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Our Guide to Buying Your Perfect Mattress


If you are partaking a spot of bed buying this spring, you may be wondering which mattress should accompany your new bed. There are various types of mattresses available, all offering differing pros and cons and catering to different needs but it can be difficult to know which will give you the best night’s sleep. Here we will take a look at four of the most common types of mattress and see what they can offer you.

Open Coil

An open coil mattress is one of the most common types of springing. They contain one long piece of wire, which is coiled into springs and positioned in rows. The majority of Open Coil mattresses are of medium to firm feel, with the thickness of the wire determining the feel of the mattress. If you see the term ‘gauge’ in reference to an Open Coil mattress this will relate to the thickness of the wire, with lower numbers meaning a thicker wire and a firmer mattress.

The Open Coil mattress offers excellent value for money and can easily be turned, allowing the lifespan of the mattress to be extended. However, due to the nature of the springs, the mattress is less responsive to your body.

Pocket Sprung

The Pocket Sprung mattress holds up to 3000 individual small springs contained in fabric pockets and are often tied together through tying one pocket to another. The springs of the Pocket Sprung mattress work individually, giving you more support than the Open Coil mattress.

The even distribution that is offered by the mattress also makes this a good choice for couples, as you’re partner will not be disturbed if you were to turn over in bed. The Pocket Sprung mattress is generally heavier than the Open Coil mattress which can make it more difficult to turn and does come in at a higher price.

Latex Mattress

Natural latex is a high quality material that comes from the sap of the rubber tree. It has a natural elasticity and quickly recovers its shape when pressure is removed. One of the major benefits of a latex mattress is its hypo allergenic qualities, making it a great option for those who suffer from allergies or respiratory problems. The material is also very breathable which meaning that you won’t overheat at night.

Some people do find that a latex mattress is too solid for them, so you should consider your own preferences and try before buying. The latex mattress is quite heavy but also has the benefit of not needing to be turned.

Memory Foam

The Memory Foam mattress, also known by its technical term ‘Visco Elastic’, is one the newer developments in mattress technology. It was first developed by NASA for use in astronauts seats, offering the best level of comfort during takeoffs. The Memory Foam mattress moulds to your body shape, weight and temperature, following the shape of the user. Like the latex mattress, the Memory Foam mattress has hypo allergenic qualities. Opinions on the Memory Foam mattress are varied and they may not suit everybody. It is always important to try the mattress first as not all people will find Memory Foam comfortable.


Bed Shops in Warrington


All of these mattresses are available online or in store at Prestige Beds and those looking for bed shops in Warrington can benefit from our free delivery. If you would like to try one of these mattresses and get great advice from our friendly staff, you can visit one of our bed shops in Blackburn, Burnley or Preston.