Independent Jan 21, 2019

18 best mattresses

January 21, 2019

If you’re struggling to get enough sleep, it may be time for a new mattress.

According to the Sleep Council, you should change your mattress every seven years, or when you start waking up with stiffness or aches and pains. Other tell-tale signs include not sleeping as well as you did a year ago, or noticing that you sleep better in other beds. It’s also worth checking your mattress for wear and tear, although be warned the signs that you need a new one aren’t always visible.

Traditionally, the most popular type of mattress was pocket sprung, in which the springs are sewn into individual fabric pockets. But the new generation of bed-in-a-box, vacuum-packed mattresses, usually made of foam, latex or a mixture, are taking off big time – as are hybrids between the two.

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