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What is the Best Type of Mattress? Our Collections Explained

If you’re looking to replace your mattress, the amount of styles and brands out there can feel overwhelming. So, how do you find the right mattress for your individual needs and preferences?

We understand the process can be confusing, especially with all the buzzwords and jargon surrounding mattress technology. That’s why we’ve put together some information on the different types of mattresses available and the benefits of each Memory Foam Warehouse range.

Ready for a good night’s sleep? It’s time to find the best type of mattress for you...


Memory Foam Mattresses

First, let’s look at the different types of mattresses on the market;

Memory foam mattresses provide pressure relief through layers of heat sensitive foam which mould to the contours of your body.

Originally created by NASA, this high-performing material softens on contact with body weight and warmth, providing individualised comfort and support to every sleeper.

Memory foam is particularly good for mattresses as it provides targeted support for pressure points such as hips and shoulders.

Latex Mattresses

A latex mattress commonly combines latex foam with springs or other types of foam. Latex is a natural material, so mattresses of this type are often seen as an eco-friendly option. Latex is durable and has a natural, springy feel.

However, quality latex mattresses might stretch the budget compared to their memory foam equivalents. Some people may also find latex too firm, with memory foam scoring higher in most comfort tests.

Spring Mattresses

Spring mattresses are also referred to as coil or open-coil mattresses. Within this type of mattress, interconnected metal coils or springs are covered by a top layer of fabric padding. As a general rule, the thicker the spring, the firmer the mattress feels.

One issue with traditional spring is that it doesn’t offer even support.

Pocket Sprung Mattresses

Within a pocket sprung mattress, individual pocket springs are sewn into their own fabric pocket. This means that each of the pocketed coils can move independently, for a more personalised sleeping experience than traditional coil mattresses.

This is particularly helpful if you share a bed with a sleeping partner much bigger or smaller than you!

Innerspring Mattresses

You may come across mattress types labelled as innerspring. This is just another general name for a spring or coil mattress.

Hybrid Mattresses

As the name suggests, a hybrid mattress combines two or more features of different mattress types into one. For example, memory foam is often used as an extra layer of comfort and support on top of a spring or pocket spring mattress.

Most hybrid mattresses are designed to give sleepers the best of both worlds when it comes to mattress benefits.

Orthopedic Mattresses

Designed for those suffering from back pain or joint pain, orthopedic mattresses prevent your body from sinking as you sleep and can help to improve spine alignment.

Boxed Mattresses

A boxed mattress does just what it says on the tin. To make delivery easier, the mattress is compressed, boxed and transported straight to your home to be easily unpackaged in your bedroom.

Best Type of Mattress for Different Sleeping Positions

Now we’ve covered all the major mattress types, let's look at their properties and how they match up to different sleeping styles.

Best Type of Mattress for Side Sleepers

If you sleep on your side, it’s best to opt for a low to medium firm mattress. Firmer mattresses can be uncomfortable on your shoulders and hips if you stay put throughout the night. Memory foam is great for side sleepers as it cushions pressure points.

The Best Type of Mattress for Back Sleepers

The most important thing for back sleepers is maintaining the natural spine alignment. Try a hybrid mattress that combines the support and breathability of springs with the comfort of memory foam.


What Type of Mattress is Best for Stomach Sleepers?

Sleeping on your stomach can cause issues when it comes to spine health. To minimise this risk, choose a firm mattress which provides the support you need to keep your spine as flat as possible. A high-density memory foam mattress is a sensible choice for stomach sleepers.

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Which Type of Mattress is Best for Health?

Achieving regular, quality sleep helps to alleviate all sorts of health issues, from stress to joint pain. Your mattress could be key in soothing some of these common complaints.

What is the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

So many of us suffer from back issues, whether it’s minor twinges or chronic pain.

Thanks to its pressure leaving qualities, memory foam mattresses are ideal for back pain sufferers, as they help to keep your spine aligned, no matter your sleeping position.

