Mattress Care Sleep Hygiene

Signs you need a new mattress

We’ve all been prone to a bad night’s sleep. But what happens when every night becomes a bad night’s sleep? We find ourselves tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable and only becoming frustrated at our inability to drift off. then may start to introduce new lifestyle habits, such as limiting time on electronics before bed, or cutting out caffeine.

But what happens if these habits aren’t working?

It might be that the problem lies in, well, what you’re lying in! Sleeping on a mattress that is past its best can cause a multitude of problems, from a lack of energy, to aches and pains, and even feeling low emotionally. At first it may not be obvious, in that you’ve become used to the mattress you currently own. But with so many lifestyle factors already impacting on our sleep, improving your sleeping arrangements could be the first step in achieving more peaceful nights, energetic days and a general boost in your mood. Indeed, your mattress can have a dramatic effect on your life – so it’s worth making sure that yours is suitable for you.

To help you decide on whether you think your mattress demands a change, Sleepeezee has listed 10 questions to ask yourself about your current mattress. If you are answering ‘yes’ to more than one, it is probably time for you to investigate getting a new mattress.

  1. Is your mattress over 7-10 years old?
  2. Is your mattress discoloured?
  3. Does your mattress make noises when you turnover?
  4. Do you find you sleep better when you are staying away with friends, family or in a hotel?
  5. Are you waking up more often in the night?
  6. Are you waking up with aches and pains?
  7. Are you finding your concentration and focus has got worse?
  8. Do you roll towards the middle of the bed in the night?
  9. Is the mattress sagging?
  10. Is the mattress lumpy?


So, what’s the next step? Well, if you were agreeing to a lot of the questions, now may be the time to consider a new mattress. Luckily, we have a handy tool to help personalise your mattress to you. Whether you’re looking for a specific size, price or level of comfort, we’re here to help. Discover our range here and become one step closer to your next good night’s sleep.

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10 Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Thinking about buying a new mattress? We’ve rounded up 10 top tips to consider when thinking about a purchase.


1. Do your research

A mattress is a big purchase that should last you for a number of years, so it’s important to do your research. Take the time to understand what terms such as ‘pocket sprung’, ‘pillow top’ and ‘memory foam’ mean before you start looking at specific models. Armed with this knowledge you’ll be able to make an informed decision that’s right for you.

For help decoding some of the key terms, we’ve got plenty of advice on the blog. Discover what we mean by ‘pocket springs’ here.


2. Understand how you sleep

A mattress is a very personal purchase and what might be the perfect option for one person won’t necessarily be the right choice for someone else, so understanding your natural sleeping position is key. For example, a memory foam mattress will offer good support for side sleepers but might feel a little suffocating if you tend to sleep on your front.

We all move about during our sleep but our natural sleeping position is often the one that we wake up in so make a note of this.

It’s also worth thinking about your temperature when you sleep. Do you tend to overheat or do you find that you often feel cold during the night? All of these insights will help inform your decision.


3. Consider the firmness

Firmness is your next consideration and while this largely comes down to personal preference, there are a few top tips to bear in mind. A firm mattress is great for those who sleep on their back and stomach but if you suffer from joint pain then a mattress with a little more ‘give’ might help to relieve this whilst you sleep.

For more information on choosing the right firmness for you, take a look at our firmness guide here.


4. Try a few mattresses out in store

Where possible, we would always recommend going to a store to try out a variety of different mattresses.

Make sure that you lie down fully on the mattress in your normal sleeping position and if you share your bed with a partner, make sure they come with you too. This will give you a good ‘feel’ for the options available to you but also give you an opportunity to speak to the sales consultants about any questions that you might have.

Check your nearest Sleepeezee stockist over on our ‘Find a retailer’ page.


5. Buy the biggest mattress that you can afford

Always buy the biggest mattress you can afford, especially if you share your bed with a partner. Allowing yourself enough space to spread out whilst you sleep is really important and will reduce the chance of you disturbing each other during the night.


