bed & mattress buying guide
finding your perfect bed
discover the difference
Don't know your comfort layers from your support systems? You've come to the right place. We've created this quick guide to help you discover the mattress of your dreams with total ease.
A gel-infused layer that actively responds to your body as you sleep, providing pressure relief and ease of movement for a more comfortable sleep.shop geltex
Perfect for hot sleepers, our Eco Comfort Fibres™ are highly breathable, so you can enjoy a fresher, cooler night's sleep.The fibres are also made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, to bring you incredible comfort that won’t cost the planet.shop eco
A naturally sourced silk, wool and cashmere layer that regulates your body temperature and wicks away moisture. The premium natural fillings remove allergens from the air and are chemical treatment free, for a cleaner sleeping environment.shop naturals
A responsive layer that allows you to move easily throughout the night, providing optimal body support and helping you enjoy an undisturbed night’s sleep.shop latex
Sink into a blissful night’s sleep with the cocooning nature of memory foam, which relieves built up pressure within the body and absorbs energy as you sleep, perfect if you're a restless sleeper.shop memory
Individual pocket springs adjust to your body weight, providing ease of movement and an undisturbed night's sleep. Mirapocket® springs offer zoned support, scientifically proven to improve your spinal alignment and posture.shop mirapocket
Offering zoned support without disturbing your partner, Miracoil® springs are scientifically proven to improve your spinal alignment and posture, for luxiourious comfort and support personal to you.shop miracoil
Cocooning the body from head to toe, a foam support system, provides you with a comfortable night’s sleep. Memory foam offers unparalleled support to help improve your spinal alignment and posture.shop memory foam
bed & mattress sizes
Time to get sized-up. Measure up your space, allowing for space to move around the bed. We recommend the largest bed that will fit and a mattress at the same size as your bed base. Here are our standard UK mattress sizes:
Single mattresses measure 90 x 190cm (3' x 6'3"). A single bed is ideal for children, guest rooms, and attic spaces.
Double mattresses measure 135 x 190cm (4'6" x 6'3"). A UK double bed is ideal for single adults & couples with limited space.
King Size mattreses measure 150 x 200cm (5' x 6'6"). A UK king size bed is perfect for couples, and is easy to find bedding to fit.
Super king size mattresses measure 180 x 200cm (6' x 6'6"). A UK super king mattress & bed is the best choice for couples with the space to spare. Equivalent to 2 single beds.
bed assembly instructions
Bases with Castors or Legs
We hope you're happy with your new Silentnight divan. Please find assembly instructions for Silentnight bases with castors or legs below. If you have any problems, don't hesitate to give our customer service team a call
bed & mattress tips
Need some more help with your decision? Check out these helpful guides.
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