How to Choose the Best Sized Mattress For You

What’s the best mattress size for me?


Believe it or not, one of the most commonly Googled questions about beds in Australia is – “What’s the best bed size for me?”

So for all you little Goldilockses out there, here are some of our recommendations.

It is only in the last 30 years or so that double beds have dropped out of vogue for married couples. While they were previously the most popular mattress for those in a couple, particularly during the summer of love (60s and 70s), they were actually only approximately 15” bigger than a twin size! As we have changed our bedroom habits, and have gotten taller, the Queen size bed is currently the most popular choice for those sharing a bed with someone.


Standard bed sizes have reflected changing bedroom tastes throughout the decades.

The current Queen bed’s popularity gives us approximately 6” extra space on both the height and width. If you are looking for a pretty standard bed to share with a partner, this is your best bed. It is common, and the easiest to get economically priced manchester for.

However, for those who want a little more space, you can go with a King size bed. The King Size makes up the size of two twin beds pushed together, so it offers plenty of room for both partners. For those who are looking for an option of greater length, the largest length available is the California King Bed. While large and luxurious, getting Manchester for these size beds is often pricier and more difficult to come by.


Making sure that you have the right mattress before you start sleeping on it can save you a lot of headaches down the track

Commonly speaking, single beds are often seen as being only for children, so teenagers will likely want to upgrade to at least a double. Doubles and twins can be good for people who are single, but usually couples like the larger space a Queen gives.

When it comes to the size question though, it essentially comes down to three considerations:

  1. How large is the bedroom space? Maximising the space available and where the bed will set might make some of these decisions for you. Make sure your measure up the bedroom, so that you get a bed that will fit!
  2. Cost – As beds get larger, they also get pricier. If cost is an issue, going down to a double or a Queen can save you money, over a King or California King.
  3. Personal preference – some people move a lot, and like to be further away from their partners. If you are tall, you may also have a length preference, which makes you lean toward the California King.


If you find your hanging out the end of your bed, a California King size could give you the extra space you need.

If you are struggling to find a bed for you, we do also offer custom made beds for those who can’t find what they’re looking for in stores. We recommend trying a variety of sizes, and making sure you have both sides ergonomically adjusted for each unique partner to get the best rest.

If you’re based in Melbourne, find your local Beds4backs store here to test drive mattresses, or view the range online.


What on earth is a mattress topper? Do I need one?

Setting up a comfy bed for yourself is a challenge when you get into all the accessories, linen and bells and whistles that you can have.

At Beds for Backs, we aim to take the spin out of the mattress and bedding industry and tell it to you straight. Here we offer our no-jargon explanation of a mattress topper and when you might want to get one.


Mattress toppers differ from mattress protectors in that they are designed to make your bed feel more comfortable, but not necessarily to protect your mattress from spills, stains and dust. If you have one of our ergonomic beds, you can be certain that you have the right support in the right places to keep yourself in the zero-stress position that is the most rejuvenating for your body and promotes sleep. If you don’t have an ergonomic bed, no matter how comfortable your bed might feel, you can’t be assured that your body is in the best position for maximum rest.

Mattress toppers aren’t designed to make your bed support you better, and they can’t improve the structure of your mattress. They are designed to make your mattress feel more comfortable for you and your partner. They do this in a variety of ways, and depending on the type of material and options you select, mattress toppers make it easy to change and customise your beds feel to your personal preference without compromising support. They can also help reduce partner disturbance and assist with snoring.


Latex, memory foam, foam mattress toppers can conform to the natural curves of your body, and mirror the feeling of a pillow top or memory foam top mattress, without the extra cost. Mattress toppers can also extend the life of mattress – meaning that you can get better value of money out of a great mattress, or save up to buy a new mattress. Some toppers can also have different comfort layers on each side, so the feel can be customised to each partner.

At Beds for Backs, our mattress toppers are fully customisable to the comfort and feel that you want with your bed. They come with a zipper, so that you can change out the comfort layer and choose the thickness and material that you want inside – including memory foam and latex. This means that you can upgrade your mattress to having a memory foam comfort layer for the fraction of the cost of a new mattress.

