To get the best possible night’s sleep so we look and feel at our best, The Sleep Council recommends we consider changing to a new mattress about every seven years.
Considering we spend a third of our life in bed, a good mattress is a serious investment – it aids deeper, more refreshing sleep and gives your body better support.
So, is your mattress up to scratch?
You May Need a New Mattress…
Types of Mattresses
Open Coil Mattress
The most widely used type of spring is the Bonnell spring or open coil. A great value for money choice means they are ideal for children’s and rental beds.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory Foam Mattresses slowly respond to body temperature and weight to take the shape of the user. They provide great relief for back, neck and joint pain as pressure is evenly distributed across the mattress area.
Pocket Spring Mattresses
A Pocket Spring mattress offers a more luxurious sensation and has smaller individual, softer springs which work independently when responding to body weight to relieve pressure points. This mattress type offers the best choice if you and your partner differ considerably in weight or size.
Gel mattresses are unique in their heat sensitive properties. By drawing heat away from the mattress surface, the gel will help keep the temperature balanced all night long for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Latex Mattresses have a distinctive, resilient feel and are incredibly durable. A premium mattress, they provide long lasting support, conforming perfectly to your body’s contours.
Often used to describe mattresses with a firmer spring, orthopaedic mattresses are great for people who suffer from back problems – softly surrounding the body to ensure that aches and pains are reduced during sleep hours.
Tips on Buying a New Mattress
- Before buying a new mattress research all the options available to you. Remember that a bed is a mattress and a base, don’t consider them in isolation. For example, a sprung divan base will make a mattress seem softer than a platform top or slatted base.
- When trying out your new mattress wear comfortable clothing, remove any outdoor wear including your shoes, and lie on each bed for quite a long time – at least 5 minutes. Lie in your normal sleep position and make some turns too.
- Don’t forget to shop together if the bed’s for two as you both need to feel comfortable.
- Most mattresses need regular turning to ensure even wear and tear; although there are now plenty of non-turn options that only need rotating occasionally.
What to do next
If you’re concerned about disposing of your old mattress safely, don’t worry! At Dalzell’s we offer Free Delivery* and Free Collection and Recycling of your old mattress throughout Northern Ireland, and Counties Monaghan, Louth and Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. What’s more, we’ll also unpack and set-up your new mattress in a room of your choosing and dispose of all the packaging. *Delivery throughout the rest of Ireland available at Highly Competitive Rates. You can visit us in-store, Email us or Call on T: 028 3755 1260. With some 500+ beds & mattresses in stock, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our wide selection of mattresses from leading manufacturers such as Hypnos, Kaymed, King Koil, Respa, and Staples.