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One in three Australians suffers from backaches, and one of the most common causes is sleeping on a bed without enough support. Yet we rarely ask ourselves, “Is it time to replace our mattress?”
There are a few tell-tale signs that indicate it’s time to throw your old mattress out and replace it with a new one. Some of them are pretty clear, like if your mattress showing signs of damage or is beginning to sag where you lay, or if your springs are noticeably squeaky, but others aren’t so apparent. For instance, if you wake up with muscle or joint stiffness, that could be a sign that it’s time to replace your mattress. Or, if your mattress is over six years old, it might be time to replace it.
Old mattresses also tend to be full of dust mites, as well as other unwanted bacteria. This can impact a mattresses’ breathability, which in turn may cause your skin to break out.
Gone are the days you had to head to your local retail park to find what deals they had, and probably overpay for the quality of mattress you’re getting. In fact, it’s never been easier to buy a mattress online. You can find dozens of great deals on hotel-quality mattresses and get them sent straight to your door.
Expect mattresses with exceptional quality materials, as well as the capability of wicking away moisture, providing support for your spine, relieving pressure points, and preventing motion transfer so you can sleep undisturbed. They come vacuum sealed and rolled up, and, once opened and laid out for a few hours, take their normal shape. The mattress-in-a-box phenomenon is truly going full throttle.
So, with that said, we’ve gathered all the mattresses in a box that everyone’s talking about right now so you can find the perfect one for your slumber.
Emma Comfort Mattress, now $649, was $1,298
The German team at Emma has worked tirelessly to design the perfect mattresses at affordable prices for us Aussies. This one suits all different body types and is comfortable for both back and side sleepers.
It has numerous awards under the sheets and is recognised as Europe’s most awarded mattress and, better yet, won the award for Best Mattress 2020 by CHOICE, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group.
There are three layers of high-density and quality memory foam with seven different zones that offer support to your resting body. It even features smart technology known as zero-motion transfer, so if your partner is a restless sleeper or has to be up early for work, you can get an undisturbed night’s rest.
From July 18, 2023 to July, 31 you can get this mattress for up to 55% during Emma Sleep’s Christmas in July sale.
Ecosa Mattress, now $862.50, was $1,150
Made up of five layers, the Ecosa Mattress is engineered to support the natural alignment of your spine. The top layer is infused with gel particles for temperature stabilisation. Great for those nights when you can’t decide if you’re feeling hot or cold. Underneath is the pressure point supporting layer that prevents motion transfer. Compared to normal latex, this cell foam layer is just as bouncy but more durable and breathable.
And from June 12 until July 2, 2023 you can get this highly rated mattress for up to 35% off during Ecosa’s EOFY sale.
The Koala Mattress, now $840, was $1050
The fact a Koala mattress has 25,000 5-star reviews should give you some indication of the brand’s quality.
The Koala Mattress is designed to suit all types of sleepers, with easily customisable firmness levels and three different zones of support. The Lyocell Sleep Surface is made with TENCEL Lyocell fibre, known for being a super comfortable layer that can wick moisture away from you.
The Flippable Kloudcell Comfort layer is where customisation comes into play; it’s double-sided so you can choose between medium-firm for a more supportive feel or the comfort layer for a slightly softer mattress. The mattress’s core is the ideal foundation, with three different targeted high-density support zones that relieve the tension from your pressure points.
The Koala Calm As Mattress, now $1,359.20, was $1,699
Those with a sensitive back, hip or joints will find some relief with Koala’s Calm As Mattress, which comes with adjustable firmness levels, so you can customise it by unzipping and flipping between its medium-firm or firm support. It’s also got zero-disturbance tech, meaning you won’t be disturbed by a sleeping partner’s tossing and turning, and tech that helps your body feel cool and dry, even on muggy nights.
As with all Koala’s other mattresses, you can try it for 120 days and, if you’re not a fan, return it with free pick-up in metro areas. If you do keep it though, you’ll be happy to hear it comes with a 10-year warranty.
Atlantis Mattress, $2,149
Though this technically isn’t a bed in a box, it’s still worth a mention, as it still easily be delivered to your door, and free of charge, too.
This mattress is made with a super-soft quilt cover, pressure-relieving comfort layers and, best of all, a changeable support system to create firmer or softer feels. Its support system is also multi-zoned to optimise body contouring and minimise any partner disturbance.
The mattress comes with a 10-year warranty, 100-night comfort guarantee and the satisfaction that you’re helping support the local economy – Atlantis is 100% Australian-made and owned.
Ergoflex 5G Memory Foam Mattress, now $681.85, was $1,049
This mattress was made to alleviate back paint, sore joints and poor circulation with its support. An engineered airflow layer at its core helps you maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature by preventing warmth from building up within the mattress. The mattress’ memory foam also works to dispense heat more efficiently. And a 9cm top layer in the mattress will shape to anybody, so you won’t be disturbed if sleeping with a partner.
The Eva Mattress, now $825, was $1200
The Eva Mattress uses both memory foam and pocket springs so you can get the benefits of both. The springs minimise motion transfer so your slumber isn’t disturbed by your co-sleeper getting up in the night. The memory foam layers are made with gel beads to maintain the perfect temperature so you don’t overheat in the warmer nights, or lose the heat when it’s cold.
Unlike most mattresses, the Eva Mattress is supported along the edges, which is great for side sleepers who don’t like the feeling of the edges caving as you tuck yourself into the corner.
In the centre of all these layers is a dense foam that provides a perfect degree of firmness to support your spine. The latex layer is naturally dust-mite resistant and antimicrobial, featuring an open-cell and pinhole structure. It’s breathable and flexible so you can comfortably roll over without it being too firm.