It's the one piece of furniture we all take for granted, but choosing a bed that's good for your health is as important as choosing one for comfort. Use our essential guide as your first step to a perfect night's sleep.
Most modern mattresses fall into four varieties. The first is open sprung, where the coil springs are wired together to form a single unit. These mattresses are ideal if there isn't a big weight difference between you and your partner. Pocket sprung mattresses on the other hand are where every spring has its own pocket, making the mattress better for restless sleepers or a couple where the weight difference is significant. Both Visco-elastic and Talalay latex mattresses respond to your body's temperature to get more comfort and are better for people with allergies as they do not harbour dust mites. If you and your partner have great differences in what you need from a mattress, a zip mattress (in which two different single mattresses can be attached to form a superking) may be the answer.