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How to Choose a Mattress

There’s nothing more blissful than a tranquil night’s sleep, and it’s essential to your health and happiness that you wake up feeling rested and ready to take on the day. It’s important to choose a mattress that gives you comfort, support and the promise of sweet dreams. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide to help you choose your perfect mattress.

Types of Mattress

There is a plethora of mattress types to choose from, depending on the level of support and comfort you need for a restful night. Here are the brilliant benefits of each type:

Open coil mattresses

This type of mattress is best-suited to children’s single beds or guest beds, as they don’t have as long a lifespan as other types. However, they are lighter than other mattresses, making them easy to turn when you need to refresh their comfort level for a cosy night’s sleep. They tend to be more affordable too.

Pocket sprung mattresses

Pocket sprung mattresses, such as the indulgent Vispring Traditional Luxury mattress, are a luxurious variety of mattress, as they’re made from individual springs encased in their own soft, fabric pocket. Each spring moves independently, following the exact curves of your body to offer the perfect level of support when you sink into your mattress at the end of a long day.

This type of mattress is an ideal option for couples, as the separate springs cater for different weights and needs.

Latex mattresses

These mattresses are made from breathable latex foam, which enables you to regulate a comfortable temperature throughout the night. If you prefer a firmer bed to rest and relax on, a latex mattress is an excellent choice for you.

Memory foam mattresses

Memory foam moulds effortlessly to the shape of your body and responds to temperature and weight, to relieve pressure on your joints as you snooze.

ViSpring Signatory Undressed Landscape Mattress

How firm should a mattress be?

The firmness of your mattress is really a case of personal preference. Here’s a little guide to each level of firmness to help you decide which one would give you a peaceful and soothing night’s sleep:


If you sleep on your side, you’ll benefit from snoozing on a softer mattress. Sleeping on your side relieves pressure from your spine, so a soft mattress will mould to your body’s natural position to encase you in comfort as you rest.


Medium-soft mattresses also mould to your natural position and provide additional support, making them the ideal mattress for those who change position during the night.


A medium-firm mattress is a comforting choice if you sleep on your back, as they offer extra lower-back support, meaning you’ll experience a sublime level of relief as you float off into a peaceful sleep.


People who suffer with back pain tend to favour a firm mattress as it keeps your back stable and relaxed as you sleep.

How to Choose a Luxury Mattress

Best types of mattresses for back pain

The strain of back pain can be troublesome and cause disruptions to your sleep. That’s why it’s important that your mattress is supportive and comfortable to soothe your aches and strains and offer you a glorious night of uninterrupted slumber.

As we mentioned earlier, a firm mattress is ideal for back problems, but it’s essential that your mattress keeps your back aligned and relieves pressure points in your joints and spine. Mattress toppers are a good way to provide additional support for those suffering with back and joint pain; our Devon Duvets British Wool mattress topper also adds a layer of cosy warmth for snuggling into during those colder months.

Best Mattress For Back Pain

Are you ready to choose a mattress to dream the night away on? We’ve got an exquisite range of luxury mattresses to suit every need. For a truly exceptional sleeping experience, browse our beautiful Vispring collection.

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