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The Ultimate Guide To Buying The Best Mattress For Your Home In India

Do you remember the fairy-tale -’ the princess and the pea’? How the sensitive princess failed to get a good night’s rest despite sleeping on mattresses & feather beds. Wait! Do you go through the same? Have a grumpy start to the day because you tossed and turned all night?  

It is probably because you have an uncomfortable mattress on your bed. Would you like to know how we hazarded this guess? Read on to know more about the best mattresses in India and how to go about buying one.

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Best Mattresses – A Quick Comparison

Product
Springfit ProActiv Plus Eurotop Memory Foam Mattress
Kurl-on Kurlo Bond Coir Mattress
Urban Ladder Dreamlite Bonnell Spring Eurotop Mattress
Duroflex Back Magic High-Density Coir Mattress
Best Value
Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One Customizable Mattress
Wakefit Orthopaedic Memory Foam Mattress
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Springfit Pro Activ Plus Orthopedic Memory Foam Back Support Medium Soft Luxury Bed Mattresses 6 Inch- Queen Bed Size (78x60x6 Inch, Memory Foam Mattress)
Kurl-on Kurlo Bond 5-inch King Size Coir Mattress (78x72x5)
Urban Ladder Dreamlite 8-inch Queen Size Bonnel Spring Mattress with Eurotop (78x60x8)
Duroflex Back Magic - Doctor Recommended Orthopaedic High Density Coir, 5 Inch Queen Size Firm Mattress for Back Support and Posture Alignment (78 X 60 X 5 Inches)
Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One Customizable Feel Mattress with Free Pillow (78x60x6)
Wakefit Orthopedic Memory Foam 8-inch Queen Size Mattress (78x60x8 Inches, Medium Firm, White)
Material
Foam
Coir
Innerspring (Bonnell Spring)
High-density coir
Foam
Memory foam
Size
Queen
King
Queen
Queen
Double
Queen
Ideal For
Queen-sized bed, two adults
2 adults
Queen-sized bed, two adults
Queen-sized bed, two adults
2 adults
2 adults
Dimensions
198cm x 152cm x 15cm
182.9 x 182.9 x 12.7 cm
198.1 x 152.4 x 22.9 Centimeters
78 x 60 x 12.7 Centimeters
198.1 x 152.4 x 15.2 cm
198.12 x 152.4 x 20.32 cm
Firmness
Medium
Medium
Firm
Firm
Medium
Medium firm
Thickness
6 inches
5 inches
8 inches
5 inches
6 inches
8 inches
Special Feature
Orthopaedic,aero-sleep technology
NA
Enhanced airflow
FPS layer for posture correction
Customizable half-sides
High-quality memory foam
Weight
43 Kilograms
49.9 Kilograms
28 Kilograms
15.5 Kilograms
19.5 Kilograms
12 Kilograms
Colour
White
Multicolour
White
Dark blue-grey
Light grey
White
Budget
Under Rs.30000
Under Rs.25000
Under Rs.20000
Under Rs.20000
Under Rs.20000
Under Rs.15000
Product
Springfit ProActiv Plus Eurotop Memory Foam Mattress
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Springfit Pro Activ Plus Orthopedic Memory Foam Back Support Medium Soft Luxury Bed Mattresses 6 Inch- Queen Bed Size (78x60x6 Inch, Memory Foam Mattress)
Material
Foam
Size
Queen
Ideal For
Queen-sized bed, two adults
Dimensions
198cm x 152cm x 15cm
Firmness
Medium
Thickness
6 inches
Special Feature
Orthopaedic,aero-sleep technology
Weight
43 Kilograms
Colour
White
Budget
Under Rs.30000
More Info
Product
Kurl-on Kurlo Bond Coir Mattress
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Kurl-on Kurlo Bond 5-inch King Size Coir Mattress (78x72x5)
Material
Coir
Size
King
Ideal For
2 adults
Dimensions
182.9 x 182.9 x 12.7 cm
Firmness
Medium
Thickness
5 inches
Special Feature
NA
Weight
49.9 Kilograms
Colour
Multicolour
Budget
Under Rs.25000
More Info
Product
Urban Ladder Dreamlite Bonnell Spring Eurotop Mattress
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Urban Ladder Dreamlite 8-inch Queen Size Bonnel Spring Mattress with Eurotop (78x60x8)
Material
Innerspring (Bonnell Spring)
Size
Queen
Ideal For
Queen-sized bed, two adults
Dimensions
198.1 x 152.4 x 22.9 Centimeters
Firmness
Firm
Thickness
8 inches
Special Feature
Enhanced airflow
Weight
28 Kilograms
Colour
White
Budget
Under Rs.20000
More Info
Product
Duroflex Back Magic High-Density Coir Mattress
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Duroflex Back Magic - Doctor Recommended Orthopaedic High Density Coir, 5 Inch Queen Size Firm Mattress for Back Support and Posture Alignment (78 X 60 X 5 Inches)
Material
High-density coir
Size
Queen
Ideal For
Queen-sized bed, two adults
Dimensions
78 x 60 x 12.7 Centimeters
Firmness
Firm
Thickness
5 inches
Special Feature
FPS layer for posture correction
Weight
15.5 Kilograms
Colour
Dark blue-grey
Budget
Under Rs.20000
More Info
Best Value
Product
Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One Customizable Mattress
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Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One Customizable Feel Mattress with Free Pillow (78x60x6)
Material
Foam
Size
Double
Ideal For
2 adults
Dimensions
198.1 x 152.4 x 15.2 cm
Firmness
Medium
Thickness
6 inches
Special Feature
Customizable half-sides
Weight
19.5 Kilograms
Colour
Light grey
Budget
Under Rs.20000
More Info
Product
Wakefit Orthopaedic Memory Foam Mattress
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Wakefit Orthopedic Memory Foam 8-inch Queen Size Mattress (78x60x8 Inches, Medium Firm, White)
Material
Memory foam
Size
Queen
Ideal For
2 adults
Dimensions
198.12 x 152.4 x 20.32 cm
Firmness
Medium firm
Thickness
8 inches
Special Feature
High-quality memory foam
Weight
12 Kilograms
Colour
White
Budget
Under Rs.15000
More Info

