When it comes to mattresses, there is no single best recommendation, as each individual will be looking for different characteristics. To account for such a diversity of preferences many mattresses feature a combination of materials such as a pocket spring mattress with a memory foam layer. Testing a mattress in person is the only definitive way to establish the right mattress for you and your budget.
If you share a bed with a partner, it’s advisable to make a joint decision and test mattresses together. If you have different styles of sleeping, the mattress you choose will need to support and distribute both sleeper’s weight, to prevent rolling towards the center of the mattress.
If you cannot find a suitable compromise and require different levels of firmness, you may wish to consider a handmade mattress from one of our specialist providers of high grade mattresses designed with one side firmer than the other.
If you have unique requirements, suffer from back pain, have a medical condition, are overweight, or suffer from insomnia, choosing the right mattress in person is essential.
A reputable mattress supplier will always be happy to talk you through the various options and allow you to test a variety of mattresses to find the most comfortable level of firmness. It is best to spend around 15 minutes lying on a mattress to evaluate how it makes you feel.
There is no need to feel self-conscious or rushed when testing a mattress, as this is the most important part of the selection process