In an earlier post, we shared what to look out for when you are out shopping for a new mattress. Things to consider such as trial nights, warranty and if you should be buying a big item like a mattress online. We will now share in-depth on how to choose the best mattress when shopping in Singapore.
The most traditional mattresses are open spring mattresses. It contains continuous open coils in the mattress made into numerous springs. If you like a bouncy bed, a spring mattress is your answer. However, they are less supportive for the back than most other mattresses and perhaps better suited for the extra bedroom for guests where they are only used occasionally.
Besides open spring mattresses, there is also the pocket spring mattress. Pocket spring mattress houses small springs within their own pocket of fabric. This provides more support than the open spring mattress and you can choose from soft, medium or firm depending on your preference. It is more breathable than latex or memory foam mattresses. The downside is that the pocket spring mattress weighs a lot more and is heavy to lift and turn.
Latex mattresses are popular in Singapore. You can choose between 100% natural latex mattress, which is non-toxic and environmentally friendly to dispose of or the synthetic version which involves chemical production. There is also a mixed latex mattress with both synthetic and natural latex as filling. Latex mattress is known for its durability and it is also breathable. The 100% natural latex mattress is good for allergic sufferers. But it is firm and can also be heavy to lift and turn. Latex is great for sleepers who also like to have some bounce in their bed and want to stay away from the indentation that comes with memory foam mattresses.
Memory foam mattress has the ability to embrace your body’s contours. As it moulds to the shape of your body, it also absorbs the weight where it is heaviest and helps to relieve the pressure on your joints. But memory foam has a bad reputation for sleeping hot. More advanced memory foams are coated with cool gel to mitigate the heat problem creating a cooler mattress compared to traditional ones. If you want a body shaping hug on your mattress for pressure relief, memory foam mattress could be for you.
Pillow-top mattresses fall into the hybrid category where spring, latex and memory are mixed together. They usually have a soft material stuffed or sewn into the cover. For example, Bedding Affairs’ hybrid MattX™ mattresses’ top cover are knitted with TENCEL™, a superior all-natural material from Lenzing in Austria, famous for its cooling and smooth properties. Hybrid mattresses are designed for a balanced sleep experience combining all of these materials for comfort and support.
The next thing you would want to consider is the firmness of the mattress. How firm you would like your mattress really depends on your health condition and what type of sleeping position you usually sleep in.
|Medium Firm||Medium Soft||Soft|
|A firm mattress could be ideal for those suffering from lower back pain. It allows you to sleep comfortably on your front while keeping your back in a relatively comfortable and stable position without sinking into it as you sleep.||Medium firm mattresses are great for those who sleep on their back as this provides lower back support.||For sleepers who often change their sleep position during the night would like to select a medium soft mattress. This will provide support for your body while adjusting to your body shape.||
Those who sleep on the side and change positions during the night are best suited to selecting soft mattresses. That is because side sleepers are already relieving pressure from the spine and so you would want a soft mattress to mould to your body’s natural position.
Our MattX™ Hybrid Pocketed Spring Mattress with individual pocket springs and cool gel memory top, come with firmness 6 out of 10. If you prefer something harder, our MattX™ Latex Memory Foam Mattress is your best bet. Two firmness choices in one mattress simply flip over and shift the removable TENCEL™ cover on the side where firmness suits your best. Each side is a different firmness, 7.5 and 8.5 out of 10.
Most of us would like to jump onto our new mattress or to dress it when it arrives. But it is best to air your new mattress for at least four hours to remove and smell from the warehouse and to make sure it is not damp or cold. Ideally though, you should consider airing your mattress weekly by removing your bedsheet. It is also a recommended practice to turn your mattress over every six months to stop indentation forming due to your weight on the mattress.
Last but not least, you can consider getting a mattress topper to go along with your new bed mattress. Mattress toppers are placed on top of bed mattresses to add the extra comfort. You can choose from different materials from good feathers, polyester, cotton to memory form.
We hope the information provided can help you choose the best mattress in Singapore. Shop at Bedding Affairs Singapore for all your bedding needs.
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