Types Of Mattress

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You would be surprised at the variety of mattresses that can be purchased online or in a store. Nowadays, you can even customise a mattress or a mattress side. Isn’t that amazing! Have a look at the most commonly available types of mattresses before making a choice

Memory Foam

Memory foam was made by NASA for several aircraft/spacecraft first. But later, it was incorporated into regular sleeping mattresses. A memory foam mattress cradles the sleeper and contours around the sleeper’s body shape. The foam bounces back to its original shape after the weight is removed.

This mattress is usually soft to medium-firm, suitable for side sleepers and for those who require spine alignment support. Such a mattress usually weighs around 15-17 kg and is priced under Rs.20000.

Innerspring

The most commonly used mattress variety. This mattress consists of steel/copper coils overlaid with padding material and fabric. The coils give the ‘spring’ to the mattress. Although available at a lesser price than some other mattress varieties, this one needs to be replaced earlier. Innerspring mattresses are priced at around Rs.15000 online.

Hybrid

The Hybrid mattress combines the best of coil and foam varieties. Hence, it gives enough support and cushioning to the sleeper. This variety is constructed with the springs/coils at the bottom and foam/latex/gel layers on top. Naturally, customisation is possible to give the sleeper more bounce or a cooling effect. Generally, hybrid mattresses last between 5-10 years. The weight range varies with the number of spring/foam layers. You can find them priced under Rs.20000.

Coir 

‘Simple yet sustainable’ is what defines this mattress. It is made of coconut coir, i.e. natural fibre or rubberised coir(latex coir) topped with attractive, soft fabric. This mattress variety is very popular. Coir mattresses provide ample support to back sleepers, are very durable and affordable. In addition, coir mattresses also fall under the non-toxic/eco-friendly category. Therefore, they are typically priced under Rs.10000.

Latex

The latex type of mattresses has two subtypes-rubberised/natural latex and synthetic latex. Both these subtypes offer pressure-point relief and contour the body like foam. Therefore, these mattresses also provide enough bounce and coolness to the user. Latex mattresses weigh between 10 to 30 kg and last between 5-10 years. They are priced under Rs.20000.

Polyfoam

This variety of foam is made of synthetic and petroleum product blends. This may not seem like an attractive option. However, various blends of the material give custom density to the foam. The higher the density, the greater is the durability of the foam.

You just need to check the breathability of the mattress & verify the non-toxicity of the material. Also, check the fire-hazard certification. Polyfoam mattresses are useful to people having orthopaedic problems. They are priced under Rs.15000.

Rebonded Foam

A sub-variety of foam mattresses made of polyurethane foam (reclaimed and scrap foam). It works like a spring mattress without any coils. Rebonded foam mattresses are suitable for people who cannot sleep on soft foam, need pressure point relief, relief from backache, etc. These are priced below Rs.15000.

Airbed

Just picture layers of soft foam piled on each other in a mattress-like shape. This is precisely what an air bed looks like-just without the sagging and bulky weight. Airbeds are priced under Rs.3000.

Cooling Mattresses

To help the sleeper have a great night’s sleep, mattress makers use materials like gel,gel-induced foam, ceramic, and charcoal particles with foam. These materials draw away the heat from the mattress. Occasionally, air vents or a phase-change technology is used. In addition, some makers have created apps that regulate the temperature of the top layer. Due to these additional features, they are priced under Rs.30000.

Organic Mattresses

Organic mattresses are made of natural rubber latex, coir, natural wool, recycled steel coils, and organic cotton fabric. Lately, these organic mattresses are gaining popularity. They are priced under Rs.15000.

Mattresses In A Box

Just imagine a mattress vacuum-packed/ rolled up, packed and delivered in a box, right at your doorstep! Wouldn’t it save you all the hassle of going to a store? These bed/mattress-in-a-box options do just that. The makers of this variety offer users a trial period and a return policy. These are priced under Rs.15000.

Cotton Mattresses

The traditional and easily available variety of mattresses. It is made of organic cotton and is an excellent and pocket-friendly option. However, they are prone to pests, sagging, and heating. These are priced under Rs.2000.

