I need to buy a new mattress for my slatted king size bed.

Mrs Ingrid Metcalfe asked
25th October 2018

Hi, could you please give me some advice on what mattress to order. I am 1.5m and 57kg and sleep on my side mainly and sometime my back. My husband is 1.85m and 80 kg and sleeps on his back.
We currently have a 9 year old Tempur mattress which I ve never liked that much. We have a good quality slatted base.
We don’t mind the price range.
We will consider a zip link.
Hope this is enough information.

1 Answer
Lee Lelant
answered 7 months ago

Hi Ingrid, 
Thanks for your question. 
At your body weights you would be matched with a Medium spring tension to get the right level of support;

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

However, you are borderline between a Soft and Medium spring. For a bit more give choose the Soft. For a bit more supportive feel choose the Medium spring. 
The only restriction is from yourself being a side sleeper. Side sleepers need to avoid anything too firm in the top layers as this will simply cause pressure point pains in places such as shoulders, hips and knees. Back sleepers aren’t really restricted. 
Have a look at medium feeling models in the comfort layers such as our Origins Pocket 1500 or Artisan Naturals. The predominant difference here is that the Artisan range is constructed from natural fillings and not only do they last longer as standard but also give a cool sleep surface. 
Both of these models in a Zip and Link option are fine to be used with a slatted base as long as the gaps are no bigger than 3″. If they are then you would simply need to place some standard sheets of MDF, plywood or pegboard. 

If the base is sprung slatted then you may want to board the base straight away to prevent a ridge from forming in the middle where the mattress attempts to conform to the dip. 

I hope this helps but if you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact our office on 0161 437 4419.
Kind Regards, Lee.