Sleep & Wellness

Mattress Buying Guide: How to Choose a Mattress

29 January 2021
How to choose a mattress Vispring mattress

The Ultimate Sleep System

How to choose a mattress that is perfect for you: We’ve been in this business for long enough to understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to sleep. Sleep is personal, individual and entirely unique. It’s for this reason that we offer such a wide range of different mattresses, with a choice of spring count, fillings and tension. This puts the power in your hands and allows you to pick the right one for you or opt instead for a customised, bespoke service.

To guarantee you choose the best mattress for your needs, we’d strongly suggest a visit to one of our retailers. In-store, you can talk to an experienced member of our team to discuss which one of our many spring and filling combinations would work best for the way you sleep.


How to Sleep Happily Ever After

Buying a new bed isn’t something you should do hastily, because there’s such a lot to consider before you commit. At Vispring, our sleep specialists have garnered a host of helpful tips to help you choose the right one for you. In the same way, as you’d visit a car showroom a number of times before signing on the dotted line — you should treat this journey with the same rigorous level of research. We’ve put together some advice as a helpful guide.

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY Finding your ideal level of support and cushioning takes time. It’s always best to test each bed for at least 10 minutes by lying down in the position that you usually sleep in, and turning over a few times. If you share your bed with a partner, make sure you’re both there when the testing takes place. Vispring makes a range of beds, offering different spring tensions, fillings and sizes. Try a few in order to determine which one is the perfect option for you. You spend a third of your life in bed — take your time when deciding which one to buy.

THINK ABOUT YOUR SLEEP STYLE Are you a teapot? Or more of a starfishing space maximiser? Understanding the positions our bodies find themselves in during sleeping hours is crucial and helps steer you towards the correct tension, spring count, or fillings. If you share a bed with a partner, you need to think about sleep style compatibility too; you may, for example, find a split tension mattress will guarantee a more restful slumber — for both of you.

Tension Selection

SOFT – Up to 154lb. (70kg)

MEDIUM – 154 – 225lb. (70 – 102kg)

FIRM – 225 – 280lb. (102 – 127kg)

EXTRA FIRM – Above 280lb. (127kg)

Vispring makes mattresses in four different tensions, Soft, Medium, Firm and Extra Firm. It’s best to jettison all preconceived (or outdated) ideas about how a firm mattress is always best — because this is simply not the case. Tension is, of course, all down to personal choice, but we would always ask you to consider your body weight as the main factor first. Spinal alignment needs to be correct to safeguard against aches and pains from sleeping on the incorrect mattress tension.

Combination Mattress

How to choose a mattress Combination Mattress Find your perfect mattress

Our concept of comfort is subjective — but it’s essential we experience the best level possible when trying to get a good night’s sleep. To guarantee you wake feeling fully rested, Vispring will make your mattress with different spring tensions on each side — either soft and medium, medium and firm or firm and extra firm. It’s worth remembering that we also provide a bespoke service to tailor any mattress or divan to your specific needs.


Choosing Your Perfect Bed

A HANDY CHECK When you’ve taken everything else into consideration and you’re 90% sure which mattress seems like the best choice, it’s time to check the support. If the mattress is too firm, you’ll be able to slide your hand easily between the mattress and the hollow of your back. If the mattress is too soft, sliding your hand beneath your back won’t be possible. Relax, take your time and let your body decide what’s right for you.

TOO FIRM The spine bows upwards, causing pressure around the shoulders and knees.

TOO SOFT The spine bows downwards, causing pressure around the hips.

PERFECT SUPPORT The spine is straight and the entire body is evenly supported.