Waterbed

Synonymous with medical-grade hypoallergenic beds, these are used to prevent bedsores. However, some varieties are used for relaxation. Usually topped with plush bedding and priced under Rs.5000.

Pillowtop

Made of Bonnell springs or pocket springs, these mattresses have layers of soft padding on the top. Therefore, they give a luxurious sensation to the sleeper. Additionally, these offer other benefits like cooling, extra bounce, and comfort. They are priced under Rs.30000.

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Top Mattress Brands In India

Let us take a look at the top mattress brands in India before you decide.

Duroflex

A popular name in India since 1963, known for making high-quality mattresses. Duroflex offers a wide range of memory foam, rebonded foam and orthopaedic foam. In addition, Duroflex also offers coir, Bonnell spring mattresses. All these varieties are available for a price under Rs.20000.

SleepX

As an e-commerce brand of Sheela Foam, SleepX is a fairly new name. SleepX offers the mattress-in-a-box variety of foam mattresses under Rs.10000 for single beds.

Wakefit

Wakefit mattresses have enjoyed success as a modern sleep solution provider since 2016. This maker provides a budget-friendly variety of foam, latex/cooling, orthopaedic, hybrid foam mattresses under Rs.15000.

Sleepyhead

As a new entrant in the market, Sleepyhead has launched an array of wonderful mattresses since 2018. First, you can take a look at their high density, dual-sided foam mattresses. Also, take a look at their smarter 3-zoned cooling orthopaedic ones too. All under Rs.15000.

Kurl-on

One of the premier mattress-making firms of India! Kurl-on has been making affordable and quality coir, foam, rebonded foam mattresses since the sixties. At present, you can buy these varieties for under Rs.20000.

Durfi

As a popular and recent household-mattress seller, Durfi offers a range of foam mattresses. Durfi makes hempseed oil memory foam, orthopaedic foam,pressure-relief foam mattresses under Rs.20000 in various sizes.

Sleepwell

A popular brand from Sheela Foam that has been making foam and customisable mattresses for many years. Generally available under Rs.20000.

Sleepycat

Sleepycat offers the much-favoured bed-in-a-box option with delivery and a trial period. You can check out this brand and its orthopaedic foam and natural latex mattress options online. They are priced below Rs.15000.

Springtek

Springtek mattresses fall under the high-density foam, rebonded foam, dual-sided, orthopaedic foam, pocket-spring, latex-foam & coir variety. And they are all priced in a very pocket-friendly range under Rs.10000.

Urban Ladder

Urban Ladder is a furniture brand, but it also sells theramedic, coir, pocket-spring & foam mattresses these days. They are priced under Rs.25000.

Springfit

Springfit offers many memory foam, reactive foam, and orthopaedic foam mattresses under Rs.30000. However, if you want a more luxurious pocket-spring or Eurotop variety, they are priced under Rs.55000.

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Top Mattresses In India – Review

Now that you know the top mattress-makers in India check out our review of the best mattresses too. While reviewing the mattresses, we considered factors like the price, material, medically helpful features, and other additional benefits.

Springfit ProActiv Plus Eurotop Memory Foam Mattress  

Springfit Pro Activ Plus Orthopedic Memory Foam Back Support Medium Soft Luxury Bed Mattresses 6 Inch- Queen Bed Size (78x60x6 Inch, Memory Foam Mattress)
  Material Type: Foam
  Size: Queen
  Ideal For: Queen-sized bed, two adults
  Dimensions:198cm x 152cm x 15cm
  Firmness: Medium
  Thickness: 6 inches
  Special Feature: Orthopaedic,aero-sleep technology
  Weight: 43 Kilograms
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.30000

This Springfit mattress is one of the best mattresses for back pain in India. Its multiple layers of foam(memory, convoluted, resilience & reactive) give the perfect sleeper support. People who are looking for a back pain-free sleep will find this product very useful.


Kurl-on Kurlo Bond Coir Mattress  

Kurl-on Kurlo Bond 5-inch King Size Coir Mattress (78x72x5)
  Material Type: Coir
  Size: King
  Ideal For: 2 adults
  Dimensions:182.9 x 182.9 x 12.7 cm
  Firmness: Medium
  Thickness: 5 inches
  Special Feature: NA
  Weight: 49.9 Kilograms
  Colour: Multicolour
  Budget – Under Rs.25000

Kurl-on has been a popular brand in India for many years. This Kurl-on rubberised-coir mattress is one of the best non-toxic mattresses. While coir makes the mattress firm, a rubber/foam layer gives it a comfortable feel too.


Urban Ladder Dreamlite Bonnell Spring Eurotop Mattress 

Urban Ladder Dreamlite 8-inch Queen Size Bonnel Spring Mattress with Eurotop (78x60x8)
  Material Type: Innerspring (Bonnell Spring)
  Size: Queen
  Ideal For: Queen-sized bed, two adults
  Dimensions:198.1 x 152.4 x 22.9 Centimeters
  Firmness: Firm
  Thickness: 8 inches
  Special Feature: Enhanced airflow
  Weight: 28 Kilograms
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.20000

Urban Ladder offers this as one of the best mattresses under Rs.20000.The Bonnell springs make the mattress light and enhance the airflow. This mattress is suitable for back and stomach sleepers. A similar mattress (priced differently) is available in King size. 


