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Mattress Guide

Mattress Buying Guide: How to Choose a Mattress

With countless options available, making the right mattress choice can seem like an impossible task. But, if you want to enjoy a comfortable, refreshing and healthy night’s sleep, it’s important you get it right! In this guide, we’ll take the stress out of picking a mattress by sharing some expert advice and helping you narrow down your choices.

WHAT IS THE BEST MATTRESS?

With decades of trading experience, we’re confident we will make the chore of choosing your next mattress a breeze. We’ve sourced our mattresses from some of the best and largest manufacturers in the world. With the mastery of experts in the industry and the latest technology, materials and customer feedback. we’ve developed a collection of mattresses that we’re proud of.

Our expertly developed mattresses provide excellent support to your entire body and incorporate the latest technology to minimise partner disturbance. What’s more, they are also hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, mould, and dust mites – so you can rest assured that your sleep will be as healthy as it is comfortable. All of our mattresses come with a 10-year warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.

We are so certain you will love our high performance mattresses, we offer a 120-night guarantee, allowing you to return your mattress if you find it unsuitable for any reason at all—no questions asked. The only thing we ask is that the mattress is in good enough condition for us to donate it to charity.

LATEX VS HYBRID VS MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS COMPARISON

What are the different types of mattresses and how do they feel? In this table, we reveal the similarities and differences between the mattresses in our bedding collection.

Mattress TypeMattress Firmness ScaleHow it FeelsFeatures
World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress Medium-firm Latex has a spring-back feel and is best suited to those who need extra support but want something a little firmer than memory foam. It has therapeutic qualities and provides excellent support for side, back and stomach sleepers.
    • 100% certified organic and carbon neutral latex
    • Ensures correct spinal alignment
    • Relieves pressure points
    • Alleviates aches and pains
    • Minimises partner disturbance
    • Adjusts to body temperature
    • Hypo-allergenic
    • Made in Sri Lanka
 Chiro Latex Mattress  Medium Chiro latex mattress is best suited to those who need medium contouring support with hundreds of individual pocket springs to ensure alignment of your body and spine. It is suited to those who want to feel like they are sleeping on the mattress rather than "in it".
    •  Natural latex top-layer
    • Pocket spring inner construction
    • Ensures correct spinal alignment
    • Alleviates aches and relieves pressure points
    • Adjusts to body temperature
    • Hypo-allergenic
Chiro Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress Medium-soft This mattress is a little bit softer than its latex friend. Spongy and absorbent, it contours around your body, keeping you comfortable and well supported. It is better suited to those who want something a little more on the plush side without sacrificing support.
    • Cool gel memory foam top-layer
    • Pocket spring inner construction
    • Ensures correct spinal alignment
    • Alleviates aches and relieves pressure points
    • Adjusts to body temperature
    • Hypo-allergenic

WORLD’S FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESS

Unrivalled, unique and a world first—our Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress is a truly remarkable product. Recommended by chiropractors and made from high density organic latex foam derived from a mature rubber tree, this mattress is durable without compromising on comfort. With environmental impact in mind, this mattress is made by the world's first manufacturers to produce certified organic and carbon neutral latex. This mattress is made from 100% certified organic and carbon neutral latex with a 100% organic cotton cover.

Thanks to its natural buoyancy and resilience, our certified organic latex mattress offers great pressure point relief, alleviation of back, neck and shoulder pain and many more therapeutic benefits. This medium-firm mattress also distributes body pressure evenly, minimising partner disturbance during the night.

Since this mattress is completely natural, it’s inherently hypoallergenic and mould, bacteria and dust mite resistant. It’s also breathable, meaning it adjusts to your body temperature and prevents the build-up of heat.

Is it for me?

Our World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress is a great all-rounder that suits side, front and back sleepers. This mattress is best for those looking for extra support and all-natural therapeutic qualities. Since latex is a 100% natural product and therefore resistant to mould, bacteria and dust mites, this mattress is a great option for those with allergies looking for a healthy night’s sleep.

CHIRO LATEX MATTRESS

The Chiro Latex Mattress is a hybrid — utilising both natural latex and a pocket spring inner construction to create a supportive and breathable mattress that adjusts to your body temperature. The pocket spring design ensures maximum support and even distribution of body pressure so that your partner won’t be disturbed when you move. This medium firmness natural latex hybrid mattress offers natural pressure point relief, ensures correct spinal alignment and alleviates aches and pains.

Made using the energy-efficient Dunlop process and finished with a layer of soft bamboo fabric, this mattress is also eco-friendly and sustainable. Since latex is a 100% natural product and therefore resistant to mould, bacteria and dust mites, this mattress is a great option for those with allergies looking for a healthy night’s sleep.

Is it for me?

Our World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress is a great all-rounder that suits side, front and back sleepers. This mattress is best for those looking for extra support and all-natural therapeutic qualities. Since latex is a 100% natural product and therefore resistant to mould, bacteria and dust mites, this mattress is a great option for those with allergies looking for a healthy night’s sleep.

