How to choose the best mattress for a perfect nights sleep

21 April, 2023 / words by IALH Editorial Team

Written by IALH Editor

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Everyone craves the perfect nights sleep, but it’s not always that easy to achieve. If you’re struggling to get comfy in bed or wake up with an ache it might be due to your mattress. There’s such a huge range of mattresses out there to suit different preferences, sleeping positions or medical conditions, but how do you know if you’ve got the right one for you? Here’s a quick whistle stop tour if you’re on the hunt for an upgrade!

Best all rounders

For those who sleep in EVERY position at some point throughout the night. You won’t be disappointed…


Original Plus Mattress

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Hybrid® Luxe Mattress

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Front sleeper

For the front sleepers, a softer mattress is best. They allow you bury into the fabric and provides a cradle-like feel all night long.

Button & Sprung

Drysdale Mattress

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John Lewis

Regular Tension Pocket Spring Mattress

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Side sleeper

Side sleepers need a medium firmness, so you don’t get any aches and pains in your hip. The mattress flexes just enough to keep you comfy all night.


Supreme Hybrid Mattress

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The Cotswold Company

The Malmesbury Mattress

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Back sleeper

Now my back sleepers need a firm mattress, both of these options are memory foam but you could go for a super firm sprung mattress too. Memory foam moulds to you throughout the night but gives that full support to avoid any back issues when that alarm goes off!


Cloud Elite Memory Foam Mattress

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Memory Foam Mattress

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IALH Editorial Team


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