Here in the UK the majority of us sleep on sprung mattresses. However on the continent, foam mattresses are a more popular choice. At the Natural Bed Company we supply a wide range of foam and sprung mattresses, so you have the option of both!

Foam Mattresses

• Foam and latex mattresses tend to be thinner than sprung mattresses, and are therefore easier to handle. Also the finer profile particularly suits our many contemporary, low beds.

• Our foam mattresses roll up and are vacuum packed – this ensures that they are easy to ship, and are generally compact enough to ensure access is not an issue.

• Foam and latex mattresses are good for those with dust mite allergies: there is nowhere in a foam mattress for them to live!

Most importantly of all we have confidence in the quality and comfort of the foam and latex mattresses that make up our collection.

Sprung Mattresses

Sprung mattresses allow for greater ventilation as they incorporate large pockets of air. If you tend to get uncomfortably warm at night, a sprung mattress may be the right choice for you.

• With the exception of our Rolled Sprung Mattress 1000, all our sprung mattresses come flat. However, our couriers always deliver to too room of choice as standard, so you won’t have to manoeuvre this yourself!

• Sprung mattresses tend to be require less chemical treatment than foam mattresses. They also often contain natural materials such as wool and cotton. You can find out more about our eco-friendly mattresses in our other blog – Eco Friendly Mattress Range.

Is Memory Foam for you?

Unlike other mattresses, memory foam mattresses change beneath you as the weight and warmth of your body softens the foam underneath.

Memory foam mattresses are usually one-sided; the memory foam layer is on the top and is often between 3-7cm deep. This type of mattress therefore is designed not to be flipped. You can rotate a memory foam mattress if you wish, but if your body has already formed a shape in the mattress, this may feel different for the first few nights.

Other mattress types should ideally be turned three or four times a year to ensure their longest possible life.

Firm or Soft?

The terms ‘firm’, ‘soft’, ‘medium’ are all based on individual perception. Various manufacturers may use the same word or phrase to describe very different mattresses. We describe our mattress collection as we feel is appropriate, but we can’t guarantee it will match your personal response. We can assure you however that the terms chosen are accurate in relative terms, between the mattresses we stock.

Wherever possible, we recommend that you try out the mattress you intend to buy. We only have our one showroom in Sheffield, UK, but you can always get in touch with us if you’d like to chat about our mattresses.


Please don’t forget it can take up to a week for the body to adjust to a new mattress. Although ready for use on delivery, it can also take a few days for a vacuum packed mattress to fully expand. So even if your new mattress feels a little strange at first, it is worth giving it some time to be sure of the result!

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