Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of different factors — comfort, stress level, room temperature – but to get it right, you’ve got to start with the basics and your mattress is the first building block to a restful slumber.

At Simply Carpets and Beds we have a full range of mattresses on display in our showroom in Horsforth; however, we feel when it comes to choosing a mattress you should adhere to the following rules:

Try before you buy

If you’re buying a bedstead or divan separately we recommend you talk to one of our selling assistants in one of our shops. It’s important you test the mattress on your chosen bedstead or divan so you can be sure they achieve your desired comfort level. And it’s only by trying a few different mattresses that you can fully appreciate the difference between levels of support and different types of mattress.

Match mattress to divan base

Our mattresses and divan bases are designed to complement each other. The right mattress and divan base combination will promote the correct posture and provide support where you need it most. If you already have a bedstead in good condition you may only need a mattress. However, if you have a divan, a new mattress alone won’t give you the full benefit. It’s advisable to replace both.

Divans act as bases for mattresses and either have springs which allow the mattress to adapt to the body’s contours, or a solid top which provides firmer support. A divan base is useful if you are tight for space in your bedroom as they often have drawers for storage – or you prefer a more neutral look.

Do not compromise

A good mattress can last up to 10 years and therefore is a serious investment and we recommend that you buy the best you can afford. As mentioned one of our staff will help you in choosing the right mattress at the right price for you.