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What is a pocket sprung mattress?

A pocket sprung mattress has individual springs that are sewn into their own individual sleeves or pockets, so the springs can work independently of each other. These tend to be more expensive mattresses, in the best fabrics with the best fillings.

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How do I clean a memory foam mattress?

Use a carpet cleaner. You can remove the cover on some mattresses but be very careful how you wash you them, hand wash only and dry naturally on a clothes line.

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How long should a mattress last?

A good mattress should last 8 years or more. If you need a new mattress please get in touch today to find out our latest deals.

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Are memory foam mattresses hot?

Some people have said that they can feel hot, but not all of them do. Needless to say, the mattress doesn’t generate heat, it's only your body that does that, hot air rises so your bed covers will keep the heat in. So, if you find you are getting hot you may need to put thinner layers of bed covers on your bed. Alternatively, you can look at cool touch fabrics that some mattresses use, or cool feel memory foam mattresses or cool gel-type mattresses. These are all available with Dial a Mattress.

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What is a latex mattress?

Latex is made from a naturally occurring product and is a processed resin from the rubber tree, (there is also a synthetic version). Being natural it breathes naturally, and moulds to your body shape in a similar way to memory foam. There are various different latex mattresses, normally it's just a layer of latex over a foam base or over springs, or over pocket springs. It is generally only put on the more expensive mattresses.

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What size is a cot bed mattress?

Standard size for a cot bed mattress is 70*140cm

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Which cot bed mattress should I choose?

Cot mattresses are like any other mattress, there are lots of different ones, for example, foam, spring and pocket spring. It’s a case of the more you spend the more you get, so always buy the best one you can afford. If your comparing sprung with foam mattresses, the sprung ones are definitely more comfortable

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How to choose a mattress for back pain

This is a personal thing that depends on the cause of your back pain. My personal opinion is that you need a firm mattress if you have back pain, certainly if my back is very bad and the muscles have gone into spasm from overexertion the only comfortable place to be is lying on the floor. Regular exercise is beneficial, regular walks, combined with Sit-ups. Where there is a curving of the spine, you need a softer mattress.

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What are the best mattresses?

The best mattresses have high pocket spring counts and use natural fillings for example wool, cashmere, and silks. Others have memory foam or latex, it depends on the support you are looking for.

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