Can a good mattress make your sleep better?

, Can a good mattress make your sleep better?

Has it been more than 8 years since you’ve last replaced your current mattress? If your answer is ‘yes’, that is the first sign that your mattress is now due for a replacement. Other than the obvious reason that your mattress has gotten too old, other questions to ask yourself when considering whether or not to change your mattress include:

  1. Have you ever awoken feeling groggy?
  2. Do you feel better sleeping in a different bed, such as one at a hotel or at a relative’s house?
  3. Is there any sagging, bumps, or springs in your mattress?
  4. Is there a specific spot on your mattress where you must lie to fall asleep?
  5. Is falling asleep on the sofa almost as easy as falling asleep in your own bed?
  6. When you move in bed, does your mattress create any noise?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then your mattress is definitely depriving you of a good night’s sleep.

The average mattress can last somewhere between 7 to 10 years, depending on the quality of material used to make it. Other variables that affect a mattress’ lifespan include the sleeper’s weight, sleeping style and maintenance effort.


What makes the perfect mattress?

There are many things that go into deciding what makes the perfect mattress. For people with back problems, a mattress that is able to relieve body ache will be a top criterion, and for someone with limited budget, an affordable mattress with decent quality would be perfect. In short, there is no single perfect mattress that is made to meet everyone’s needs.

Budget, health issues, materials used, and lifestyle will all play an important role in choosing the perfect mattress for you. Therefore, it is important to talk to an expert to find out which aspects are the most important to you.

One  research on sleep has suggested that sleeping on a medium-firm mattress, particularly one with adjustable firmness, improves comfort, spinal alignment, and sleep quality. If you chronically suffer from body aches and pains, research reveals that the surface you sleep on has a major impact on your comfort. People who slept on medium-firm mattresses have been observed to have experienced less pain and fell asleep faster, according to a small 2015 research.

The perfect mattress should also be able to support your body weight change over a period of 8 years. That being said, the firmness of the mattress should also be able to be maintained for 5 to 8 years which also depends on the type of spring used.

Additionally, the perfect mattress should have a good spring system – preferably heat-treated spring coils that are longer-lasting, high quality foam and latex. The mattress should also be made with good quality upholstery fabric that is breathable so that perspiration and heat from the body doesn’t get trapped in the mattress. A mattress with high-quality upholstery is also less likely to turn yellow and mouldy after years of use.

For peace of mind, the perfect mattress should come with a strong international warranty programme that is found in several countries regionally and internationally. It is preferable for the founder of the business to be someone who is experienced and possesses high integrity about bringing good sleeping quality to all.


Mattress types and what matters most for quality sleep

Nowadays, the most common mattresses in the market are innerspring, foam and hybrid types. Foam comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, including polyurethane memory foam, natural latex, and synthetic latex.


Hybrid mattress

Hybrid mattresses are gaining popularity among consumers these days. They are considered to be very good mattresses and are often recommended by most chiropractors as the best mattress for spine support. In hybrid mattresses, steel coils are combined with layers of foam and textiles to provide immediate and long-term comfort. This results in hybrid mattresses being able to sustain many more years of use and not sagging or drooping as rapidly.

At Luxury Mattress Gallery, we offer superior type of hybrid mattresses with a mix of latex foam and heat-treated coil spring with chrome and nickel coating for longer use. We also emphasise on producing good and safe products that are free of methylene chloride.

Innerspring mattress

For consumers with limited budget, the innerspring mattresses with a low number of springs is usually a sensible option. The problem with innerspring mattresses is that the low number of springs or springs of poor quality may only last for a short number of years.


Foam mattress

The average lifespan of a foam mattress depends on the different types of materials used. Foam mattresses are often less expensive than their hybrid counterparts. However, these mattresses are known to maintain their shape poorly (they sink from body weight after a while) and are known to trap body heat.


Latex mattress 

Latex mattress is another form of mattress which is common among mattress manufacturers. Latex mattresses can be made from natural material or man-made synthetic latex. Latex mattresses do provide some level of comfort to consumers but it has also been known to trap body heat. Therefore, full latex mattresses are not very suitable to be used in countries like Singapore or in the Southeast Asian region where it is hot and humid all year round.


Downsides of normal foam mattress types

Despite its popularity and cheaper price, foam is often too hot and uncomfortable as a mattress material. They are also unsuitable for long-term use, as they will sink easily over time. Most mattresses with memory foam also contain potentially toxic materials, such as methylene chloride. This chemical, which was once used as a blowing agent, is potentially carcinogenic and can cause major health problems if it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes.

On the other hand, latex mattresses are also expensive and heavy. They may also have an unpleasant smell emanating from them. Because they’re heavy, this mattress type is also the hardest to clean, especially if you don’t have the strength to move them about.

At Luxury Mattress Group, we aspire to bring forward hybrid mattresses that are far superior in quality for Singapore compared to full foam and full latex. We are an honest and responsible mattress company that sells methylene chloride-free mattresses. Our spring mattresses are also not the normal pocketed spring types. Instead, we use heat-treated springs that are known for improved fatigue life, toughness, and ductility.

Among our most recommended luxury mattress brands are Van Vorst and SleepMatics. Both of these brands offer methylene chloride-free mattresses with heat-treated springs.


How to find the right mattress

Finding the right mattress is deeply dependent on personal and individual preferences. Nonetheless, you can follow these guidelines to start:

1. Try before you buy

There’s no substitute for actually trying out mattresses. Even if you prefer to search online, this can help you narrow things down quickly and determine what you like and don’t like. Another good way to start is by asking friends, relatives, or coworkers if they have any recommendations for mattress brands.

2. Take your time choosing

Experts recommend that you try out any mattress you’re thinking of buying for at least 15 minutes in your typical sleeping position. If being jolted by bed movement bothers you, look for mattresses that are built with individual pocketed-springs. To test its effectiveness, get a friend to sit on the bed with you to check if their motion transfers to where you’re lying down.

3. Look for longer sleep trials

If you like, you can choose a company that provides you with at least 90 days of free trial to test out a mattress, especially if you decide to buy one before checking it out. If you were to go with this option, make sure you understand their return policy so you know what to expect. Also, bear in mind that mattresses with 90-day free trials are usually Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) products. Normally, OEM mattresses are of subpar quality, just like mattresses in a box. These mattresses are able to be sold cheaply because they are also produced cheaply.

4. Read the warranty policy

Read the warrant policy to find out what type of written guarantee they provide for their consumer. In some situations, the company may offer you an exchange for a different mattress rather than a refund if you are not satisfied with their product.



So, yes, a good mattress can make a world of difference to your sleep quality. Buying a mattress is a big decision, as a mattress is a long-term investment that is likely to affect your comfort, spine health and overall well-being; not just your purse. Take time to find the right mattress that will make you happy, as you would finding the best car or the best apartment unit. At the end of the day, it’s worth knowing that you do indeed get what you pay for in a mattress, so choose well.

For more info on how to find the best mattress to suit your sleeping style, personal preference and budget, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.



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