Don’t forget to match your mattress density to your weight and choose a memory foam pillow for optimum support.

Best Type of Mattress for Arthritis Sufferers

Arthritis can cause havoc when it comes to getting a decent night’s sleep. An orthopedic mattress could help ease joint pain by relieving pressure.

What Type of Mattress is Best for Sciatica?

Sciatica can cause pain in the lower back and legs. To alleviate symptoms, a cushioning memory foam mattress could be the answer.

Best Type of Mattress for Allergy Sufferers

If you experience allergic reactions to dust mites, your mattress could be part of the problem. Mattresses containing springs can gather dust and fleas, leading to allergy flare ups.

The alternative is hypoallergenic memory foam. The density of the foam prevents dust from entering, allowing you to sleep peacefully throughout the night.

With a clearer picture of the benefits different mattresses can bring, let’s turn our attention to the Memory Foam Warehouse collections.

The Essentials Range: Best Budget Mattress

If you’re in the market for a budget memory foam mattress that doesn’t compromise on quality, look no further. The Essentials range offers hypoallergenic memory foam mattresses that all come with removable, washable covers.

Here are some of the benefits of the range:

  • Affordable memory foam
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Removable, washable cover
  • Made in the UK
  • Available in different sizes and densities
  • Mattress warranty




    The CoolMax Range: Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers

    Memory foam gets a bad rep for getting too hot. However, with the latest technology, getting too hot under the covers is a thing of the past.

    Our CoolMax range is perfect for those who find traditional memory foam too hot. The specially designed CoolMax fabric wicks excess heat and moisture away from the body, keeping you cool all night long.

    Here’s what you get:

    • Innovative, breathable fibres
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Removable, washable cover
    • Made in the UK
    • Available in different sizes and densities
    • Mattress warranty



    The 4G AirCool Range: Best Mattress for Keeping you Cool

    The 4G AirCool range represents a revolution in mattress technology. With up to 95% increased airflow, you’re guaranteed a cool night’s sleep.

    A unique open-cell structure and infused gel combats overheating to keep things fresh.

    Here are some of the benefits:

    • Layer of 4G Aircool memory foam
    • Infused with cooling particles
    • Absorbent eucalyptus infused mattress cover
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Removable, washable cover
    • Mattress warranty
    • Made in the UK 


    4G Aircool


    The Classipedic Range: Best Mattress for Back Pain

    The Classipedic range is ideal for those who suffer from back pain or joint related health issues. With deep, orthopedic memory foam, this range provides luxurious comfort and support.

    Here’s what it offers:

    • Triple layer design
    • Medical grade foam
    • Luxury quilted cover
    • Antibacterial
    • Great for allergy sufferers
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Removable, washable cover
    • Mattress warranty
    • Made in the UK


    Classicpedic Collection

    The Zen Range: Best Mattress for Movement Absorption

    Mattresses in the Zen range combine layers of memory foam with different bases for the ultimate in personalised comfort. If your partner tosses and turns in the night, this range could be perfect for suiting both of your needs.

    Choose from different types of memory foam, pocket spring bases and luxury covers to find your perfect mix.


    Zen Collection

    The Komfi Range: Best Luxury Mattress

    If you’re looking for a premium mattress that delivers in comfort and finish, the Komfi range is for you.

    Handmade in the UK, the mattresses in this range combine the latest in innovative materials and quality craftsmanship, resulting in something special.

    Here’s an insight into the features of this range:

    • Open cell memory foam technology
    • Fusion foam
    • Premium quality zips
    • NHS grade foam
    • Ergonomically wave-cut system to support different body zones


    Komfi Collection

    Find Your Ideal Mattress Fit

    Now you’ve got the lowdown on all of the different types of mattresses available, you should be well placed to make that all-important decision.

    But don’t worry! If you’re still not sure, why not take advantage of our 100 night sleep trial? If you’re not completely happy after the trial period, we’ll happily exchange your mattress for you.

    Feeling inspired? Start browsing the Memory Foam Warehouse mattress collections today.

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