How do you choose the best mattress?

When it comes to mattress shopping, we're all looking for the best solution for our needs: not too hard, not too soft, but just right. With all the options out there, the choice can seem overwhelming. We've broken it down into a few key things you should think about. 

Sizing things up

Measure your bedroom before you come so you know how much space is available. If you or your partner likes to spread out during the night, you should be looking at either a Queen size or King size mattress. Learn more about choosing mattress sizes

Firm or soft?

Generally, people who sleep on their stomach prefer a firmer mattress, while people who lie on their back prefer a softer mattress. Sealy also has a range of foams, gels and springs that have varying types of support. The essential thing is to have your back in alignment and to ensure your head has enough support, which is what a Sealy Posturepedic is designed to do Our sleep specialists in store can help you work out what's right for you.

Hot or cold?

Each mattress will retain heat differently, so if you get hot during the night it's a good idea to go for a bigger size mattress with little or no memory foam. If it's support you're looking for, and you like being snug and warm at night, memory foam is perfect.

Try before you buy

Once you've figured out how you prefer to get a good night’s sleep, all that's left is to come in and try out the mattresses for yourself. While you don't need to bring pyjamas, wear something comfortable and be sure to test out each mattress with your sleeping partner.

Remember, all Sealy mattresses have a 10 year manufacturing guarantee, so you can rest easy knowing you've made a great choice. If you need help deciding what's right for you, try our Bed Selector, or view our  Full Bed and Mattress Range.