Duroflex Back Magic High-Density Coir Mattress  

Duroflex Back Magic - Doctor Recommended Orthopaedic High Density Coir, 5 Inch Queen Size Firm Mattress for Back Support and Posture Alignment (78 X 60 X 5 Inches)
  Material Type: High-density coir
  Size: Queen
  Ideal For: Queen-sized bed, two adults
  Dimensions:78 x 60 x 12.7 Centimeters
  Firmness: Firm
  Thickness: 5 inches
  Special Feature: FPS layer for posture correction
  Weight: 15.5 Kilograms
  Colour: Dark blue-grey
  Budget – Under Rs.20000

This Duroflex high-density coir mattress with its five orthopaedic support-zone layers gives great spine-alignment support. It also corrects the sleeper’s posture over time. This mattress is a part of Duroflex’s Duropedic collection. It is considered one of the best mattresses for people with lower back pain.


Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One Customizable Mattress  

Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One Customizable Feel Mattress with Free Pillow (78x60x6)
  Material Type: Foam
  Size: Double
  Ideal For: 2 adults
  Dimensions:‎198.1 x 152.4 x 15.2 cm
  Firmness: Medium
  Thickness: 6 inches
  Special Feature: Customizable half-sides
  Weight: 19.5 Kilograms
  Colour: Light grey
  Budget – Under Rs.20000

Touted as one of the first customisable bed-in-a-box varieties. The Sleepwell Cocoon Two-As-One mattress is one of the best mattresses for couples. The top layers of the two halves can be swapped and customised for a softer or firmer feel. Thus, it is suitable for side and non-side sleepers.


Durfi Organic Hempseed Oil Memory Foam Mattress  

Durfi Hempseed Memory Orthopedic Natural Oil Certified Soft Luxury Bed Mattress 6 Inches - Double Size Bed(75x48x6 Inches, Memory Foam Mattress)
  Material Type: Foam
  Size: Double
  Ideal For: 2 adults/ 1adult+1 child
  Dimensions:‎ 190.5 x 121.9 x 15.2 Centimeters
  Firmness: Medium
  Thickness: 6 inches
  Special Feature: Organic hemp seed oil layer
  Weight: 15 Kilograms
  Colour: Grey
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

A unique mattress in the Indian memory foam mattress market with its organic hempseed oil layer! Apart from the usual benefits of a foam mattress, the hemp seed oil layer prevents sweat and acne breakout. The foam structure improves ventilation and prevents overheating. This helps the sleeper achieve sleep faster. One of the best mattresses for older adults, athletes, and active individuals.


Wakefit Orthopaedic Memory Foam Mattress  

Wakefit Orthopedic Memory Foam 8-inch Queen Size Mattress (78x60x8 Inches, Medium Firm, White)
  Material Type: Memory foam
  Size: Queen
  Ideal For: 2 adults
  Dimensions:‎ 198.12 x 152.4 x 20.32 cm
  Firmness: Medium firm
  Thickness: 8 inches
  Special Feature: High-quality memory foam
  Weight: 12 Kilograms
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

Wakefit’s orthopaedic memory foam mattress helps the sleeper enjoy deep sleep and lessen discomfort. Its memory foam contours around the sleeper’s body and supports the back. It can be considered as one of the best orthopaedic foam mattresses online.


Sleepyhead Original 3-Layered Medium Orthopaedic Foam Mattress 

Sleepyhead Original - 3 Layered Medium Firm Orthopedic Memory Foam Mattress, 78x60x6 inches (Queen Size)
  Material Type: Memory foam
  Size: Queen
  Ideal For: 2 adults
  Dimensions:‎ 198.1 x 152.4 x 15.2 cm
  Firmness: Medium firm
  Thickness: 6 inches
  Special Feature: Home-delivery, 100 days free trial period
  Weight: 25.6 Kilograms
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

This Sleepyhead mattress, with its high-density HR foam, provides a cocoon-like feel to the sleeper. It also aids even weight distribution giving the sleeper a good night’s rest. This mattress can be considered one of the best orthopaedic mattresses under Rs.15000.


SleepyCat Natural Latex Organic Mattress  

Sleepycat 100% Natural Latex with 7 Zone Body Support- 3 Layered Medium Firm Organic Mattress, Single Bed Size (72x36x7 Inches)
  Material Type: Latex foam
  Size: Single
  Ideal For: 1 adult
  Dimensions:‎ 182.9 x 91.4 x 17.8 Centimeters
  Firmness: Medium
  Thickness: 7 inches
  Special Feature: 2 inches 100% natural latex cooling layer
  Weight: 30 Kilograms
  Colour: Grey
  Budget – Under Rs.15000

We cannot stop talking about this one-of-a-kind mattress. The two layers of natural latex on the foam make this mattress cool. The fabric and foam layers make aeration and a pleasant temperature possible. This Sleepycat mattress also gives support to 7 zones of the body. Definitely, one of the most eco-friendly mattresses we have come across!


