How To Choose A Mattress: Vispring’s Buying Guide

Vispring’s handmade beds offer a huge range of options – from different fillings to multiple layers of handmade springs. And then there’s the choice of different mattress tensions too. So, when you’re selecting a new mattress, these simple steps will help find the right one for you.
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Try Your Mattress Before You Buy

Nothing beats going in store and trying out our beds for yourself – bounce, squish and roll on as many as you like. Try a lot of different combinations too (spring tension, filling, size) and work out what’s best for you.


Finding the perfect bed doesn’t happen instantly. So there’s no need to rush. Test each bed for at least 10 minutes (with your partner, if you share). Try and get into your normal sleeping position and turn over a couple of times to see if it feels right.

Check the support you need from your mattress

Vispring beds come in four different spring tensions – soft, medium, firm and extra firm. But we can combine two tensions for each side of your bed. Perfect for when you and your partner are different statures.

Here’s a quick guide to finding the right spring tension.

Up to 11 stone (70kg): Soft
11-16 stone (70-102kg): Medium
16-20 stone (102-127kg): Firm
Above 20 stone (127kg): Extra Firm


Getting the biggest bed that can fit in your room means more space to rest and less sleep disturbance. So, grab the measuring tape and work out exactly what you can fit in your room.


You spend a third of your life in bed. And a good night’s sleep will contribute to your well-being in the long run. So look at your bed purchase as a worthwhile investment.

At Vispring, we are committed to helping you find the perfect bed. We have a wide-spread retailer network with sleep experts to help you find the bed of your dreams. You can also contact us directly; our customer service team will be delighted to answer all your questions.