Baffled by beds? Muddled by mattresses?

Buying a new mattress can be confusing but The Best Mattresses Guide aims to clear the fog with jargon-free advice.

Start with our beginners’ guide or perhaps our list of the 5 decisions you need to make before you buy a mattress and bed. We’ve also got advice for those with back pain and a guide to the pros and cons of divan bases and bedframes.

If you already have an idea of what you are after, read our guides to 10 of the best mattresses on the market today, or our comparison of the best and cheapest bed retailers.

You may be wondering how this site is funded and whether you can trust our advice, so we want to make this nice and clear on the homepage rather than hiding it away in impossible-to-find small print

We start by gathering as much impartial information as we can from reliable customer review websites, industry awards, technical specifications and anything else which is useful and trustworthy. We then write our (jargon-free) guides with full editorial control and include a link to a shop where you can buy it. Some of these shops (such as Amazon, Dreams etc) pay us a small commission if you make a purchase, but this doesn’t affect the price you pay and it doesn’t affect what we say. These links are clearly displayed in bold text.

​This approach means we can give unbiased advice whilst also funding the costs of running a website. You can read more on this in our about section.