You would think picking a new mattress is easy right? You go into the store, lie on a few mattresses and purchase the perfect one. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple.


On average people will sleep on their mattress for at least 10 years so it’s important that you do your research! 



There’s nothing more annoying than your feet hanging off the end of your mattress or being constantly kicked and nudged by your partner while you’re trying to sleep. Experts say that mattress size plays a huge role in your quality of sleep. If you’re sharing with a partner ensure that you can both lay with your hands behind your head without touching elbows.


Mattress sellers will use all kinds of labels to trick you into purchasing their product. There is no official organisation that certifies mattresses as “orthopaedic” or “medically approved” so don’t pair these words with quality.

Also, keep in mind that although the “Super Plush” mattress may feel like a bed of clouds in the store in the long-run these mattresses aren’t ideal for spinal health. Experts recommend medium firmness for most people. If you have chronic back pain it’s a great idea to consult your physician before making a purchase.


We will spend about one-third of our life horizontal in our bed. Despite this people rarely give a second thought to the hygiene of their mattress. Studies show that mattresses are home to a multitude of dust mites, allergens and bacteria. In fact, up to 2 million dust mites live in our pillow and nearly 10 million in our mattress!

Sleeping in this environment on a nightly basis will impact a person’s health dearly. When dust mites are left untreated they lay pellets that can be inhaled causing respiratory and allergen-related conditions. Before purchasing you need to consider the material breathability and how it is designed to regulate heat.

Secondly, you can look to see if the material has been treated with a solution designed to repel bacteria and dust mites.


HealthGuard® offers the world’s first independently tested combined anti-dust mite, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial treatment. The treatment applies a durable barrier on your mattress against the microscopic and invisible to the human eye, dust mites.

If you’re an accommodation provider or a mattress supplier HealthGuard® Premium Protection will help you get the edge over your competitors.  

Our solution is the world’s first anti-fungal and anti-bacterial treatment specially designed to repel bed-bugs, dust-mites and bacteria. HealthGuard Premium Protection can be applied to most modern textiles and will significantly increase the lifespan of your mattresses.

Ask our team about how you can use HelathGuard Premium Protection® to make your products the most hygienic on the market.