Is a firm mattress better for a sore back

Helpful articles on mattresses

Is a firm mattress better for your back?

Most consumers believe that a firmer mattress will help a sore back. But the opposite could be true. The US Sleep Council recently announced that their research showed that sleepers who suffer from back problems could actually benefit from a softer mattress -the opposite of what you might have always believed. The truth lies in the support in the mattress, not whether the comfort layers are firm or soft. Read on for our take on this age-old debate.

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Why mattresses get hot and what to do about it

Helpful articles on mattresses

Why do mattresses get hot?

A mattress doesn’t generate it’s own heat, but it will definitely retain heat. If you’re waking up in a hot mess, you might think that the mattress is at fault, but there are several ways to prevent yourself from overheating on a mattress. This article discusses how to avoid heat in a mattress and some easy remedies for hot sleepers.

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Body impressions in a mattress

Helpful articles on mattresses

Body impressions in a mattress

Most people have never heard of the term ‘Body Impression’ until they go shopping for a mattress. These impressions can form in some new mattresses but they’re not always a sign that the mattress is faulty. Here’s why new mattresses can get these impressions and how to prevent them.

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Why we don't recommend a foam mattress

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Why I don't recommend a foam mattress

If you’re researching mattresses on the internet, you might just think that the hype around solid-core foam mattresses is a little too good to be true. Some online stores are claiming that foam mattresses are a gift from the heavens, promising you more comfort and a better night’s sleep than you’ll get from any other mattress. But, away from all the marketing sizzle, I’m going to tell you why most people won’t find comfort or better sleep on a foam mattress.

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What's living in that hand-me-down mattress

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What's living in that hand-me-down mattress?

A little while ago, I watched my neighbour and his friend pick up an old mattress off the footpath and carry it inside to his apartment. Sure, the mattress didn’t have too many awful stains, but this young fellow obviously has no idea of what might be living in that discarded mattress and, what he’s about to sleep with. This article is only for the brave!……

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One of several help articles for Sherman mattrress

Helpful articles on mattresses

The best type of bed base for Sherman mattresses

Sherman mattresses are traditional pocket-spring mattresses and are fine on most styles of bed bases. However, there are a couple of bed base styles that have not been designed to support a pocket-spring mattress and may even ‘void’ your mattress warranty.  We sort the good from the bad in this article.

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