Mattress Guide

How to Choose a Mattress

Getting a good, restful night's sleep is so important for your health and well being and choosing the right mattress is crucial!  To help you decide, we've put together a buying guide.  We offer a guarantee on all of our mattresses and when we deliver, we can take care of recycling your old mattress for you.
Here's our LEXUS3000 Cashmere/Wool blend filled mattress. We've developed this mattress with the ultimate in sleep comfort in mind.  After a long day at work you deserve something to sink into that makes you go "aaaahhhhhh" 
Lexus 3000 mattress from The Mattress World, Clayton-le-Moors


How Do You Sleep?

Choosing the right tension for the support you need is very important.  Your spine should be neutrally aligned, the same as if you were standing or sitting correctly.


If You Sleep on Your Front

We recommend a mattress with more support, to eliminate gaps between your body and your mattress.  Consider sleeping without a pillow to keep your spine neutral.

If You Sleep on Your Side

We recommend a softer spring mattress, this will allow your hips and shoulders to sink into the mattress which will have less pressure on your joints.


If You Sleep on Your Back

The tension of the mattress should allow for little or no gap between your back and the mattress.  If you can get your hand easily between, the mattress may be too firm and if their is no room at all, the mattress might be too soft.  You have to find the perfect balance to get the best support.
If you need advice you can email us at: sales@themattressworld.co.uk and one of our knowledgeable team can advice you further.

Mattress Tension Guide

The tension of mattresses are often referred to as soft, medium or firm.  These three tensions are linked to the body weight that will be on the mattress and the size of the mattress you choose.  See our guide below:
  • Soft Tension Mattress - Suitable for body weights up to approximately 8 stone (50 kg)
  • Medium Tension Mattress - Suitable for body weights from 8 stone to 16 stone (50 kg - 100 kg)
  • Firm Tension Mattress - Premium comfort for body weights over 16 stone (100 kg+)

Have a look at how we rate the mattresses we sell.


Mattress Types

Open Spring Mattress - Due to the construction, type of spring and filling content these mattresses are perfect for occasional use and an affordable option for use in a guest bedroom.
Pocket Spring Mattress - The springs work independently to respond to your individual body weights, which minimises you rolling toward each other.  Pocket spring mattresses are hard wearing and will last you longer.
Foam and Memory Foam Mattress - A good memory foam mattress will mould to your body shape and help keep your spine correctly aligned.  Made using synthetic materials with anti-microbial properties, memory foam mattresses are perfect if you suffer from allergies.


Mattress Sizes

Single - W 90 x L 190 cm
Small Double - W 120 x 190 cm
Double - W 135 x 190 cm
King Size - W 150 x 200 cm
Super King - W 180 x 200 cm
*Bespoke mattresses can be made to your specific requirements.

After Sales Advice

  • Your mattress may need a few hours to regain it's shape and fullness after transportation.

  • Keep your room well ventilated and leave the covers pulled back for a few weeks to help dissipate the natural smell that occurs from a new mattress filling.

  • Allow time to get used to your new mattress.  It takes time for your body to adjust and get used to it.  The fillings also need time to settle.

Mattress Care

  • If you have purchased a double sided mattress, rotate it every few weeks for the first few months, then once a month.

  • If you have purchased a single sided mattress, there is no need to do this.

  • Rotate memory foam and latex mattresses 180 degrees every month.

  • Always use a mattress protector.

  • We advise cleaning your mattress with a soft brush, using a vacuum cleaner may dislodge or damage the filling.

  • Clean spills with a dry cloth first, then use a damp cloth and a mild detergent solution.