Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for please visit ask us to submit a question to one of our bed experts.
Q: Could you tell me what type is the mattress sold currently by Tesco - they only say it is "Rest Assured Single Latex 1400 Pocket Sprung Mattress"? Question from Ela Bryson
The mattress is manufactured by Rest Assured, one of the Silentnight Brand companies and is exclusive to Tesco.
It has a sumptuous layer of latex for a comfortable night's sleep. Our new Innergetic Latex contains thousands of bubbles that are literally energy giving. It also has unique elasticity, giving a natural bounce that helps you move freely for healthy sleep. Innergetic Latex provides instant pressure relief and total comfort, so you’ll wake up refreshed and ready for anything.
The springs in the mattress are known as pocket springs - Pocket springs are smaller than open coil springs and are fitted within fabric pockets, hence the name. These pockets allow the springs to work independently of each other, providing individual support and preventing pressure points from building as you sleep. Pocket sprung mattresses are generally constructed using higher quality materials and will fit into a higher price range than the open coil ranges.
There are 1400 springs in this mattress.
Most beds are available in firm, medium and soft ratings but these labels can vary from brand to brand. Comfort is very subjective. There are no universal standards of firmness in common usage in the UK. Because of this we don't give our beds a firmness rating like some manufacturers. Your main aim is to achieve good "posture" in bed. Too soft and your body will slouch - often leading to back pain - and too firm and you will cause discomfort at pressure points such as your hips and shoulder. Ideally the mattress should mould to the shape of your body while remaining supportive. When you lie on your side your spine should be horizontal and you should be able to turn easily.