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One in three Australians suffer from backache, with one of the most common cause of it being sleeping without enough support. Yet, still, 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, including if your mattress shows signs of damage or is beginning to sag where you lay, if you wake up with muscle or joint stiffness, if your springs are noticeably squeaky, or if your mattress is over six years old.
Old mattresses also tend to be full of dust mites, as well as other unwanted bacteria that 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. Nowadays, 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.
The Emma Original Mattress, $411.95, was $749
The Emma mattress is arguably the most talked-about mattress to come out of the mattress in a box phenomenon.
The team at Emma worked tirelessly in Germany to design the perfect mattress at an affordable price for us Aussies. It 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 full night’s rest.
Ecosa Mattress, $849, was $1099
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. 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.
The Eva Mattress, $900
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 distrurbed 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 that 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.
The New Koala Mattress, $1050
The fact a Koala mattress has 25,000 5-star reviews should give you some indication of the brand’s quality.
The New 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 core of the mattress is the ideal foundation, with three different targeted high-density support zones that relieve the tension from your pressure points.