Frequently Asked Questions

I have got a sore back...Do I need a firmer mattress?

It used to be considered that a firmer mattress is better for you than a softer one. This is not necessarily true. You need to find a mattress that is soft enough not to cause pressure points that will make you sore the next day, but still firm enough that it will hold your spine in proper alignment, so that your muscles aren't working all night to compensate for the mattress.

A good combination can be a slightly stiffer spring system, with a soft pillow-top (a soft layer on top your mattress).

How often should I replace my mattress ?

This can vary between styles however, every 7 to 10 years is usually a good time to consider changing your mattress. Some mattresses have 15 year warranties however for hygiene reasons alone we should be looking at the majority of mattresses every 10 years.

Do I need to replace my base also?

A common analogy used is you wouldn't put old tyres on a new car, however if the base is still in good condition we recommend that you save your money and keep on using it.

Despite what you may hear in some shops, in most cases using an old base with a new mattress will have no affect on your warranty.

I have a timber slat bed, can your mattresses go on slat beds?

The majority of mattresses these days are designed to go on both slat beds and ensemble bases. In most cases people are updating to a matching bedroom suite and have no need for an ensemble base. An ensemble base is only a timber-framed box covered in a matching fabric.

Do I still need to keep turning my mattress over?

In some cases YES, however a lot of the newer styles of mattresses are using no-turn technology, which means once the bed is in place you don't have to go through the back breaking task of flipping it over every six weeks.

Best to refer to the manufacturers recommendations for each mattress.

What is Memory Foam, Visco or Tempur?

Though not exactly 'new', it was developed by NASA about 30 years ago. The buzzword in bed-world today is viscoelastic, also known as memory foam.

It's made from polyurethane, but has a different cell structure from other foams, which makes it less 'springy' and slower to recover (hence 'memory foam', it remembers your shape for a while after you've moved).

You can buy viscoelastic mattresses (which have a layer of viscoelastic attached to another material, usually polyurethane foam) or viscoelastic overlays (which you put on your current mattress). The thicker the viscoelastic layer, the more you'll sink in, which isn't necessarily a good thing. Sensitive to weight and temperature, a viscoelastic mattress moulds to your body's form, supporting it evenly, rather than having pressure concentrate at the shoulders, hips and feet. They're used in some hospitals and nursing homes to help prevent pressure ulcers caused by lying in one position for a long time.

The main criticism was that the softness of the mattress makes it hard to move in your sleep, therefore requiring more physical effort. Heavy people in particular might find it difficult. Small movements (as opposed to full-scale tossing and turning, which is caused by blood-flow restriction at pressure points) are important for spine health. If you're trying out one of these mattresses in a shop, see how easily you can move, if you feel bogged, try a thinner layer of viscoelastic.

The mattress can also be very hard at low temperatures (think unheated bedrooms in an Australian winter), although it will warm up with body contact.

Spring Mattresses Vs. Foam Mattresses

While a spring mattress was the standard for many decades, foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular due to their unsurpassed comfort and overall body support. While spring mattresses can feel nice to sit or lay on, they will not offer anywhere close to the body contouring and therefore spinal support that memory or latex foam can offer. It will actually cause a trampoline effect and bend inward when pressure is applied without conforming to the specific bumps and curves of the body.

While foam can shrink over time, springs can bend and lose their shape over time. Therefore, an old foam bed will likely feel better and offer better support than an old spring mattress.

Memory Vs. Latex Foam

Latex foam has a higher elasticity or resiliency than memory foam. The result is that latex will feel more springy and memory foam will feel more solid. Therefore, Memory foam will not push back up against your body upon pressure being applied to it. Many mattress companies are using both of these two materials to blend the perfect mattress combination.

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