6. Spring count isn’t everything

Although some will say the more springs in a mattress, the better – spring count isn’t everything. The size and quality of the springs will improve how the mattress contours to your body shape and provides pressure relief where it’s needed the most.


7. Ask about a guarantee

Your mattress is expected to last you a number of years, so always check that it comes with a guarantee (all of ours do).

It’ll not only protect you against any possible defects but will offer peace of mind that the product you are buying has been built to last.

Find out more about our guarantees here.


8. Can it fit into your house?

It sounds obvious but always check that your mattress can reach the room that you intend it to. Mattresses do not (and should not) bend easily and narrow stairways are often a sticking point!

Before placing an order make sure that you discuss your delivery requirements with your retailer and provide accurate measurements for doorways, staircases and ceiling heights.


9. Check your bed base

The next thing to consider is your bed base as it should work in harmony with your mattress. The wrong base can damage your mattress, and even void a guarantee, so make sure you check what type of base is recommended before you purchase it.


10. Care for your mattress

Once you receive your mattress make sure that you follow the care instructions (we provide them with every mattress). Regularly turning or rotating your mattress will help to distribute the weight of your body and will prolong the life of your mattress. A double-sided mattress must be turned every week for the first three months and every month thereafter. A non-turn mattress must be rotated from head to foot every week for the first three months and every month thereafter.  Regularly changing your bedding will encourage air to circulate through the mattress to keep the fillings fresh and odour free.



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What Is A Pocket-Sprung Mattress?

If you’re looking for a new mattress, chances are that you’ve come across a few technical terms along the way. While the amount of choice available is fantastic, it can often be tricky to work out which option is the best for you.

Here at Sleepeezee, we’re great believers in decoding and simplifying technical terminology to make it easy to digest. Buying a mattress is an important purchase that should last you a number of years, so taking the time to understand your options is key.

In this blog post we’re going to take a closer look at the term ‘pocket-sprung’ and answer three of the most commonly asked questions:

  • What are pocket-springs?
  • What does the spring count mean (and why does it matter)?
  • What is great about a pocket-sprung mattress?

What are pocket-springs?

Put simply, pocket-springs are small coils of wire which have been encased in their own fabric ‘pockets’. So far, so simple, but what makes these pockets so special?

Within a mattress, springs are laid out in layers to offer structure and support. Traditionally, mattresses used to be made with an ‘open coil’ structure which meant that the coils were simply sandwiched between large sheets of fabric or connected together by a wire frame. If one coil moves, all of the others around it move too, which isn’t great particularly if you are sharing a bed with a partner.

However, by placing each individual spring inside its own pocket it can move independently from the springs around it and contour more accurately to your body whilst you sleep.

Image: Our Wool Supreme mattresses which contains 2400 pocket-springs over two layers


What does the spring count mean (and how important is it)?

The spring count in a mattress refers to the number of springs which are contained in the king size version of that mattress.

Although some will say the more springs in a mattress, the better – spring count isn’t everything. The size and quality of the springs will improve how the mattress contours to your body shape and provides pressure relief where it’s needed the most.


What is great about a pocket-sprung mattress?

Pocket springs are designed to offer you a superior night’s sleep by distributing your weight evenly across the mattress to offer pressure relief, support and ultimately, comfort.

They are also great at isolating movement, so if you are sharing a bed with a partner and one of you moves or turns over during the night, you are far less likely to be aware of it.


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Five Reasons You Will Love Sleeping On The Sleepeezee Hybrid 2000

We love all of our mattresses – and the same commitment to design and attention to detail goes into each one that we hand make here in Rochester, Kent. But there’s one that has a special place in our hearts.

The Hybrid 2000 mattress became an instant hit last year and is well-loved by both our retailers and customers. Beautifully designed, outrageously comfortable and created to give you the perfect night’s sleep, night after night.

