People spend on average 7-9 hours asleep each night, so it important that you are comfy and get the most out of your sleep. Buying the right mattress for you is an important part of ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. Here is a quick guide on the different kinds of mattresses you can find.

Memory Foam

Memory Foam mattresses are an excellent choice as they mould to the shape of your body ensuring you have a snug and comfy night’s sleep. Since it contours closely to the shape of your body it can be hard find a comfy position if you fidget or move a lot in your sleep. This is because the bed won’t have change to mould into your shape because you keep moving. However, for many people these are an excellent choice. You can even get a memory foam pillow to match your mattress.


Innerspring is the most conventional mattress and the one we are most used to. It has spring coils inside the mattress that help support the sleeper. However, there is a massive range in quality, number of springs and padding on top. This variety means that depending on what kind of bed your prefer you have a lot of choice.


Divan Bed

This one isn’t a mattress, but a type of bed. Divan beds are bases on which the mattress is placed on top, but you can get divan beds with drawers, too. There are two types of divan bed: pocket sprung versions are often softer and offer extra comfort, platform top divans provide a harder firmer feel. Again it depends on your preference, but you can get divan beds with storage drawers from Bedstar.


Waterbeds might seems retro and while they aren’t all that common any more they are still a viable option. Using water to support the sleeper, many people find them extremely comfortable and soothing. They also look just like regular beds, so won’t standout in your bedroom. An unconventional, but comfortable mattress.

Pillow Top

Pillow top beds have an additional soft layer on the mattress. This layer can be made from different fabrics and foams, but the rest of the mattress is often a type of innerspring. The pillow top mattresses offer that bonus bit of comfort and softness for an extra good night’s sleep.

Now there’s no reason why you can’t ensure you have a great night’s sleep – unless of course you’re a new parent!



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