6 Things To Look For When Buying A Mattress


If you’ve been losing sleep or waking up feeling tired and achy, your mattress is probably due for an update. But not every mattress has the same to offer—it’s important to choose one that fulfils your own, personal needs and requirements. To get you started, here are six things to look out for in order to find your perfect mattress. Make sure to check out the winners of this year’s Comfort Awards for more great bedding as well!

One of the best things you can do for your body is to get hold of a mattress that offers plenty of adaptability. After all, different body types need support in different areas, and one-size-fits-all doesn’t, in fact, fit all. Look out for mattresses that come with features for various body types, as they will likely revolutionise your sleeping habits.

We recommend… dormiente Natural Deluxe Regulus Mattress
This mattress comes with a natural latex core and prides itself on finely tuned body adaptation. In fact, it comes in two different models, each one optimised for a different physique. While both models are designed with orthopaedic incisions to support painful shoulders, the “female” mattress has extra incisions around the hip area.


POA, available at dormiente.sg

It’s important to decide what kind of firmness you’re looking for before you dive into mattress-shopping. Many people love the feeling of sinking into their bed, making a softer mattress the ideal. However, a very firm mattress will give you great back support, making for a particularly healthy sleeping experience. If you suffer from back pain, you might want to reach for the latter.

We recommend… Born In Colour Sofzsleep Chiro
Extra firm and made with all-natural and toxin-free latex for your ultimate comfort, this mattress is equipped with a plush microperforated topper for increased breathability. The firmness of the Sofzsleep Chiro ensures a natural spinal alignment and long-lasting support for your back.

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From $1,650, available at bornincolour.com

Motion separation
If you share your bed with someone else, motion separation can help you both achieve a better night’s sleep. Motion separation allows you to move the springs on one side of the bed without affecting the other side, meaning that you won’t be bothered by you partner’s twisting and turning.

We recommend… Castlery Will Mattress
The Will Mattress comes with high-density pocket springs to gently support every part of your body while you sleep. Its focus is on sensitive motion separation, ensuring that any movement from other parts of the bed don’t affect your own sleep.


From $699, available at castlery.com

While there is a great variety of mattresses out there, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as personalising your sleeping experience to suit your exact needs. Having a mattress with interchangeable cores and layers also allows you to switch things up from time to time, meaning that you will never get bored of your mattress.

We recommend… King Living Sleep+ 9008
King Living makes it their mission to give you complete control over your comfort. The Sleep+ mattress series is entirely customisable, from interchangeable mattress cores to comfort layers made of latex, memory foam and hybrid materials. A customisable cover in CoolFit, WarmFit and AirFit gives this mattress a final touch of personalisation.


POA, available at kingliving.com.sg

Price range
No matter how many bells and whistles you’re looking for in your ideal mattress, at the end of the day you have to stick to your budget. Make sure to scour the market thoroughly before you purchase a mattress, checking that you are not getting scammed along the way. Any mattress that costs suspiciously little (or way too much!) is probably not worth it. Aim for a reasonable price, and don’t feel the need to splurge—many fantastic mattresses are very affordable.

We recommend… MattX Latex Memory Foam Mattress
By combining natural latex and memory foam, the MattX brings you the ideal balance of comfort and support with just the right amount of firmness. At an affordable price, it’s equipped with Cool Gel Memory Foam, ideal in our hot climate. The mattress cover, made of knitted TENCEL fibres, helps to absorb additional moisture and keep you cool at night.


From $499, available at beddingaffairs.sg

Trials and warranties
Last but not least, watch out for mattresses that don’t come with a warranty, as that generally indicates that they’re not very long-lasting. Trials are also a promise of quality, allowing you to test the mattress and return it if it doesn’t live up to your expectations.

We recommend… Haylee Mattress
The Haylee mattress combines Aeroflo Foam and Cool Gel Memory Foam layers for optimum ergonomic support, motion isolation, airflow and temperature regulation. Made with sustainable bamboo fibres, the anti-fungal and anti-microbial knitted covers for the foam layers can be easily removed for washing. Each mattress also comes with free delivery and a lengthy 10-year warranty, plus a 100-day free trial for peace of mind.


From $499, available at haylee.sg

This post was adapted from an article originally published in the SquareRooms Mid-Year Special.