Q : Iam after a Silentnight 4" divan,fully sprung base, with a
deep quilted miracoil no roll together medium firm mattress. Can
you help?


A : Our main recommendation to you would be that you visit a
couple of your nearest bed retailers and start to try different
beds for yourself and see what you like. There is no substitute to
trying before you buy and selecting the right one for you. If you
share your bed with a partner it is important that you try the bed
together to ensure you are both comfortable and supported. Don't
just sit on the edge and bounce up and down, actually lay down and
stay there for ten minutes or more. Do not be embarrassed about
lying on the beds in the showroom - that is what they are there
for!Key things to think about when you are buying are support,
comfort and size. Most beds are available in firm, medium and soft
ratings but these labels can vary from brand to brand. Comfort is
very subjective. There are no universal standards of firmness in
common usage in the UK. Because of this we don't give our beds a
firmness rating like some manufacturers. Your main aim is to
achieve good "posture" in bed. Too soft and your body will slouch -
often leading to back pain - and too firm and you will cause
discomfort at pressure points such as your hips and shoulder.
Ideally the mattress should mould to the shape of your body while
remaining supportive. When you lie on your side your spine should
be horizontal and you should be able to turn easily.Remember that
taking the time to try a new bed is a 10-minute investment to
ensure you get many years of comfortable sleep. Most retailers will
not exchange a bed if it proves not to be comfortable, so it's very
important to get it right first time.