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February 2019

Shopping For The Perfect Guest Room Mattress

Has it been a while since you refreshed your guest bedroom? Well one of the best things you can do to rejuvenate the space, is to get a new mattress that’s perfectly suited to your guest room.

To help you, we wanted to point out a few things that you should definitely consider when shopping for a guest mattress. It’s not just a case of buying cheap and hoping for the best, consider a guest room an extension of your own bedroom. Let us explain why!

Who will use the mattress?

It’s important to remember that although it’s great to find yourself a mattress that you really like; this mattress will mostly be used by someone else. Have a think about who will be using this mattress most of the time. Whether it’s friends or relatives, or just one person in particular; you need to carefully consider this when making a decision. You owe it to whoever your guest is, to find the same quality of mattress that you would want for your own bed.

If you often have more elderly guests then it’s worth considering a mattress that offers a medium support layer that is forgiving. Our Origins Pocket 1500 king size zip and link mattresses can accommodate a wide range of body weights. Making them an ideal solution for when you have different guests staying over often. In fact a number of boutique hotels in the UK use our Origins Pocket 1500 pocket sprung mattress in their luxury bedrooms.

BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 8 Stone / 50kgSoft
8-16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm

More often than not a medium spring tension will suit the largest weight ‘average’ range and is best for a guest room mattress. Especially if different people will be using it.

When you have much younger guests staying over, you could simply put a topper to the mattress to achieve that softer feel for them.

How often will it get used?

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Think about how often you have your guest(s) staying over. Do they often stay for a week or so? Or is it normally just for the odd night? Retired parents might often stay for longer or visit on more occasions than a friend who just visits for a long weekend every now and then.

It’s also worth thinking about investing in a high-quality Luxury Mattress if the guest room is frequently used by other members of the household. In fact we often hear from couples that sometimes use their John Ryan guest room mattress as a getaway if they need a night of peace on their own from their partner! Alternatively a decent guest room mattress can be useful in times of illness or sleep fatigue to squirrel yourself away in peace.

How big is your guest room?

Of course the actual size of your guest room will inform your decision when it comes to getting a new mattress. If the space is quite small then perhaps you’ll have to opt for a smaller single size bed. If the room is mainly used to accommodate children, then our Origins Comfort 1000 single size mattress would be an ideal choice. It has a medium spring tension, which offers perfect support for children whose bones are still growing. Plus, it has the softest upholstery layers for added comfort allowing a soft hotel mattress like feel.

If the room is spacious enough and you know that there will be guests staying and using the room for longer periods, then it makes perfect sense to opt for a something along the lines of a king sized bed. Zip and links are an ideal choice as these can be separated for two different sleepers or joined for a couple. They are superbly flexible.

How old is your current guest mattress?

The lifespan of a mattress is usually sold as around 7 years however, a quality mattress such as a John Ryan should last far in excess of this. Our mattresses could easily last 10 or more years with proper mattress care such as turning and rotating. Cheaper mattresses however may not get far past 2 years before showing signs of failure, especially in a guest bed. It may not be used as often as your own mattress, but it will still be subject to the same wear and tear that will affect a guest sleeper’s experience; especially when the mattress hasn’t been cared for properly.

Your own mattress is an investment in your quality of sleep, as well as your overall health and wellbeing, which is why you always need to consider working out your price per sleep. The same applies to your guest room mattress as well.

As well as spending as much as you can comfortably afford, it’s also important to ask questions and really think about what you need from a guest room mattress. At John Ryan, we pride ourselves on giving you all the information you need to make the most informed decision. We can guide you through all the details that matter, and if your guest room mattress is in need of a replacement; then we can help you find the one that’s right for you.

MattressCostGSMSpring CountCost per sleep
Origins Comfort 1000£52512501000£0.20
Origins Pocket 1500£62015501500£0.24
Origins Pocket Reflex 1000£57510201000£0.22
Origins Pocket Latex 1500£89518001500£0.35
Artisan 1500£96543001500£0.47
Artisan Tailored Pocket 2000£112039602000£0.43
Artisan Naturals£123539501600£0.48
Artisan Bespoke 004£158036001600£0.61
Artisan Luxury£173546001476£0.67
Artisan Bespoke£185051001600£0.72
Artisan Bespoke 002£197536002508£0.77
Artisan Bespoke 003£277556002508£1.08
Artisan Sublime£302554002508£1.18
Legacy£6715168004200£0.73 (25 yrs)

If you wanted to discuss the suitability of any of our mattresses for your guest room, please do not hesitate to contact our expert team today on 0161 250 9795.

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