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Mattress Information

Standard Bonnell Sprung

Bonnell springs are a series of connected springs with a border of wire for additional support and to retain shape. As the springs are connected, this provides excellent support over the entire sleeping area which helps to prevent the build-up of pressure points. Bonnell sprung mattresses are usually lighter and easier to turn. These offer excellent value for money.

Belfield Direct’s range of Ultra and DreamSleep mattresses offer unparalleled comfort and value Ultra and DreamSleep mattresses

Pocket Sprung

Pocket sprung mattresses have individually wrapped coils that are contained within their own pocket. As the springs are not attached to one another they are able to move independently providing better support. As the movement is independent, it also helps to prevent ‘roll together’ if you sleep with a partner. These are excellent for sleepers who prefer a springy feeling.

Belfield Direct’s pocket sprung mattresses are available to order online here Pocket Sprung mattress

Memory Foam Toppers

Memory foam material transforms into the natural shape of your body providing a more tailored experience. Memory foam is often recommended for individuals suffering from back pain, joint pain and aching muscles as the material enhances the natural curve of the spine.

Because memory foam upholds a person’s shape, the mould formed helps to prevent ‘roll together’ if you sleep with a partner. Memory foam is also very helpful for those that suffer with allergies. This is because their composition is very dense making it nearly impossible for foreign bodies to penetrate them, even dust mites!

  • Our DreamSleep memory foam toppers are available in 2 thicknesses at a very competitive price

MATTRESS CARE

To keep your mattress at its best and improve its lifespan, all mattresses should be turned regularly. Turning your mattress will allow the fillings to settle evenly and help reduce depressions in the mattress. They should also be rotated regularly.  Memory foam does not need turning over but should be rotated.

The fillings in all mattresses will settle and it is perfectly normal for a slight indentation to remain in the mattress after settling.

As the centre of the bed can receive little or no use, a ridge can sometimes appear down the centre. This does not mean the mattress has sagged or failed, its is purely that the 2 sides which are used will compress slightly with use. Regular turning and rotating can help with this.

Use a mattress protector!  This can keep dust mites at bay of which an estimated 1 million can make a home in your bed! For this reason, mattress protectors are highly recommended for individuals who suffer from allergies. It also helps to protect from salts and minerals in perspiration which can discolour your mattress.

  • As an added bonus, our DreamSleep mattress protectors are made from a unique CoolTouch material which helps to keep body temperature at an optimal level for your most comfortable night’s sleep ever.

MATTRESS FACTS!

  • There is no official designation or government standard that will qualify a mattress to be designated as orthopaedic.
  • Before platform foundations were invented, mattresses used to be supported by cross-woven ropes that stretched across wood frames. In fact, the phrase “sleep tight” originated from this time period when people would regularly have to tighten their bed’s ropes.
  • The sprung mattress was invented by a German, Heinrich Westphal in 1871.
  • Today’s pocket spring mattresses were invented over 100 years ago by English-born James Marshall, a machinist and engineer who eventually settled in Canada. They were originally known as Marshall Coils.
  • Memory foam was developed for NASA in the 70’s as a way of improving seat cushioning and crash protection for airline pilots and passengers!