Choosing your mattress
Sealy is always here to help. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to a happy and healthy lifestyle. However, buying a mattress without doing your research can lead to sleepless nights and achy mornings if you are not sleeping on a mattress that suits your body.
So here is a simple guide designed to help you find the mattress that’s right for you.
The feel and firmness of a mattress depends on your definition of soft, medium, and firm - it’s highly subjective. Additionally, your body type, weight, size and other factors play into the feel.
Comfort can be defined in many ways - it is different for everyone. A good mattress should provide you with the right support at every comfort level. With so many variations of springs, fillings and sizes, it can be difficult to work out your preference and understand exactly what your body requires to achieve a great night’s sleep.
At Sealy, we offer a wide range of comfort fillings. From Geltex to Memory foam, Latex to British wool, we utilise the very best fillings to help you find your most comfortable sleeping position.
At Sealy we only use the finest pocket springs in our support systems, which are both weight and motion responsive. The individual fabric-encased springs are constantly working to provide you with the correct amount of support to the key areas of your body.
A unique Unirail design encases the entire circumference of the springs, to ensure they are always working at their optimum level and proving the utmost to support your body. Also, for added durability, Unirail has a rigid underside which makes the mattress suitable for most types of divan bases and bedsteads.
When measuring your bedroom, ensure you take into account the thickness of the bed frame as well as the width of the actual mattress. For example, a simple wooden frame may add around four inches to the width, whereas a divan base may add nothing.
Again, as with mattresses, ensure you choose the height of your bed carefully so that you can easily get in and out of bed, and ensure there is adequate space underneath for storage if you are looking for a divan base with a handy storage solution. Sealy mattresses and divans are available in standard UK sizes:
Sealy divan bases are all fully upholstered in an enhanced quality fabric to ensure both durability and style. All bases are available in multi storage or non-storage options, including a lower 26cm depth option.
Offering innovative and easy access storage space for your bedroom, Sealy’s range of storage bed options opens up plenty of room to store anything from blankets to books, sheets to shoes.
DO Rotate the mattress frequently
… but only turn if the mattress is double sided.
DO Air the mattress frequently
This is particularly important when the packaging is first removed as it will help any ‘newness’ aroma to dissipate.
DON’T Roll or bend the mattress
The spring interior is encased in a steel frame that will distort if bent and could remain so permanently.
DON’T Bounce or sit repeatedly in the same area
This can reduce the lifespan of the mattress and place undue strain on the spring unit.
DON’T Use detergent or chemical cleaners
Many of these products will rot both cloth and fabric. In the event of soiling, the mattress may be lightly sponged with a mild solution of soap and water. The mattress should then be aired in a warm environment.
DON’T Worry about settlement
Settlement of fillings is normal in handmade mattresses and is not a manufacturing fault. The fillings within our mattresses are designed to mould to the shape of your body over the first few weeks of use, enhancing the comfort and support the mattress provides. Regular turning of the mattress is required to enable the fillings to settle evenly.
Here at Sealy, we are passionate about providing you with the most innovative range of beds and mattresses to ensure you have the best sleeping experience possible. As the world’s number one bed brand, we aim to address a diverse range of sleep problems- including allergies.
Those who are prone to allergies know all too well the impact this can when it is time to get some shut eye. Do you get into bed and become increasingly frustrated from coughing, wheezing and sneezing that prevents you from falling asleep? You may well be suffering from dust mite allergies, which can be a real strain on your home comfort. No matter how often you keep your window open, hoover and polish, dust will always congregate at large within your mattress.
What causes allergens?
House dust mites thrive in warm, humid places and your bed is the perfect environment, with dead skin cells in abundance for them to eat.
If you suffer from house dust mite allergies and it is affecting your sleep, it is important to banish these allergens in your bedroom by cleaning your bed and room regularly, sanitizing pillows and most importantly finding a high quality hypoallergenic bed.
How does a hypoallergenic mattress protect against allergies?
Sealy mattresses feature Smart Fibre, Purotex. Endorsed by Allergy UK, Purotex fibres can provide relief to those who suffer with allergies to aid a vitally important sleep. The microcapsules act as an active bed cleaner and high performing odour neutralizer, which not only generates the perfect sleeping environment, but extends the lifespan of your mattress.
The result? A fresher, cleaner sleeping experience which helps you to breathe more freely throughout the night.
Buying in store
A mattress is much more than your average purchase, it is an investment. Not only are there a variety of models to choose from, but a big part of what makes a good mattress is very personal: one person's luxury is another person's backache waiting to happen.