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What Type of Mattress is Right for Me?

A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and one of the most important factors when it comes to a good night’s sleep is having a comfortable and supportive mattress. With so many different types of mattresses on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your sleeping style. In this article, the Kent Beds & Sofas team will discuss the various types of mattresses so you can see which one is right for you.


Pocket sprung mattresses

Made up of individual springs encased in their own fabric pockets, pocket sprung mattresses are popular due to their ability to provide excellent support to the entire body. This is because their design allows the springs to work independently of one another, providing support to the areas of the body that need it most. Pocket sprung mattresses are available in a range of firmness levels, making them a suitable option for many different types of sleepers.

For those who sleep on their back, a medium-firm pocket sprung mattress is often the best choice. This type of mattress provides a good balance of support and comfort, ensuring that the spine is properly aligned during sleep. People who sleep on their stomach might be better suited to a firmer pocket sprung mattress, as it provides the necessary support to ensure spinal arching is kept to a minimum. If you’re a side sleeper, the chances are you will prefer a softer pocket sprung mattress. This is because a softer mattress will ease some of the pressure off the bonier body parts that are always in contact with the mattress, such as the hips and shoulders.

Santiago Pocket Master


Memory foam mattresses

Memory foam mattresses have become increasingly popular in recent years. These mattresses are made from a type of foam that responds to the body’s heat and weight, moulding to the shape of the body. This provides excellent support to the spine and joints, making memory foam mattresses a good choice for people with back pain or joint problems. Like pocket sprung mattresses, memory foam mattresses are available in a range of firmness levels.

When it comes to finding the right firmness level for you, the guidance in the pocket sprung section applies here too. For back sleepers, a medium-firm memory foam mattress is probably the best option; for front sleepers, a firmer memory foam mattress is probably the way to go; and side sleepers will usually benefit from a much softer mattress.

Memory Foam Divan 1


Latex mattresses

Latex mattresses are made from a natural material that is hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites. Latex mattresses are also available in a range of firmness levels and are often a good choice for people with allergies or asthma.

latex matt


Hybrid mattresses

Hybrid mattresses combine the support of pocket springs with the comfort of memory foam or latex. These mattresses are a good choice for people who either can’t make their mind up or want the best of both worlds!

Choosing the right mattress is an essential part of getting a good night’s sleep. As you can see, finding the right style of mattress for you has a lot to do with getting the firmness level correct, so if you’re dead set on a particular type of mattress, make sure you try out different firmness levels until one clicks!



Kent Beds & Sofas is one of the leading mattress and furniture retailers in the county. If you’re still not sure what sort of mattress is right for you, give our friendly team a call – we’d be happy to help!

Our customer reviews

At Kent Beds and Sofas, we’ve built up a bank of happy, returning customers across the county, all of whom tend to have nice things to say about us! Here, you can read some of the reviews and testimonials that we’ve received over the years, so you can get a better feel for who we are as a company and the reputation we’ve achieved.

“Amazing team”

Nigel was very helpful today when we chose a new bed, very knowledgeable about spring count in each mattress. Encouraged us to lay on the bed to ensure it was the right mattress for our needs. Highly recommended company.

- Angie Watchus
“Great bed”

Really helpful in store when we desperately needed a bed for the following day. Delivery sorted quickly and really helpful.
Bed is lovely and just what we needed.

- Anonymous
“Amazing team”

Amazing team, from the store guys through to the delivery guys. And all delivered in 1 day. Well done to you all, Highly recommend them.

- Julian N Tina Goffin
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