Springtek Dual Comfort Foam Mattress  

Springtek Dual Comfort Queen Bed High Density Foam Mattress (72x60x4)
  Material Type: Foam
  Size: Queen
  Ideal For: 2 adult
  Dimensions:‎ 182.9 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm
  Firmness: Medium-firm & medium-soft
  Thickness: 4 inches
  Special Feature: Reversible, dual-side usage
  Weight: 23 Kilograms
  Colour: White
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

Springtek’s high-density foam and soft, high-quality fabric make this Queen-sized mattress a delight to the sleeper. The best feature is its dual-side usability. If one needs a firmer surface to sleep on, they can use the medium-firm side. On the other hand, if a softer surface to sleep on is preferred, they can flip the mattress and use the softer foam side. As a result, we can positively say it is one of the best affordable mattresses available.


SleepX Ortho Mattress  

SleepX Ortho 6 inch Single Bed Size, Firm- Memory Foam Mattress (Purple, 72x36x6 )
  Material Type: Foam
  Size: Single
  Ideal For: 1 adult
  Dimensions:‎ 182.9 x 91.4 x 15.2 cm
  Firmness: Plush
  Thickness: 6 inches
  Special Feature: Pre-assembled, ‘mattress-in-a-box.
  Weight: 19.5 Kilograms
  Colour: Purple
  Budget – Under Rs.10000

SleepyX Ortho Mattress manages to combine the spine-supporting features of memory foam with the softness of a premium fabric/quilt. As a result, this mattress gives adequate room and back support to the sleeper. One of the top orthopaedic single-bed mattresses around!


Mattresses And Back Pain

In our hectic, daily lives, many things contribute to a backache each day. The reasons could be bad roads and vehicle problems. Additionally, backache can also arise from prolonged screen time, improper posture, and many other reasons. But another surprisingly ignored reason is your mattress. Or an existing backache can be exacerbated by using an incorrect mattress.

Can Mattresses Cause Back Pain?

A lumpy, sagging, and squeaky mattress is uncomfortable for everyone. But your sleeping position, insufficient support, and the resultant spine misalignment also contribute to the back/neck/shoulder ache. Therefore, you must choose a mattress as per your need.

How To Choose The Right Mattress For Back Pain?

One must look at the three basic characteristics of a mattress that make it most suitable and comfortable.

Material

Coir, rebonded foam, hybrid foam, cotton mattresses are more durable. But foam and spring mattresses need replacement. This is because durability must be balanced with comfort. Besides, a specific type of material is suitable for specific needs.

Firmness 

A side-sleeper needs a softer mattress-like foam that removes the pressure from the spine. A stomach-sleeper will feel smothered with softer foam/springs, so they need a firmer mattress. A back-sleeper needs a medium-firm mattress.

Contouring

Memory foam is awesome because it cradles the body and retains the shape till the weight is present. It contours around the body and helps maintain a comfortable position. This benefits a person who suffers from back pain by giving support in all the right places.

Mattress Size Chart – Understand Mattress Sizes 

How big is the room where you want the mattress to be placed? Take room measurements first, and then select the mattress size. Before buying a mattress for your bed, measure the bed’s length and breadth/width. Also, check the bed frame strength before buying a heavy mattress. 

Any good mattress must be longer than the tallest person sleeping on it, by 6-10 inches. A good mattress must also allow the sleeper/sleepers to lie down with their hands folded behind their heads with enough space around.

Single

Width is always 36 inches (3 feet). The length can be 72 inches, 75 inches, or 78 inches. A person around 6 feet 5 inches can sleep comfortably on this mattress. Suitable for a single bed/cot, can fit in a single bedroom or a guest room. More suitable for adults, but smaller sizes are made for children. A single mattress weighs 23-28 kg.

Double

The standard width is 48 inches(4 feet). The length can be 72 inches, 75 inches, or 78 inches. So, a fairly tall person around 6 feet 5 inches can be accommodated on this mattress. This mattress is suitable for a single room. Thus, suitable for adolescents and adults. This weighs 35-42 kg.

King

The usual width is generally 72 inches(6 feet). The length can be 72 inches, 75 inches, or 78 inches. Hence, suitable for a double-bed/master bedroom. It can accommodate two sleepers along with a child. It may weigh anywhere between 65-75 kg. Two adults, both 6 feet and slightly above, can sleep comfortably on this mattress. 

Queen

Its width is usually 60(5 feet) inches. The length can be 72 inches, 75 inches, or 78 inches. Suitable for a fairly tall person up to 6 feet 2 inches. Suitable for a double bed/master bedroom and adults. Accommodates two adults but not as comfortably as a King-sized bed does. Can weigh between 50-72kg.

These are basic sizes, but you can find many more sizes like the crib, small single, twin, twin XL, Queen XL, Superking, Olympic Queen, and California King.

Mattress Thickness And Firmness

Two important characteristics of a good mattress are its thickness and firmness. Unfortunately, what is perfect for one person is probably uncomfortable for another. So how does one know what to look for?

What Are The Standard Mattress Thicknesses Available In India? 

Let us take a look at the standard thickness range of mattresses in India.

5 inch

Usually made from cotton and cotton fabric, while some are made from coir. As the thinnest available mattresses, these are inexpensive and go well with wooden cots. They are usually hand-stitched.

