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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Finding Your Perfect Mattress With Dreams Beds

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Getting a good nights sleep is so important and that all starts with finding the perfect bed, well more importantly the perfect mattress! Finding the right mattress for you can make all the difference in getting a good nights sleep, so if you are struggling to get a good nights sleep have you ever wondered if perhaps you are sleeping on the wrong mattress? Why not let Dreams Sleep Match technology help you find out. They are the most recommended bed retailer in the UK after all!


Last month we were very excited to be invited along to our local Dreams store to test out their Sleep Match technology and find our perfect mattress to ensure a better nights sleep. I can't lie I practically jumped at the chance and darted straight down to my local Dreams store. I can't remember the last time I had a good nights sleep (although I think my two children do have to take some of the blame for that!) however my mattress has definitely been a big part of the problem. Its super old and dips in the middle offering no support at all, resulting in years of interrupted and uncomfortable sleep. Its safe to say both me and my husband were very excited about the prospect of a good nights sleep and a new mattress.


We were greeted by friendly staff as soon as we entered the store, the staff weren't pushy at all. The lovely lady we were greeted by asked if we needed any help and allowed us time to explore the store and then we were shown the Sleep Match technology. We brought our children along with us and the staff were amazing with them too, asking if any of us wanted a drink and even providing the kids with paper and pencils to colour in with.

Using the clever bed shown above and the amazing Sleep Match technology aims to find you a shortlist of mattresses to try out, narrowing down your search and helping you find the perfect mattress. But how does it work?

Before you begin a Dreams staff member will ask you a few questions and input your answers into the computer. These are simple questions such as name, age, preferred sleep position and if you currently suffer from any pain such as in your back or hips. The Sleep Match technology then uses 18 statistical measurements and over 1000 scientific calculations along with the information you provide via the questions to make its calculations.

As you lay in the bed above you is a large screen, after a short clip about the technology and sleep the screen actually creates a 3D image of you laying in the bed above you onto the screen, its pretty cool to watch! You begin by laying on your back, the machine will then ask you to switch to your normal sleep position whilst is performs some calculations, you then move back onto your back.


It takes less than 5 minutes for the calculations to be made and for the Sleep Match technology to identify the optimal postural support for your body and then recommends a list of suitable mattresses for you to try out in store.

We were given a list of 6 mattresses in a range of styles including pocket spring and Tempur as well as a range of different prices. We were actually matched with a "very firm" mattress which I was definitely very surprised about as it isn't the mattress type I would have gone for had we not tried the Sleep Match technology.


Walking into a bed shop like Dreams with so many mattresses to choose from can be pretty daunting.  But the Sleepmatch technology eliminates all of that because it narrows down a list of mattresses that it believes will be a perfect fit for you and your sleeping position/habits. It also may open your eyes to trying a different type of mattress than your originally thought you wanted. This was definitely the case for us with the very firm match we were given, however to our surprise it actually turned out to be the best match after all! 

Our number one match was the Mumsnet Kindred Mattress which is a combination of 3000 individual pocket springs (king size) and luxurious amounts of natural fillings. The mattress also features Natural cotton & wool layers for breathability and moisture control and Natural alpaca & bamboo layers with antibacterial properties. The very firm rating provides pressure relief and the pocket springs prevent roll together resulting in a great nights sleep. 


After trying out all of the mattresses we were matched with (several times!) we actually ended up choosing the very first bed we tried (and our top match) which was the bed shown above, the Mumsnet Kindred mattress. It seemed to be the best match for me and my husband over all and it got a thumbs up from the kids too who quite often come into our bed for cuddles in the morning.

I have to say the lovely lady from Dreams who was helping us out was SO patient with us, we really struggled choosing between two mattresses and went back and forth trying to decide, she was more than happy to help us and allowed us to take our time choosing. She was even able to offer her expert advice based on some of the things we were saying and was so knowledgeable about every mattress we tried and every query we had she could answer.


We were so excited for our new mattress to be delivered and we were kept up to date with our delivery the whole time. The day before our mattress was due to be delivery we received a text giving me an estimated 2 hour time slot delivery time. The next morning I received another text letting me know the name of my driver, our delivery time slot and even the vans registration number so I could keep an eye out for it arriving. There was even a mobile number on the text that I could use to contact the delivery driver direct in case I had any questions or issues which I thought was great!

The delivery itself went smoothly, the mattress arrived within the delivery time stated and the two drivers who delivered the mattress were so kind, friendly and helpful. They offered to take the mattress not only into the home but up into the bedroom for me as well saving me and my husband an evening of trying to haul our new very heavy mattress up the stairs.

When our bed arrived the knowledgeable delivery drivers gave us a Dreams leaflet explaining about the 40 night comfort guarantee, which basically means that if you are unhappy with your new mattress you can exchange it within 40 days. They also provided us with a sticker which has the year clearly labelled on of when we received our mattress, you then stick this to your new mattress. This helps to remind you to replace your mattress every 8 years (as recommended) and reminds you of the year of purchase.


As advised I unwrapped our mattress from the protective plastic covering and left to air hour for the rest of the day (around 5 hours). I then placed the mattress protector and sheets on top and dressed the bed as normal, although it looked so comfy I could have dived straight in it there and then!

