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Mattresses advice guides

18 articles
Thinking of buying a new mattress? Our buyer's guides explain everything you need to know to purchase the perfect mattress for you.

Choosing the best mattress type

Find the best mattress for your body and budget. We look at the pros and cons of different types - from memory foam mattresses to pocket sprung and latex.

Top 10 mattresses for 2020

We reveal our pick of the best mattresses available to buy, based on the results of our impartial rigorous lab tests.

Best mattress brand

Discover which mattress brands came out on top in our exclusive customer survey – and which brands you might want to avoid.

Memory foam mattresses

The thought of having a mattress that mould to your body while you sleep sounds great. But do memory foam mattresses live up to the hype? We reveal all.

How to buy the best mattress

We explain how to find the best mattress without paying thousands of pounds.

Choosing a bed

What bed is best for your bedroom? We give the pros and cons of divan beds, storage beds and bedsteads, so you can make the perfect choice.

Top five cheap mattresses for 2020

Great cheap mattresses are few and far between, but choose carefully and you can get a good night’s sleep for the equivalent cost of five pence per night.

Emma, Eve or Casper? The top five boxed mattresses for 2020

Online bed-in-a-box mattress brands such as Emma, Eve and Leesa make bold claims about their mattresses. But which is actually the best to buy from in 2020?

Top five memory foam mattresses for 2020

We reveal our pick of the best – and worst – memory foam mattresses, helping you to wake up feeling refreshed for many years to come.

Top five pocket sprung mattresses for 2020

Our top five pocket sprung mattresses will help you wake up with a spring in your step for years to come. See which mattress you should buy.

How to dispose of a mattress

Knowing when to get rid of a mattress can be as difficult as knowing how. Our guide to disposing mattresses explains all you need to know.

How to clean a mattress

Don’t let your bed become a haven for dust and bacteria. Find out how to keep your mattress looking and smelling clean with our expert guide. 

How to return a mattress

Don’t get lumbered with a mattress you don't like. Whether it’s unsupportive, uncomfortable or unfit for purpose, find out how to return your mattress.

How to take care of your mattress

If you want your mattress to last, then it's essential that you look after it properly. Our expert advice will reveal how.

What you need to know about mattresses

From firmness to spring density, we highlight the mattress features you need to know about if you want to find the mattress that’s right for you.

Best mattress shops

Where is the best place to buy a  mattress to ensure good advice and hassle-free delivery? Find out in our guide to the best mattress shops. 

What bed size do you need?

With 10 adult mattress sizes to choose from, finding the right mattress for your bed frame and bedroom size – and your height – isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Find out more, plus what bedding sizes you'll need.

How we test mattresses

What makes our mattress tests different? See how our reviews can reveal the mattresses that help you get a great night's sleep.