What makes a good mattress?

What makes a good mattress?

Beneath the surface: what makes a good mattress?

It’s the place you’re going to spend a lot of time over the next 8-10 years. The time you spend there will have a huge impact on how you go about your daily life. So if it’s time to ditch that old, worn out mattress – invest some time into choosing a mattress with the support and comfort you need to live your best life.
There are several factors to consider when thinking about the components of your new mattress: how you want to feel when you lie on it, whether you or your partner moves around a lot, whether you suffer from back or pressure related pain, and how long you want your mattress to last. 
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What makes a good mattress: from the bottom up

Support Layer  

This layer is the foundation of what makes a good mattress. There are many different options available when selecting your Support Layer, and understanding the benefits of each support system may help to make the buying process easier.
Pocket spring mattresses contain tempered steel coils, with each one inserted and sealed inside a durable pocket, which is fused to its neighbour – forming a rectangle of pocketed springs. This type of mattress may include different zones of coils for a mixture of pressure relief and support.
If you suffer from aches and pains, or are waking up with backache, look for a mattress designed to reduce back stress - such as the SleepMaker Miracoil mattress, featuring the Miracoil spring system. The Miracoil spring system features strengthened wire gauge Z-shaped springs arranged in continuous coils that provide top-to-toe, edge-to-edge back support.
Sensorzone is our most advanced support system. The ultimate combination of spring and foam technologies provide targeted and zoned support exactly where you need it. The Sensorzone core offers 100mm of patented spring technology deep within a Dreamfoam core, while the Sensorzone Advance core offers full height springs to provide unrivalled sleep comfort and durability.

Comfort Layer

This layer continues the support of the Support Layer while influencing the way it feels to lie on. Good quality foam layers offer supportive comfort and minimise partner disturbance. Polyurethane (PU) foam is durable and versatile. Density and therefore firmness can be adjusted based on the depth and type used – firmer foams give more support, while softer foams offer cushioned comfort.
For the thousands of us who suffer from allergies and asthma, PU resists mould, dust mites and bacteria. SleepMaker mattresses use high quality, Dunlop Foams, designed and made for our mattresses in Australia.
Some mattresses also contain Latex. Latex is a natural, biodegradable foam made from the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree. As well as feeling luxuriously comfortable, it’s incredibly durable.

Sleep Layer

Lower density foams can be combined in the main comfort layer and may also be found within the quilting layer of the mattress, enabling endless variation in softness levels. SleepMaker mattresses use a combination of high quality foam materials to help relieve pressure and to reduce partner disturbance, many foams also help to regulate your body temperature. When selecting a mattress, look for foams that have a built-in resistance to bacteria, such as SleepMaker’s Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial treated foams.
The Sleep Layer of some luxurious mattresses such as selected SleepMaker Cocoon contain natural fibres such as wool, cashmere or silk for a luxurious layer that naturally wicks away heat and moisture in summer, while creating a cosy insulating layer in winter.

How long should I expect my mattress to last?

Over time, every mattress that’s used daily will show some gentle contouring – which is fine as long as this is only in the quilted layers of the mattress. If you want your mattress to support good quality sleep for many years to come, choose from a manufacturer that uses only high quality, durable components, such as SleepMaker.
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