Buying a new mattress

Buying a new mattress is a big decision and when shopping for mattresses in one of the best Essex bed shops it is highly recommended that you take your time to try each mattress.

When visiting bed shops in Essex you should wear comfortable clothing and try and get into your regular sleeping position, whether you sleep on your back, side or front.

Do not rush and try to feedback what your feeling, liking or disliking about the mattress as trained staff in the best bed shops in Essex will be able to make recommendations based on your feedback of the mattress.

Don't let the setting and salespeople make you feel uncomfortable, if you wish to try the mattresses privately just politely ask them for some time and advise you will approach them with any questions when ready.

Gables Beds is a bed shop in Essex and highly recommended by their customers for the service received. Highly knowledgeable salesmen trained in National Bed Federation courses have a very friendly no sales pressure approach. Often commented on by customers buying in Essex bed shops is the vast information Gables Beds salesmen have compared to other bed shops in Essex including many high street names.

Comfort is important when buying a new mattress from one of the best bed shops in Essex however it's important that your mattress is giving you the correct support. A supportive mattress will determine your long term satisfaction with your new mattress from a bed shop in Essex.

It is important to purchase a quality mattress when shopping in Essex bed shops and if you are unsure on the benefits of different mattresses you should try get as educated as possible on different sleep surfaces. A mattress is not just a mattress.

The best bed shops in Essex will have a range of mattresses including Memory Foam, Cool Gel, Pocket Sprung, MediFoam, Cool Cell Memory Foam, high recovery, 100% Natural Latex, hand stitched, Natural Wool Silk Cotton and Hybrid mattresses. All these mattress options have their pros and cons and trained salesmen should be able to give you all the information on each mattress type in Essex bed shops.

Memory Foam mattresses available throughout bed shops in Essex range significantly in price, quality and formation. A good Memory Foam mattress will contain a high visco elastic density with a strong support foundation. Providing a cradling feeling while you sleep and alleviates pressure points to help reduce aches and pains on your shoulders, neck and hips. The downside of Memory Foam mattresses is the heat retention that generally makes the users sweat and feel uncomfortable on summer nights.

Cool Gel mattresses available in the best bed shops in Essex provide an active cool sleep experience with the cooling gel foam which provides revolutionary comfort and pressure relief, along with immediate bounce back when changing sleep positions. Designed with an open cell structure allowing significantly increased air flow than Memory Foam. When partnered with pocket springs these hybrid mattresses provide a great balance between comfort and support.

Pocket sprung mattresses in Essex bed shops come in 2 forms. A traditional construction with rod edges for overall strength and support from the pocket sprung unit. Alternative a modern day foam encased pocket sprung unit provides edge to edge support without any feel from the sides of the springs, foam encapsulated pocket sprung units can also be vacuum roll packed that makes it easy to get the mattress in to your bedroom and then springs back to life when opened. (Do not purchase a pocket sprung mattress if roll packed and is NOT constructed with foam encased springs)

MediFoam mattresses are only available in the best Essex bed shops and offer a gentle firm sleep experience with orthopaedic comfort and pressure relief. A quick recovery foam assists in a great night's sleep with Airflow technology and additional support for chronic back pain sufferers allowing your muscles to relax while supporting your spine.  

Cool Cell Memory Foam mattresses are available in select bed shops near Essex. Cool Cell Memory Foam has been developed and engineered to offer the same feel and pressure relieving properties of the equivalent density (75kg m3) visco elastic Memory Foam but without the heat discomfort.

100% Natural Talalay Latex mattresses are only available in the best bed shops in Essex. 100% Natural Talalay Latex is one of the most durable natural materials that can be used for mattresses, it is manufactured using the sap from rubber trees. The main benefits of Latex mattresses are the durability, excellent pressure relief and breathability resulting in a cooler sleep. Users commonly find reduction in aches and pains on joints due to the pressure relief from 100% Natural Talalay Latex along with much less heat retention compared with most mattress material alternatives like Memory Foam etc. Natural mattresses are generally more costly but they are very good for the users health, both physically and mentally due to the breathable properties. This increased initial purchase cost does reflect in the quality and will generally out last synthetic mattresses like Memory Foam.

Hand stitched mattresses are only available in high end bed shops in Essex. Your regular independent bed shop will not have availability to these mattress types. Hand stitched mattresses consist of a pocket sprung unit. Pocket sprung hand stitched mattress are a crafted masterpiece using traditional processes by hand to form the most durable sleep surface of any mattress. With the borders of these mattresses stitched by hand into the pocket sprung unit, this provides a true edge to edge support. 

Natural filling mattresses vary from manufacturers, some have natural fillings labelled and utilise a thin blend of natural fillings with synthetic polyester fillings. Others that are usually found in the best bed shops in Essex utilise only natural fillings throughout the mattress, from the support foundations to comfort layers. Natural mattresses include a pocket sprung unit topped with a variety of fillings including Wool, Silk, 100% Egyptian cotton, Horsehair, Horsetail, Alpaca, Merino wool fillings to name a few. These mattresses can also contain 100% Natural Talalay Latex as comfort layers. Natural mattresses are generally more costly but they are very good for the users health, both physically and mentally due to the breathable properties. This increased initial purchase cost does reflect in the quality and will generally out last synthetic mattresses like Memory Foam.

Hybrid mattresses to try in Essex bed shops include a choice of Memory Foam, Cool Gel, Cool Cell Memory Foam, MediFoam or synthetic Latex. These comfort layers are topped on a pocket sprung unit. For more information visit the best hybrid mattress blog.

Trying to save money when buying your next mattress can end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Cheaper mattresses are generally not constructed with quality components and are not as durable nor supportive. They can be comfortable to start with however in the long term your body could start suffering from aches and pains due to the lack of support and the faster degrading components of the mattress. 

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