A good quality mattress with the right base can make a big difference to having a good night’s sleep. The correct mattress aids deeper, more refreshing sleep by giving you better support. Considering a premium quality mattress can last up to 7 years, buying a new mattress is a long term investment and you should buy the best you can afford. To get the most out of your mattress and extend its life it’s worth taking the time to give it the right care and attention it deserves.
Ensuring the correct fit
Before buying your new matttress it’s worth noting that bed sizes are not standardised and even if they are described as Single, Small Double, Double, King Size or Super King Size beds, variations may occur depending on which bed manufacturer makes your mattress and bed. It may be a false economy just buying a mattress only to find later that it doesn’t fit your chosen divan or bed frame. Consider too that bed bases and mattresses are engineered to complement one another. Ultimately, the correct mattress for your chosen bed base will provide you with the right amount of support and comfort level.
Typically though, UK & Irish mattresses and beds are available in the following sizes:
*Metric and imperial dimensions are not exact equivalents
*Most bed bases now come as split units, for added flexibility when delivering
Essential mattress maintenance
From the moment you take delivery of your new mattress there will be a number of things to attend to. Most mattresses will come wrapped. You should remove this to let the mattress breathe. There’s also the issue of what to do with the old mattress. At Dalzell’s we pride ourselves in offering a Free Delivery service to our customers, and what’s more, we’ll even provide Free Collection and Recycling of Your Old Bed when we deliver your new mattress or bed.
With a new mattress there is likely to be some settlement in the fillings and these will even out with use. To help the fillings settle evenly, turn the mattress on a regular basis. All mattresses should be turned on a regular basis in order to promote even wear, and to prolong the life of your mattress. If your mattress is non turn, then it should be rotated end to end.
The majority of interior sprung mattresses will need turning regularly to maximise their lifespan. Dips and uneven sleeping surfaces can occur as the body compresses natural fibres in a mattress. If turning a heavy mattress is difficult you may want to consider buying a one-sided or ‘non-turn’ mattress. Remember that with time your mattress filling will settle and compress, this is a natural process and what will make your mattress truly yours as it takes your shape. This may be more noticeable in premium mattresses that contain more filling.
To get the best from your mattress and pillow it’s worth considering investing in a good quality mattress protector. Designed to protect your mattress against soiling and general wear and tear, protectors will keep your mattress fresher and cleaner for longer. For added comfort and support, a mattress topper provides for an added level of cosy support to your bed, with some new beds including a mattress topper as standard. Available in a range of materials, mattress toppers can be made from polyester fibre, visco-elastic, latex or even feathers.
For those who may experience bed wetting or have incontinence problems, Respa has produced a range of waterproof mattresses covered in a waterproof fabric to keep your mattress fresh and clean.
What to do now
Stocking leading mattress manufacturers including Respa, King Koil, Staples, Myers, Dorlux and Briody, Dalzell’s of Markethill has an extensive selection of mattresses to choose from. Call in-store or view our mattress collections online at Armaghbeds.com where you’ll find the complete range of Pocket Spring, Memory Foam and the latest Talalay Latex Mattresses. If you’re not sure what type of mattress best suits you, email or telephone our expert staff on 028 3755 1260 and they’ll be only too happy to talk you through the types of mattresses available in the market today. We’re just a short drive from Lisburn and Belfast, positioned between Armagh and Newry. We love to strike a deal and what’s more we provide a Free Delivery service and Free Collection and Recycling of Your Old Bed throughout Northern Ireland, and Counties Dublin, Louth and Monaghan in Ireland.