However, don’t just take our word for it here are a few reasons why it’s great…

You’ll Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

The Hybrid 2000 mattress has a layer of Staycool Gel which provides pressure-sensitive support that immediately responds to your body shape.  As well as this, unique Softech pocket springs have also been incorporated to independently contour to suit your body shape and weight for ultimate comfort and support during the night!

A Luxurious Addition To Your Bedroom

Our soft knitted cover enhances the comfort of the mattress and also offers a truly luxurious feel, we couldn’t think of a better addition to our bedrooms.

It Won’t Make You Feel Hot And Bothered

The layer of Staycool Gel that we incorporated also helps to regulate your body temperature so you don’t overheat during the night. This will allow you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

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It’s Designed to Suit All Sleepers

Whether you sleep on your side, back or front, the original mattress is designed to suit all sleeping positions. This is because the Hybrid 2000 is the perfect choice if you’re looking for high levels of support – without sacrificing comfort! Not only that, but the mattress is reinforced with a foam encapsulated border which means you’ll get a sturdier mattress, and complete, edge-to-edge support.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

We’re not the only ones who think the Hybrid 2000 is a great mattress, here are a handful of people who love the mattress as much as we do…

Hybrid 2000 Reviews

So are you longing to wake up refreshed each morning? Head over to your nearest retailer now to purchase your brand new Hybrid 2000 mattress!

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Do I Need To Rotate Or Flip My Mattress?

As your mattress ages over the years, you might be wondering when it’s time to flip or rotate your mattress.

All Sleepeezee mattresses come with instructions in our Product Guarantee and Care Guides – However, with all the mixed messaging out there, we understand why you may be questioning whether you need to flip or rotate your mattress!

To flip or rotate is the big question when it comes to that perfect night’s sleep because it ensures even distribution of body weight and helps prolong the life of your mattress.

As an essential part of the care and maintenance of your mattress, you need to ensure you are following the instructions provided to you by the Sleepeezee team.

Doing so will ensure that the main benefits of rotating or flipping your mattress regularly will last. These benefits include a consistent level of support and comfort, as well as reduced risk of sagging.

Rotate Mattress

How Do I Rotate My Mattress?

Rotating your mattress is quite simple and can usually be completed by one person. Before you rotate your mattress, you first need to remove your bedding and any furniture close to your bed.

Then, to rotate your mattress, simply move the head to the bottom of your bed, completing one full 180-degree rotation. A non-turn mattress must be rotated from head to foot every week for the first three months and every month thereafter.

How Do I Flip My Mattress?

You should only ever flip your mattress if it is double-sided. If it is, you must turn it every week for the first three months and once a month from there.

Just like when you rotate your mattress, you need to make sure you remove all bedding and furniture that may be in your way. You then need to:

  1. Rotate your mattress 90 degrees
  2. Raise your mattress onto its side
  3. Lower your mattress so that the top side is now at the bottom
  4. Rotate 90 degrees back onto your bed

Flip Mattress

Rotating your mattress is necessary to maintain its condition so that you can continue to enjoy a good night’s sleep, night after night. However, if you are still unsure whether it needs to be flipped or rotated, please check the label on your mattress.

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5 Tips and Tricks for Mattress Buying

When it comes to buying a new mattress, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of choice available.

Choosing between soft, medium or firm mattresses, hypoallergenic or orthopaedic qualities, StayCool™ or SoftTech® technology can be a lot to handle, so it comes as no surprise that many of us often struggle to decide on an option that’s right for them.

As sleep experts, we understand the importance of a good quality mattress. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it vital that your mattress supports you, night after night. After all… Everything is easy when you Sleepeezee!

If you’re looking to invest in a new mattress but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve rounded up our top five tips for you to follow when you’re busy browsing… happy shopping!

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Try before you buy:

Simply patting the bed down or stretching out for just a minute or two isn’t enough. If you’re shopping for a new mattress, we would recommend that you spend at least 10 minutes on each bed, or preferably up to 20 minutes if you can. So, lie down and relax!


