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Choosing a new mattress isn't always easy - especially if you're navigating the online bed-in-a-box mattress world for the first time.

There are dozens of questions that may plague your mind, including how online mattress shopping even works and how to navigate the difficult world of mattress firmness 🤯🤔

In our advice section, we answer all of your frequently asked questions and offer you some general guidelines to make your mattress purchasing journey easier.

Mattress Advice

How do I choose a mattress?

We all know that it's important to choose a good mattress.

But what does that even mean? And how do you get started?

We get this question a lot - which is why we've created a complete guide on choosing a mattress to help you get started!

You'll get to read up on degrees of firmness, sleeping positions, mattress sizes, different budgets, varying mattress materials, and so much more.

Pocket sprung mattress

Memory foam mattress

Latex foam mattress

Cold foam mattress

How does online mattress shopping work?

Online shopping is no longer a scary thing - we've all done it 🛍

But online mattress shopping?

The process is actually quite simple - and we guide you through every step of the way.

Buying a mattress online seems odd because you can't try it first.

But, our mattress reviews tell you everything you need to know and can help you make the right choice.

And - and this is great news - most online bed-in-a-box mattress brands offer a trial period, which gives you the chance to try your new mattress in the comfort of your own home for a period of 30, 100, 200, or even 365 days!

This is a risk-free trial period.

If you don't like the mattress or feel like it's just not the right fit for you, you can simply return the product and get a full refund!

This makes buying a mattress online a breeze - and you don't have to be afraid of making the wrong choice.

Which level of mattress firmness is ideal?

Mattresses come in different degrees of firmness, ranging from very soft to very firm.

Navigating mattress firmness can be difficult - especially online.

But this is why we've created the Sleep Hero firmness scale, which we use in our mattress reviews to indicate firmness.

The scale ranges from 1 (the softest, like sleeping in jelly pudding) to 10 (the firmest, like sleeping on solid concrete).

This will help you make the right choice 😀

Different levels of mattress firmness

How do I choose the right mattress size?

You may have some idea on which mattress size you need, but you may also have some nagging questions about this.

The most popular standard mattress sizes in the UK include:

We help you figure out which one you need in our guide on choosing the right mattress size.

UK mattress sizes

What do I do with my old mattress?

You've just bought a new mattress.

Congratulations 🎉

But, wait. Now what? What do you do with your old mattress?

There are several ways to dispose of your old mattress:

  • You can discard your old mattress as bulky waste.
  • You can recycle your old mattress.
  • You can donate your old mattress to someone in need.
  • You can even re-sell your mattress if it's in good enough condition.

We go through all of them in detail in our guide on mattress disposal.

Did you know that many online mattress brands offer a removal and recycling service, where they pick up your old mattress for a nominal fee when they deliver your new one?
Some of our favourite mattress brands that offer this service include Emma, Eve, and Nectar.

Some of our favourite brands with removal & recycling services:

How do I clean a foam mattress?

We always recommend that you invest in a waterproof mattress protector to safeguard your mattress from stains and spills - but accidents happen.

There's no need to worry - our guide on cleaning a mattress has got you covered!

We look at different types of spills and stains and recommend different ways of removing them 🧼

Our favourite mattress protectors:

Can dust mites be killed?

Did you know that approximately 40% of the UK population suffers from one or more allergies?

According to the NHS, the most common allergy is hay fever (an allergy to grass and tree pollen) - followed closely by an allergy to dust mites.

This is bad news if you love your sleep 🥺

But, we don't see problems - we find solutions!

So, our handy guide on how to get rid of dust mites will tell you exactly what to do to get rid of those nasty little critters.

No more sneezes, thank you very much 🤧

Check back often

Don't see your FAQ listed or need help with something else?

Don't worry, we update our guides regularly.

You can also check out our blog section for more interesting queries and tidbits on mattresses, accessories, and sleep.

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