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How to Choose a Mattress

If you are on the hunt for a new mattress to help you sleep like a baby, you will be spoilt for choice. There are so many options that you are bound to find the right one to suit all your needs and sleeping preferences.

At Winstons Beds, we offer a wide range of luxury, hand-made British mattresses created with exceptional materials to guarantee a great night’s sleep. But if you are unsure how to choose a mattress that ticks all the right boxes, read ahead. These are all the important factors to consider when choosing a mattress for the perfect night’s sleep.


Do you share a bed with your partner? Do you need extra room to stretch and move around at night? Or do you prefer a smaller option to snuggle under the covers?

When it comes to mattresses, dimensions matter. Here are the sizes you can choose from:

  • Single – A single mattress is a perfect option for small rooms, children, and guest beds. They are a popular option because they are easy to fit in any bedroom and are big enough to accommodate an adult.
  • Small double – A small double mattress, or queen mattress, offers plenty of space and comfort for single sleepers. As it is larger than a single mattress, it can be shared by two adults in smaller bedrooms.
  • Double – A double mattress is a popular choice among couples, as it is spacious enough to accommodate two average-sized adults.
  • King – If you and your partner want that little extra space at night, then a king-sized mattress is the solution. It will give you both room to toss and turn freely as you sleep.
  • Super king – Space-wise, super king mattresses are the most generous option you can pick. They are particularly good for tall couples as they are 10cm longer than a standard double mattress.


Mattresses come in various types, meaning there is one to suit everyone’s taste and requirements.

Choosing the right mattress type can aid your aching back, correctly support your spine, and limit motion transfer.

Here are some of the available options:

  • Pocket spring – Pocket spring mattresses have individual coils designed to provide targeted support and pressure relief. They are great at eliminating motion transfer from one side of the mattress to the other. If you share a bed with your better half, they won’t feel you toss and turn at night.
  • Memory foam – Memory foam mattresses are built to mould to the body and evenly distribute its weight. They offer a soft and flexible feel to help you sleep soundly and recharge your batteries to the fullest.
  • Pillow top – Pillow-top mattresses present an additional layer of cushioning on the surface, offering extra comfort and a gentle, soft feel. It also provides exceptional motion isolation so your sleeping partner won’t feel you move or get out of bed.
  • Horsehair – Horsehair is used in only the most luxurious mattresses. They give excellent support and comfort while regulating temperature like no other material.
  • Natural – Natural mattresses are filled with natural materials such as wool, bamboo, or cotton. This will keep you cool and moisture-free without compromising on quality.
  • Organic – Organic mattresses don’t use chemicals that are harmful to the environment in the manufacturing process. The materials used are also certified as Global Organic Textile Standard certified materials such as wool and cotton, and don’t contain any toxins that might trigger allergies or pollute the air.
  • Zip and link – Zip and link mattresses offer you choice and versatility. Perfect for couples with different requirements, the two single mattresses are held together with a robust seam.

Spring tension and feel

Another factor to keep in mind is whether you like your mattress to have a soft or firm feel.

Some sleepers prefer to soak slowly into the bed, whereas others prefer a firmer feel to support their spine. Firm or extra firm mattresses, for example, are an excellent option for sleepers who have back problems, while orthopaedic mattresses are perfect for posture alignment and pressure relief.

Whatever your preference, you’ll surely find the perfect solution for your sleeping desires.

If you have a health condition such as arthritis or fibromyalgia and don’t know what kind of mattress would offer you the best comfort, feel free to get in touch and our experts will be able to help you choose the best mattress for you.

At Winstons Beds, we are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have!

Published: 4th August 2023 (Updated: 4th August 2023) | Isaah

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