Why Your Mattress is Key to a Good Night’s Sleep

Why is choosing the right mattress so important? The experts from Sealy explain why your mattress is essential to sleep and good health

  • Why is choosing the right mattress so important?

Choosing a mattress is one of the most important decisions you can make for your overall wellbeing. After all, it’s the key to a good night’s sleep which charges the mind and body to perform to its maximum ability each day. But with the sheer amount of choice available, this can make decision-making near impossible.

As a starting point, it’s important to assess your individual needs before choosing a mattress, so you can ensure it provides maximum benefits. There are three key elements to consider: support, comfort and durability over time.

A poor quality or unsupportive mattress can result in poor sleep quality, so agree on your budget and what mattress provides features that are important to you. Keeping a look out for mattresses that are designed not only with comfort, but support and durability in mind is a must if you want to achieve the best quality sleep night after night. For example, a mattress with Align Support springs like a Sealy Posturepedic will ensure the body is properly supported.

Likewise, keep a look out for mattresses that are available in a range of comfort options to suit your preference.  Special features can also help create great sleep – like the ComfortCore, found in the Sealy Posturepedic collection. ComfortCore is placed in the centre-third of the mattresses, providing ultimate pressure relief where you need it most, providing a first-class sleep, night after night. 

  • What are the different types of mattress construction?

When looking for a new mattress, there is a huge amount of choice, leaving you wondering where to start with the various models, materials and constructions to choose from.

Pocket Spring mattresses are probably the most common. These mattresses are made up of individual springs within “pockets”. Each pocket reacts independently, meaning it offers good comfort, but these may lack strong support over time.

In recent years, foam mattresses including; memory foam and gel foam have been introduced.  Foams generally work by moulding to your body slowly over time – it has an open-cell formula which traps heat and in turn, starts to soften.

Just released onto the market this year is an alternative type of spring construction – Sealy’s unique Align Support Coil – which can be found in the Sealy Posturepedic mattress range. It’s unique geometry first senses your body as it meets the mattress, providing the initial response. Followed by deep down support that comes from the very heart of the coil to evenly distribute your body’s weight. As well as providing the ultimate support and comfort where the body needs it most, it is set aside from other products in terms of durability too. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses are mattresses are made to last and will provide the same luxurious night’s rest, night after night, feeling the same years after purchase as it did when you first bought it.

  • How do I choose the right mattress for me in terms of firmness etc?

Start by assessing your needs! Before choosing your mattress, ask yourself (alone or with a partner) a series of questions.

  • How supported you feel in bed – for example, does your mattress sag in the middle?
  • Do you sleep alone or with a partner?
  • Do you get disturbed if your partner turns over in the night?
  • Do you have allergies that are impacting your sleep?
  • Do you find yourself ever rolling off the edge of the mattress?
  • Is your bed too big, or too small?

Using an online mattress selector can be a great way to start the journey to selecting a new mattress. Something like this, for example.

  • What can I do if my partner needs a different mattress type?

In the instance that two people have different sleep needs, but sleep in the same bed, you should opt for something that caters to a variety of needs. Firmness should sit in between firm and plush – something in the middle using a supportive but comfortable material. All of which are good for breathability and “push back” which allows you to roll over in the night without waking yourself or your partner.

When co-sleeping, it is advised to look out for features that prevent lateral movement and provide additional support. The Unicased XT found in Sealy Posturepedic mattresses provides support around the outer edge of the mattress  – this increases the size of the sleeping area, meaning you can sleep right on the edge without that rolling off feeling.

  • How can a mattress design ensure breathability?

Mattresses that are designed with air channels allow for breathability as there’s space for air to circulate. This is because air channels regulate temperature and maintaining a cool and dry environment helps to ward off mould and mildew build-up over time.

If you want to ensure you have the ingredients for a good night’s sleep no matter the season, then you should pay extra attention to the materials used.

  • Memory foam – supports the body and muscles well. Works well when structured on top of a spring system as this helps with ventilation.
  • Latex – good for breathability and push back, provides the support that memory foam does but with regulating temperature at the same time.
  • Geltex – pushes back like latex but has the support of memory foam to aid with pressure relief.
  • How can a mattress design handle moisture?

The mattress you sleep on can affect your temperature throughout the night. Look for mattresses that are made of smart fibres like Purotex and Tencel, because they have great cooling and wicking properties.

Purotex contains probiotics which naturally remove moisture from the mattress, making it ‘self-cleaning’ and hypoallergenic.

  • How can a mattress design manage allergies?

Some mattresses have hypoallergenic properties, these help reduce allergies by preventing dust mites from penetrating the surface of the mattress. It is therefore advised, if you suffer from allergies, to look for mattress are endorsed by the Allergy Foundation

Other tips for managing allergies in the bedroom include;

  • Keep temperatures down
  • Avoid having flowers or living plants in the bedroom or upstairs
  • Clean your mattress regularly – take it outside to air, vacuum it every so often, clean the base
  • Wash bedsheets and bedclothes regularly
  • Fit roller blinds that can be easily wiped clean
  • Similar to the mattress, use bedding that protects against dust mites
  • What are my storage options for divan bases?

Non-Storage Divan Base

A stylish and practical solution to suit any bedroom. Available in all sizes, this divan base offers no storage options and comes in eight fabric choices. Matching headboards are available and can be purchased separately. This divan bed base can be used with both strutted and full height headboards.

2 Drawer Divan Base

Ideal for storing linen and light fabric items, the two-drawer divan has two easy to open drawers used for efficient storage. Depending on the size of the bed, drawers can be found at either side of the bottom half for a double, or on the side of the base for single. Matching headboards are available and can be purchased separately. This bed base can be used with both strutted and full height headboards.

2+2 Drawer Divan Base

This divan option provides the practicality of two drawer storage with the flexibility of two smaller size drawers in the back half of the base, meaning there’s no need to move bedside tables for access to the drawers. This divan base comes in eight different colours and can only be purchased in double, king or super king size.

4 Drawer Divan Base

A maximum storage solution – offering plenty of storage space either side of the divan base with four roomy drawers. Matching headboards are available and can be purchased separately. Available in eight colours including fawn, malt, peat, pebble, stone and blue.

  • What’s the story behind Sealy?

Sealy is the world’s leading sleep brand, with over 100 years’ experience. Our cutting-edge products are cleverly designed and carefully developed through decades of knowhow and informed by ongoing scientific research and testing.

The latest Sealy collection, Sealy Posturepedic, embodies the unique and patented technologies that set us apart. And it’s our whole hearted commitment that ensures each and every one is handmade with love, care and passion right here in the UK

  • Where can I find out more about Sealy?

Online, through our website – https://www.sealy.co.uk/

Mattress selector – https://www.sealy.co.uk/mattress-selector/

Social media – https://www.instagram.com/sealyuk_/?hl=en

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