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How to choose the right bed

Everyone is different

On average, we spend around a third of our life sleeping so choosing the right bed is very important. It’s easy to buy mattress and base sets online but harder to know which one will be right for us. Everyone is different, and there are a lot of variables that combine to produce a good night’s sleep but, whether you’re looking for a King mattress NZ, or a single for the kids, here are the three most important things to consider:

3 Key elements

How to choose the right mattress


Posture is the position and alignment of your body. When sleeping, your shoulders should be parallel with your hips so that your spine is not curved laterally.


Comfort is the way the bed feels and is mostly a matter of personal preference. The foam layers provide comfort and should reduce pressure points.


Support is the way the bed suspends your body. Firm does not necessarily mean supportive. Proper support comes from good postural alignment while sleeping.

What’s in MyBed?

We believe that every good mattress starts with a quality pocket spring system and as such all MyBed mattresses are pocket sprung… But what else is inside? Here is a brief glossary of terms that you may encounter:

Pocket spring mattress system

Pocket Spring: Individual coils each contained in a separate fabric pocket allowing every spring to move independently from each other. This type of construction allows different spring rates to be employed in “zones” across the bed to improve support.

Zoned pocket spring

Zoning: The human body carries weight disproportionately with approximately fifty percent carried in the middle third of the body. By increasing the firmness of the springs across the middle of the bed the spring unit can support the body’s weight better improving postural alignment.

Flexi-slat base

Edge Support: An additional row of springs made from a heavier gauge of wire that run around the outside edge of the mattress. They are firmer and increase support when sitting on or sleeping close to the edge of the mattress.

Lofted top mattress

Lofted Top: The foam comfort layers are contained in the top of the mattress. The top is sewn directly onto the border.

Pillow top mattress

Pillow Top: The foam comfort layers are in a semi-detached pillow top connected with a gusset to the border. This enables them to better cradle the sleeper and move with a degree of independence from the spring unit allowing them to sleep closer to the edge of the bed effectively increasing the usable surface area.

Euro top mattress

Euro Top: This is when the mattress is heavily padded. The foam comfort layers require their own border separate to the border containing the spring unit. This helps the mattress to maintain its shape correctly.

Comfort foam mattress

Comfort Foam: A durable medium density polyurethane foam used primarily as an isolating or stabilizing layer between spring systems and comfort foam layers.

Wave foam mattress

Wave Foam: Wave foam (or convoluted foam) is cut in an egg carton shape giving it a variable density that allows it to better conform to your body helping to reduce pressure points.

Plush foam mattress

Plush Foam: Plush foam is a high density kind of reflex foam that is similar to memory foam. It incorporates thousands of tiny bubbles that compress to conform to your body and bounce back when pressure is removed.

Memory foam mattress

Memory Foam: Memory foam works similarly to convoluted foam but is denser and retains its shape when its deformed providing additional comfort and support as well as holding heat for a warmer feeling bed.

Latex foam mattress

Latex Foam: Latex is a long lasting natural product with anti-bacterial properties. It’s closed cell structure helps reduce dust retention making it naturally hypoallergenic.