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Choosing a mattress

Choosing a mattress is making an investment in your quality of sleep. You will use the mattress every night for around seven years (or ten with a Hypnos mattress), so making the correct purchase is extremely important. Making an uninformed choice can lead to problems in the future including back pain or shoulder pain, which in turn can lead to sleep deprivation.

Types of Mattress

The first choice you need to make is deciding which type of mattress you would like. When you start, you need to look at what you want out of a mattress and the reasons why you are looking for a new one. Reasons to research a new mattress may include:

  • Looking for affordable options
  • Looking for guest mattresses (irregular use)
  • Durability and product lifetime
  • Looking for more comfort
  • Hypoallergenic mattresses
  • Extra support whilst you sleep

Open Spring Mattress

Open spring mattresses are the most basic type of mattress, as well as the most affordable. The mattress is made up of open coil springs that provide minimal support to the user. This type of mattress is for people looking for a cheaper option mattress or looking for a new guest bed.

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam mattresses are made without springs, instead utilising synthetic foam to retain shape and support posture. Memory foam mattresses are suited towards users who have allergies to conventional mattress materials or require more back and neck support.

Pocket Spring Mattress

Pocket spring mattresses offer durability, comfort, and responsiveness. The pocket springs work independently of each other meaning they react better to body weights and shapes. Independent springs also reduce the risk of rolling into your sleeping partner in the night.

Hypnos pocket spring mattresses are handmade from the finest materials to ensure your best night sleep. Our pocket spring mattresses are made to such a high quality, that we have been honoured with a royal warrant. Find out more about Hypnos pocket mattresses today.

Choosing Your Bed Size...

Choosing the right size mattress is important to ensuring your comfort and sleep quality. Choosing a mattress that is too small may lead to back problems, choose a mattress that is too big and you may be overpaying or the mattress may not fit your divan.


75 x 190 cm.

Small single mattresses are made to fit smaller bedrooms, or for smaller children.

3'0 Single

90 x 190 cm,

The classic mattress size for the solo sleeper. Single mattresses are the perfect size for adults and older children.

4'6 Double

135 x 190 cm.

The UK standard for duo sleepers. The double mattress bed size offers the minimum space necessary for couples, or extra space for solo sleepers.

5'0 KING

150cm X 200cm.

King size mattresses offer extra space for couples in height and length, allowing you to stretch out in comfort.


180cm X 200cm.

The super king size mattress gives couples extended luxury, allowing both users to stretch out for an uninterrupted sleep.


200cm X 200cm.

Emporer size mattresses are the larget standard UK sizes, and ensure couples the most amount of luxury available.


A tailor-made size

Any bed shape or size or a special mattress to fit a bed frame, even a period four poster bed frame.

Mattress Firmness & Your Sleep

The firmness of your mattress can affect your entire quality of sleep. A bed that is too firm for your needs may be uncomfortable, a bed that is too soft for your needs may not offer the right support. Choosing the right firmness is just as important as your mattress size and type.


A soft mattress is perfect for side sleepers, or sleepers that tend to move around a lot in the night. This is because a soft mattress helps relieve pressure from your spine, and moulds to your natural body shape easier.

Medium soft

A medium soft mattress is suited for users who move around a lot in their sleep although not always on their side, front, or back. This is because a soft mattress helps relieve pressure from your spine, and moulds to your natural body shape easier.

Medium firm

A medium firm mattress is best suited for users who naturally sleep on their back. This mattress offers extra support to your lower back relieving tension while you sleep.


A firm mattress is perfect for users who naturally sleep on their back, are over 15 stone, or suffer from back pain. This mattress helps keep your spine in a comfortable and stable position without allowing you to sink into the bed, which may worsen back pain.

Choosing your mattress

Choosing the right mattress ensures a high quality sleep. By looking through the various pros and cons, you will find a combination that ensures a good nights rest.

The best way to see if a mattress is truly suited to you is by testing it out yourself. Hypnos have retailers all over the UK with expert staff to help you make the right choice. Find your nearest Hypnos retailer today and find your perfect mattress.


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