Habitat Presents: The Sleepover Choosing your mattress

A good night’s sleep starts with good mattress. Here's everything you need to know to get yourself a good one.

Black and white dog lying on a stack of Habitat Mattresses

MAKE A WISH LIST

You spend 26 years of your life sleeping so a mattress is something you can’t afford to scrimp on. Think about your personal requirements: back support, breathability, anti-allergy and so on. From this you can test-drive your shortlist. Get in store, wriggle about, let the mattress warm up beneath you (this is must-do for memory foam). We even recommend you bring along a pillow so you can truly mimic the way you sleep.

GET YOUR GEEK ON

The choice of mattress can be quite bewildering. We sell 6 different types. Foam mattresses work well for guest beds, memory foam moulds to support your body, pocket sprung is a great all-rounder, open sprung are cost effective and resilient, natural mattresses offer supreme support and breathability and our kids’ range has been designed to support them as they grow. We have a dedicated mattress buying guide detailing the attributes of each type so you can truly get your geek on.

Inside of the mattress
Habitat mattress

COVER STORY

Most mattresses are finished with a plain, quilted or tufted surface. A plain surface gives you a great starting point and can easily accommodate a mattress topper for that extra layer of comfort. Quilted styles have a mattress filling which is attached to the outer surface for a smoother finish. A tufted construction means there are tapes within the mattress which pass through the filling to keep it in place and assist in retaining the mattresses’ shape. Coolmax is a fabric that helps to pull moisture away from the skin. It's a high performing fabric, often used in sportswear, and works to keep you cool and dry. It is also easily washable.