Do I need a new mattress? And how do I find the perfect one for me?

Do I need a new mattress? And how do I find the perfect one for me?

Do I need a new mattress? And how do I find the perfect one for me?

The first of March marks The Sleep Council’s annual ‘National Bed Month’, creating awareness around the importance of a comfortable and supportive bed and its role in the quality of our sleep.

So, this March, The Sleep Council are encouraging us all to carry-out a bed MOT. With questions around the age, quality and look of your mattress, this tool can be a great indicator of whether you need an upgrade, and can be found here.

If it’s looking like 2019 is going to be the year you treat yourself to a new bed or mattress, the sleep council also rounded up some tips to help make that decision easier.

Firstly, they emphasise the importance of giving yourself enough time when trying each mattress. The choice between firm or soft, foam or spring, gel or latex can be one that you’ve never faced before and it’s important to learn the difference before making a decision. Find out more about find the perfect mattress with Silentnight’s Bed Buying Guide.

If the bed is also going to be for two, it’s advised that you and your partner engage in the decision making to make sure you both find a bed you’re going to be comfortable with. Always take into account any allergies or health conditions you may have that could be impacted by a new mattress, and ask advice from manufacturers or sales assistants as they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

The Sleep Council also highlight how the flexibility or rigidness of slats on a bed frame will affect the durability of the mattress overall, with flexible slats prolonging the life of a mattress. Following this, the material and type of bed frame your mattress will be placed on will also impact the feeling of the bed. If buying both a mattress and a bed frame it may be worth trying both together in-store.

Finally, looking at an environmentally sustainable mattress could be a good ethical choice in today’s climate. Silentnight have recently launched the Eco Comfort Breathe collection, which features breathable and sustainable fibres that combine to give you a fresh sleeping experience that doesn’t cost the Earth. In addition to this your old bed and mattress can be recycled, so refrain from throwing it away and put it towards your new mattress or recycle it where you can.

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60 night comfort exchange

Our comfort exchange gives you 60 nights to get really comfortable before making a decision. If you're still not loving your new mattress within 60 nights from delivery, you can exchange it for another mattress. It's as simple as that.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick your new mattress on the official Silentnight website
  2. Sleep on it for at least 28 nights as it can take a little time to adjust to a new mattress
  3. If you're not happy after the initial 28 nights you can exchange it for a new mattress, as long as you claim within 60 nights of delivery

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Before it gets to you your bed has been through a lot

  • All our mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards are made in the UK
  • All of our product meet European standards and exceed British standards
  • All our Upholstered beds and mattresses ordered through Shop.Silentnight are made to order
  • This means they are not stored for prolonged periods of time and are shipped to you direct from our factory.


  • Accredited onsite laboratory to bring the best products to you
  • Every Silentnight mattress type is tested to ensure it exceeds all British standards
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  • We are full members of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Program.
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