What is the impact of a poor-quality mattress?
Firstly, let’s take a look at what kind of an impact sleeping on a poor mattress can have on your body and quality of sleep. Mattress performance is related to many physical issues such as:
- Back pain
- Neck ache
- Sleep deprivation
- Allergy aggravation
On top of potentially causing or aggravating the above physical issues, a below-par mattress can lead to a poor nights sleep. A consistently poor nights sleep can lead to lack of sleep, which can have a negative impact on your mental health.
While a cheap mattress can be appealing financially, it is important to ensure that you don’t compromise on quality. A quality mattress is one of the best investments you can make for your overall health and well-being. After all, we spend around a third of our lives lying on our mattress.
What different types of mattress are available?
|Pocket Sprung Mattresses||Memory Foam Mattresses||Latex Mattresses|
|Diamond 11,000||Next Generation Memory||Diamond 11,000|
|Diamond 9,000||Next Generation Pocket Memory||Diamond 9,000|
|Diamond 7,000||Diamond 7,000|
|Platinum 5700||Classic Latex 2000|
|Platinum 4700||Classic Latex 1500|
|Classic Latex 2000|
|Classic Latex 1500|
|Next Generation Pocket Memory|
The Henry Smeaton name has been synonymous with luxury British mattresses since 1893. Exclusive to Revival Beds, every Henry Smeaton mattress is handcrafted in Yorkshire using the finest materials to offer outstanding support and comfort for a sublime night’s sleep.
The collection offers a range of construction and grades of firmness, from single up to 8ft bed widths.
Mattress size guide
Typically, choosing the correct mattress size is simple. If you have a king size bed, then you buy a king size mattress, but the bed itself is not always the same size as the mattress.
A divan bed frame is the closest you will get regarding the bed being the same size as the mattress, as the sides and foot of a divan base sit flush with the mattress. Although you have to allow for the depth of the headboard, which sits external to the mattress.
Bear in mind that the size of other beds, like a sleigh bed frame, can be very different. So, a kingsize mattress and a kingsize sleigh bed will have different dimensions because of the design and shape of the sleigh bed.
Where a mattress sits on a divan bed, with other bed frames, the mattress sits in it. Although, when buying a bed frame, the bed manufacturer should have all the mattress sizes required to fit your new bed perfectly.
How big is a Single bed?
A standard single bed frame (sleigh bed) is 106cm x 214cm | 3’.5” x 7’.02”
A standard single mattress is 90cm x 190cm | 3’ x 6’.3”
How big is a Double bed?
A standard double bed frame (sleigh bed) is 151cm x 214cm | 4’.9” x 7’.02”
A standard double mattress is 135cm x 190cm | 4’.6” x 6’.3”
How big is a King size bed?
A standard king size bed frame (sleigh bed) is 166cm x 222cm | 5’.4” x 7’.3”
A standard King size mattress is 150cm x 200 cm | 5’.0”x 6’.6”
How big is a Super King size bed?
A standard Super King size bed (sleigh bed) is 197cm x 222cm | 6’.5” x 7’.3”
A standard Super King size mattress is 180cm x 200cm | 6′.0″ x 6’.6”
Mattresses can come with different levels of firmness. Soft, Medium or Firm. With a pocket sprung mattress, it is not always the case that the more springs, the firmer it is. For example, you could have a pocket sprung mattress with 1500 springs in either a medium or firm feel. Here it is the tension in the springs that differs, rather than the spring count.
In this guide, we’ll also discuss what mattress firmness is best for you.
What are mattresses made from?
The materials used in the creation of a mattress is important for many reasons. For example, certain cheaper materials do not allow the mattress to ‘breathe’, trapping heat and making summer nights unbearably warm. Additionally, some cheaper mattresses can have poor allergen control leading to dust particles gathering within the mattress, which can affect people who suffer from allergies.
For example, a mattress made from 100% natural latex and chemical free fabric will help allergy suffers as dust mites cannot live in natural latex; while the fabric helps provide a hypoallergenic barrier.
What is an Orthopaedic Mattress?
The term ‘orthopaedic’ when discussing mattresses typically means an extra firm mattress; rather than there being any medically recognised difference. For those of you looking for a mattress to help with back pains, we would recommend looking at the ‘Guide to Ideal Mattress Firmness’ below.
Our mattress firmness guide should aid you when it comes to choosing a mattress that best fits you as a person. A quality mattress is fully tailored to your needs and can often compliment any traditional orthopaedic treatment somebody might undertake for back pain.