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How to find the perfect mattress

How to find the perfect mattress

Are you tired of tossing and turning at night and waking up feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed? It might be time to invest in a new mattress! But with so many options available, it can be tough to know where to start. Here are few things you should consider before you go shopping:

Sleeping position

Are you a back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or a combination? Different mattresses cater to different sleeping positions, so it's important to consider how you like to sleep when shopping for a new mattress.

  • Stomach sleepers will require a firmer mattress to keep the neck, spine and hips aligned in a neutral position.

  • Back sleepers usually feel most comfortable on medium to plush mattresses that provide contouring and support around the lower back.

  • Side sleepers often feel most comfortable on medium to plush mattresses that contour to the curves of the body, as this takes the pressure off the shoulders, hips and neck.

Mattress types

Different types of mattresses can feel very different, so it’s important to think about what you prefer and what you need to get a good night’s sleep. Some mattresses are better for reducing sleep disturbance for instance, while others may feel firmer. To find a great mattress that is ideal for you, consider which type of mattress best fulfils your needs.



Made with a coil-based system, innerspring mattresses tend to be firmer and bouncier, providing the spinal support required by back-sleepers and stomach sleepers.

memory foam

Memory foam

Memory foam mattresses are best for providing pressure relief and deep contouring. The foam in the mattress is designed to curve to the body, which makes it ideal for side-sleepers and those struggling with back pain.



A blend of memory foam and springs, hybrid mattresses provide you with the best of both worlds. The coils used in hybrid mattresses provide spinal support and allow for airflow to regulate body temperature.


When shopping for a mattress, it's important to consider your budget. Mattresses come in a range of prices, from budget-friendly options to high-end luxury beds. It's important to set a realistic budget for yourself, taking into account the cost of the mattress, any additional components (like a bed frame), and any delivery or setup fees. It's also important to consider the long-term value of a mattress. A higher-priced mattress may have better quality materials, a longer lifespan, and a more comfortable sleeping experience. So, while it may be tempting to opt for a cheaper option, keep in mind that a good mattress is an investment in your health and well-being and may be worth the extra cost in the long run.

Mattress brands

The quality and feel of your mattress can vary between different  mattress brands, so it’s important to compare before settling on a mattress.

At Bedshed, we carry a range of trusted brands for you to choose from, including:

Which mattress brand is best for you?

Every mattress brand has its own benefits and specialties. The best brand for you, will depend on your needs. Here’s a few things to keep in mind.


If you are looking for a mattress brand that provides ample support and uses strong research to back up their claims, then Sealy might be the brand you are looking for. Brands such as Sealy and SleepMaker focus on medical research and technology in the design of their mattresses. Sealy mattresses are well-known for their posturepedic technology, which was developed with the help of orthopaedics. While SleepMaker mattresses offer products that are endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Tempur mattresses are well-known for their memory foam mattresses and were actually the first brand to adapt technology originally created by NASA into the Tempur foam mattresses we know and love today.


Bedshed carries a range of mattresses that are not only from Australian brands but are also locally-made. Mattresses such as the Sealy Posturepedic Elevate Mattress or the Insignia Chiro CU Mattress.

Finding the perfect mattress for you can be a challenge, but don't worry! With so many amazing mattresses out there, it's just a matter of discovering what works best for you and your needs. At Bedshed, we understand that everyone is different, and that's why we offer a wide range of mattresses designed to cater to a variety of different needs. Whether you prefer a plush, soft feel or a firmer, supportive feel, we're confident you'll find the right mattress for you when you shop with us. So, take your time, lie down and sleep on it!

If you need some help deciding, visit us in store. Our staff are experts in the bedroom and can help you to find the perfect mattress for you - or, if you’re shopping online, try out our handy mattress selector tool for help finding a mattress that will suit your needs.

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