Mattress Buying Guide
How do I know which memory foam mattress to buy?
There are so many memory foam mattresses on the market right now, and they cover every price point. So it’s incredibly important to understand what you’re paying for.
Be wary of cheap imitations
This is your sleep we're talking about! You spend a third of your life in bed, and how you sleep impacts on every area of your waking life. So choose carefully! Be careful of buying a very cheap mattress. Many of the cheaper memory foam products available emanate from vast factories in the far east and suffer terribly from "off-gasing", a chemical smell typically found in cheap memory foam mattresses. You should always ensure your mattress meets the British fire safety standards and all Dormeo Mattress are approved by FIRA, which is the regulated body when testing for mattress safety.
I'm not even sure what memory foam is!
Memory foam is a type of visco-elastic foam. That might not leave you any the wiser of course! But have a look at our guide to memory foam, designed to help you understand the great benefits of this remarkable innovative mattress technology.
What sizes of memory foam mattress are available?
Dormeo Memory Foam Mattresses come in Single, Double, King and Super King sizes. If you’re at all unsure of any widths or lengths, the exact measurements can be seen in the diagram below.
What bed base is best for a memory foam mattress?
Most bed bases work just great. If you have a slatted bed base, this can help air circulate and be extremely comfortable, as long as there aren’t big (in excess of three inches) gaps between the slats. If you have a motorised bed base of any sort, we recommend the Octaspring 6500 mattress as the perfect fit for and not in any way impede the operation of the bed.
I’m not sure a memory foam mattress is for me. Can you help?
Yes! If you’d like to talk to someone, our Dormeo sleep experts are waiting for your call and we have all the available options you could wish for. It's our mission to ensure that you get the best mattress for you, first time. You can be totally confident that if you buy a Dormeo memory foam mattress and find for your own personal reasons that it’s not right for you, the Dormeo 60 night risk-free trial will kick in, and you’ll receive a full refund. Call us for a free telephone consultation on 0800 625 0134.
Mattress size guide
Dormeo Memory Foam Mattresses all come in four standard UK mattress sizes:
Single: 90cm x 190cm (3' x 6'3")
Double: 135cm x 190cm (4'6" x 6'3")
King: 150cm x 200cm (5' x 6'6")
Super King: 180cm x 200cm (6' x 6'6")
We also now have some European sizes in our range,
Your sleeping position
Take into account your sleeping position: What style do you prefer? Are you a side, back, or stomach sleeper? Whatever your sleeping position, there's a Dormeo mattresses for you! Your existing sleeping style can help point you in the right direction when buying a new mattress. Dormeo mattresses are all clearly marked as soft, medium or firm.
Sleep on your back?
Opt for a firmer Dormeo mattress.
Sleep on your side?
A medium Dormeo mattress should be best for you.
Sleep on your stomach?
Consider a softer Dormeo mattress.
Our Mattresses are tested rigorously and have a recommended weight limit of up to 22 stone (per sleeper) in order to get maximum comfort from the range.
Don’t forget that with Dormeo you have 60 nights to sleep on it. You really are guaranteed to find the right mattress for you at an affordable price!