CHIRO COOL GEL MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS

With a cool gel memory foam top layer and inner pocket-spring construction, our Chiro Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress is perfect for those looking for cool comfort without missing out on support.

Pocket spring construction ensures each spring moves independently, distributing body pressure evenly and minimising partner disturbance and giving you the most support. The memory foam conforms to your body, encouraging correct spinal alignment to prevent aches and pains.

Using the latest bedding technology, the medium-soft density memory foam in this mattress has been infused with cool gel to help relieve pressure points and regulate body temperature. With high-quality foam and a natural bamboo fabric surface, this mattress is also hypoallergenic and resistant to mould, bacteria and dust mites.

Is it for me?

A cool gel memory foam mattress will be best suited for those looking for a medium-soft mattress that’s designed to relieve pressure on the spine. Although it’s plusher than the other mattresses in our range, this mattress does not compromise on support.

BEST MATTRESS FOR SIDE, BACK AND STOMACH SLEEPERS

Sleep quality is essential to good health, so it’s important you’re resting on a mattress that compliments your sleep position. In the table below, we reveal the best mattresses for side, back and front sleepers.

PositionMattressDetails
Side

Best mattress for side sleepers:

    • Memory Foam
    • Latex
    • Hybrid
Side sleepers generally prefer a mattress that contours to their body. Many side sleepers prefer the “extra give” that a memory foam mattress allows. However, this is still subjective, and you should base your decision on whether you prefer something a little firmer (latex) or a little plusher (memory foam).
 Back
 

Best mattress for back sleepers:

    • Latex
    • Memory Foam
    • Pocket Spring
    • Hybrid
While most mattresses will work for people who sleep in this position, a latex mattress may be more supportive as it is slightly firmer. A firmer mattress will prevent you from sinking in as much and allow for better weight distribution. If you’re looking for something softer but still supportive, a cool gel memory foam mattress is a great choice.
Stomach

Best mattress for stomach sleepers:

    • Latex
    • Pocket Spring
    • Hybrid
Stomach sleepers are prone to back and neck pain, so a supportive mattress is a must. A medium to medium-firm mattress , such as a latex mattress, may help to evenly distribute body weight to help alleviate any aches and pains. For those looking for something softer, a memory foam or hybrid mattress may be a good choice.

TYPES OF MATTRESSES

What are the different types of mattresses? This table compares mattress options based on their features and how they feel.

MattressFeaturesHow it Feels
Latex

Latex foam mattresses are durable, naturally breathable and firmer than memory foam. They have excellent therapeutic support and are great for people with allergies.

With their dense support, these mattresses tend to feel comfortably supportive.
 Memory Foam
Memory foam mattresses absorb your weight and contour to your body. They’re designed with therapeutic needs in mind. These mattresses typically have a part-memory foam/part-spring construction for optimal support. Like a hug from your mattress. These mattresses conform to the body and feel cushioned and supportive.
Pocket Spring

Pocket spring mattresses have hundreds of springs sewn into individual pockets. This design helps to support your body weight and keep your spine in alignment. The pocket springs provide extra support and allow you to move around without disturbing your partner.

Springy and supportive. This mattress variety comes in a wide range of spring tensions that impact firmness. They also usually have a top layer made from latex or memory foam for extra comfort.
Coil

Coil mattresses have been around for decades and remain a popular mattress today. They come in three main varieties: continuous coil, open-coil and offset coils. These mattresses are best suited to those sleeping solo, as single coils move together, causing partner disturbance.

It depends on the individual product, but these mattresses are typically less body responsive. They also usually have a top layer made from latex or memory foam for extra comfort.
Hybrid

As its name suggests, a hybrid mattress is a combination of two of the mattress types listed above. The most common hybrid mattress is a spring inner construction with a plain foam, memory foam or latex top layer.

The best of both worlds, these mattresses combine the comfort and therapeutic qualities of plain foam, memory foam or latex with the support of springs.

MATTRESS SIZES AUSTRALIA

The right sized mattress for you will come down to your personal preferences, but most people choose a mattress that considers bedroom size, whether the bed is shared and the height of the tallest person using it. Choose a mattress that’s at least 15cm longer than the tallest person’s height for optimal comfort.

Our mattresses are standard Australian sizes and will match existing mattress bases, beds and ensembles. Here are the dimensions of BeddingCo mattresses:

    • Single: 92 x 190cm
    • King single: 107 x 203cm
    • Double: 137 x 190cm
    • Queen: 153 x 203cm
    • King: 183 x 203cm
    • Super King: 203 x 203cm

 

FAQ

What is the best mattress for back pain?

What is the best mattress for your back? If you suffer from back pain, the best mattress for you will depend upon your sleeping position. 

If you sleep on your back, you need a mattress that is firm enough to support your lower back, whilst still being supportive enough to contour to the rest of your body. Our World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress is a fantastic choice for this. A great option if you prefer something with more give is our medium-soft and incredibly supportive Chiro Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress.

