At The Bed Warehouse Direct, our goal is to assist you in locating the ideal single mattress for a restful night's sleep.
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 mattress for you.
What is a single mattress?
A single mattress is a mattress that measures 3 feet by 6 feet 3 inches and is designed to fit on a single bed base. Single mattresses are one of the smallest mattress sizes available and are ideal for a child’s bed or for use in a smaller bedroom.
If you are taller or have a larger build, a single bed and mattress may not be the most suitable option for you. We recommend checking out the other mattresses and bed frames we have available at The Bed Warehouse Direct.
How big is a single mattress?
A single mattress is 3’0” (90cm) wide and 6’3” (190cm) long.
We also stock a range of single bed frames that are designed to support our collection of single mattresses.
What other mattress sizes do you have available?
If you believe a larger 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")
Three Quarter Mattress (120cm x 190cm or 4'0" x 6'3")
Double Mattress (135cm x 190cm or 4'6" 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 single mattresses do you stock?
At The Bed Warehouse Direct, we offer a variety of single mattresses that are created using a combination of traditional and modern methods, as well as automated techniques. These different types of construction methods are used to produce high-quality single mattresses, which you can explore below:
Single open coil mattresses
A single open coil mattress is made using individual steel coils that are connected to each other.
The edges of the mattress are reinforced with a thicker gauge steel, making it suitable for firmer or orthopaedic mattresses. 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.
Single pocket spring mattresses
A single pocket spring mattress is 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.
Single memory foam mattresses
The memory foam single mattress 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.
However, the good news is manufacturers have come up with solutions such as incorporating cooling foam or latex-based foam layers to address this issue, making the memory foam mattress a great option for a comfortable and cool night's sleep.
Single hybrid mattresses
A single hybrid mattress 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 single mattress for my sleep position?
The best single 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 single 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 single mattress is an 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 medium-to-soft single 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 single mattress cost?
When it comes to purchasing a new single mattress, it's important to remember that investing in a quality product can have long-term benefits for both your physical and mental health.
While it's true that a top-of-the-range single mattress can cost over £350, it's worth considering that over an 8-year lifespan, this works out to just 13 pence per night.
For those looking for a more budget-friendly option, a mid-range single mattress costing between £150 and £350 can be a great choice. This would work out between 5 pence and 12 pence per night.
For those on a smaller budget, even a cheap single mattress for less than £150 can be a cost-effective option, with a price tag of just 5 pence per night. So, it's possible to find a comfortable and supportive mattress without breaking the bank.
How do I choose the right single mattress for me?
It's crucial to figure out what level of comfort you're after when looking to purchase a new single 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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