6 inch

A very commonly used standard of thickness by most makers. Made of various types of foam and latex, it is medium-priced. This thickness is medium firm. Made using machines. These go well with wooden cots.

8 inch

Usually made of memory foam and supporting foam layers or a hybrid foam-spring combination. Therefore, slightly firmer/deeper (depending on foam variety) and firmer than the previous variety. Machine-made/assembled. They go well with a wooden or metal cot.

10 inch

To achieve this level of mattress thickness, high-density foam or a harder supporting base is used. It is then topped with layers of softer foams/ memory foam layers. Hence, this thick mattress requires a strong wooden or metal bed/cot. It is machine-made.

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How To Choose Mattress Thickness Based on Weight

Your mattress must be thick enough to support your weight. Also, it must be comfortable enough to give you peaceful sleep. So, take a look at this table which will give you the correlation.

Sleeper weightMattress thicknessMattress firmness
68 Kg or less3-5 inchesSoft-medium
68 – 90 Kg4-6 inchesMedium
Above 90 Kg6 -10 inchesFirm
Mattress Thickness Based on Weight

Although this is a fair representation of how thick the mattress needs to be for which weight- group, other factors are involved. It is only logical that a heavier person sinks in a soft mattress or finds a thin mattress uncomfortable. Similarly, a person who weighs less will find a very firm/hard mattress uncomfortable. 

Mattress And Sleeping Position

It is not enough to select a mattress just based on its thickness, firmness, or bed size. And you know the way you and your partner/children sleep. Believe us when we say that your sleeping position also matters! Take a look.

How To Choose Mattress Thickness Based on Sleeping Position 

A mattress must help reduce the strain on your muscles when you sleep. In addition, a good mattress improves your posture, aligns your spine, and supports your body while sleeping. 

So, let us help you select a mattress based on your sleeping position.

Mattresses For Back Sleepers

Back sleepers require mattresses that support their waist and lower back so that the spine is not strained. So a medium-firm to a firm mattress around 5-6 inches thick is suitable for back sleepers.

Mattresses For Stomach Sleepers

People who sleep on their stomachs do not do well with a very soft/plush mattress. Such a mattress suffocates the sleeper. So a reasonably firm mattress 4-6 inches thick is ideal. A fairly firm mattress also takes the strain off the back.

Mattresses For Side Sleepers

Side-sleepers need proper spine alignment and support to the neck, shoulders, and hips. A softer mattress, around 6-8 inches thick, would be ideal for getting that support. Some side-sleepers also prefer hybrid innerspring-foam mattresses.

Mattresses For Pregnant Women

Pregnant women are advised to sleep on their sides for comfort. But innerspring or firmer foam mattresses may cause the back, chest, and hips to get strained. Softer, memory foam mattresses around 6 inches thick help. Sometimes, pregnant women also prefer air beds to regular mattresses.

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How To Maintain A Mattress?

Okay, now that you have selected a mattress, you must know how to keep it in shape. Here is how you can do it.

Use A Mattress Protector

A mattress protector is a covering one puts over the mattress. You can get a zip-cover version that encompasses the mattress. Or you can buy a mattress topper-like cover. Additionally, you can get water-proof protectors that prevent spills from affecting the foam. 

A mattress protector also keeps the mattress free from germs, sweat, oil, dust, and other allergens. Just buy one made of some breathable material.

Use A Firm Bed Or A Cot

If you plan to buy a heavy mattress, make sure that the bed/cot frame is strong enough to support it. Your bed or cot must not cramp the mattress, so check the dimensions before buying. Insufficient support to the mattress makes it sag or break/lumps the foam. As a result, you may feel uncomfortable while sleeping.

Jumping-A Strict No!

Kids will be kids. And pets will be pets. They will always try to use the mattress as a trampoline. But jumping on the bed will wear out the springs/coils. The foam layers may break off, or the bed frame may get shaky. Kids and pets should be warned against this.

Flip / Rotate The Mattress Regularly

Every mattress is prone to compression and sag after a while. However, you can delay it from happening by turning/ rotating the mattress sides frequently. If the layers are uniform, you can also flip the mattress. Doing this every 2-3 months will extend the life of your mattress.

Clean Your Mattress Regularly 

Your mattress may look spotless but is it really clean? Mattresses accumulate dust, oil, sweat, moisture, allergens, bugs, hair over time. This makes the sleeper vulnerable to infections and discomfort. Therefore, you must vacuum/ dust it, deodorise it, clean the stains, replace the protector/topper. We have explained in more detail below.

How to Clean A Mattress?

Everyone usually follows the basic cleaning protocol of dusting/vacuuming the mattress and the bed/cot. This is accompanied by sweeping the floor below the bed/cot and wiping the frame clean. Additionally, you can do some other things to keep the mattress clean.

How to Remove Stains on the Mattress

A mattress is prone to stains from bodily fluids, oils, and dirt. To remove minor stains, you can use warm, soapy water. But just dab/blot this stain with it. Too much moisture will cause mould to grow in the foam. 

For stronger stains, you can use a mixture of baking soda, salt, and water. You can leave the paste to dry and then vacuum it away. Or, you can dust a mixture of baking soda plus essential oils on your mattress. Then vacuum it away. Check out this helpful link.