If you’re a side sleeper who suffers from back pain, you’ll need something with support for the shoulders and hips. Designed to correct spinal alignment issues and alleviate pain at pressure points, our Chiro Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress is a popular choice for side sleepers. Your choice should ultimately come down to whether you prefer something a little firmer like latex or plusher like memory foam.

Medium to medium-firm mattresses that evenly distribute body weight to reduce aches and pains, such as our 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress or Chiro Natural Latex Mattress, are ideal for stomach sleepers to compensate for a lack of positional support.

Discover more bedding recommendations based on your sleeping position here.

What's better a soft or firm mattress?

Whether you opt for a firm or soft mattress should come down to personal preference, sleep position and therapeutic needs. Is a firm mattress better for your back? While firmness and support are related, they’re two separate variables. For instance, a high-quality, medium-soft memory foam mattress will provide more support than an old, firm spring mattress. 

What are the benefits of sleeping on a firm mattress?

Firm or medium-firm mattresses provide exceptional support for the joints and spine. The firm surface helps to keep your spine in a neutral position. Throughout the night, this relieves pressure on your upper and lower back.

How will my mattress be delivered?

We want the delivery of your new mattress to be as simple and hassle-free as possible. All of our mattresses are delivered by courier. The mattress itself will either be conveniently rolled and vacuumed sealed into a box on wheels for ease of transport or it will be delivered in standard form, depending on the mattress type and make.

How can you sell your mattresses at such a low price?

We are committed to providing the highest quality mattresses at the best possible prices. We work directly with industry-leading manufacturers we trust, allowing us to essentially cut out the middlemen. Some of our mattresses are also compressed using the latest technology, which helps to significantly cut transport and storage costs.

Can I really return my mattress within 120 days?

You sure can! However, we ask that you give the mattress a go for at least 14 days before deciding it’s not for you. This is because a new mattress can take some time to get used to sleeping on. We also ask that, if you do return it, the mattress is in nearly new condition so that we can donate it to charity. It’s not possible to re-package the mattress, but we ask that you wrap it in something (even some old clean sheets) for transport. Don’t worry, we’ll cover pickup costs, too. That’s postage covered both ways.

How long should I wait before I use my mattress after opening the packaging?

If your mattress arrives rolled, it can take up to 72 hours for your mattress to fully expand. If it’s close to your bedtime, don’t fret. It should be mostly expanded after just a couple of hours. If you’ve ordered a 100% latex mattress, it will arrive in its standard form and is ready for immediate use.

How long is the warranty?

Your mattress comes complete with a 10-year warranty, covering any possible defects that may occur within those 10-years. We generally recommend not keeping a mattress any longer than 10-years as it can be unhygienic and, over that period, your sleeping needs may change.

How often should you change your mattress?

How often you should change your mattress will depend on various factors, including the quality of your mattress, the type of mattress you have and your sleep habits. For optimal health, The Sleep Foundation recommends that you change your mattress either every six to eight years or when it’s negatively affecting your sleep due to sagging, noise, pain or allergies.

How long does a mattress last?

Without a doubt, higher quality mattresses hold up better with time. If you're wondering whether mattresses get softer over time, you might be surprised to find that they don’t necessarily get ‘softer’ but they do lose their support. This is when back pain tends to occur.

How to wash a mattress?

It’s important to have a mattress cleaning routine to avoid the build up of dirt, stains, odours, sweat, dust mites and bacteria on your mattress. Prevention is key and a waterproof mattress protector is recommended. Air out your mattress regularly and conduct a deep clean every six months with a natural product such as baking soda. Liberally sprinkle baking soda on your bare mattress and allow it to soak for an hour or so. Vacuum up the mess and spot-clean any problem areas. For more comprehensive instructions, check out our mattress cleaning guide.

Bedding recommendations for side sleepers

Side sleepers tend to prefer a mattress that can contour to the shape of their body. This means that the mattress conforms to the spine’s natural curvature. BeddingCo’s Chiro Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress is medium-soft, plush and designed to correct spinal alignment issues and provide relief on the pressure points, helping to ease back and shoulder pain. For those looking for slightly firmer options, our World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress or Chiro Natural Latex Mattress achieve this and more.

Bedding recommendations for back sleeping

Coupled with the World's First Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress, you’ll achieve optimal comfort. This mattress contours to the shape of your body, giving back sleepers the perfect amount of support. Another popular mattress for back sleepers is the medium-soft and incredibly supportive Chiro Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress. You may also feel spinal pressure relief by placing an extra pillow behind your knees.

Bedding recommendations for stomach sleeping

If you don’t see yourself changing your sleeping habits any time soon, there’s hope in knowing there are things you can do to reduce stress on your neck from stomach sleeping. To compensate for a lack of positional support, a medium or medium-firm mattress, such as our Carbon Neutral 100% Certified Organic Latex Mattress or Chiro Natural Latex Mattress, will evenly distribute body weight and help alleviate aches and pains.