How to Choose the Perfect Mattress

Choosing the right mattress is not an easy task and making a decision involves a number of factors such as size, support, cost, environment and more. Often, people who are browsing for a mattress do not take these important factors into consideration and end up buying a mattress that does not suit their lifestyle.

No matter what your budget or lifestyle is, Batavia Furniture & Bedding have many mattresses to choose from and guarantee they’ll find the perfect mattress for you. Jacinta from Batavia Furniture & Bedding explains the 6 key guidelines when investing in your next mattress.

Lie on the mattress: 

This is one of the most important factors when purchasing a mattress because often, people don’t know what they want until they try it, especially in this circumstance. Jacinta recommends lying on the mattress in your normal sleeping position to see if it’s comfortable and if you can stretch out properly. This is especially important for those who share a bed.  

Partner disturbance:

Some people toss and turn more than others and this can really get in the way of your sleep. If your partner is a restless sleeper or they often get up in the middle of the night for a glass of water, a pocket spring mattress is the choice to go with. A pocket spring mattress offers great support by distributing you and your partner’s body weight evenly through the connected springs. If for example, your partner were to get out of bed, you should feel little or no movement in the mattress. However, if this isn’t an issue for you and you’re after a mattress that is light and low maintenance, then a coil spring mattress is the way to go.

 Left to right: Pocket Coils, Coil Springs.

Left to right: Pocket Coils, Coil Springs.

Level of firmness:

Often when people have had a mattress for many years and are looking to buy a new one, they’re going to choose a mattress that has the same level of firmness (soft, medium, firm) as their old one. Some people don’t actually know that there are different levels of firmness to a mattress and end up picking a mattress that looks similar to their old one. Try each mattress out and get a feel for which one is most comfortable for you. It’s encouraged to lie down for a considerable amount of time, as often, people have pressure points that aren’t identified when lying down for just a few seconds.

 Left to right: Firm, Medium, Soft.

Left to right: Firm, Medium, Soft.

Asthma and Allergy Sufferers:

If you’re an asthma and/or allergy sufferer, narrow your choice down to a mattress that is HealthVantage guaranteed. HealthVantage's organic cotton foam provides protection and peace of mind against dust mites that can cause asthma and allergy symptoms. HealthVantage is also anti fungal and anti bacterial, which will help you get a better night sleep and maintain the quality of your mattress.

Back pain:

Batavia Furniture & Bedding have a wide range of orthopaedic approved mattresses to choose from for those who suffer from arthritis, back pain and other orthopaedic complaints. Orthopaedic approved mattresses are designed to last and improve quality of sleep due to the level of comfort and support it provides. Brands that are orthopaedic approved include Stuart’s House of Bedding, Sleep Revolution and Simply the Best.

Pillow Tops:

There is a range of mattresses that comes with pillow tops. Some are designed for support and others are designed just for added comfort. Gel tops are a popular choice for those who are hot sleepers by moderating body temperature with their water-based foam. Latex tops provide the ultimate comfort experience with their packed padding and allow the mattress to breath. And high-density foam is perfect for pocket spring mattresses and is a cost effective option for those who are on a budget.

Jacinta emphasises that there is never a silly question that can be asked. Buying a mattress is a big buying decision and Jacinta encourages customers to ask as many questions as possible. If you’re looking at buying a mattress, come see the team at Batavia Furniture & Bedding who will help choose the perfect mattress for you.

  • They’re located at 210 North West Coastal Highway, Geraldton (In the Home Maker Centre).
  • Phone (08) 9921 4191.
  • They’re open Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm and closed Sunday.