There’s nothing more blissful than a tranquil night’s sleep, and it’s essential to your health and happiness that you wake up feeling rested and ready to take on the day. It’s important to choose a mattress that gives you comfort, support and the promise of sweet dreams. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide to help you choose your perfect mattress.
Types of Mattress
There are a plethora of mattress types to choose from, depending on the level of support and comfort you need for a restful night. Here are the brilliant benefits of each type:
Open coil mattresses
At the heart of an Open coil mattress lies a meticulously crafted system of interconnected springs. These springs work in unison to provide a supportive and responsive sleep surface. Feel the gentle contouring of the mattress as it adapts to your body shape, cradling you in a cocoon of indulgent comfort at a generally affordable price tag.
Open coil mattresses offer exceptional breathability, thanks to their design. The interconnected springs create ample space for air to circulate freely throughout the mattress, preventing heat build-up and ensuring a cool and refreshing sleep experience.
Open coil mattresses are best suited to children’s single beds or guest beds, as they don’t have as long a lifespan as other types. However, they are lighter than other mattresses, making them easy to turn when you need to refresh their comfort level for a cosy night’s sleep.
Pocket sprung mattresses
Pocket sprung mattresses, such as the indulgent Vispring Traditional Luxury mattress, are a luxurious variety of mattress, as they’re made from individual springs encased in their own soft, fabric pocket. Each spring moves independently, following the exact curves of your body to offer the perfect level of support when you sink into your mattress at the end of a long day.
One of the remarkable advantages of Pocket Sprung mattresses is their ability to minimize motion transfer. The individual springs move independently, absorbing movement and preventing it from spreading across the mattress. Say adieu to sleep disruptions caused by restless partners or sudden movements, furthermore, with the springs following the exact curves of your body to offer the perfect level of support when you sink into your mattress at the end of a long day. Leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Like open coil mattresses, being made of natural materials, allows the mattress to breathe, and aid regulating your body temperature, ensuring a great night’s sleep. Furthermore, our range of luxury mattresses, have a variety of natural fillings, from cashmere to horsehair. All adding their unique properties to create a mattress that has a comfort guarantee of over 30 years! You can read more about what goes into these mattresses in our article “What makes a Vispring mattress so special”.
From our experience and customer feedback, pocket sprung mattresses are an ideal option for couples, as the separate springs cater for different weights and needs. Which is why we only stock pocket sprung mattresses; browse our range of luxury mattresses.
The unique properties of latex provide a supportive yet yielding surface, conforming to your body contours with precision. This tailored support not only promotes proper spinal alignment but also alleviates pressure points, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating sleep. With a latex mattress, you'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to embrace the day ahead.
Beyond comfort, latex mattresses boast exceptional breathability. The open-cell structure of latex allows air to circulate freely, preventing heat build-up and keeping you cool throughout the night. Hypoallergenic by nature, latex mattresses provide a sanctuary for those with sensitivities or allergies. The inherent resistance to dust mites, mould, and mildew ensures a clean and healthy sleep environment. Breathe easy and bid farewell to night-time sniffles and sneezes, as the latex material wards off allergens, providing you with a haven of serenity and well-being.
Durability is another key advantage of latex mattresses. With their resilient nature, these mattresses retain their shape and support over time, ensuring a long-lasting investment in your sleep quality. The robust construction of latex mattresses guarantees years of blissful slumber, making them an enduring choice for the discerning connoisseur of comfort.
Memory foam mattresses
A Memory Foam mattress contains a material that contours to your unique shape, providing personalized support like no other. As you lay down, the Memory Foam gently moulds to your body, relieving pressure points and promoting proper spinal alignment.
One of the distinctive features of Memory Foam is its exceptional ability to absorb movement. Bid farewell to sleep disruptions caused by restless partners or tossing and turning throughout the night. Memory Foam mattresses isolate motion, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted slumber, undisturbed by any external disturbances.
However, it's important to note that Memory Foam mattresses are not able to be recycled due to their composition. While there are sustainable options available for mattress materials, it is crucial to acknowledge the limitations of certain materials. Consider exploring alternative methods, such as mattress donation or repurposing, to minimize environmental impact when it comes time to dispose of your Memory Foam mattress.
How firm should a mattress be?
This question has two slightly different answers, depending on the context of firmness. Brands such as Vispring, offer mattresses in a range of firmness, or tension, that is dictated by the individual weight of the occupier. This is to then ensure that mattress is correctly supporting you.
Each mattress model then has slightly different characteristics, based on the materials that are used in the mattress filling. This then comes down to personal preference and how you like to sleep.
Below is a rough outline on how what firmness would be right for you.
If you sleep on your side, you’ll benefit from snoozing on a softer mattress. Sleeping on your side relieves pressure from your spine, so a soft mattress will mould to your body’s natural position to encase you in comfort as you rest.
Medium-soft mattresses also mould to your natural position and provide additional support, making them the ideal mattress for those who change position during the night.
A medium-firm mattress is a comforting choice if you sleep on your back, as they offer extra lower-back support, meaning you’ll experience a sublime level of relief as you float off into a peaceful sleep.
We would recommend the Vispring Supreme Luxury Mattress for those seeking a medium-firm feel to their luxury mattress.
People who suffer with back pain tend to favour a firm mattress as it keeps your back stable and relaxed as you sleep. Ensuring you have the correct tension of mattress is also important, to ensure there is no excess stress or strain on your back.
We would recommend the Vispring Imperial Luxury Mattress for those seeking a firm feel to their luxury mattress.
Best types of mattresses for back pain
The strain of back pain can be troublesome and cause disruptions to your sleep. That’s why it’s important that your mattress is supportive and comfortable to soothe your aches and strains and offer you a glorious night of uninterrupted slumber.
As we mentioned earlier, a firm mattress is ideal for back problems, but it’s essential that your mattress keeps your back aligned and relieves pressure points in your joints and spine. Mattress toppers are a good way to provide additional support for those suffering with back and joint pain; our also adds a layer of cosy warmth for snuggling into during those colder months.
Purchasing a new mattress is something you should take great consideration of when making your selection. To ensure you protect your investment and ensure that it lasts as long as possible, we recommend also purchasing a mattress pad, which protects the bottom of the mattress when it is in contact with the base of your bed/slats, especially when rotating the mattress with the seasons. Also, a mattress protector, for the top of the mattress, which can also add another layer of comfort and temperature control.
Are you ready to choose a mattress to dream the night away on? We’ve got an exquisite range of luxury mattresses to suit every need. For a truly exceptional sleeping experience, browse our beautiful Vispring collection, and if you would like any more information on finding the right mattress for you. Do not hesitate to contact us.