Mattress toppers are an excellent way to customise the feel and comfort of your bed to what you and your partner like, without the cost or fuss of changing your mattress or the fuss of replacing your mattress. They are wonderful for creating a comfortable feel, but only a truly ergonomic bed can keep you in the zero-stress position that is best for your body and promotes rest. If you are looking to make your mattress more comfortable, a mattress topper might be a solution, but only an ergonomic bed can offer you the true best rest.

For further information on our mattress toppers contact us. You can also view our range of ergonomic beds to see how to get your best rest tonight.

Choosing the best mattress and bed to assist with back pain

Having back pain is a common issue for many Australians. Whether it’s chronic or occasional back pain, it can become extremely inconvenient and debilitating, restricting you from completing day-to-day activities. Back pain is not always completely curable, however, sleeping on the right mattress can significantly support and improve your back as well as your joints and muscles. Mattress stores in Melbourne supply high-quality and affordable beds for backs.

Chiropractors, health professionals and ergonomists all recommend that to get better rest, protect your back, and to aid recovery – your body needs to be in the zero-stress position. A zero-stress position is where your body has its spine in a perfectly neutral position, so there is no strain or stress on it. This means that your body can rest properly, repair itself, and avoid pain as the spine is not being pulled out of alignment by your heavier shoulders, stomach and hips.

You should choose a very comfortable mattress for your back pain. Your health depends on the kind of mattress you decide to buy. If you buy a cheap one that is not comfortable then you might suffer more and spend more money on your health instead. This will be more expensive in the long run. The only way to achieve the zero-stress position with a bed, is for it to be fully ergonomic. This means that it needs to be able to adjust for your unique body type, shape and height to keep you in this position.

There is a wide selection of ergonomic beds available to choose from at Melbourne mattress stores that can dramatically back pain. The beds are ergonomically designed to provide adjustable lower back support and shoulder relief for short-tall and medium-heavy body types. The range of ergonomic beds includes ergolife active, ergolife contour, ergolife latex, ergolife zero stress and ergolife eclectic.

The friendly and dedicated team at mattress stores in Melbourne can assist you with finding a bed that helps to aid and support your back. They will assess your needs to match you with an ergonomic bed that will leave you feeling well-rested and comfortable. Experience the difference with an ergonomic bed. You can browse the range online or in-store.

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Can your bed…..? The non-negotiables on what your bed needs to do.

When buying a new bed, or even sleeping on your own bed night after night, it’s hard to actually know what is out there and what your bed should be able to do. While we nearly always buy a bed based on how comfortable we feel for the moment in the showroom, there are few more important indicators of what makes a good bed for you.

In this blog, we discuss the non-negotiables of what your bed should be doing for you. If it’s not doing these things – consider a bed break up.

1. Waking up feeling well rested


On average, adults need between 7-9.5 hours of sleep every night. While we can take some minor sleep deprivation that can be made up with an extra-long nights sleep occasionally, chronic missed sleep can have a bad effect on health and can leave you feeling ill and tired. However, if you are not getting enough sleep, or you’re sleeping well and not waking up refreshed, your bed could be at fault.

If you’re finding it hard to sleep, tossing and turning all night and sleeping for 7-9 hours, and not waking up refreshed, then you need to re-consider your bed and mattress, they may not be allowing you to sleep as well as you should.

2. Adjustable to your body


The mattress industry has been lying to you. You would not buy the same clothes as your neighbour, and you wouldn’t want shoes that you never tried on but fit someone else the best. Your bed should fit you! If your bed doesn’t adjust to your body, you’re not getting the best rest. No matter how comfortable the bed may feel for 3 minutes, your bed can only properly fit you – if it’s truly designed to adjust to fit you. You wouldn’t wear your partner’s shoes, why would you sleep on the exact same mattress shape?

