Finding the perfect bed is sometimes hard than you think. I could just be tempted to tell you to go ahead and buy some Eva furniture, but inherently, that cannot satisfy everyone’s choices. With so many options available, how do you know what to look for and what is good? Needs can change in what you look for pending your life stage, health and preference for sleep. For example, firmer beds are better for those who are back sleepers and need zero gravity adjustable bed position. However, should a back sleeper get pregnant and need to sleep on their side, a softer mattress would be required. Sleep quality is an issue that affects most at some point, and choosing a bed is a process in itself. We caught up with one of the founders of Australian bed specialists, Sleeping Duck, Winston Wijeyerante for him to give us his top tips for choosing a mattress.

As one of the founders of Sleeping Duck, the business is revolutionising the way people buy mattresses. Beginning with an idea stemming from their own individual frustrations with traditional retail mattress outlets, Winston and his co-founder Selvam Sinnappan have re-engineered the mattress structure and streamlined how people choose the bed that is right for them; so that they could donate bed that they currently use and switch to the new improved ones.


Evaluate your support needs

Spine alignment is critical when you sleep and how you sleep can help determine what level of support you require.

Sleep posture guidelines by Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics make it clear that, if you sleep on your back, a firm mattress will assist with maintaining spine alignment. If you are a side sleeper, then a medium firmness mattress will generally contour to your body’s curves better.

Sleeping Duck’s 5 zone pocket spring system ensures that your neck, shoulders, back, hips, and legs will remain supported, regardless of your sleep style, sleep movements, firmness preference and health needs.

The Sleeping Duck mattress has individually pocketed springs which act independently. Even if you share the bed, you will be not be bothered by your partner’s movements. They can be customised to have a different firmness on each side should your partner differ in support requirements.


Determine other comfort factors that are important to you

Sleeping Duck have combined technologies and materials to not only address support and comfort, but also breathability and temperature regulation. These are all important factors you should consider when choosing the right mattress.


The top of the mattress is made from a highly breathable bamboo fabric, which means you sleep cool and wake up fresh. The combination of buoyant latex and contouring memory foam in the mattress creates a comfortable sleeping surface by redistributing pressure points, which minimises joint pain. Our memory foam is infused with millions of gel beads which keeps the mattress cooler for longer.


Set a budget

An expensive mattress does not necessarily indicate better quality, support or sleep. Investigate mattress prices online so you have realistic expectations if you step into a store.


Take your time and test drive the mattress 

A mattress is one of your home’s costlier items and is a primary factor for sleep quality and health. Most manufacturers don’t offer a guarantee on comfort, so don’t commit without sleeping on a mattress for a good period of time to ensure confidence in your new purchase.


Sleeping Duck’s mattresses come with a 100% money back guarantee period. In addition, the mattress has an innovative, modular design, which means the firmness can be swapped with the pull of a zip. Firmness swaps can be done for free within the first 100 nights.


Measure up

We recommend measuring the size of your room, as well as considering your own body size to determine what size mattress you should get. Take into consideration other furniture items you require by the bed. Also keep in mind the length of the mattress as it should be longer than the tallest person sleeping on it.


Sleeping Duck’s mattresses are packaged in a surprisingly small box, which helps greatly with delivery, particularly if you live in a property with accessibility issues.



For more information on Sleeping Duck’s modular bed and its 100 night trial offer visit



About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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