Try not to feel self-conscious when testing beds!

Relax – you need to find the right bed, so get into your favourite sleeping positions, move around and get comfortable.


Think about your alignment

You need to ensure you have the correct support to allow for natural spinal alignment. A good quality mattress should be both supportive and comfortable. We would recommend that you lie on the mattress in your usual sleeping position and check that your spine aligns correctly.


Do your research!

It’s always a bonus to know what type of mattress you’re looking for before you go into any store and so we would recommend that you read up on your options first. Luckily for you, we’ve already pulled together a handy guide on the different types of mattress firmness levels available.


Don’t rush!

You will be spending between 8-10 years asleep on this mattress and so you have to make sure it’s the right choice for you. After all, it’s the most used piece of furniture you’ll ever buy.

If you’d prefer to do your research online, then why not browse through our award-winning website? The handy ‘build a bed’ function on our website will help you to find your dream bed from our fantastic range of mattress, all in a matter of clicks!

If you feel ready to make your new purchase, then head on over to our ‘Find A Retailer’ function on our website. This handy function does all the hard work for you, simply enter your details and we’ll do the rest!

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Do I Need a New Mattress? And How Do I Find The Perfect One For Me?

Nothing quite beats the feeling of sinking into the comfort of your own bed at the end of a long day.

So why let an old mattress get in the way of this?

It’s true, mattresses don’t last forever and it is often difficult to know when to change them. We’ve provided some tell-tale signs below to help you know when its time to separate yourself from your beloved mattress.New Mattress


If you’re waking up with pain throughout your neck, shoulders and back, your mattress isn’t  supporting your body whilst you sleep through the night. Mattresses are one of the most used items in your home and over time, gradual wear means that they lose their ability to support your body properly. As well as this, pain is often the first sign that you are on the wrong comfort level.


Studies have shown that the life-span of a mattress is 8 – 10 years, but this varies according to the manufacturer and also how you sleep. What’s important is the knowledge that your mattress won’t last forever, and excessive wear and tear will age it faster.

If your mattress is old – and you can’t remember when you replaced it – this is a clear sign that you may need a one!


Sleeping away from home can be difficult, and can often lead to interrupted sleep when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings with unfamiliar sounds.

So if you find that you are getting a better night’s sleep elsewhere, away from your own mattress, it’s definitely time to think about upgrading!


They say age is just a number… but as you get older, you may need to change the firmness of your mattress to combat pain or pressure points. On top of that, the best mattress for you may change every 7 to 8 years after the age of 40. Of course, how firm can depend on whether you sleep on your back, front or even on your side.

The Perfect Mattress For Me

If you’re thinking about investing in a new mattress, don’t put it off!

We’ve provided some useful tips below to help you find the perfect mattress to suit your price, size, comfort and lifestyle requirements.

  • Always try before you buy. We’re not talking about simply pressing your hand on a mattress, you have to TRY it.
  • You need to know what your preferences are, and if you’re unsure on the varying firmness levels, don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice.
  • If you have back pain, you should go for a mattress that offers orthopaedic qualities. A good quality, supportive mattress will support any painful joints you might have throughout the night – which means less tossing and turning for youSleepeezee Mattress

The good news, here at Sleepeezee we offer a wide range of mattresses designed to give every individual the perfect night’s sleep. View our full range here and visit your nearest retailer to purchase your next mattress.

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How To Choose The Right Level Of Firmness For My Mattress

Soft, medium, firm or extra firm – which one is right for you?

Buying a bed or mattress can be daunting with so many different types and models. That’s why spending the right time researching and understanding the different options will ensure you choose the right mattress that best suits you!

One of the most confusing and often complicated options to choose is the firmness of your mattress. Your body shape and weight as well as your sleeping position can all play huge factors in this decision-making process.

To help you find the right level, we’ve created this handy guide which offers tips and expert advice to choose the right one.

What is firmness?

Think of soft and firm as two ends on a spectrum and every degree on this spectrum is referred to as the “firmness level” of a bed.