I was a little apprehensive about how my first night sleep on the new mattress would go, after all I had switched from a old memory foam "soft" mattress to a brand new "very firm" mattress and it initially felt very hard to sleep on. I knew this would be the case though and whilst I did struggle to adjust for a few days my husband proclaimed he had the best nights sleep every from the very first night.

After about a week however I had completely adjusted and started realising I was actually waking us with less back pain than normal which was such a pleasant surprise.




We are now 30 days in to using our new mattress and I can honestly say it is amazing. It has really helped with my back and hip pain already and the firmness has actually helped both me and my husband get a better nights sleep as neither of us are woken up when the other rolls over. My husband says he is getting the best sleep he has ever had and I think this may be one of the first times in almost 12 years of being together we can finally agree on something! 

A bed is more than just somewhere to sleep, well at least it is for me anyway. Its my little sanctuary of space where I can relax and unwind, its a place where I can switch off and recoup from a long day. Its a place where my kids come bounding into on a morning for cuddles before school or to open their stockings on Christmas mornings. Bed is where my children come for cuddles when they are poorly and the place I find my calm when I am feeling poorly too. Its where bedtime stories are read and become real in our dreams and where a good nights sleep can make you feel on top of the world.

Finding the right mattress can make all the difference to all those things and so much more, so if your mattress needs replacing or you are struggling to get a good nights sleep why not let Dreams see if they can help you find the right mattress with their Sleep Match technology. Dreams really are the experts in sleep and really know what they are talking about when it comes to making sure we get the most comfortable night possible. It takes less than 5 minutes and could change the way you sleep forever.

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** This is a collaborative post with Mumsnet and Dreams beds. I received a fee and mattress for the purpose of this post and my time however all words, opinions and images are my own. I retain full control of this post.**

31 comments:

  1. Having a decent mattress is so important! I really notice a difference when I sleep somewhere else as my mattress is so good for my back.

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  2. What clever technology! Anything that makes it easier to get a good nights sleep is a winner with me :)

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  3. You've inspired me to finally replace our old mattress - it's been bad for much too long! I love the combination of technology & expert knowlege they have on offer!

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  4. As parents we all moan about not getting enough sleep but if the quality if sleep is good at least we rest assured that we've rested well. Dreams really have given so much thought into how to chose a mattress and it's great fun getting to try them out in store too.

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  5. I love the idea of this, I need to go and take a look x

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  6. We've just got a new bed and mattress after moving xx

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  7. Having a good mattress is SO important and is such a good investment. Especially when it comes down to something as important, as getting a good night's sleep x

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  8. We really need a new bed and mattress - I think we're going to go and give this a try!

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  9. we really need a new bed and mattress so going to check this out!

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  10. We need a new mattress, ours is now 11 years old! I'm just reluctant to spend the money, but I know I need to.

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  11. Since we've come home from holiday our mattress has been giving both of us a sore back. i think we will ave to check out a new one.

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  12. Our mattress is on its way out, so I will definitely give this a go when we replace it

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  13. I have Scoliosis and have always struggled to find a mattress that is comfortable. I'll have to pop along to Dreams and see if they can help me!

    Louise x

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  14. Making sure you have the perfect bed is such a big thing! It really can effect your sleep if you don't get it quite right. It seems like Dreams are trying to make it easy!

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  15. I think it is great that you can go in store, try out the beds and bed matched to the right one and delivery sounds like a breeze.

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  16. Having a great mattress is so important we recently upgraded ours earlier this year.

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  17. A good mattress is so important isn't it. I love how much effort Dreams go to to ensure you have a perfect match.

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  18. It is so important to find your perfect mattress. We are in need of a new one ourselves.

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  19. This is such a cool idea for it to monitor you laying on a bed to recommend a mattress x

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  20. This sounds fantastic and just what I need!! I am in need of a new mattress too, has mine a a great big spring that sticks right into my back.

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  21. It is so important to get a good nights sleep, it impacts everything. On reflection I probably need a new mattress.

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  22. I love how they are using technology to really match the right mattress with people. We are thinking of changing our whole bed set up when we move so I will definitely consider this.

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  23. So great to hear you are waking up and have less back ache thanks to your new mattress!

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  24. It's amazing what a difference a good mattress can make to your sleep. I think a firm mattress is so much better for back support

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  25. We replaced ours with a memory foam one last year and made such a difference! Looks like you got some brilliant service from start to finish at Dreams

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  26. A good mattress is super important for sure. Looks like you will be cosy now for sure xx

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  27. The technology aspect sounds like a perfect way to get the right mattress for you - something I never seem to manage to do haha
    Debbie

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  28. Oh gosh we so need a new mattress. Amazing what technology can do now.

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  29. Wow! Who knew buying a bed was so high tech - you've made me want to go and see what suits us best!

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  30. This is brilliant, the technology is amazing and I would love to use it as I have no clue what type of mattress I need just that its not the one I currently have!

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  31. That mumsnet mattress looks so comfortable! I much prefer a firm mattress, they're so much better for my back.

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