3. Wake up feeling recovered

Back injuries and soreness are common. Many of us struggle with sore tight shoulders and hips. These sorts of aches and pains are all to frequent. But – sleep is when your body is supposed to recover! People who are sleeping on the right bed for them, report waking up feeling refreshed and with aches and strains feeling recovered after a few nights sleep on a bed that fully supports them to sleep in a zero-stress position. If you’re not sleeping with your body in a zero-stress position – your body is not able to recover from aches, pains and strains as effectively. It may even be that your shoulder or hip is squashed against firm springs on a flat and uniform bed, so your bed may actually be causing these strains.

4. Helps you sleep in a good position

There is a lot of discussion about what different positions you can sleep in. However, some are healthier for you than others. While there are some stomach sleepers out there, and there are some of us that sleep all curled up, this may be due to your body attempting to get comfortable on a bed that can never be truly comfortable. Sleeping on your stomach can lead to neck strain, and sleeping too curled up can injure backs and shoulders. If you are tempted to sleep in these positions, it can be due to your body compensating for a bad bed. If you have been recommended to change sleeping positions, find a bed that will make your body want to sleep in the right position.

5. It’s not ergonomic

We are passionate about ergonomic beds for a reason – they’re a necessity. Ergonomic beds keep you in a zero-stress position that releases your shoulders and gives your arms the right amount of space, while supporting through your lighter waist (for a woman) or supporting your heavier waist (for a man) to allow for your body to stay in a straight, aligned position. This means that your body is encouraged to get the best rest, in the right position and recover well. No matter how many comfort layers or foam there is – they will never keep your body in this position. Memory foam can even make this issue worse, as it dips where you are heavier – the opposite of what might keep you in the zero-stress position. If your mattress can’t keep your spine aligned, it is not doing its job.

At Beds for Backs, we believe the rest of the mattress industry does not have your best rest in mind. If these major bed and sleep needs are not being met by your current mattress and base, you are being ripped off. Make sure you discuss with Beds for Backs what your rest needs are, and how the world’s first and only ergonomic bed is the only solution.

The Best Mattress for Back Pain in Melbourne

When suffering from mild to extreme back pain it is important to seek chiropractic treatments and aid the healing process as much as possible. Whether it is through injury, illness or age, back pain can be a debilitating and chronic condition. To assist those with back pain, chiropractic beds are available in Melbourne.

Sleeping on the wrong mattress can in fact worsen back pain or even cause pack pain if you don’t already have it. If mattresses have not been reinforced properly it can lead to lack of spine alignment, muscle strains, and poor sleeping posture all of which contribute to back pain. Therefore, it is extremely important to sleep on a mattress that correctly aligns your body and specifically your back. Understanding what makes a good mattress is important to that you can make the right choice for your body.

Specially designed chiropractic mattresses are scientifically deigned to aid back pain and provide you with a healthier night’s sleep. There is a wide range of chiropractic health beds available to choose in Melbourne. The Ergo-Ultra Fit mattress provides superior comfort, allows adjustment and support of your torso by turning a dial, improves quality of rest and improves blood flow and rejuvenation. The Ergo-Shape mattress guarantees more back support that all other ‘orthopaedic’ box spring mattresses, alleviates shoulder stiffness and pain and eliminates roll to centre, even with heavy partners. The Ergo-Line mattress provides better body alignment than any other orthopaedic endorsed mattress on the market, keeps bodies healthy and allows you to wiggle yourself into the slop for better hip, lumbar and shoulder alignment. The Ergo-Multi Milgate V3 mattress assists with respiratory problems, provides a great lifestyle and is the only adjustable bed to provide automatic lumbar support.

Take a look in the Melbourne store today to find the perfect chiropractic health bed for your back pain. The friendly sales team will assist you purchasing a bed that best suits you and your lifestyle. Once you visit the Melbourne store and purchase a chiropractic bed you will start seeing great results including longer night’s sleep, healthier sleep,improved energy and relived back pain. You can also view the amazing range of mattresses online.

