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Frequently Asked Questions

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: Morning I have a Pocket Sprung 1000 Julia mattress that I think is approximately 10 years old. Please could you tell me the support of it. Question from Lindsay Trayler

A:

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.

As a very general rule the more springs in our mattresses the firmer the feel.  However, you also need to consider the various comfort layers available, which will have an affect on the overall feel of a mattress.