Choosing the right mattress can be a difficult process. There are so many different types and brands to choose from, and it is difficult to know which one to buy to meet your needs.

Also, many people do not realise how important a quality bed is. When you are not getting a good night’s sleep, it can have a negative impact on your whole day. Sleep is essential to our well-being. Studies have shown that a good night’s sleep can improve our mental and physical health, mood, and productivity. But did you know that a poor quality or the incorrect type of sleep space can actually be the reason why you are not getting the sleep you need?

A quality bed is important for your whole body, so it is worth it to spend some time shopping around to find the best one for your particular sleep needs. So, how do you know that you are buying the right mattress?

Start by answering these questions:

  • What is your weight?
  • Do you have a small, medium, or heavier physique?
  • What is your length?
  • Do you often sit on the edge of the bed?
  • What is your preferred sleep position (side, back, stomach, or combination)?
  • How much time do you spend in bed?
  • Do you use your bed as a remote office where you work on your computer?

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Length

Knowing how tall you are will help in choosing between the standard and extra length size. Keep in mind that you must leave some space for airflow around your head. If you are 180 cm or shorter, you can buy the standard-length bed of 188 cm. If taller, select the extra length of 200 cm.

Weight and Physical Build

Weight matters because more weight than for which the bed is rated will cause the sleep space to be worn quickly. You will notice that each of the mattresses we offer for sale has a maximum weight capacity. Select one that has a rating that matches your physical attributes. If you are a heavier sleeper, consider a medium to firm type. If you are lightweight with a small bone structure, buy a mattress with layered, gel-infused memory foam or a combination to give you comfort throughout the night. As a heavier sleeper, it is best to stay clear from the memory foam as your body will be hugged closely, making it difficult to turn and you will not receive the desired support for a good night’s sleep.

Edge Sitting

Maybe you often sit on the edge of the bed before getting up or perhaps you work from home and use the bed to double as seating space. In this regard, you will want a bed with added edge support. Also look for at least medium to firm support as it will be difficult to align the spine and provide lower back support if you sit on a too-soft surface for hours on end.

Your Preferred Sleep Position

Also buy a mattress according to your preferred sleep position. As a combination sleeper, you will turn at night. If you sleep with a partner, then you will want one with low movement transfer. If alone, consider one that makes it easy to turn. It is essential to keep the spine aligned when you sleep. If you lie down on a bed and must turn after only a few minutes, then either the pillows or the mattress does not match your weight and sleep position.

View our range of blog posts on choosing the right bed to help you choose and buy mattresses that meet your luxury, comfort, and rest needs. Then choose a mattress from our selection that offers the type of support you need.