Your individual needs, such as your body shape, weight distribution and firmness preference, should be taken into careful consideration when you’re finding the perfect double mattress for you.
What is a double mattress?
A double mattress is a type of mattress that is larger than a three-quarter size mattress, but smaller than a king-size mattress. They are typically 4’6” wide by 6’3” long, which makes them perfect for one person to sleep comfortably, but can also accommodate two people.
How big is a double mattress?
A double mattress is 4’6” (135cm) wide and 6’3” (190cm) long.
We also stock a range of double bed frames that are designed to support our collection of double mattresses.
What other mattress sizes do you have available?
If you believe a larger or smaller mattress would be more suitable for you, we offer a variety of different mattress sizes for you to consider:
Small single mattress (75cm x 190cm or 2'6" x 6'3")
Single Mattress (90cm x 190cm or 3'0" x 6'3")
Three Quarter Mattress (120cm x 190cm or 4'0" x 6'3")
King Size Mattress (150cm x 200cm or 5'0" x 6'6")
Super King Size Mattress (180cm x 200cm or 6'0" x 6'6")
What types of double mattresses do you stock?
We offer a wide range of double mattresses that are crafted using a combination of traditional and modern methods, as well as automated techniques. This ensures that our double mattresses are of high quality, and you can explore the different options we have available below:
Double open coil mattresses: These are made using individual steel coils that are connected to each other and reinforced with a thicker gauge steel for added firmness. However, it's worth noting that while some people may find these mattresses beneficial for back support, it may not be the case for everyone.
Double pocket spring mattresses: These are composed of individual steel coils that are encased in fabric. This design allows each spring to move independently, providing customised comfort and support that conforms to the sleeper's body shape.
Double memory foam mattresses: This is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable and responsive surface. These mattresses are created by bonding together various types of foam to reduce pressure points. However, one common issue with traditional memory foam mattresses is that they tend to trap heat, making it hard for some users to move around comfortably. But, the good news is that manufacturers have come up with solutions such as incorporating cooling foam or latex-based foam layers to address this issue.
Double hybrid mattresses: This is designed to give you the best of both worlds, combining the traditional benefits of spring mattresses with the modern technology of memory foam. This creates a versatile and comfortable sleeping surface that is sure to provide you with a great night's sleep. This hybrid mattress is a great option for those who want the support of a spring mattress as well as the pressure relief of a memory foam mattress
What's the best double mattress for my sleep position?
The best double mattress for you will depend on your preferred sleep position.
If you're someone who sleeps on their front, it's crucial to choose a firm double mattress. This is because a soft mattress can cause your hips to sink too far, resulting in lower back pain.
It's worth noting that sleeping on your front can be a sign of a pre-existing lower back condition, so if possible, it's best to avoid this position. However, for those who can't change their sleeping position, a firm mattress is an essential choice to help alleviate any discomfort.
For those who sleep on their back, a medium-firm double mattress is the ideal choice. This type of mattress should be firm enough to keep your hips in alignment, but also soft enough to adapt to the curve of your lower back, providing a perfect balance of support and comfort.
A medium-firm mattress will help keep your spine in a neutral position and reduce any pressure points, making for a comfortable and restful night's sleep.
For those who sleep on their side, having a responsive mattress is essential. A mattress that allows your hips and shoulders to sink in while still providing support for your waist is ideal.
Depending on your body shape, a soft double mattress may be the best choice.
This type of mattress will conform to your body and provide the needed support for your hips, shoulders, and waist. It will also help to reduce pressure points, allowing for a more comfortable night's sleep.
How much does a double mattress cost?
When it comes to purchasing a new double mattress, it's important to remember that investing in a quality product can have long-term benefits for both your physical and mental health.
Assuming a new double mattress lasts around 8 years with 2 people sleeping on it, even a top range mattress costing over £500 would be costing each sleeper from as little as 9 pence per night.
A middle-of-the-range double mattress costing between £200 and £500 would work out at between 3.5 pence and 8.5 pence per sleeper per night.
If you were to buy a cheap double mattress for less than £200 that could be as low as just 2 pence per night per person.
How do I choose the right double mattress for me?
It's crucial to figure out what level of comfort you're after when looking to purchase a new double mattress.
Keep in mind the rate at which your children grow, so if you're choosing one for a child, think about their future as well as their current needs.
Take a moment to think about what you liked about your old mattress when it was new, and what you wish you could change about it now. It can also be helpful to think about a time when you slept exceptionally well on holiday and try to replicate that mattress's feel.
It's also important to consider how your own body shape and weight, or that of your child, will affect your mattress choice. Keep in mind that product descriptions and firmness guides are based on average body types, so a mattress that feels comfortable for one person may not feel the same for someone else with a different body shape or weight.
Don't hesitate to take a look at the resources available on our website such as our FAQ videos, Bed Buyer's Guide, and our blog. We've tried to provide as much information as possible to help you make the important decision of choosing the best mattress for you.
If you're still unsure about which mattress to purchase, our expert team is here to assist you. You can give us a call at 0800 049 0800 during business hours (9:30am - 5:00pm) or drop us an email, and we'll get back to you. Our advisors have extensive experience and will provide friendly, honest, and highly-skilled advice without any pressure to buy.
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