FAQ

Is a firm mattress better for a person with back problems?
No. It is a popular misconception that a mattress has to be firm to be good for you. Although some people may prefer a firmer feel, a mattress that provides correct support with low pressure points is a far better option. A mattress that is too firm will not support the body evenly, thus creating pressure points, usually at the shoulders and hips which can result in a disturbed sleep.
What is the difference in the spring units?

There are numerous spring systems available on the market, with the premium beds using individual heat tempered springs, which greatly reduce partner disturbance and eliminates roll together. All our springs units are heat tempered.

Premium zoned mattresses will also offer targeted support to hip and shoulder regions. In the mid price range, most beds use continuous spring support systems. The most advanced of these systems use continuous heat tempered wire springs, which are linked head to toe to help prevent roll together. Cheaper beds generally use spring systems where springs are linked across the bed, and in some instances increase roll together. These beds won’t give the same life of more advanced spring systems.

Does the feel of the mattress change with time?

It may take a few weeks for you to become accustomed to your new sleeping surface. In a top quality mattress, the comfort layers will mould to your body shape, enhancing your sleeping comfort. Generally, beds will soften over time. While comfort layers won't break down, it must be noted that everyone's body changes over time and these changes may lead to the mattress feeling different.

What is the difference between natural Latex Gold rubber and synthetic latex rubber?

Latex Gold is made from 100% natural rubber, whereas some manufacturers using the ’talalay’ process produce a synthetic rubber which can be made from raw materials derived from substances such as coal, oil, natural gas and acetylene.

What is the difference between foam and latex rubber?

Latex is a natural product where foam is synthetic. Pure latex rubber has the ability to disperse moisture, is antibacterial, mould free and dust free. Latex gives 100% rebound providing orthopaedic support.

How do I know if I need a new bed?

Your body should tell you when it’s time for a new bed. If you regularly wake up feeling stiff and sore or if you are not sleeping as well as you did a year ago, it may be time to replace what you’re sleeping on. At least twice a year, check for visible signs of wear and tear and ask yourself if you’re sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago. If worse, a new bed may be the answer to improve your sleep.

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What are the basic elements of an ensemble?

There are four basic elements of an ensemble:

There are four basic elements of an ensemble:

  • The quilted top
  • The comfort layers
  • The core unit (mostly innerspring)
  • The base

Each of these work together to provide customised comfort and different levels of firmness. Characteristics that affect firmness are thickness (or gauge) of the wire in the spring unit, the combination and quantity of the comfort layers and the quilting material.

Why doesn't my linen fit my new mattress?

Today’s plusher, premium bedding feature increased mattress heights. Older type sheets may not fit these new mattresses however most linen manufacturers are increasing the depths of their fitted sheets. Our mattress heights vary between different models so if you would like to use your existing bedding and are worried that they won't fit, contact us for measurements.

How do I select the right bed and what are your bed measurements?

Always buy the biggest bed you can. The more room you have in your bed the better quality of sleep you will have, especially if you’re sleeping with a partner. Two people sleeping together should select a queen or preferably a king size mattress and base to ensure both individuals have enough space for a good nights sleep.

Our standard mattress and base dimensions are as follows:

DESCRIPTION MATTRESS (cm) BASE (cm)
Single 188x91 188x91
Long Single 203x91 203x91
King Single 203x107 203x107
Double 188x137 188x137
Long Double 203x137 203x137
Queen 203x153 203x153
King 203x167 203x83.5 (x2)
Super King 203x183 203x91.5 (x2)
Californian King 203x203 203x101.5 (x2)
Do Beds R Us sell children's beds?

Yes. We have 2 great pop up beds perfect for kids' rooms, giving you the flexibility of a hidden pop up bed for when friends sleep over. We also have single and king single sizes available in all of our bed ranges, remember children also need a supportive mattress for their growing bodies so purchase a quality mattress in the right size that will last. Consider buying a King Single; the extra space means your child will have the space to grow.

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