Mattress firmness guide
Getting the right comfort level for your mattress is more often than not a personal preference, it’s about what feels right for you. Some of us like to nestle into a soft springy mattress and others just can’t get comfy without reassuringly firm support. Ultimately it’s your choice, but here are some things to consider if you need a little help.
Getting the right length
Ideally your mattress should be 10cm longer in length than the tallest person who sleeps on it; so if you’re 6ft or taller, you should opt for a king size or bigger
Avoiding aches and pains
Keeping your spine aligned whilst sleeping is key to a comfortable night’s sleep.
If you’re of a lighter build, a soft mattress could be suitable for you, as you will need a little more give for the mattress to adjust to the contours of your body
Conversely, If you’re of a bigger build a firmer mattress should be just the job to keep you supported
Sharing a bed
If you and your partner prefer different tensions, we have a nifty solution. You can both get the support you want by splitting the mattress in two, with different comfort levels for each half. We then securely zip the mattress together to create one whole with two different feels.
Your sleeping position changes throughout the night but if you tend to sleep in one position more than others, here are a few things worth considering;
Softer mattresses are often better for those who sleep on their sides, allowing your hips and shoulders to sink into the mattress and keep your spine nicely aligned.
Firmer mattresses can be a good choice if you sleep on your front or back, as the mattress doesn’t need to allow for the additional contours of your shoulders and hips
Medium - If like many of us you never stay in the same position for more than 5 minutes and you’re of average height and build then a medium mattress is probably just the mattress for you.
BABY & CHILD
This is a guide to our baby and children’s mattress range, however if you would like more specific information please call us on 0207 985 0474
Newborns and babies
A firm mattress is recommended by The Lullaby Trust and the NHS for safer sleep for babies.
The Coco Mat is our breathable, firm mattress that is the ideal choice for babies.
In moses basket, crib and co-sleeper size, it comes with a depth of 5cm and is suitable for newborns up to approx. 6 months.
For cot and cot bed sizes, we add a quilted cover to the Coco Mat and increase the depth to around 10cm so it can last until your baby moves to a junior or single bed.
As they grow older, some children prefer a medium support mattress which is more springy and we have two options in our range. The Quilted Latex Mat gets it’s spring from natural latex and is a 100% natural fibre mattress. Alternatively, the Spring Mat has child-sized pocket springs surrounded by natural fibres so you get all the benefits of natural fibres with the feel of a pocket sprung mattress.
If you prefer a firmer mattress, the Quilted Coco Mat offers maximum breathability whilst the Quilted Mohair Mat has the most luxurious natural fibres such as horsehair and mohair.
The choice is the same as the toddler range but the child mattresses have a depth of 15cm to better support the size and weight of this age of child.
For medium support, you can choose from the Quilted Latex Mat with it’s 100% natural fibres or the Spring Mat with it’s child-sized pocket springs surrounded by natural fibres.
The firm support options are the Quilted Coco Mat for maximum breathability or the Quilted Mohair Mat for luxuriousness.
We have two mattresses especially designed for teenagers which have a depth of 17cm to support them through their teen years. There are two styles available. The Natural Teen Mattress is the firmer of the two, made with all natural fibres of organic coir, latex from the rubber tree and organic lambswool. Whilst the Teen Spring Mattress offers a bouncier feel with its handnested pocket springs surrounded by organic lambswool.
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