. Mattresses come in standard sizes and you can choose a size that suits your needs from nearly any manufacturer. If you need to save space, we recommend you lean toward a mattress base such as the one made by Sealy. It gets your mattress off the floor without expanding its footprint like most bed frames.
Choosing a mattress comes down to a number of factors: how you sleep, what size you’re after and whether or not you suffer from conditions like back pain or chronic snoring and sleep apnea. These will all impact on what style, firmness and size mattress you should buy, so make sure you’re well prepared before it comes time to go shopping.
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The construction of your mattress also affects how well it suits your sleeping style and living arrangements. With so many options available on the market, it can get overwhelming to figure out what they all mean. We’ve done the legwork for you as follows:
Given the amount of dust and sweat that seeps into a mattress over time, you’re going to want to know exactly how to combat it and keep it clean – let alone if anything should spill on top of it. Cleaning your mattress is surprisingly simple.
To clean it properly and rid it of any unwelcome odour (anyone with teenage boys will know what we mean), you’ll need to take an afternoon and sprinkle baking soda over the surface, then let it sit. It functions in the same way that dry shampoo does, soaking up any unwanted smells or oils. In between thorough cleans you can get away with simply using a hand-held vacuum cleaner to rid it of any dust or dirt residue.
If you’ve spilt something on your mattress, clean-up will vary depending on the substance involved. For most spills you should be able to clean it off with a ready-made cleaner or a combination of lemon juice and salt, but for heavy-duty stains like red wine you may have to look into something a bit more hardcore.
Consider investing in a mattress topper or cover to prevent permanent damage.
It’s not just a case of matching the right size mattress topper or protector with the right size mattress – though don’t get us wrong, that’s important. Choosing between the two involves a more holistic approach, taking into account the level of comfort, warmth and protection you need.
Mattress toppers are thicker pieces of cushion that sit atop the mattress to provide extra support and comfort. Conversely, mattress protectors and pads are thinner pieces of fabric designed to add a level of plushness and generally come attached to a fitted sheet for easy use. Both options add an extra level of protection to the mattress and extend its lifespan.
If your intended purpose is to add a level of support to your bed (perhaps your mattress is older but you’re not ready to replace it yet), a mattress topper is best. However, if your purpose is to add a layer of warmth or comfort, you may be best off choosing a mattress protector (and you can even get an electric protector for winter). Alternatively, both can be used simultaneously.
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