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Mattresses: Choosing the best type of mattress

  • Buy the right mattress for your bed with our expert mattress buying tips
  • Memory foam mattress, foam mattress, or pocket sprung mattress? We explain the different types
  • Independent advice on what to look out for when shopping for a new bed mattress

What's in this guide

Find the perfect bed mattress

Mattress types explained, including memory foam, pocket sprung, latex and open coil. Contains video

Memory foam mattresses

Should you buy a memory foam mattress? We explain the pros and cons of memory foam.

Mattress features

What to look out for when buying a new mattress - do better mattresses have more springs?

How to buy a new bed mattress

Our expert mattress buying tips guide you through choosing the best mattress for your needs.

Looking after your mattress

A good mattress can last eight to 10 years. Follow these steps to ensure your mattress lasts.