How to Remove Body Fluid Stains from Your Mattress? 

You can make a paste of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and laundry detergent. You can apply it to the stain, leave it to dry, and wipe it off/vacuum it. Just avoid harsh cleaners. Use hypoallergenic detergent/ cleaner if required. 

How to Remove Pet Stains From Your Mattress?

Pets are bound to bring in the dirt, have accidents. Occasionally they leave behind stains (and odours).To remove fresh stains, you can gently blot-dry the fluid. Then you can spray the area with a mixture of vinegar and water. 

You can then sprinkle baking soda on it or apply a baking soda paste to this area. After it dries off, you can vacuum it away. You can repeat this procedure multiple times if required.

Quick Tips For Keeping Your Mattress Clean for Longer Time

We have some quick tips for you to keep your mattress clean for a longer time. These will help keep your mattress dirt, stain, and odor-free for a longer time.

  • Use a mattress protector/topper as a basic line of defence.
  • If you place the mattress on the floor, place a rug/carpet/mat between the mattress and the floor.
  • Change and wash the protector, bedding, and linen frequently.
  • Keep the bed/cot frame free of dust, bugs, and moisture. You can do so by sweeping the floor regularly. You can spray natural insect repellants on the frame.
  • Flip and rotate the mattress once every 2-3 months.
  • Explain to kids why jumping on the bed is a no-no and keep your pet away from your mattress.
  • Keep stuff like baking soda, vinegar, laundry detergent, etc., handy to quickly remove stains.
  • Keep changing the sheets and covers frequently.
  • Use a natural deodoriser or essential oils to keep away unpleasant odours.
  • Do not hesitate to change the mattress when it is time.
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How To Choose Mattresses In India–A Buying Guide 

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We are sure you must be feeling confident about choosing a mattress now. We have reviewed the top brands and the top mattresses too. Even then, don’t forget to check out Swag Swami’s mattress buying guide below.

Type Of The Mattress

Mattresses of varying materials or a combination of materials like coir, cotton, foam, latex, innerspring are common. Additionally, Bonnell Spring, pocket-spring, rebonded foam, and hybrid foam mattresses are available. Please scroll above for details of each variety.

Size of the Mattress

Keep in mind the size of the room, size of the cot, cot/bed strength. Also, think of the height and weight of the sleeper(s) before selecting a mattress. We have reviewed various mattress sizes like Single, Double, Queen, King. We have also spoken of other sizes available in the market. So do scroll up to go through it again.

Contouring

Swag Swami recommends buying a mattress that contours around your body. A mattress that adjusts to posture and relieves pressure points sounds great! Does it not? There are many memory foam mattresses available that fulfil this purpose.

Firmness

Too soft or too hard a mattress can cause strain to your back, neck, shoulders, and hips. Therefore, we suggest you take into consideration your sleeping position and weight before making a choice. To help you with this, we have explained the correlation between firmness and sleeping position in the section above. 

Just remember, side-sleepers need a softer, thicker mattress. Back and stomach sleepers need a medium-firm and a firm mattress, respectively.

Pressure Relief

Lounging on your bed is one thing. But just imagine having to sleep off an injury or an illness! An older person or a person recovering after hospitalisation or injury, pregnant women, etc., may need to spend a lot of time resting on their beds. Can you imagine how much of a toll it takes on the back, spine, neck, or hips? 

So, if you are buying a mattress for such a person, consider one that gives enough pressure point relief. Orthopaedic memory foam or cooling memory foam mattresses are the best choices. But some people may need options like air beds or waterbeds too.

Motion Isolation

If you need a King/Queen sized mattress to share with your partner, ensure that it has a non-skid base/ harder supporting layer. Thicker mattresses or innerspring mattresses may cause you to jostle your partner while turning to one side.

Make sure the mattress fits the bed frame well and has a motion isolation layer. This will let you and your partner sleep undisturbed.

Edge Support

Although bed-rails and crib-style beds are available, it is advisable to check a mattress for edge support. The edge support of a mattress is the outermost perimeter of thicker foam/ spring. This gives enough resistance so that the sleeper does not roll off the bed.

 In addition to this, it provides support while sitting or getting up. Edge support also prevents the mattress from sagging around the edges. 

So if you are planning to buy a mattress for your child’s room or an older person, make sure you also consider this aspect.

Temperature Regulation

A mattress starts becoming warm and uncomfortable after the sleeper has lain on it for a few hours. This causes the sleeper to sweat more. Also, many parts of India are hot for many months of the year. So, it is best if you buy a mattress with a cooling layer on top.

Generally, cooling gel or latex foam layered, and coil/spring-based mattresses keep cool. Memory foam (even gel-based) and polyfoam mattresses get warm quickly. Hybrid foam or general foam mattresses may or may not get warmed up/cooled down quickly. Therefore, select one according to the weather in your city.

Noise

A squeaky mattress is a nightmare! Just imagine the horror of turning to one side and hearing your mattress squeak or groan. First, check if the bed frame is rattling. If that is the case, the mattress may be too thick or thin for it.

