Divine Double Mattresses

Buying a new double bed doesn’t always include the double mattress, which you will often have to shop for separately. With such a wide range of double mattresses available to choose from, from memory foam to pocket sprung, the world of mattresses can be mystifying. Take a few minutes to read our guide to buying a double mattress.

Choosing a Brand


When you consider that one third of your life is spent asleep, you can see why it’s important to invest in a high quality mattress, to improve your sleep and ensure you awake refreshed and revitalised. Investing in a branded mattress such as Silentnight or Slumberland is well worth the extra money and will ensure that you’re purchasing a mattress which will last.

Which Type?


There are 4 main mattress types: pocket sprung, latex, memory foam and open coil – how do you choose the best one for you?

• Open coil is the most commonly found type of double mattress and is generally a medium to firm mattress.

Pocket sprung mattresses vary in their ‘spring count’ – the higher the number of springs, the better quality the mattress. Look for a pocket sprung mattress with side-stitching, as this increases the life expectancy of the product.

• Memory foam mattresses mould to your body shape and these are a good choice for those looking to relieve pressure from problem areas. Memory foam is also hypoallergenic and you’ll find a variety of different levels of firmness. Another advantage of memory foam is that it doesn’t need to be turned.

Latex mattresses are naturally elastic and recover their shape quickly. Anti-microbial and hypoallergenic, these mattresses are great for those who suffer from respiratory issues, and they do not need to be turned. You can find latex mattresses in a variety of thicknesses – generally speaking, the thicker the latex, the higher quality the mattress.

Do Fillings Matter?


The filling of a double mattress will affect its price – popular fillings include foam, hair, wool and polyester, although luxury fillings can also be found including mohair, cashmere and silk. The quantity and quality of mattress filling will not only affect the price but also the comfort level of your new mattress. 

Mattresses World offer free next day delivery on all orders and stock a wide range of mattresses including specialist ortho support mattresses at competitive prices. 

Bed World have a great variety of mattresses, materials and fillings. The best bit is their free next day delivery service. If you want a good night's sleep tomorrow, order now. 

Amazon offer the choice between many suppliers, the option to compare prices and read reviews from other customers. This is a really good and reliable service. 

Benson for Beds offer great deals on double mattresses whether you’re looking for a memory foam or coil sprung option. They offer great advice on the best type of mattress for you and provide an interest free credit option. 

Dunelm Mill are the UK’s largest homewares store and offer a wide range of mattresses on their website, many of which are available exclusively online. Their standard delivery service is free on all purchases over £75.

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