You are likely to come across a variety of different firmness levels when you start looking for a mattress, but some will be better suited to you than others.

Firmness levels relate to the upmost support that the layers within the inner mattress build provides however a well-made mattress will provide you with support regardless of how soft the top layers feel.

The softness or firmness of a mattress can in some cases only refer to the initial feel of a bed.

Body weight

Your bodyweight and shape play a huge part in choosing the right mattress.

If you are slim or suffer from aching joints a softer mattress may be beneficial.

Those of a heavier weight may benefit from a firmer mattress, but this can also be subjective when it comes to sharing a bed with someone lighter. Your perceptions of what is firm may be very different.

Finding the right firmness with Sleepeezee

Here at Sleepeezee, we divide our mattresses into four simple categories: soft, medium, firm and extra firm.

Over on our mattress collection page, you can select your preference to help narrow down the options that will be perfect for you.

And if this isn’t enough, below is a further guide on our firmness levels.


Support: A softer mattress will usually conform and contour to the shape of your body, providing support and additional cushioned comfort particularly when laying on your side.

Sleeping positions: A soft mattress is ideal for side sleepers, as it offers extra cushioning around your hips and shoulders where pressure would usually build when sleeping on your side. If you sleep on your back or stomach, a mattress that is too soft for you may draw your spine out of its natural alignment.

Shop our soft mattress ranges here.


Support: A medium comfort mattress will offer a little ‘give’ when pressure is applied, helping to keep your spine aligned whatever your sleeping position.

Sleeping positions: A medium comfort mattress is usually ideal for combination sleepers (who change sleeping positions during the night) and couples who may not sleep in the same position.

Shop our medium mattress ranges here.


Support: A firm comfort level will offer high levels of support, with very little contouring when pressure is applied to the mattress.

Sleeping positions:  A firm mattress is ideal for those who sleep on their back or stomach, and will help to keep your spine in a natural shape. Those who are of a heavier weight and who sleep on their side might also prefer a firmer comfort level as this will provide additional support without putting too much pressure on hips and shoulders.

Shop our firm mattress ranges here:

Extra Firm

Support:  Often classed as an orthopaedic mattress, an extra firm mattress provides solid support with very little cushioning or contouring when pressure is applied to the mattress.

Sleeping positions: Those who sleep on their back or stomach will usually find that an extra firm mattress will help to keep their spine in its natural alignment, though the additional firmness may not be to their liking. Those of a heavier weight may prefer an extra firm comfort feel as the spring system will offer added support.

Shop our extra firm mattress ranges here.

Finding a comfortable mattress should be much easier once you’ve established the optimum firmness level for you. When shopping in store, make sure that you try out a variety of different mattresses in your usual sleeping position and remember to try them out with your partner if you share a bed.

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3 Top Tips for Mattress Maintenance

A well looked after mattress can last you up to 10 years! Yes, really! Here’s our top tips on how to maintain that luxurious comfort for years and years to come:

Tip 1 – Mattress protection

You may not think it, but we actually sweat up to 250 grams of water every night! Yuck – we know! It’s a good idea to put a mattress protector on to prevent the fabrics from unwanted stains and smells.

Tip 2 – A good bedframe

You shouldn’t invest in a new mattress if you aren’t 100% confident that the frame or base that you will be placing your new mattress onto is going to complement it. And by that we don’t mean style of course – a quality sound and correct base or frame size will ensure you are maximising the full effects of your new mattress’ comforts.

Tip 3 – Rotate, Rotate, Rotate

Just like a new pair of shoes, your mattress needs broken into. No, that doesn’t mean letting the kids jump on the bed! Allowing 2-4 weeks for this to happen is enough, after this it’s time to begin rotating your mattress. We recommend rotating your mattress end to end, every month for the first three months – please be sure to use those handles if you have them! Rotating your mattress will avoid any unwanted sagging or indentation and prolong the condition.

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