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Experience Freedom with an Adjustable Lifestyle Bed

How much time do you spend in bed? Perhaps you read in bed? Have breakfast in bed? Or watch TV in bed? The popularity of streaming services such as Netflix makes television more accessible on mobiles, tablets and smart TVs. Just think of how quickly the phrase ‘Netflix and chill’ has become a part of popular culture. Who doesn’t enjoy a quiet evening or lazy morning, snuggled under the doona catching the latest flick or favourite TV series?image001-6

One could say the bed has almost usurped the couch as the preferred place to view television or read the newspaper. But how do you comfortably watch television in bed? Do you put pillows against your headboard and sit-up in bed? This can often result in lower back pain over prolonged periods. If your television is to one side you may find yourself trying to watch over your partner’s shoulder, while resting on your side with an arm under your head. Ouch!!

What’s the solution? Get a bed that adjusts to your lifestyle

image002-357x238Electrically adjustable lifestyle beds are a little known secret. Misperceived to be something exclusively for people with limited mobility, with special health conditions or in care, they actually provide a comfortable and practical solution to our modern day lifestyles.

With electrically adjustable beds, you can watch television, enjoy brekkie in bed or read your favourite book in an upright sitting position. The head of the bed inclines to give you a raised view, which is excellent for watching a television on the opposite wall, or reading a book or iPad in your hands. For increased support the bed can also raise your legs for a more natural seated position, avoiding stiffness or soreness for extended periods.

The Ergo~Multi Milgate V3 adjustable lifestyle bed uniquely provides automatic lumbar support. This design feature reduces stress on your lower back and spine when in an elevated position, something which many electric beds do not offer.

Our favourite feature, however, is that the bed will massage you. Yes, you can enjoy a massage in bed. What’s more to like than that?

Our electric beds also fit within normal bedroom suites ensuring that the look and feel of your bedroom is maintained.

If you would like to try our range of lifestyle adjustable beds for yourself, visit us at your local store. Find yours here!

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Comfortable and Best Mattresses for Bad Back and Children’s Mattresses in Melbourne

A good night’s sleep for both adults and children is the key to a healthy body and positive mind. Without a good night’s rest, you may be susceptible to issues such as back pain, fatigue, body discomfort and irritation. There may be various reasons due to an improper night’s sleep; however, the most common reason is the mattress. If a mattress is old, de-formed or uncomfortable, it is highly likely that it will force you to sleep in a bad position, causing you significant pain and discomfort, leading to a poor night’s rest. Therefore, it’s highly essential to select a high quality mattress according to one’s natural sleeping posture.

Back pain is a common issue for people of all ages. A solution that can help to reduce and prevent back pain is sleeping on a supportive and comfortable mattress. A specialised range of mattresses are available to suit people with bad backs, and are scientifically designed to ensure superior comfort and a great night’s sleep.

Every individual is different, which is why it is important to ensure your mattress suits your specific needs. A friendly sales team are available in Melbourne stores to help you find the best mattress. They take the time to understand your needs and have extensive knowledge about the range available. The team are dedicated to finding the ideal mattress for you, and work hard to find the perfect solution for your specific back pain issues.

While choosing the best mattress for a bad back a number of factors should be kept in mind. The mattress should provide both comfort and back support so that the spine can rest at night. It is important that your body lies in the correct posture in order to alleviate pain and prevent further damage. Mattresses for bad backs have been designed to align your body correctly, and provide all the support you need, using the finest materials and craftsmanship. A wide range of mattresses are available in Melbourne. The mattresses can even be customised to ensure your mattress suits your body perfectly.

When it comes to children, a good night’s rest is extremely important. Not only does it give them energy for the day ahead, it helps them to develop and grow. In order for children to receive a perfect sleep, they first need a mattress that supports and protects them. Growing bodies need proper support, and for this, choosing a specially designed children’s mattress for your child will ensure not only support, but comfort and satisfaction as well.

A range of children’s mattresses are available in the Melbourne market. They use the finest materials to provide superior comfort and controlled spine and muscle alignment. The mattresses place the children in a position that looks after their body to help with muscle and bone growth. Choosing a specially designed children’s mattress ensures a healthy night’s sleep, promotes growth and prevents fatigue and bone soreness. Giving your child a supportive mattress means you are giving them the best possible start in life.

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