Ultimately our mattress should provide us with the correct posture support and comfort level ensuring we get a restful night’s sleep. With so much choice available, from open and pocket spring double mattresses, to the latest latex and gel 4' 6" mattresses, it's worth investing some time to find the right model and make for your particular circumstances.
If your bed frame or bed base is in good condition you may be considering just buying buy a new double mattress. Remember though, manufacturers make beds and mattresses in different sizes so it's best checking that your new double mattress fits your base.
A double open coil mattress is an inexpensive option and one of the most widely used type. For a more luxurious feel, a good quality 4'6" pocket spring mattress will contain hundreds (sometimes thousands) of individual springs resulting in a highly supportive system that prevents the springs from rolling into each over when under pressure. This is ideal if you and your partner differ in size and weight, as it minimises the risk of you rolling towards each other during the night.
At the premium end, latex mattresses have a distinctive, resilient feel and are incredibly durable. The aerated, self-ventilated open cell interior of a double latex mattress helps to disperse body moisture helping to maintain a consistently fresh, dry sleep surface.
Also a great choice for allergy sufferers is the 4' 6" memory foam mattress. Renowned for their body contouring comfort, allowing the best natural sleeping posture, memory foam mattresses offer relief for back, neck and joint pain.
Gel layered or gel-infused mattresses are generally combined with traditional fillings, offering a distinctive feel to that of the traditional memory foam design.
For those that need that additional back support, a good quality double orthopaedic mattress will offer the firmness you require, with cushion comforting softness to prevent pressure point build-up.