If not, then you must select a mattress that has enough layers of springs or foam to avoid such noise. Or replace the layers of springs/foam or the mattress if need be. Quality matters.

Bounce

While rebonded foam, hybrid foam, foam, cotton, and coir mattresses have limited bounce, innerspring mattresses are very bouncy. People with a slighter build enjoy bouncier mattresses. Those with a heavier build find a firmer and thicker mattress comfortable.

Breathability

Too thick or too dense a mattress in a warmer climate may cause the mattress to heat up. As a result, the mattress absorbs heat, sweat, skin oils, and moisture quickly. In addition, a good mattress must have aeration pockets to make it more breathable/comfortable. Thus, a coir mattress is ideal for someone who sweats a lot in a hot/humid climate.

Durability

Always buy a good quality mattress. This ensures longer mattress life. Material like latex, latex foam, hybrid-latex foam lasts longer. On the other hand, cotton, coir, and a low-quality foam mattress are bound to sag or fall apart sooner.

Price

We agree that mattresses do not come cheap. But, there is no reason why you should not find a mattress that agrees with your pocket, which lasts long and gives you a great sleep. We have reviewed top mattresses in various price ranges just for you above.

Usually, cotton, coir, and bed-in-a-box-memory foam mattresses cost less. On the other hand, latex, orthopaedic, cooling gel, Eurotop, and innerspring mattresses cost more.

Eco-friendly Material

These days, many manufacturers make mattresses from non-toxic, organic, and eco-friendly material like coconut coir, organic cotton, rubberised coir, natural latex, hemp seed oil, etc. Swag Swami recommends you look for such mattresses to ensure a wonderful and safe sleeping experience.

Mattresses-Frequently Asked Questions

Does buying a mattress still seem like an intense task to you? Do not worry. Go through these frequently asked questions, which we have compiled for you.

How Are Mattresses Made?

We have covered the basic mattress materials and types of mattresses in the sections above. They should give you an idea of the structure of any mattress. However, to know more, please go through the video below. 

What Is The Best Time To Buy Mattresses?

Any time is a great time to buy a new mattress if you need one for medical ailments. Otherwise, you can wait for summer or holiday/festive sales online or at stores. Many manufacturers launch new mattress designs from June through September. But they are slightly expensive then. So, you can wait till April-May for these same manufacturers to roll out clearance sales.

Mattress Versus Traditional Gadda- Which Is Better?

A traditional gadda is more budget-friendly and recyclable. But a gadda is prone to sagging, bugs, and stains. So, unless you are a student or a traveller on a shoestring budget, go for quality mattresses.

Although mattresses are priced higher than gaddas, they last longer and have orthopaedic benefits. These are also less prone to parasites, stains, and sagging. These also come with a manufacturer warranty or a trial period.

Are ‘Mattresses-in-a-box’ Any Good?

Yes. Many known mattress brands make this option available. These mattresses are assembled, packed/rolled compactly, and delivered to your doorstep. This option is also accompanied by a trial period.

Can I Rent A Mattress?

You can. In India, many people borrow traditional gaddas for rent. Many students or travelling professionals borrow mattresses for rent. These are more comfortable for longer use. Some furniture brands let you rent furniture and mattresses together. Just make sure that the mattress-on-rent does not sag and is clean.

Can I Donate A Mattress?

Donate your mattress only if it is in good condition. Or donate your old mattress to a charity that recycles mattresses.

Can A Mattress Be Recycled?

Old and discarded mattresses are recycled. Initially, the outer perimeter of fabric or latex is removed. Then the coir/foam/cotton inside is recycled, so are the springs. Many mattress-makers have exchange offers or buy-back arrangements. 

However, we urge buyers to opt for mattresses made from natural/organic/eco-friendly material. This will keep the non-recyclable material to a minimum.

Are Mattresses Flammable?

Yes, but it depends on the material used to make the mattress. For instance, mattresses made of polyurethane foam are easily flammable. This material is made of petroleum-based compounds. To counter this, most mattresses are coated with flame-retardants.

Which Mattresses Do Hotels Use?

A small hotel may use coir, cotton, or hybrid foam mattresses. The bigger hotels use innerspring, Bonnell Spring, latex, custom memory foam, and hybrid foam mattresses. Some use Euro Top or pillow-top mattresses too.

How Can I Clean My Mattress Effectively?

You can keep the room and the bed frame clean for starters by sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting. For minor stains, you can try baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar (please scroll to the section above on ‘how to maintain a mattress’). Else, you can vacuum a mattress or hire professional cleaners.

Can A Mattress Harm My Back?

Mattresses are designed to remove the strain from a person’s spine, neck, back, shoulders, and hips. As you must have seen in our review above, many mattresses address this problem very well. Remember-your mattress must:

  • Be thick/firm enough to support your weight and sleeping position.
  • Not sag
  • Have enough bounce
  • Fit the cot/bed-frame well

As long as your mattress fulfils these conditions, there is no reason why you should not enjoy your sleep.

Conclusion

We hope Swag Swami’s review of the best mattresses available in India will help you find your ideal mattress. Considering every factor, we recommend our readers to try the Durfi Organic Hempseed Oil Memory Foam Mattress for giving great value for money along with many wonderful features.

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