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Mattress Buying Guide

Need a mattress? 7 things you must consider before choosing a new mattress.

Just to thinking about making an investment in a new mattress can seem like a mind-boggling task. The mattress industry has grown a great deal, and with that comes more options than ever before. There are numerous different types of mattresses to support different body types and sleep positions. However, there are also many innovative features and options to consider. How can you identify which mattress is right for you, and where would you go to buy a new mattress? Choosing the right mattress to buy is easy.

This mattress buying guide from Ascot Beds will help you understand the important information you need to know about mattresses and direct you to the right mattress and the wonderful night’s sleep you deserve.

Is It Time to Get a New Mattress?

Did you know that science can help you sleep?

Here are guidelines from Ascot Beds & Furniture to understand when it’s time for you to consider buying a new mattress:

  1. Has your mattress been through 6 years (or more) of consistent use?
  2. Do you wake up with aches and pains or numbness?
  3. Have you ever experienced an enjoyable night’s sleep someplace else besides your bed (such as at a hotel or a friend’s/family home)?
  4. Does your mattress display noticeable signs of overuse (e.g., sagging, visible tears, holes, or stains)?
  5. Are you regularly tired even though you get a decent night’s sleep?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is time for a new mattress.

What to look for when buying a new mattress?

1. Comfort and Cooling

Do not choose a mattress that will leave you feeling stiff, sore, or in pain. You must also not wake up soaked in sweat or kicking off the linen during the night because your mattress isn’t breathing well. Remember, there is an adjustment stage of 1 week testing out a brand-new bed. At Ascot Beds we make sure that our customers buy the right mattress from the start.

2. Great Support and Neutral Spine Alignment

You will feel your best if your head, neck, and spine are in natural alignment and entirely supported, regardless of what your sleeping positions are. Use a quality pillow to align your neck and shoulders.

3. Lifespan, Longevity, And Durability

It’s vital to think about durability. For most customers, a mattress is a big investment. A mattress made with premium-quality materials and reinforced construction will easily outlast cheaper options, which means you won’t need to buy a brand-new mattress regularly. A mattress protector will keep your mattress clean from stains and dust mites.

4. Partner Movement Isolation

Isolation from movement will be very important if you sleep next to a partner. The better the movement isolation in a mattress, the less you’ll feel your partner’s movement on the opposite side of the bed. Choose a mattress that is designed for this, like our Perfect Collection and Noble Collection ranges, with their pocket springs and maximum layers of filling.

5. Edge Support

Different mattresses will offer different levels of edge support. With increased support, you will feel more secure on your mattress. Poor edge support will make you feel like you’re going to roll off the bed when you get close to the edge. All our mattresses at Ascot Beds & Furniture are manufactured with stronger edge support.

6. Budget Friendliness

This is the biggest factor when choosing a mattress. Ascot Beds & Furniture has affordable & quality mattresses that will suit all budgets. The full ranges are displayed in-store and on

7. Reliability

Whether you’re purchasing a new mattress, ensure that you buy from a reputable company who can honour the warranties and guarantees of the manufacturer. Ascot Beds & Furniture has 30 years of experience in the bed and mattress industry and has a long-standing reputation with top manufacturers.


What mattress size should you consider when buying a new mattress?

In a few circumstances, it’s not always obvious which mattress size is suitable for your bedroom. Below are a few things to consider when you choose the correct mattress size for yourself or another room:

  1. How much sleeping space is  required in the room for you and your partner.
  2. Is there enough extra space in your bedroom for you to maneuver around, get dressed and to relax. Ensure that there will be enough room to open cupboard doors etc.
  3. Is the size  really worth the price? Don’t spend more on a bed than you need. A King size is hardly ever essential for a single person unless you just want to occupy the space of the room.

Mattress Sizes

Types Of Mattresses

One of the primary concerns you’ll face when choosing a brand new mattress is which type of mattress you wish to purchase.

Here’s an introduction to the various types of mattresses currently on the market.

Bonnell Coils

Bonnell coils are the oldest & most generally used coils. It is pressed into an hourglass shape, and the endpoint is wrapped with a helical wire for ease and comfort. The tighter the center of the coil is, the less responsive it is and improves stability, providing well-balanced body support.

Pocketed Coils

Each individual barrel-shaped coil is covered with a material container. This is perfect for very little movement transfer from one person to the other and conforms to the shape of the body for a peaceful sleep.

Memory Foam

A memory foam mattress reacts to body heat and provides correct comfort and is most suitable for sensitive sleepers and older people. Memory foam has an “open cell structure” and responds well to the weight and shape of the human body. The biggest benefit of memory foam is actually its shape-retaining capabilities. These capabilities minimize friction and discomfort at pressure points on your body. A straight spine can relieve and avoid back pain.

Latex Foam

The latest form of latex foam is comfortable, supportive, and breathes extremely well. It rejuvenates quicker than pure memory foam and will not give you that “sinking in” sensation when compared to memory foam. Latex originates from the sap of the rubber tree. It is stronger, and a lot more flexible and resilient to wear and tear.

Pure Foam

Pure foam, the latest technology in foam mattresses, is ground-breaking in the field of longevity. Traditionally, high-density foam mattresses contain calcium fillers to make the foam denser. These calcium fillers break down over time, which leads to a saggy mattress. Pure foam, however, contains no calcium and is more durable and ideal for heavy people, or people with back problems.

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